The SC is like the Toyota Corolla of drum sets. Reliable, ubiquitous, good hardware, good sound, etc. In situations where we know nothing about a persons preferences or genre, it's one of the safest recommendations we can give. This doesn't necessarily mean that other similarly priced kits are somehow bad, just that the SC has been consistently good throughout the years.I have not until you mentioned. Would you prefer Yamaha Stage Custom over Catalina Club?
If you're in an apartment, you might want to go electronic—even a small acoustic kit is likely to be too loud for your neighbors, unless you've discussed this with them ahead of time? (You could also go the quiet mesh heads and cymbals route, I guess.)Thank you. this is very helpful. I read there is a smaller version of Stage Custom called SC Hip. Since I dont have much space in my apartment, this might be even better.