Originally Posted by abapicaltaenia
So how much did this kit end up costing as opposed to the 6-piece shell packs Mapex sells for around $1600? Looking to buy one myself but if my desire for a 20" bass drum and 15" floor tom will cost me big bucks, I'd rather buy the Birch/Walnut pack and be done with it...
I got it for a very
good price, among other things because I've helped the guys at the dealer out with some stuff before.
However, the list price on a custom configuration is definitely a fair bit higher than a pre-configured setup. The list price for my toms and kick are about the same as a Saturn Studioease shellpack, which has one more tom and also comes with a snare.
It was definitely worth it for me though. Taking the step up to a pro kit, I didn't want to compromise on what sizes I wanted.