View Poll Results: Which FT style do you prefer, please post the reason why.

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  • I prefer Floor toms with Legs

    21 77.78%
  • I prefer Hanging Floor toms

    3 11.11%
  • I have tried both and notice no difference.

    3 11.11%
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Thread: Hanging FT vs FT W/Legs?

  1. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'm using a rack.. always in the same place..quick fast convenient

    OMG!!!!! What a sweet set up!! Looks like the hanging floor toms are floating in thin air!! Nice camera!! Must be your DSLR??

  2. #27

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    Legs. MUCH easier to fix my set up in between songs during a set if I set up in a hurry and don't get things placed in the right spot in time. I can just pick up the drum and move it instead of tinkering with wing nuts and other components.

    I've got my rack tom suspended on a cymbal stand and even though I've got memory locks on and never disassemble the mount from the stand it's still hard to position quickly.
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  3. #28

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    DISCLAIMER: This is from a guy who plays mostly plays a cajon and, sometimes, congas.

    How can one call it a "floor tom" if it isn't set up on the floor??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Keck View Post
    DISCLAIMER: This is from a guy who plays mostly plays a cajon and, sometimes, congas.

    How can one call it a "floor tom" if it isn't set up on the floor??
    Because we just do, and everybody understands what's being said. You have a point, though, and the answer is that regardless of whether they hang, or are on legs, those drums are in the floor tom position. That's all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Keck View Post
    DISCLAIMER: This is from a guy who plays mostly plays a cajon and, sometimes, congas.

    How can one call it a "floor tom" if it isn't set up on the floor??
    We also park in our driveways and drive on our parkways. Can't trust English speakers.

    I have one of each, 13" floating and 16" w/legs, and would love it if my 16 was floating, too. The little 13 x 9 has a "better" tone. Fuller, little fatter/warmer. Not even meant as a "floor tom", but it sounds great no matter where I position it, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    OMG!!!!! What a sweet set up!! Looks like the hanging floor toms are floating in thin air!! Nice camera!! Must be your DSLR??
    Yeah I took it with for video but couldn't get a good spot for it. But while I was there I took some photos of my new pedals and etc. I just love this kit.
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  7. #32

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    All my previous kits had floors with legs. My current, or newest kit I should say, has flying toms. There's definitely more resonance from the hangers I believe. Of course the newer drums are higher quality and better shell technology etc. but I think they're fuller and sustain forever if I tune them to do so.
    It's not a deal breaker either way. Legs don't kill a floor tom. It's just the choice I made as a purist approach to my dream/lifetime trophy kit.

  8. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'm using a rack.. always in the same place..quick fast convenient

    That is a cool photo.
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  9. #34

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    My 14" floor (legs) has a ridiculous amount of sustain. Truthfully I do have those rubber thingy's on the feet, and suspect that they contribute some.

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdmoore28 View Post
    Because we just do, and everybody understands what's being said. You have a point, though, and the answer is that regardless of whether they hang, or are on legs, those drums are in the floor tom position. That's all that matters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny G
    We also park in our driveways and drive on our parkways. Can't trust English speakers.

    I have one of each, 13" floating and 16" w/legs, and would love it if my 16 was floating, too. The little 13 x 9 has a "better" tone. Fuller, little fatter/warmer. Not even meant as a "floor tom", but it sounds great no matter where I position it, right?
    Thank you. I more-or-less thought as much, but wanted to be sure. I'm not sure I have even seen a hanging floor tom. I would imagine that not having the drum coupled to the floor might make a subtle difference in the sound that some may notice and others may not. Hence this poll, which I did not vote in because of my admitted ignorance in the matter.
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  11. #36

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    In a real sense a legless drum is not even really a floor tom, but a large rack tom.

    all the best...

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    My original FT is from'67. I added a 12 x 15 rack tom to the set in'79 and just recently suspended that from a cymbal stand and love them both. No issues at all, it was way too much for a rack tom
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  13. #38

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    The last time I bought a sixteen inch tom without legs, I added legs to it. I prefer a big tom with legs because they are easier to position, and three tom legs are less weight than a heavy stand. Peace and goodwill.
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  14. #39

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    Like I've said in a past post somewhere: The large basically horizontally head oriented toms to the side of my kit have never been sitting on the floor. they were either on legs to the floor, held by holders drilled and bolted to the shells - or suspended by their lug holding mounts attached to stands sitting on the floor.
    I personally find it sounds better and is easier to slide the tom onto a post and tighten a wingnut than to adjust three legs for the height and angles I want.

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