Here's another look at how these Compact Nesting Kits can work: a shallower bass with a deeper floor tom and regular mounted tom means that the 3 pieces all fit in one case where the snare would be carried separately. For more kicks and grins, this project sports Spider Leg Spurs. 7x12, 13x16, 14x20; plied maple; satin wax.
Here's a fun project showing a set using some of the new 6061 hardware mixed with some standard chrome hardware. These drums were made for a project in New Orleans that required light and quiet drums -- they're light and, when muffled, quiet, though they open up when you need them to! 7½x12, 14x14, 10x20; vintage mahogany; satin wax.
Get your hands on a Compact Nesting Kit CS-16 covered in a powerful purple! This drumset nests and fits into a 16" floor tom case, allowing it to store small and travel easily. Tune the drums up high for beautiful singing tones, or drop them down low for HUGE sounds. 7x10, 9x13, 15x16, 4½x12; plied maple; satin wax.
From the list of nearly 50 Compact Nesting Kit configurations on the TreeHouse Drums website, here we have the #7 option. Sporting grey hoops with stunning ocean blue shells, two cymbal arms, and rim clips for floor tom legs, this kit is practical, beautiful, and all nests inside the bass drum. 8x12, 10x15, 16x18; 4½x14; plied maple; Hardmatte wax.
Can you believe it?!? 21 drums: a set of 8" Tube Toms AND a set of Concert Toms AND a set of Concert Bass Toms AND a kick drum AND two Snares! This kit sports our new custom-logoed Aquarian heads. 9x8, 10x8, 11x8, 12x8, 13½x8, 15x8, 16½x8, 18x8, 6x6, 7x8, 8x10, 9x12, 11x13, 12x14, 13x15, 14x16, 10x18, 10x20, 18x24, 5½x14, 4⅞x12; plied maple; satin wax.
Take a standard Compact Nesting Kit CS-20, upgrade to a wooden front bass hoop, add some blue dye, and *TA-DA!!!* you have a beautiful drumset that gets you in and out in one trip and stores up neat and tidy when not in use. 7½x12, 10x16, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
A "Silver Lining" story: For the past 20 years, the 5 drum lesson studio rooms at Supersonic Music have had a mix of various brands of drums for students and teachers to work on--some have been cool, some cruddy. Amid all the frustrations that the COVID Lockdown brought upon us all in 2020, we had some time to make progress on one of Derek's ideas of having TreeHouse Drums in the studios. Featuring the great-condition hardware (lugs, spurs, brackets, etc) from some of the studio kits to work on new maple shells, check out these great drumsets and snare drums that folks'll get to whack upon while learning this great artform!
Add a few cymbal arms to your CS-185 Compact Nesting Kit bass drum and you will have a smaller footprint onstage, less hardware in the bag, and a quick and easy setup! 7x8, 8x12, 10x15, 16x18, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.
Time to bring back Old School! Vintage Mahogany shells with re-rings, 30° bearing edges, Beavertail Lugs (even diplomats on the toms), Consolette Rail Mount, Vintage Cymbal Arm--it's all there! 8x12, 14x14, 14x20; vintage mahogany; satin wax.
Sporting our swell new Bordeaux color, this Compact Nesting Kit allows you to load a full 5-piece drumset into one case. This saves space in the van, tour bus, rehearsal room or wherever you need your drumset to be! 7x8, 8x12, 10x15, 16x20, 4½x14; plied maple; satin wax.