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Best Drum Company

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 10:45am
by Punisher
I would vote for DW.

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 10:56am
by Moon The Loon
I've been a DW guy for a long time and really feel that you can't compare anything to their attention for detail, quality, finishes and overall sound. Of course it's all relative because that 'sound' doesn't appeal to everyone.

That being said I've always had a soft spot for Ludwig who were the kings back in the day no doubt. They never really advanced with the times but you can't deny what they did for the drum world in the 60's and 70's. Old Ludwig sets are super sweet. A nice vintage 14" SupraPhonic still kills any newer snare IMO.

high-end Yamaha drums are extremely nice as well.

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 11:16am
by Creamy Algorithms
Gretsch.. b1tch!

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 11:21am
by Moon The Loon
I always wanted to play on a Gretsch kit, I don't know anyone that's ever had one. Every one of those companies makes nice drums, Pacifics are even nice from what I hear.

The question is, why is the mighty KENT not on this list?? :lol:

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 11:39am
by dugdrummer
MexicanGrady wrote:Gretsch.. b1tch!


my buddy just got some...they sound great!!! not as good as my yamaha's :wink:

i would love to have some dw's..but who has the $$$ for that :D

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 11:45am
by Creamy Algorithms
Moon The Loon wrote:I always wanted to play on a Gretsch kit, I don't know anyone that's ever had one. Every one of those companies makes nice drums, Pacifics are even nice from what I hear.


I got a catalina kit at my house, I love it.... real open jazzy toms and a nice Ringo like thud from the kick. Of course when I "need" the rock I go to my 30in Ludwig kick. :)

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 11:47am
by Moon The Loon
MexicanGrady wrote:Of course when I "need" the rock I go to my 30in Ludwig kick. :)


LUCKY!!!
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Posted: May 30th, 2005, 12:38pm
by girlthatdrums
You'll never guess who I voted for.

I got dibs on Grady's 30in! Hands off! (that sounded kinky)

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 1:26pm
by Moon The Loon
girlthatdrums wrote:I got dibs on Grady's 30in!


haha, he'd be insane to ever let that go, that's a lifetime keeper. Didn't he get it for free if I'm not mistaken?.....fucker! :lol:

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 1:51pm
by Punisher
so far for my mutli-board survey, the rankings are as follows:

Name________Votes

DW____________13
TAMA__________12
PEARL__________10
YAMAHA_________5
PACIFIC ________2
SONOR__________2
LUDWIG_________2
GRETSCH________1
MAPEX___________1

Posted: May 30th, 2005, 2:51pm
by girlthatdrums
I'm guessing the posters on these boards are mostly young(er) folks. I post on another board where probably 90% of the folks there would have said Ludwig. But, most of them are old studio and jazz guys.

Posted: May 31st, 2005, 8:28am
by Creamy Algorithms
Moon The Loon wrote:
girlthatdrums wrote:I got dibs on Grady's 30in!


haha, he'd be insane to ever let that go, that's a lifetime keeper. Didn't he get it for free if I'm not mistaken?.....fucker! :lol:


I got it at BDO for like 75 bucks. heh I had to order a frikkin' custom made beater head for it which cost more than the drum did.

Posted: May 31st, 2005, 9:22am
by greenTshirt
our drummer has a gretsch from the '70's....(his uncle's old kit) and it sounds excellent....

Posted: May 31st, 2005, 9:56am
by craiggers
What board are you posting to that voted Tama? DrummersWithLowIQ.com?

Posted: May 31st, 2005, 10:21am
by masonni
Well in that list I would say DW or Yamaha....but I am sticking with my Peace...