Re: New Kit Advice
You should look at classic maple as well. Spectacular drums. I confess I have them and am a Ludwig lover. That being said, I owned a set of Brooklyn's for a brief time ( long story ). They are awesome drums. Those double flanged 302 hoops are killer. Lend a great open warm sound. They also are pretty loud. Seem to fit your two biggest criteria. Next kit I get to add to my stable will be a Brooklyn. Again, this coming from a Ludwig guy. Good luck with whatever kit you grab. Be sure to post pics. I love drum porn!