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    Veteran Enthusiast Slashed's Avatar



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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Quote Originally Posted by James
    My advice is get a Pearl Forum kit, I had one (once) and now I am buying one again. They are great value for money, have a great sound, and come with all the bits you need to get started. As for cymbals, Paiste and Meinl do some great metal ones, whereas Ziljian and Sabian are better in my opinion for more old-school rockers.
    This cheapy?

    Looks okay for the price I must say (:

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Yeah, that's the one.
    It's basically made the same way as other Pearl kits, check out their site for more on that, but with cheaper wood. The sound is excellent for a kit of the price, and I wouldn't buy anything else.

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Sadly the store that I'm browsing doesn't have an affair with Pearl drums. =(
    It's one of the few Canadian music store.

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    It would be worth it though, even with delivery costs.
    I have never heard a sound this good within around 200 of this kit.

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will
    Second question: electronic drum affordable?
    I heard high's and low regarding an electronic kit.
    Being able to play with headphones etc. Only, someone told me that good electronic
    kits only start at 3000$(is it true?) and that if you have a good amplifier and monitors that comes with it. My friend has a electronic kit and you can't hear the bass drum and the floor tom for shit.
    Don't waste your money man, you need monster PA systems to get good sound from an electronic kit. And yes, it's true, quality electronic kits are in excess of at least 2,500. There are means of muffling acoustic kits. Pads, excessive stuffing in the bass drum, brushes, towels on the cymbals... use your imagination lol.
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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlashedGryffan
    Quote Originally Posted by James
    My advice is get a Pearl Forum kit, I had one (once) and now I am buying one again. They are great value for money, have a great sound, and come with all the bits you need to get started. As for cymbals, Paiste and Meinl do some great metal ones, whereas Ziljian and Sabian are better in my opinion for more old-school rockers.
    This cheapy?

    Looks okay for the price I must say (:
    I've got that kit, but its silver. I would recommened it, for both of you, or whoever wants a drum kit. It's worth the money.
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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Absolutely. But make sure you get it in Jet Black with black hardware ;P
    Also, Will, I understand that you are a RATM fan, so Zildjian cymbals may be more your thing if you want a sound like that, as their drummer uses those.

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    Shit, you read my mind. I also found a cymbal pack not too expensive from zidjian.
    About 200$.
    But yeah, I'm a RATM fan as a bassist, since the basslines are catchy and easy.

    I mostly admire the drumming style of Bill Ward.(Black Sabbath).

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    I would also suggest visiting their homepage:

    http://www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2

    You can choose some cymbals and play sound samples to see if you like it. That is how I am choosing my cymbals.

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    Re: Buying a drum, what should I look for?

    It kinda depends on what kind of music you are going to be playing I guess.

    I recommend WD's or Pearls just because I've played 'em before and they had a nice sound. But WD's run in the 1200+ range and I've seen a Pearl set on guitarcenter.com that looked pretty good.
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