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chato21

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advice for buying a drum set
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:47 PM »
please help me to decide whats my best option because Im despareted.

Offline Chris Whitten

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advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 10:12 PM »
I voted Pearl Export because I've played a set and they sounded great (and what about that free tom!).
I haven't played any of the other sets, so they could be better than an Export.
What would be better still - I presume the poll choices are all new - would be a used kit. Usually resulting in more bang for your buck.

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Re:advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 10:43 PM »
Honestly i love used gear.

Just make sure you see it PHYSICALLY before you buy it.

unless your one who wants those warrenty;s and such


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Re:advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 08:04 AM »
Wasn't on your list, but don't rule out Ludwig. . .

 http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=5607334&siteid=40906838&bfpid=446286&bfmtype=gear]http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Drums/Percussion/Acoustic/Drums?sku=446286
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advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006, 08:27 AM »
I don't know where you are checking your prices, but only the first two drumkits in your poll are actually in the $400-500 range. The TAMA kit is over $600 on sale, and the PEARL is over $700 on sale. So if you are picking from those four kits, you only have the choice of the first 2 kits. That being the case, I would choose between the SONOR kit and the LUDWIG kit that DaveFromChicago suggested.

And Dave, your former employers would be so proud of you!  ;)

If you have the extra money, I would probably choose the PEARL kit. However, based on the facts and what you've stated as your budget, I voted for the SONOR kit.

FYI ... buy a used kit if you can; you'll get more for your money. If you want a new kit, and you're buying it on-line ... get it from the Drummer Cafe!  8) And if you do purchase a kit through the Drummer Cafe ... I'll send you a free Drummer Cafe T-shirt! Seriously.

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Re:advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006, 07:51 PM »
Yes Dave, I'll second that motion.Some how the Ludwigs always slip by.
older, but still make music my way.

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advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006, 12:34 PM »
Without doubt The Pearl export has the best value, great hardware and good drums, I use an export, you can see it and hear me playing them on my bands website, have a look and tell me what you think!

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Re:advice for buying a drum set
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2006, 09:15 PM »
i have a ludwig accent set.  i love it.  put some new heads on it and you are golden.

 

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