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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:37 pm

how do you feel about custom drums? such as SJC, C&C, Truth, Dark Horse Percussion, OCDP, and Shine are all big custom drum companies and i wanted to hear your feedback about how you feel about custom drums.
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:56 pm

Meh, you could get the same or better quality drums from a major company. All I see in it is flashy finishes. But I could be corrected on my views.
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:58 pm

I think if you look around you will find a ton of posts on this subject. Not to mention Timekeep is a custom builder and the only one I would go to. Great to work with, Excellent prices & great workmanship! What more could you want? :)
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:06 pm

Custom drum companies are only good if you know EXACTLY what you want and you're willing to pay for it. The only reason to go custom is if the bigger companies don't offer what you want. Most drummer's are content to buy off the shelf which is fine cause its cheaper and easier than going custom. But to the drummer with a specific vision, custom is the only way to go

Personally, I'd like to go custom sometime in the next 10 years
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:16 pm

cool thanx! yea i just got all new cymbals and hardware and im starting to save up now and i really think im gonna get a custom kid becaus ei know what i want because ive been able to play one before and it sounded great and i want the same one. im thinkin 24 x 20 bass drum, 13 x 9 tom, 16 x 14 floor tom and an 14 x 8 snare.
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:06 pm

I can help you out with that. I build Medicine Man Custom Drums.
www.pjclevenger.com

www.medicinemandrumsaz.com

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:14 am

How do you know exactly what your getting in terms of sound quality if your ordering custom drums. I will not buy a set of drums if I can not see, feel and play the exact kit that I am buying. To me this is the same as buying a car without first being able to drive the vehicle. I know of nightmares where the recipient was totally disgusted when after a six month wait the drums he received were sonically 180 degrees from what he thought he was going to get.

The ONLY way I would buy custom is if there was a showroom where I could go and sample and compare the kit I was buying off the showroom floor. This also goes for companies such as DW, Pearl or whatever. If I can't play the kit before hand, I don't buy it.

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:36 pm

audiotech wrote:The ONLY way I would buy custom is if there was a showroom where I could go and sample and compare the kit I was buying off the showroom floor. This also goes for companies such as DW, Pearl or whatever. If I can't play the kit before hand, I don't buy it.

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Then it wouldn't be a custom kit.
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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:09 pm

^^^^
Agreed with PJ.

That's why its always good to do research about wood materials and the rest of it before making the move to custom.

I only just realized how much I questioned PJ (sorry bro :) ) before I finally decided on what I wanted for my custom snare


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Post Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:03 am

they give you what you want which is why theyre around
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:03 am

Some custom kits are rip off... I only trust PJ in custom drum business!! Great price, great drum, great finish, and awesome guy!!
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Post Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:30 pm

Does PJ do Carbon Fiber like the Pearl Masterworks-style Carbon Fiber sets?? :|
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Post Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:01 pm

Yes i do, They are very expensive though.
www.pjclevenger.com

www.medicinemandrumsaz.com

DML Special: 20% off all drums.

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Post Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:04 pm

yeah, carbon fiber shells are off the charts pricewise. very odd sound to em, but crack like no other.