Pacific FS?

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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:49 am

I recently stumbled upon a sweet 8 piece, double bass Pacific FS for $1400, right in my price range. But, before I take the dive, I would like to know how durable and what the sound quality of this kit is.
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:28 am

Rims mounts or STM mounts? If it has the STM mounts it's a good buy. If it has the Rims mounts, it sucks.

The reason being that the kits with STM mounts are made to th same standards as the LX kits, but the ones with Rims mounts really are lower quality drums.
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:49 am

I have a newer FS set, they are made of birch and have matte finishes. Very nice drums for the price. They have nice attack and punch. Because of the matte finish, you would need to be careful when lugging them around as they could scratch easy. Here are a few pics of my FS kit,


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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:44 pm

They have the STM mounts.
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:20 pm

It's a good kit, then. :)

Back when they first started, their different lines were steps up in quality. Now, the different lines all sport the same gear and manufacturing so the only step up in quality is the stands/pedals. The drums themselves are just different flavors now.
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:25 pm

great kits! i love my FS it has a great sound and is very loud, especially with ec2's and an EMAD :)
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:03 pm

Why go dbl bass, though? If you plan on gigging them, why not minimize your footprint and go with a dbl pedal? Never know when you might come across a tiny stage.
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:18 pm

The double bass is somewhat for presence, but mainly for the minor differences in sound between the drums. I've been working on foot rhythms that sound better on two bass drums rather than two pedals, plus I feel more balanced behind a double bass kit rather than a single bass.
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