Maple or Birch :[

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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:46 pm

I'm thinking of getting a new drumset and I CANT CHOOSE BETWEEN A BIRCH TAMA SUPERSTAR OR A MAPLE PDP MX
I live in Korea and both are around the same price and I cant try them out cus its an internet site
Any suggestions? I play punk/rock by the way :]
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:13 pm


It's all-maple, as opposed to the Superstar has basswood.
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:58 pm

You know once you buy one, you will be forever wondering what if about the other. You must at least try to track down a Birch kit and a Maple one to at least configure your head on this. Good luck.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:11 am

Yeah, i would definetly say Tama makes the more solid kit but the PDP is no slouch either. i have an MX im sellin cause im gettin my Spaun Customs, but they sound great. probably a little better than the Superstars. but thats just my opinion.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:38 pm

I would go with the PDP set