Are Crush Alphas any good?

dratbunnies

Junior Member
Today I went out after doing some research on what are considered to be good entry level kits. I showed up at a store expecting to try out and purchase some Tama Imperialstar's. Unfortunatly the store did not sell Tama's, instead they pointed me to some Crush Alpha's. Being a very new drummer using a terrible no name drum kit until this point, I was taken by the sound. I now have 2 weeks to wait and worry that I was to hasty in my purchase. The internet seems to have little to say about this brand and I was told it is very new. So I came here to seek feedback advice and learn more!

So are they a good entry level kit? Or did I make a mistake?
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
They are a new brand so you may not find much. why not spend your money on some better, used drums. You will find a much better deal.
At 400.00 for drums, cymbals, hardware and 6 pair of sticks the quality will be junk and you will be looking again soon.
 

dratbunnies

Junior Member
Thanks for the response. I've also been curious how noticeable the difference is between drums of the same tier (aka between entry-level kits).
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Crush is a fairly new brand on the market, although the people behind it previously worked for Ddrum. In a short time, the company has earned a lot of respect. Their upper end products are certainly on par with comparable drum kits from other manufacturers.

That said, you're moving from a "no-name" kit to this, and I'd say that is NOT an upgrade. A $399.00 is about a low end as one can go, so I highly doubt your existing no-name kit is in anyway a lesser product. Chances are, both kits were made in identical factories in China.
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Thanks for the response. I've also been curious how noticeable the difference is between drums of the same tier (aka between entry-level kits).
When you're taking about the under $500 kits, they're almost all made in the same factory by the same people, and they just put a difference name on it.

The newest issue of Drum! Magazine has a cover article on the best 5 kits for under $1000. You might want to pick that up and give it a read.
 
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