Here's a Compact Nesting Kit version with a few fun options. Opting for a Shiny Wax finish, this customer went with audience-side wooden bass hoop, black hardware, and a DW tom mount on the bass, plus a couple of extra brackets for tom arms. FUN! 8x10, 9x13, 14x16, 18x20; plied maple; shiny wax.
They're here--the nesting answer for traditional Straight Ahead players!
Since a nested configuration requires at least 3" of difference in diameter between nested drums, a 12" mounted tom doesn't fit into a 14" floor tom. Some players feel that the 10" mounted doesn't provide the depth of tone they need from a first tom, so in a nod towards traditional sizes, meet the CS-BOP featuring an 11" mounted tom into a 14" floor tom that's deeper and whose bass is shallower than our popular Standard CS-18 configuration. Also featuring as Standard is an audience-side wood hoop on the bass. Now carry your Bop kit in just two cases: toms-n-bass in one, and your favorite (deep?) snare in another. Swing It!! P.S. another fun detail is that we've maintained the 2:3 ratio seen in an 8"x12" tom here--the 11" tom is 7⅓" deep.
This CS-BOP has 3 cymbal arms installed to help keep the hardware bag nice and light.
7⅓x11, 12x14, 14x18; plied maple; satin wax. (shown with a 6½x14 hammered bronze snare)
It takes an extra minute (weeks, actually) to wrap a Compact Nesting Kit, but this one's worth it! Dressed up in a stunning Mediterranean Pearl wrap, including the 1/2" inlay in the bass hoops, this project features a super-sturdy DW tom arm ready to hold everything together! 8x10, 9x13, 14x16, 18x20, 5½x14; Mediterranean Pearl Wrap.
Our Compact Nesting Kits continue to be sought by players all over the world for their lightness, portability, big sound, and fun looks. This kit marries 7 years of Compact Nesting Goodness with our new Limited Edition 20th Anniversary series of drums featuring our new 6061 Aluminum hardware. This drumset would be labeled as 100% Made in the USA except for the stainless steel latches needed for the bass and floor tom. 7x10, 10x14, 16x20, 4½x14; 20th Anniversary Limited Edition 9-Ply Shell: 7 core plies of Maple sandwiched between inner- and outer-plies of vertical-grain, plain sliced, slip-matched Walnut; satin wax.
Introduced in 2013, our Compact Nesting series of drumsets have been a hit all over the world! Here's a nod to our most common style, though made with some of our new 6061 Aluminum hardware and our Limited Edition 20th Anniversary shells. The supercool part is that they're so light! 7x10, 9x14, 15x18, 4½x14; 20th Anniversary Limited Edition 9-Ply Shell: 7 core plies of Maple sandwiched between inner- and outer-plies of vertical-grain, plain sliced, slip-matched Walnut; satin wax.
Start with a Compact Nesting Kit CS-20, remove the mounted tom, add two cymbal arms, cover it in yellow dye and POOF! - a beautiful custom-ordered nesting kit, made just the way the player wanted it! 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Headed to our new friends in the Land of the Rising Sun, we hope that this 5-piece Compact Nesting Kit CS-185 will make lots of folks happy! 7x8, 8x12, 10x15, 16x18, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Easy to pack up when done, this great little kit will help the kiddos at ACHS sound great for years to come! 7x10, 10x14, 16x18, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
"Here is a pic from my first gig out with the new kit - And Derek, it’s awesome!!! Again thank you for everything!" - Steve
"I want to simplify and put away all those heavy cases!" That's what this artist had in mind when he approached us for his project. Turns out he wanted to get rid of cymbal stands and was tickled to discover that he could retire his snare stand too! 7½x12, 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.