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Old 01-16-2009, 06:01 PM
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which drum set should i get?


was up drummers, im thinking of buying my first drum set. i have came down to these two drum sets, but i cant decide on which one to buy. i want to play rock and hard rock. i hope you are able to help me.


1)PDP Pacific X7 Series 7-Piece
2)GRETSCH CATALINA 6 PIECE MAPLE
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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Hey man, I would go a Gretch over PDP any day. From my experience I think Gretch's in general have a nicer tone in their drums and are designed well. I don't like that it seems PDP's are just cheap DW drums. I'd even go a Pearl or a TAMA over PDP.

Hope my opinion hes persuaded you...hehe.

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Re: which drum set should i get?


hey thanks man ill take that into consideration
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Re: which drum set should i get?


My choice would be the Gretch, however, have you checked out the new Yamaha Stage Customs? All birch shells, really high quality stuff for the price. So many drums, so little time.
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Re: which drum set should i get?


Gretch- Hands down.
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Re: which drum set should i get?


Gretsch is good, but have you tried a set of Ludwig drums. Tainojim
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I would go with the Gretch, there hardware is better and there tone is also better. But like David Barzo said, the Yamaha Stage custom is a great kit. I own that kit and it is wonderful. I am currently selling it but only because I am moving to a higher level kit. Hope this helps!!!
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Re: which drum set should i get?


I'm not a modern drummer but my son is and he agrees with you. Good luck on your new set. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:49 AM
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Re: which drum set should i get?


[QUOTE=gregbeazley;18738] .... I don't like that it seems PDP's are just cheap DW drums...

Ya, but aren't the Catalina's just low-end Gretsch drums made overseas, just like the PDPs? All the manufacturers have low-end drums and I doubt whether the quality differs that much.

I'd suggest getting a higher quality kit on the used market. Put new skins on them and you'll have them forever. It's just my opinion. But of course, I can see how tempting it would be to get a flashy new kit.

They sure have beautiful fiinishes now don't they? If I had had extra money at Christmas I would have bought a little Taye kit on display at my local drum shop. It had the prettiest purple/brown lacquer I have ever seen. The quality kit would be for gigging. The pretty kit would be for teaching kids lessons. Someday I'll have money for my dream kit which will be high end quality and beautiful to boot.
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Re: which drum set should i get?


Hey man, give the kid a break. All us guys that don't have the cash needed to improvise. Now get this, for example, I got my kid a set of Ludwig 4 pcs cheapest kit from overseas, low budget stater Zildjian ZBT's (Hammer Tuned) pack on sale. He was just starting to beat up those drums in no time But he had a lot's of fun. You know like buying your first car. It took me to teach him whatever HE wanted to learn at HIS own pace. Bought him a few Drum learning Vids, and only answered his questions, nothing else. He was 18, now he's 22 and kicks but behind my 9 pcs Gretsch with GTS suspension. Yeah with the ones with pretty Rosewood (I noticed that nice colors appeal to you) but to get back on track, It's About The Beginning, not the now some to some young men just starting out. Bottom line, Just Have Fun and don't worry about trying to rush to be like a pro. I laugh every time especially during live performances when a drummer screws up, but those without a trained ear don't it notice anyway, like the fans.
I wish this kid and others like him lot's of luck and "Happy Trails".
P.S. And don't worry about what color a used set has, and be more concerned with the sound you like, "In the beginning " like Space Odyssey 2000", Way Out Man.

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