NeuSonic vs. Signet

SoupCanSham

Junior Member
Apologies if this has been discussed - I tried searching using the search function here as well as with Google. I've got a great small Sonor Safari but I think I might want to move up to a more traditional kick drum size. I've been looking at the entry-USA Ludwigs and my local shop has NeuSonics in stock. However, there are a few NOS Signets left that are on sale. I think the hardware looks pretty similar, but Ludwig has specifically told me they don't consider the NeuSonics a replacement for the old Signets.

Has anyone here directly compared the two? If price matters, the Signets are online for around $700 and the NeuSonics are floor models at my local dealer for $799. For the sake of comparison, both kits are 12/14/20. I like the idea of a 16" floor tom but think a 22" kick might be too much for me.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Agreed that the Signets and Neusonics are different, both sound great, although I prefer the sound of the Neusonics. The shells are different woods & plies with different edges, and the lugs on the Neusonics are heavier and bolted more solidly to the shell, which adds to the resonance - the toms sound wonderful! And because the Signets are discontinued and the Neusonics are growing, you will be able to add to the Neusonic kit in the future.

I have new Classic Maple, Keystones, Legacy Maple, Signets, and a bunch of vintage Ludwigs, but am getting a Neusonic kit to use in town. Will probably take them on tour in 2021. :)

Bermuda
 

TJK

Well-known member
Apologies if this has been discussed - I tried searching using the search function here as well as with Google. I've got a great small Sonor Safari but I think I might want to move up to a more traditional kick drum size. I've been looking at the entry-USA Ludwigs and my local shop has NeuSonics in stock. However, there are a few NOS Signets left that are on sale. I think the hardware looks pretty similar, but Ludwig has specifically told me they don't consider the NeuSonics a replacement for the old Signets.

Has anyone here directly compared the two? If price matters, the Signets are online for around $700 and the NeuSonics are floor models at my local dealer for $799. For the sake of comparison, both kits are 12/14/20. I like the idea of a 16" floor tom but think a 22" kick might be too much for me.

Love the signet but I would go for the neusonics
 
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