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Old 05-06-2012, 04:44 AM
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Default Are Crush Alphas any good?

Today I went out after doing some research on what are considered to be good entry level kits. I showed up at a store expecting to try out and purchase some Tama Imperialstar's. Unfortunatly the store did not sell Tama's, instead they pointed me to some Crush Alpha's. Being a very new drummer using a terrible no name drum kit until this point, I was taken by the sound. I now have 2 weeks to wait and worry that I was to hasty in my purchase. The internet seems to have little to say about this brand and I was told it is very new. So I came here to seek feedback advice and learn more!

So are they a good entry level kit? Or did I make a mistake?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:14 AM
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They are a new brand so you may not find much. why not spend your money on some better, used drums. You will find a much better deal.
At 400.00 for drums, cymbals, hardware and 6 pair of sticks the quality will be junk and you will be looking again soon.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:01 AM
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Default Re: Are Crush Alphas any good?

Thanks for the response. I've also been curious how noticeable the difference is between drums of the same tier (aka between entry-level kits).
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 PM
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Crush is a fairly new brand on the market, although the people behind it previously worked for Ddrum. In a short time, the company has earned a lot of respect. Their upper end products are certainly on par with comparable drum kits from other manufacturers.

That said, you're moving from a "no-name" kit to this, and I'd say that is NOT an upgrade. A $399.00 is about a low end as one can go, so I highly doubt your existing no-name kit is in anyway a lesser product. Chances are, both kits were made in identical factories in China.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for the response. I've also been curious how noticeable the difference is between drums of the same tier (aka between entry-level kits).
When you're taking about the under $500 kits, they're almost all made in the same factory by the same people, and they just put a difference name on it.

The newest issue of Drum! Magazine has a cover article on the best 5 kits for under $1000. You might want to pick that up and give it a read.
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