MF Stupid Deal of The Day

wildbill

Platinum Member
Agreed. Except you and I seem to be the only two ppl who consistently try to share these deals.
I've seen other people post stuff.

I'm pretty much done buying stuff. I just do it in case someone else might be interested.
It's become an old habit, checking prices on stuff.
Probably because I missed out on a few really good deals on things I was looking for.
 

Superman

Gold Member
Good deal for the Tama Drums, Greenbrier had them for under $500 all of December. Same silver color.

The PDP hardware pack isn't horrible for the price. Ok for a beginner.
 

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
hah, you must have not lifted some of the new ones compared to other drums then. my MCX are heavy with the diecast hoops etc.
Ah, I see what you mean!

I have an early MMX with thin shells and super hoops, not die cast. Very light.

I never really understood why they put die-cast hoops on the MMX/MMP later on, I like the sound with triple-flanged.
 

FritzDrummer

Senior Member
Yes, they are fantastic. Now granted, I've not been around the block and played dozens of kits or anything, but I've played a few. I really love these things. I know that there are more expensive boutique drums and whatnot, but I really love mine. Their born-on date is August 1999. This is still back when they were an up-and-coming small shop with zero overseas production. I'm sure they still make a great product, but I'm happy to have a set that was made when they were a smaller company.
Have you posted any pics here? Would love to see them!
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
So I take it you love your Pork Pie kit? I've never had the chance to play on one, no local stores stock then in the Harrisburg PA area unfortunately!

Yes, they are fantastic. Now granted, I've not been around the block and played dozens of kits or anything, but I've played a few. I really love these things. I know that there are more expensive boutique drums and whatnot, but I really love mine. Their born-on date is August 1999. This is still back when they were an up-and-coming small shop with zero overseas production. I'm sure they still make a great product, but I'm happy to have a set that was made when they were a smaller company.
 

93civEJ1

Senior Member
The Masters are not heavy - at least the 'original' masters (MMX/MMP etc), which are the thin-shelled range. They sound great too.
hah, you must have not lifted some of the new ones compared to other drums then. my MCX are heavy with the diecast hoops etc.
 

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
what are your reasons you like it over the reference? Pearl drums are just so heavy duty made its crazy. The drums are heavy, they hardware is super heavy. Just all around heavy drums.
The Masters are not heavy - at least the 'original' masters (MMX/MMP etc), which are the thin-shelled range. They sound great too.
 

FritzDrummer

Senior Member
I think that it's an interesting idea as well.

However, in theory it seems that while each drum would sound great in and of itself, would the kit sound like one instrument, or just a sum of its parts? I think I question the cohesiveness of sound (does this make sense?).

That's the #1 strength of my USA Pork Pies. I swear the summation of all the drums make it all sound like one instrument. Each tom (4 total), the snare, and the kick "match." Nothing is any louder or any softer than the other. All of the toms have the same amount of sustain, attack, tone, etc. The 16" floor tom has the same resonance as the 10" tom when tuned (same goes for the 12" and 14" toms). They sound like they belong together.

Due to the construction, I have my doubts about those Pearls. But heck, what do I know? I'm just a hack with crap ears. :)
I'll drink to that! But I understand what you're saying! I love the idea of Reference, in theory... I would love one to play around with for a bit and tune them up and play around with them to get a better feel and understanding of how well it's applied. But I don't see that happening any time soon!

So I take it you love your Pork Pie kit? I've never had the chance to play on one, no local stores stock then in the Harrisburg PA area unfortunately!
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
"Why not look at every tom/drum as its own instrument and what makes it sound ideal"

Small toms get birch, medium toms maple, large toms/bass drums get mahogany.

I'm intrigued by the idea in theory.


I think that it's an interesting idea as well.

However, in theory it seems that while each drum would sound great in and of itself, would the kit sound like one instrument, or just a sum of its parts? I think I question the cohesiveness of sound (does this make sense?).

That's the #1 strength of my USA Pork Pies. I swear the summation of all the drums make it all sound like one instrument. Each tom (4 total), the snare, and the kick "match." Nothing is any louder or any softer than the other. All of the toms have the same amount of sustain, attack, tone, etc. The 16" floor tom has the same resonance as the 10" tom when tuned (same goes for the 12" and 14" toms). They sound like they belong together.

Due to the construction, I have my doubts about those Pearls. But heck, what do I know? I'm just a hack with crap ears. :)
 
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