This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.
Maxwell Drums Nesting Kit
Big, versatile tones in an ultra-compact package.
If you’ve ever had to pack up your set and navigate city streets, stairs, and sidewalks, you might agree that bigger is not always better. It’s no wonder that drummers are experimenting more and more with different setup configurations to help lighten the load. We’ve seen this take shape through cajon-based kits or the use of electronics to supplement acoustic drums without adding too much extra gear. Maxwell Drums has an all-acoustic option that may provide just the solution you need to pack a huge sound in an ultra-portable setup. It’s called the Nesting Kit ($1,749), and we found that it’s just as enjoyable to carry as it is to play. Check out a video demo below.