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Skilletx6
 
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DRUMS!!!

by Skilletx6 Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:04 am

Hey guys, looking at/for drums. Any tips?
I have found a Pearl Roadshow 5 piece. Here is what comes with it:
Features Configuration
Bass drum(s): 20" x 16"
Tom(s): 10" x 7", 12" x 8"
Floor tom(s): 14" x 14"
Snare: 14" x 5"
Total pieces: 5
Extras
Cymbals: yes
Total cymbals: 3
Hardware: yes
Bass pedal: yes
Hi-hat stand: yes
Boom stand: yes
Straight stand: yes
Throne: yes
Hardware pieces: 6

Could someone explain what the hardware is, as well as the hardware pieces?
Also, I have found a PDP 502 double kick pedal, is that any good?
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Re: DRUMS!!!

by Ric Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:26 pm

Pearl makes good stuff. So does PDP, from my experiences. Having said that, the set you're looking at is a foot in the door. New it's about a $400 set, made from poplar... a light but rather soft hardwood. If I remember right, your top end kits are made from maple or birch. Joey would know much better than me, maybe he or one of the resident drummers on here can chime in?

You'll likely have basic barebones drumheads too, which'll mean 3-flavor-popcorn-can-sounding overtones unless you run some felt strips under the heads. ESPECIALLY with the kick drum. I've cut eggcrate foam to line the kick drum before and it helped a lot.

Personally, I'd think you're better off looking for a used kit by Tama, ddrum, or Pearl's Export or Session series. Even more better off if you find a set with hydraulic(oil-filled) heads. They pretty much eliminate those overtones. That double kick pedal is nice! Plenty of google fodder to be found about it and the drum kit both. :mrgreen:
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Re: DRUMS!!!

by Skilletx6 Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:35 am

Where is a good place to look for a used kit?
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Re: DRUMS!!!

by Ric Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:14 am

I'd check Ebay and Craigslist. I got my guitar off Ebay with a hard case for $400. New it was around $900 for just the guitar.
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Re: DRUMS!!!

by Skilletx6 Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:59 am

Sweet. I emailed a guy about a Pearl Export 5 piece. Retail $649. Craigslist $400.
Hopefully he emails me quickly
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Re: DRUMS!!!

by Ric Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:50 pm

Here's hoping!
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