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Postby 1970GTO » June 6th, 2005, 2:04pm

I am not a drummer but why don't you list the really expensive brands like: GMS, Spaun, Ayotte, Fibes. There's got to be a few players in Buffalo who can afford the upper level brands.

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Postby masonni » June 6th, 2005, 5:17pm

Those all are expensive brands except Pacific.
What I want to know is how come no one says anything about other brands like Taye and Peace.

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Postby skimask » June 7th, 2005, 10:22pm

what...no KENT?!?!?!?! :(

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Postby girlthatdrums » June 8th, 2005, 9:47am

I was at BDO yesterday and Paul had a real nice Kent upstairs. I didn't play it, so who knows what it sounds like, but it sure looked interesting!

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Postby Payne » June 8th, 2005, 10:03am

I had a Mapex Orion kit but sold them and got a set of DW/Pacific LX's and they are by far the BEST sounding kit's IMHO that I have every played .

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Postby drumdude » June 12th, 2005, 11:11am

DW!

Owned my kit for about 10yrs. and I love it.

I also heard rave reviews about the Pearl Reference series being unbelieveable also. Never hear/seen one yet...fairly new line.

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Postby Your Mom » June 12th, 2005, 1:45pm

drumdude wrote:I also heard rave reviews about the Pearl Reference series being unbelieveable also. Never hear/seen one yet...fairly new line.


My honest impression of those drums is that they're the just the by-product of a smoke and mirrors advertising campaign by Pearl. The need to create "the greatest new thing" has resulted in a lot of unnecessary "innovations" in drum production (i.e. gaping holes in snares, multi-ported bass drums, and split maple shells). All the customer reviews I've heard of the Reference Series state that they're "okay." High-end drums are never going to sound bad, but I'm under the impression that there is nothing positive about these drums to distinguish them from other high-end products out there, even Masters Series or Masterworks.

One new line of drums I have heard very positive things about (from customers, not advertisements) is the Gretsch Puresound series, which is similar to the Mapex Deep Forest Series of drums. They come in walnut or cherry and reportedly sound extremely warm and boomy.
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Postby Bobby Yayo » June 12th, 2005, 2:19pm

No Orange County on the list?
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Postby Your Mom » June 12th, 2005, 8:41pm

Bobby Yayo wrote:No Orange County on the list?


Thank God.
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Postby feverhawk » June 12th, 2005, 8:46pm

Your Mom wrote:
Bobby Yayo wrote:No Orange County on the list?


Thank God.

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Postby caveman » June 13th, 2005, 1:35pm

I like Ugly Percussion. They're made here in WNY so your helping a fellow local musician and you can order them anyway you want.
What shells you want, how thick, what wood and you select your hardware and how they mount and the finish all for a very reasonable price.
The sound? I haven't heard any drum at any price point sound better.

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Postby feverhawk » June 13th, 2005, 3:57pm

slingerland. (maybe not the 'best', but my favorite)

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Postby Your Mom » June 13th, 2005, 7:36pm

feverhawk wrote:slingerland. (maybe not the 'best', but my favorite)


It's really nice to hear someone say this. Take note, one and all. He said Slingerland are his favorite drums. He did not say Slingerland are the best. A+

Someday, I would like to own a beautiful vintage kit -- Rogers, Gretsch, Ludwig, Slingerland, I don't really care. They were all nice drums.
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Postby kennychavez » June 14th, 2005, 10:05pm

I've had just about all on the list, but I gotta go w/ my DW's.

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Postby Mick McMik » June 21st, 2005, 1:33pm

You forgot Premier. They may not be the best but could be included. I'm really happy with my 1970s UK Premier kit.


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