Which Kit to use for recording??


Silver Member
Hello fellow drummers I'm in a bit of a flux.
I am hitting the studio here in a week and have 2 kits to decide from which to use.
First off the style of music is good old rock 4 on the floor hard hitting rock.
The 2 kits I have are
1) Sonor S Classix 24,12, 14 16 floor.
I love this kit and have recorded with it before and it's a great sounding kit.
2)Vintage 3 ply 1967 Ludwigs 22, 13, 16.
I love this kit it has tons of mojo and a sound all it's own (have never recorded with it, but when I play live with it it has huge sound)

So advice would be great go with what I know or try something new.
I would try both kits, but only have the studio for the day for drums, due to finance reasons and time I really can't bring set up and mic both kits..

Thanks so much for your advice.


Gold Member
Do you know what each kit sounds like when miced up? Base your decision on that.

Or flip a coin.

If you have the opportunity, mic of each kit and record to see what each sounds like. Then you can make these decisions easier.