Should I buy the newer walnut/birch shells or get a BB while I still can?
The B/B is definitely NOT boomy. It's the opposite, which is short and punchy.I have heard the W/B and it is the best sounding kit I've ever heard. I've never heard the BB in person, and I'm concerned that the low end might translate to "boomy", which I don't like. That's the reason I've always played maple, I don't like low, boomy toms. But the W/B sound even better to me than the Starclassic maple which I originally wanted.
On a side note, I also have a chance to get a DW Performance for nearly the same price as the W/B.
The quote I got on a new 5pc DW Performance is $1835 (plus $200 store credit).. . . .
I'd get the W/B or B/B before getting a DW Performance kit. They're good, but they're a little overpriced for what you get.
I've played both the DW Performance and the Tama Walnut/Birch, and the W/B sounds better to my ears.The quote I got on a new 5pc DW Performance is $1835 (plus $200 store credit).
The BB kit I was considering is no longer available and I haven't found another.
Leaning toward the W/B over the DW (and I really want to like the DW). The Tama toms and kick just sound better (on video).
I'm working as a drum tech and let me tell you, the Starclassic Maple is every tech's dream! The shells are light, the tom mounting system is perfect and the hardware is excellent. I'm not talking tone (which is great, but lets be honest, FoH does the real work here), just 'handling'.