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Any ideas on good drum brands?

Asked by Tink (8668points) May 31st, 2009 from iPhone

Well I’m getting a new drum set today.Because I cracked my bass with my drum stick.
Then my sister finished it off with her fuckin hand.My incredibly stupid ex is gonna buy them.What kind should I get this time? I had Yamaha

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FireMadeFlesh's avatar

My drummer friends tend to use Sonor or Zildjian. I know nothing about it though.

Tink's avatar

Hehe thanks

Randy's avatar

Let me first say, I’m no drummer… yet. I’m slowly trying to learn to play but I’m a guitarist at heart. To put it bluntly, I suck on drums, but I’ve played in enough band to get a taste of decent brands.

If you can talk her into it, C&C or Pearl would be my first choice. You really can’t go wrong there. I played with one kid who was all about Gretsch drums. It seemed like he thought that playing anything else was a sin against God. One kid I played with had a set of Pulse that were pretty cheap (I think he payed around $200 for a 5 piece) and he loved them.

I suppose it’s all about what you can talk her into.

Tink's avatar

Yeah I don’t wanna go overboard either and especially since she doesn’t like my kind of music but I’ll butter her up

jrpowell's avatar

I know a few drummers. Both go with Pearl. Here is my buddy (and old boss) Big Jon.

Tink's avatar

I checked out the Pearl drums and they are beautiful
@johnpowell – I can’t check your link right now because I’m using my iPod touch and it doesn’t let me go and it’s 2:50 am and I can’t really go to a computer right now so I’ll do that later.

nysmith9's avatar

I’ve been playing drums for 6 years, I own 2 kits one is a yamaha hip gig and the other a pearl exr. I don’t really know where your at in your drumming because that determines the kit u should get. Also a decent priced kit with good heads and nice cymbals should work fir the average player. If your in a solid band that might go somewhere then pysically going to a store like guitar center etc is your best bet every drummer has a sweet kit sound where certain kits stand out among the rest even if it’s a cheap set, so my advice is to go play on sine kits till u find one. Myspace.com/ statenlights

DeanV's avatar

I have a nice set of Ludwigs which I would highly recommend. They are far and away better than any sets of Pearls I have ever played.

But If I could, I would go with Gretsch or DW. DW is the king of all drum brands, just far and away the best. But I really doubt they are in your price range.

I’ve always liked the way that Gretsch drums look, play, and are manufactured. They are incredibly sturdy drums as far as I’ve seen, and and also incredibly versatile.

I would also try and avoid brands like Pulse if you can. I think buying from a name brand is important, and I haven’t heard incredible things about Pulse or Sound Percussion.

Pacifics are great drums too, manufactured by DW, and are also pretty cheap for the quality of the drum.

But for me, I love my Ludwigs, and would reccomend them over Pearl, Pulse, and probably even Pacific.

But if you can, Gretschs are great.

lefteh's avatar

I would go with Ludwigs as well. They will make you feel like a rock star.

DeanV's avatar

Ringo Starr plays Ludwigs. That may be reason enough.

lefteh's avatar

Word to your mother.

Tink's avatar

@nysmith9 – Im not in a band I just play them as a hobby

Tink's avatar

@dverhey – How much are they?

Tink's avatar

I also use them to shun out everything that going on, so I want some loud ones

DeanV's avatar

These are incredibly similar to mine, but they also make a very good set for cheaper here.

I don’t think loudness will be an issue with any of these sets.

Tink's avatar

Ok thanks :-)

Tink's avatar

@dverhey – Im going for the orange Ludwigs!!
Thanks

rhector63's avatar

i don’t know if this’ll help any more, but i like going with a small unkown set, Enforcer. They aren’t very expensive and as long as you don’t literally KILL your drumset it’ll work wonders for YEars . I’ve had one for about 6 years and its still goin strong, iv’e only had to replace a few heads from normal wear and tear and stuff

Tink's avatar

@rhector63Hard Drummer too? :)

rhector63's avatar

haha yes :D

Tink's avatar

When I get all into it I do too :)

nysmith9's avatar

Yeah if your not in a band and don’t plan to be in one stick with a drum set around 500–800

Tink's avatar

Yeah I got them already. Wooooooooo! But I couldn’t find them in orange so I got black ones

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