Originally Posted by wildbill
Don't want to bug you guys, but could I ask where the Ascents are made. I saw one recently I really liked.
The Ascents are made in China. As far as I know, the only kits made in Germany are SQ2, Pro-lites, those new special edition snares, the re-issue Phonic snares, etc. If you want good quality Sonor, it is German and will cost you--but that's the way they've always been, I think.
Interesting to note, though, the Absolute Maple Hybrids being near $3K. I'd easily
go for a Pro-lite or even a Pearl Reference Pure, which cost the same. Yamaha goofed there.