new kit considerations
It's been a while since I posted anything, so a little history first. Been playing for over 40 yrs in various rock bands, playing dead, allman bros, clapton, the band, and lots of original music.
I played on Ludwigs for many years, but for the past 6 years I play on Pearl Master Customs ranging from a 4 piece up to 7. I love the sound of these drums!! full rich tones with great resonance and attack. However, for small clubs, they are a bit large to fit and a bit loud.
I got a Tama Silverstar Bop kit 4 piece, for those smaller gigs, but after playing it for a while, Iím not in love with them. Lots of attack, but missing the deep resonance. Maybe itís the Birch, maybe its the 18" bass. Also, I find that it is not much less to carry.
I am considering another kit to complement my Pearls. Giving serious thought to the PDP concept 5 piece. They sound really nice, and the toms mount directly onto the bass drum, so I donít need bulky stands for them. Nice for those small clubs with limited room.
So after all that, my question is what do people think of comparison 5 piece kits to the Concept series?
Also considering Gretch Catalina maple. Any thoughts on these or other sets??