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Old 11-21-2012, 02:14 AM
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What is it? Doesn't have to include hardware. It can be a shell pack.
Styles normally played: blues, swing and indie rock.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:27 AM
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Here is my entry.
Not many shell packs in this price area that can deliver what this kit can.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Mapex-Sa...GP&cagpspn=pla
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:29 AM
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Not many shell packs in this price area that can deliver what this kit can.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Mapex-Sa...GP&cagpspn=pla
Aren't those geared a bit more towards thrash metal, like lamb of god?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:35 AM
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Aren't those geared a bit more towards thrash metal, like lamb of god?
No way! A Saturn will take any kind of tuning. I play Saturn drums as my Jazz kit.
Look at the features. Removable tom mount from the bass drum that leaves no holes!
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 AM
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new or used?

You can pick up some great deals on used gear in that range, think Gretsch USA Customs, Sonor Germans or DW high end stuff....

Lots to choose from.


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No way! A Saturn will take any kind of tuning. I play Saturn drums as my Jazz kit.
Look at the features. Removable tom mount from the bass drum that leaves no holes!
Interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:42 AM
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new or used?

You can pick up some great deals on used gear in that range, think Gretsch USA Customs, Sonor Germans or DW high end stuff....

Lots to choose from.


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Guess I could go used. Bought a PDP LX when they first came out. It's a fusion sized kit so the tom sizes aren't delivering much on the low end. Plus I'm just ready for a change,
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Another goodie-----------
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...rum-set/565607
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sounds to me like a Gretsch Renown kit. Fits everyone of your needs
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How about a kick ass 1 up 2 down. Taye makes excellent drums.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...ll-pack/565621
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That would be a good choice!

Few bucks over what you were talking about but
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...ece-shell-pack

have a set and absolutely love them!
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That would be a good choice!

Few bucks over what you were talking about but
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...ece-shell-pack

have a set and absolutely love them!
Hmmm. I have a PDP LX. Is there much difference there between those 2?
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sounds to me like a Gretsch Renown kit. Fits everyone of your needs
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How about a kick ass 1 up 2 down. Taye makes excellent drums.
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Thanks. Hadn't considered Taye or Gretsch. Wasn't sure how their mid range kits were.
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Here is my entry.
Not many shell packs in this price area that can deliver what this kit can.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Mapex-Sa...GP&cagpspn=pla
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:25 AM
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Another great kit would be a Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga or maybe even a used Starclassic Maple. I own a Gretsch Renown kit and it also sounds great. There are many to choose from in your price category. Try to go out and hit some and see And hear what you think.

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Yamaha oak custom ........
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I'm trying to find a C&C kit used. I've seen a couple in that range you mentioned. They're pretty sweet. I've not been able to find one in a wood, size and finish I like yet.

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Oak customs are loud. If you don't need the volume, the Tour Customs or Renowns may be more versatile. I picked up a Sonor Force snare awhile back that I really like and those are also in the price range.

Maybe go into a shop that has something like both the maple and birch Yamahas and see if you find a real preference. After that, it's a matter of finding sizes and finish that you like. Any midrange kit from a major manufacturer is perfectly gig worthy these days.
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Oak customs are loud. If you don't need the volume, the Tour Customs or Renowns may be more versatile. I picked up a Sonor Force snare awhile back that I really like and those are also in the price range.

Maybe go into a shop that has something like both the maple and birch Yamahas and see if you find a real preference. After that, it's a matter of finding sizes and finish that you like. Any midrange kit from a major manufacturer is perfectly gig worthy these days.
I was wondering that. I've heard that those project very loudly. My gigs don't need the extra projection. Thanks for the oak customs suggestion though.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Most versatile and best sounding kit for $1,500?

...I bought a set of Ludwig Epics last year. They're cheaper in price but I feel they are a real good buy for what you get. Yeah, they're probably a bit on the lower end of "mid-level kits" but I feel they're nicer than what they may seem. Mine sound great and I'm very pleased with my purchase. Every peice of hardware is gasketed, virgin bass drum and plenty of set ups and finishes to choose from. I was even able to buy some other cymbals and odds & ends because of having leftover cash. IMO, it wouldn't hurt to take a look. Just a suggestion....good luck and hope you find something that makes you feel like it's Christmas when you get them!!....
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Ludwig Classic Maples are a great option if you are loking for versatility. They sound great throughout the entire tuning spectrum, from low rumbles to high bebop and everything in between. You can get a nice 4 piece professional kit that will fit in your budget and last you a lifetime.
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Tama Starclassic Performer- these are great drums, especially for jazz. Very sensitive- like double stroke rolls on a floor tom sensitive.

Crush Drums makes some really solid stuff at a great price point. I am absolutely loving my clear acrylics.
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sounds to me like a Gretsch Renown kit. Fits everyone of your needs
+1 on that. Made from USA maple, these are stellar drums. You'd have money left over for cymbals, hardware if you opted for the 57 series.
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