Any thread that starts out, Who, what, where, is the BEST is pointlessThis seems like a really pointless thread...everyone's got different preferences.
You can't just make an absolutely judgement, because different companies do different things better than others.
BUT if I were to do this little survey, I would have to say, of the MAJOR companies, these are the best...
7. ddrum (higher end stuff only)
That being said, I think the hardware lines for some companies are definitely of a higher or lower calibre than the shells they make.
Indeed: there is no way that Pearl is ahead of Sonor. Just can't see that happening ever. I like some of Pearl's stuff, and used to play Pearl--they make good drums and hardware--but Sonor's professional-level kits (Designers, Phonics, S-Classix, Delites, SQ2, Hilites) simply out-class Pearl's Masters, Reference, and Masterwork kits.I'm not even gonna make a list, but just one question. Seriously. How does anyone put Pearl ahead of Sonor? I mean, really?
OK, I will make a list. Whatever.
You can take a wild guess as to my take on this. Spaun aren't the best. There's no such catch all as best. They are, however, superb at what they do. As with all drum companies, it depends on whether their particular range of features floats your boat.. Spaun, in particular, seems to be garnering tons of praise over the past 12 years: excellent lugs, overall quality, supremely pleasing sound and tuning range. I may have to consider a Spaun jazz kit for the future!
DW has to be because they're the most expensive. Opinions all over the place, I see no consensus. All of the makers have upper, mid, and entry level products. I honestly would reject none of them because of some perceived quality of lack thereof.Why do you think that?
I'm going to quote myself here. This is something that I have never done! This is something that I probably will never do again!This will turn into WW III real quick!
Thats it! You got it! Whatever kit that I am playing is the BEST KIT!So tama is the best brand?
It is a poor carpenter that blames his tools!So if I buy a First Act drumset it will be the equivalent to a one worth much more?