I have wanted a cocktail drum for a long time. I wanted a vintage kit and finally found a drum that would be perfect. This is a 24" x 16" Ludwig Cocktail drum from the 60s. All in all, it's in pretty good shape. I have some hardware to find, including a bass drum pedal, but it's in one piece.
Also, I am thinking about have a couple of smaller drums made for the kit. I was thinking a 8" x 5" snare and a 10" x 5" tom. I figured having them made would be cheaper than trying to buy 2 Ludwig drums in those sizes. The other option I have been considering is to buy a set of old Ludwig bongos from the 60s and add them as toms to the side. The cost of these vintage bongos is way more than it should be but it might look cool for the kit. I think I am going to add a percussion strike board on the side like the one found on the Yamaha Steve Jordan kits.
Let me know what you think.