3 mounted, floor, bass, snare…all that fits into 2 cases! Toss a little black hardware in to be unique, and you'll look-n-sound great at the gig! This configuration is comprised of a 5-pc Compact Nesting Kit CS-205 with an add-on 8" tom for when you need a little more high end on your grooves/fills. The 10" - 13" - 16" - bass drum - snare drum all nest (just like a standard CS-205) with the 8"carried separately. 8x8, 8x10, 9x13, 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Always happy to support the brave men and women who choose to serve our country in the military! This project goes out to a US Army base in Georgia and is outfitted with all the bells-n-whistles-n-a-tray-to-hold-the-whistle as well cymbal arms on the bass to minimize the footprint on the carpet. Hooah! 7x10, 10x14, 16x18, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
These drums'll be flying high with our boys in the US Air Force! Featuring our "Swoosh Blue" seemed apropos! 7x10, 9x13, 15x16, 4½x12; plied maple; satin wax.
Wowza! Sportin' a warm Azteca Gold coat, this 5-pc nesting kit wraps up all nice and snug into two cases -- this artist wanted a deeper floor tom so the snare lives in its own case while the rest nest in one case. Shown here is also another mounting idea: those ⅞” brackets on the bass are multi-purpose! 8x10, 9x13, 12x16, 16x20, 6x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Wearing a dapper suit of Charcoal Pearl Wrap, this splendid Compact Nesting Kit features a super-sturdy DW tom arm ready to hold everything together! 8x10, 9x13, 14x16, 18x20, 5½x14; plied maple; Charcoal Pearl Wrap.
Just another cool possibility! 11" mounted into a 14" into a 20" with a 14" snare. Boom! 7x11, 10x14, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Here's another view of some great placements of the new lightweight 6061 Aluminum hardware on a maple kit. The shells, though a fresh new build, were modeled after the 20th Anniversary series in some respects, including a dye closely resembling the color of the 20th Anniversary Collection. How do you want yours to look? 7½x12, 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
This is a slightly modified CS-205 where the the floor tom opens up its low end just a bit more by having the thinner 6-ply shell. 8x10, 9x13, 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
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)