what can i get for $1000?

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

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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:23 pm

i'm looking for a deep heavy sounding drum kit. something that can hold up. i had a pearl kit but the hardware was always stripping and seemed cheap to me.
what about peace drums? they have a good price. anyone played them?
what do you think?
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:40 pm

trendki11er wrote:i'm looking for a deep heavy sounding drum kit. something that can hold up. i had a pearl kit but the hardware was always stripping and seemed cheap to me.
what about peace drums? they have a good price. anyone played them?
what do you think?


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indoorstorm.com ... 5 piece for 870? around there....brazilian maple ...sound great!
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:47 am

I am an fairly new drummer and i had about the same price range as you.

I browsed around, did some reasearch and i ended up with a Tama Superstar SK 5 Piece. It cost me about 850-900 (If i remember correctly) and it sounds great, and all the hardware is great [[especially the starcast mounting system]]
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:34 pm

Yes try TAMA, its a very good brand.
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:39 pm

for 1k you should be able to get a Ddrum Ash Pocket kit from Guitar Center.

Better sounding than any of the imported Maple kits I heard. Hardware is great. I also had 1k and looked at all 1k and under choices from Gretsch, Tama, Pearl, Sonor, and Yamaha. For the cash I couldn't do any better.

They are on sale around $1200 but I know they'll take 1k.
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:38 pm

you can get a lot for 1000 bucks. i got a 4-piece drum set, a cymbal stand, 2x 16'' crash cymbal, 14 hi-hats (w/ stand) for like 450 bucks. so work on that! lol, eBay is good
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 am

http://www.zzounds.com/item--LUDLC525

and if you scout hard enough on ebay..u can get classics for 1000
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:46 pm

im having the same thing. i have no idea what to get. id prefer maple or birch but im not rich. also im going to school in 2008 so once i go there w/e i buy is ginna be my summertime off school kit only...i seriously need help hahaha. id prefer 5 or 6 piece deep sounding stuff.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:50 pm

AK-Drummer wrote:im having the same thing. i have no idea what to get. id prefer maple or birch but im not rich.


check into the ludwig accent cs custom. its 100% birch and sounds great. its whats been going to my shows with me while my pearl masters custom and custom maryland kits sit at home. i love it. i went for the fusion size kit. still a 22v18 kick drum and 16x16 floor tom. but it has 10 and 12 inch rack toms.

and they are under 800 bucks.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:01 pm

where would i go to look for 1 of those?
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:46 pm

heres a link to the power line of the kit (standard size toms, not the smaller toms)

http://www.interstatemusic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10051&productId=900042020&langId=-1

i found my line is called a "power fusion" which is the fusion size rack toms and power size kick but i didnt see it on the site.

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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:20 pm

you really cant go wrong with either a tama superstar/rockstar/imperialstar or theddrums. pearl's new vision series might be something to look into aswell. ive never tried one, but they look reliable and hey, they are pearls! that should be reason enough.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:28 pm

genx3117 wrote:you really cant go wrong with either a tama superstar/rockstar/imperialstar or theddrums. pearl's new vision series might be something to look into aswell. ive never tried one, but they look reliable and hey, they are pearls! that should be reason enough.


good call. just dont go with the diablo ddrum kit. waste of money in my opinion. cheap looking, feels cheap to play and doesnt sound very good.

and pearls are great as long as you dont go with the forum or export. if you have 1000 bucks to throw around you can buy a kit made of maple or birch.
those two pearls are made of poplar. maple and birch sounds a lot better in my opinion!

dont get me wrong, the forum and export are great kits. im just not a fan of poplar shells.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:36 pm

how about the Mapex M Birch? that any good?
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Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:08 am

There are Sonor Force 3005 all maple 5 piece kits on ebay for about $800. Really great drums.