Good Deal or not a Good Deal, that is the question!

vyacheslav

Senior Member
Good Deal or not a Good Deal, that is the question!-Now with photos!

Hello,

I just wanted to share my latest find with you fine folks. I will reserve judgement on what I think and give you, the drum masses, your voice to speak.

Here's a recent purchase I made on ebay. Let me know if you think it was a good deal or not.

- Sonor Safari Kit in Black Galaxy Sparkle. It was used, but in mint condition, only two months old, and had less wear than a typical music store floor model.

- Hardware Included: A Sound Percussion medium weight throne, a 70's Slingerland Tempo King Hi Hat Stand, A Ludwig 400 Series Single Chain, Single Pedal, a Ludwig 60's Flat Base Snare Stand and 2 70's Ludwig Atlas Cymbal Stands (1 straight, 1 boom).

-Cymbals Included: 17" Stagg Dual Hammered Crash, an 18" A. Zildjian Crash/Ride from the 60's, and 15" A. Zildjian Hats from the 60's.

My total cost including shipping was $499. They "Buy It Now" on ebay was $400, and it cost $99 to ship the three boxes to me (using my Fedex Ground account for an 8% discount).

What say you folks? Good deal, Bad Deal, or Mediocre Deal?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and comments.
 
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cowgard

Member
Sounds pretty good to me. I paid $275.. for my Safari kit, those vintage Zildjian hats and crash ride would probably cost another $275. or more on Ebay. Throw in the hardware and the Stagg and I think you got a pretty darn good deal. I love the Safaris hope you do too. Congrats on the new kit. Post a pic if you get a chance. David
 

larryz

Platinum Member
Definitely a good deal. Not a DW Deal of the Year candidate, but very good. Yeah those vintage Zildjians are nice. Probably $200 right there for those two. I never see Safaris used on ebay. Photos please. Good work :)
 

vyacheslav

Senior Member
Thanks everyone! I think I got an awesome deal! I got the kit delivered to me on Thursday April 05. I've been cleaning up the stands etc. I'll post some pictures in the next day or so.
 

vyacheslav

Senior Member
Re: Good Deal or not a Good Deal, that is the question!-Now with photos!

Here are a few photos:

1. Everything with th kit was included, except the Gibraltar pedal. It did come with a Ludwig Single Chain drive instead (I just like my strappy-drive!).

2. The included stands were dirty, but they cleaned up pretty well. For the Ludwig Atlas cymbal stands, I added the white cymbal sleeves and the Camber T-Tops (as opposed to wing nuts) for the full on "Buddy Rich Look"!

3. It also came with a Slingerland "Dynamo" hi-hat stand and two 15" hi-hat cymbals that were once larger but cut down to 15". One was a UFIP, the other an A. Zildjian, both 60's era. The hi-hat stand needs more work, so it's not up and running just yet.

This is a total blast to play. What fun! Let me know what you think!

Regards,

V





 

cky42091

Senior Member
I would take that deal, the kit will sound really cool. I wouldn't use that as a main kit though
 
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