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12-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Is that a good begginers set? I know it's not the best quality but it will be a start and something to practice on.
and it's only $219 at guitarcenter near me.
12-17-2006, 03:26 PM
In my opinion as a beginner I would save your money up for a better kit! Save up about $600.00 and look in your local paper or e-Bay for a good used Ludwig. As you become a better drum you will thank your self later.
12-17-2006, 04:15 PM
if you are really serious about drums i agree with Sirwill. Get a decent sounding beginers kit like an export or or the pacific fs series.
If you get it too cheap it will break down on you and sound like cans with plastic wrap on them.
your going to stay with your first kit for awhile so its good to start with a good one. if you do a search you can get a lot of good info on starter kit.
12-17-2006, 04:53 PM
Save and get something nicer. If you invest a little bit more, you'll be more proud of it. Some people say to start low and work up. I say get something nice and take care of it. Eventually you will want to upgrade (and thats usually a lot sooner than you would think, especially in the cymbal world) and you will have to spend more on top of what you already spent. If you buy nice, you will be sure to sell it if you change your mind, if you buy junk, you'll be carrying it around FOREVER. With this set you will definately need new better heads; and any of the name brand bronze low to mid level cymbals are better than the included cymbals. Think of this particular set as a toy for a child...You'll find a set of equal value at walmart.
12-17-2006, 05:21 PM
Don't do this error.
Save money (600-700) ...
After you will have better choice (Sonor Force 1005 , Yamaha Rydeen , Gretsch ash)
Class A Drummer
12-17-2006, 06:01 PM
I dont think it is a bad beginner set, but if you save up another 100$, you could buy a yamaha Rydeen Drum set. They come highly recomended on this site. But dont just listen to us here, go down to the local drum shop or guitar center and check out the sounds and buy which ever one you want.
01-10-2007, 10:17 PM
When i started playing the drums, i got a westbury kit (about 500 canadian), and i still use it! I love it! I am a drummer on a budget, but it sounds great. I slapped some coated Remo emperors on them, moongels, and they sound amazingly good. The only thing i did with my set was i bought a Pearl Joey Jordison snare drum (the greatest snare drum in my mind). I'm a serios drummer, and i still use stuff that is concidered ''starter''.
As for your question, pdp is a pretty good company. Just remember, in the long run, you will end up spening a good amount on upgrading. Soundwise, i think pdp's sound fine, the only thing is you'll need new skins to make them sound good. The dw stock heads arent that good. It also depends what sound you want, pdp drums are known for lots of punk, hardcore, rock drummers. (Jimmy Rev Sullivan, Tony Thaxton, Brookswackerman, Lognieu Parsons lll, all use pdp.). If you plan on playing rock, then these would be the set i would get on a budget in your case. If you're a hard hitter, put some remo emperors on the skins, emperor x on snare. The snare side heads will do fine. Also, make sure you get someone who knows how to tune drums, (the guys at guitar centre should take care of you!) So pretty much, this is what i would suggest to you if you want pdp are the drums you like:
pdp set: 300$
12,13,16 remo emperors: around 40$
14 emperor x snare: 15$
cymbals: i suggest sabian xs.20's, they sound good and last long: 360$
So remember, go try out the drums before you buy. And ask lots of questions to the guys at guitar centre....
01-10-2007, 11:49 PM
I think it depends on how far you want to go in your playing. I used to have a set of Tama Stagestars that I spent a lot of time and money upgrading ( new skins, Gibraltar rack, etc), but while they sounded ok at the time, I eventually traded them in for something better. (Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Nouveaus ). A beginner's kit will sound half decent with good skins and proper tuning.....
01-11-2007, 12:15 AM
I would say... go for it man! I never regretted the day I bought me a cheap beginner drumkit, did 3 years with it and even got some money back by selling it. After all, when you´re just beginning, a good sound isn´t what you´re looking for. just something to bash you stick onto...
01-11-2007, 06:16 AM
Well where do you think you are going with your drumming?
If you are going to get obsessed (like me) where drumming is bassically your life...then save up and get a nice set. Same thing goes if you know your going to get into a band
If you are just looking to get semi-into drums then save up and get a nicer set.
If you are looking to mess around and totally not get serious...go ahead and get the EZ set.
I totally made the mistake of buying beginner drums because i knew i wanted to play and get into it AND i was already looking into a band.
01-11-2007, 07:35 AM
2 schools of thought,
1) May as well get a high end beginner or intermediate to start with that way you can sell it and not lose to much but then you pay alot more in the beginning so thats something to mull over. Plus if you make beginner mistakes like tuning way to high (which I have done), or putting the pedal on the BD with no padding and scratch the hell out of it (also I have done) or a million other things that beginners don't know about you seriously diminish the value of the more expensive kit, and it will be tougher to sell.
2) Buy a cheapo beginner, that way you can make all the mistakes you want and not lose to much by damaging it. Either way you are probably out a good $200-$300 bucks after you either decide to upgrade or sell because of loss of interest. Of course if it sounds real bad and your toms keep falling when playing and your pedal falls apart then you may say to hell with this and give up all together..
I went the 1st route and made some mistakes along the way but my kit is in good condition and I could easily sell it for $300-$400 tomorrow if I wanted to. I paid $600 not including cymbals.
So the choice is yours both have risks and both have benefits.
01-11-2007, 08:22 AM
Does this kit look like a beginner set, well in fact it's a so called beginner set but it does the job and with good heads & precise tuning, it sound very nice. Dont get me wrong, I'll later (few years) upgrade my kit and may keep this one as the gig's one but right now I'm far from being a pro and I have so much else to pay. what I'm saying is good beginner kit from know brand can serve you right for a long time. My best friend which is one of the best drummer in my area always gigged and still do with his 1986 PEARL Export in ferrari red... But god know how he make his kit sound so good ;-)
I'd say though, dont make the same mistake I have done, go right away for professional cymbals (ebay, craiglist, cymbalcellar.com whatever) you wont regret it...
Old pic I hope makes some new one soon :-)
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