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Cocktail Drum Sets are cool - look at this craigslist ad....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by studio1087, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee


    I know this isn't everyone's thing but have you ever seen a cocktail drum set?

    There is a floor tom with a bass drum pedal working the bottom tuned lower (for kick drum) and a tiny tom and a snare that mount to the floor tom. You have snare and two toms (you use the top of the floor tom and a tom) and there is a closed hi-hat and a crash ride. The point of it is using brushes or sticks in a cramped corner or a jazz club or orchestra pit.

    Cocktail sets are kind of rare.

    I think they are cool as hell.

    I picture a drummer smacked in the corned of a tiny jazz stage in a bar.

    It's really all you need. Kick - tom - snare - crash/ride - hi-hat).


  2. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    I'd buy that in a heartbeat. I'd need hats though, but's that's easy enough. Very cool, John.:D

  3. gypsy jim

    gypsy jim Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    When I saw the Stray Cats back in the day, their drummer used a pretty simple setup too. I do like the cocktail set you've pictured.

  4. dmeeg05

    dmeeg05 Tele-Meister

    Jan 3, 2011
    Dundalk, Ireland
    Just sold one myself. Great kits though... a lot of fun!! I could never getting use standing up playing drums though so I use to bring a high stool to gigs!!

  5. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

    First I heard of this.

    Why do they call it a cocktail drumset? It looks more like a beer keg.


    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

    that's a deal....the Mavericks drummer is a believer


  7. Tele295

    Tele295 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Ventura CA
    During the BSO Christmas Extravaganza, the drummer often uses a cocktail kit during the trio portion


  8. stinkey

    stinkey Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    malmö sweden
    Brady Blade used one when i saw him with Buddy Miller, supporting Emmylou.
    I like that sound, but he would sound great on cardboard boxes and pans too. Marvelous drummer.

  9. umasstele

    umasstele Tele-Afflicted

    I think those are really cool...for a small jazz setting, or even an acoustic performance! I'd snap that up in a heartbeat if it were near me!

  10. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

    Jan 22, 2009
    I'm a fan of cocktail kits.

    I always thought it would be cool to loop a guitar part, and play a cocktail kit and sing over the loop. I haven't seen anybody do that.


  11. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 15, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I had one when I lived in NY, had to sell it because I needed the space. Now in NC, I have the space. I'd LOVE to get another one. They are loads of fun, and the perfect kit for a guitar player to unleash their frustrated drummer alter ego.

  12. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    Jonathan Richman's drummer Tommy Larkins uses one.

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