View Full Version : Budget: $2000
12-17-2006, 12:43 AM
I'm looking to buy a drum kit, primarily for rock drumming. I'm looking for a 5 pc.; snare, bass, one rack tom, and two floor toms. I have looked into the Gretsch Catalina Rock kit, but it would be $2400, and is out of my price range. And I am looking into a Taye Tour kit, but I'm not sure if I want a Taye kit or not.
Basically, I'm looking for some recommendations... if anyone has, or knows of a good quality kit for about two grand, please let me know or post a link to a site! Thanks a lot!
12-17-2006, 02:57 AM
i believe you can get the mapex saturn for under 2000. check out 2112percussion.com. the shells are maple with a walnut interior - this makes them have a nice deep sound which is perfect for rock drumming.
12-17-2006, 03:16 AM
... I have looked into the Gretsch Catalina Rock kit, but it would be $2400, and is out of my price range....
Where are you seeing a Gretsch Catalina for that kind of money, assuming you are talking prices in the US.
12-17-2006, 04:13 AM
Mapex Pro M
Comes with a black panther snare and you could just take off one of the toms if you really wanted too. $1,299.99 + tax and shipping is free on that site. I would recommend you try a few sets out first before buying anything.
Class A Drummer
12-17-2006, 05:27 AM
Right now im looking at my music123 catalog and i will tell you what i found best quality 5 peice under 2000$.
-Pearl BSX Masters 2010$ w/ free snare (just above your range, but thought u should know bout it)
-Pearl SMX 1259
-Ludwig 4 Peice Classic Vintage set 1885 (the one ringo used, and i think Bernhad)
-Ludwig Amber Vista Lite Zeppelin 5 Peice Acrylic Bonham Set 2292 (also a little above your price range, but you could probably save up a little more money if you wanted)
-Tama SP42NFS StarClassic 4 pc set 1449 (shouldnt be too much money to add an extra drum)
-Mapex Pro M Studio 6 peice drum set 1299 (yeah i know 6 peices, but killer deal on price, and you can sell the extra drum)
-Mapex Saturn SW6225A 6 peice studio 1899 (better drum set for more money, but once again you can sell the extra drum if you want).
-DDrum "Dominator" Acrylic 5 peice Drum set 1899
-DDrum 26 "Dominator" 5 Peice drum set 1139 (Alot lower in price, but not sure if quality is as good)
-Premier Pro series 4 Peice drum set 1649 (although 4 peice it says, the picture shows 6 drums. I dont know why. Description doesnt talk about it)
-Gretsch 4 peice Classic Euro drum set $2151 (little expensive and only 4 drums, but i bet it sounds great.)
-Hart Studio Master 6.4 TE3.2 Electronic Drum set (just in case you are wondering).
Ok thats all ive got for you for now. If you are interested in any of these, PM me and i can expand the descriptions and stuff for you.
Hope that helped a little.
12-17-2006, 05:12 PM
I before E exept after C!
Sorry, just had to mention it :D
12-17-2006, 09:39 PM
dw from ebay all the way!!
12-17-2006, 09:44 PM
Pro M FTW
Find one off of ebay for really cheap, and then you can use that money you got left for a rack, stands, pedals,cymbals, heads, whatever.
12-18-2006, 02:21 AM
only reason y i say that is cuz its your your price.. never played it
my advice is go with a catalina birch for aobut 700 and blow the rest on some nice cymbals, or a yamaha stage custom
12-18-2006, 03:08 AM
12-18-2006, 05:04 AM
I second that. I'm thinking the studio configuration is looking pretty damn good to be my next kit. Isolated everything (including bass-tom mount which can be removed), virgin kick, thin maple/walnut shells, and the 07 ones come with real Emperors o the toms and some stuff off the Orion series (little things like bass claws and stuff).
12-18-2006, 05:43 AM
Personally I would go with a Pacific LX (1300-1900 depending on finish) if u buy it for 1300 that leaves you with 700 to spend on some quality cymbals.
even though its not on your 1 rack 2 floor idea. But theres some upgrades that could make that happen. (also where that extra money can go).
12-18-2006, 07:14 AM
You guys, this HAS to be AUS dollars -- there is no way a Catalina 5 Piece is $2400. Every kit that you all mentioned would be more expensive than the Catalina.
12-23-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm not talking birch Catalina... I should have pointed out that it's $2400 Canadian for Maple shells.
And I'm set on the 1 rack tom, 2 floor tom configuration.
Also, a 24" bass drum, and quite large toms for rock drumming (13"/14" rack tom and something like 16X16" + 16X18" floor toms.)
Tama, Gretsch, Taye, Pearl or Mapex would be preferred brands as well.
12-24-2006, 11:51 PM
Ahhh... the world of budget instruments.
I've played on quite a few different kits & set-ups over the years, and I gotta say, Peace is one of the most impressive drum companies out there.
Of course, they don't have the reputation to compete with Tama or Pearl, but they sure do have the balls enough to out-sound either of those companies for $2,000.
I've had my Peace DNA 5-piece for quite some time now, about three or so years. The shells are still sounding just as good as they did the second I took them out of the box (and got rid of the factory heads!). Aquarian heads seem to really complement the natural sound of the kit... just as a heads up.
Oh yeah, you may want to replace the kick pedal as soon as you can. The hi-hat stand is pretty rugged though, it's a super solid fall back stand. That is, if you ever need/want another stand.
If you're going for the one rack tom and two floor toms, Peace will make you a custom sized floor tom (because the "floor" tom that comes with the DNA kit is a 14" floater tom) with what ever finish your drums have. Of course, that's a bit pricey, but if you're a die hard about your finishes, then it's quite invaluable.
Oh yeah, they have black hardware, which looks incredibly sharp on stage.
Throw up an 18" and 19" med-thin A Custom crashes, 21" heavy ride, and 13" K hats.... oh yeah, and whatever effect cymbals you like. All that makes for a rather shexy sound.
Sounds great in recordings too!
12-25-2006, 03:24 PM
Ddrum ash pocket is a good choice. I have this kit and it sounds great and also looks real cool too..it has a 20x20 (virgin) kick which sounds amazing as does the whole kit. Check them out..
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