entry level-moderate drum sets?

Pearl, Tama, Yamaha, DW, Ludwig, Premier, Mapex etc.

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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:24 pm

im looking at getting a decent quality entry level drumset and im just wondering if theres any good options besides the usuals Pearl, Tama, Pacific and Mapex. im looking for something in the 1000 dollar range. i saw a post about dixon drums and i liked how they looked for the price so any info on those would be greatly appreciated.
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:59 pm

For up to a grand you can get a seriously good kit by almost any maker. Google around, and check musicians friend. Also 123 music. I've seen Sonors, Ludwig, Tama, all of them with kits coming in around 600-1000.
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:15 pm

There are so many good kits for that price range that to list them here would just be silly.
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:39 pm

One kit that I've been paying particular attention to recently is Po Boy. These drums are an exceptional value, and sound really good for the money. Currently my top three choices would be:

TRICK: (above $3,500)
Medicine Man: (~$1350.00 -$3500)
Po Boy: $750.00 - $1350.00
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Post Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:31 pm

you could get some decent kits with that kind of money. As far as brands go, I really like Ludwig and Gretsch, and if I had the money, I would try out Medicine Man. In february I got a Classic Maple custom kit from Ludwig and the bearing edges are FLAWLESS, not to mention, they sound amazing. However, you can get a pretty decent kit from just about any company for that kind of money.

Edit: you can get a Ludwig accent cs custom elite series in the 700 to 950 range. They are solid birch shells. Or you can get a Gretsch catalina maple kit for even less than that and then have some extra cash for cymbals and hardware
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Post Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:42 pm

zen_drummer wrote:One kit that I've been paying particular attention to recently is Po Boy. These drums are an exceptional value, and sound really good for the money. Currently my top three choices would be:

TRICK: (above $3,500)
Medicine Man: (~$1350.00 -$3500)
Po Boy: $750.00 - $1350.00


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Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:11 pm

yeah those Po Boys caught my eye and ill have to take a look at medicine man they sound promising.
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Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:16 pm

barnanimal54 wrote:yeah those Po Boys caught my eye and ill have to take a look at medicine man they sound promising.


I've played Po Boys cymbals, and love them, I now have two of them. As for there drums, I know Mike (Zen_Drummer) has played on one, so I would have to see his review.

As for the MM, PJ redid two of my snare drums and I love them. The are both great all around snares now.
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