ThePloughman wrote:I made a trip to the local music store today. Checked out two PDP sets, the FS and the EZ. Both are in fact made in china.. both use mysterymeat interior core in the shell ply. Seriously looks like luan. The EZ are basic bottom line Pulse grade crap. The FS isnt much better. You get nicer lugs, nicer mounts, nicer color, but the shell material looks the same on the FS as the EZ.
My information was correct.
Furthermore, I cannot see anyone being anything other than disappointed with drums like this, once theyve sat and handled anything nicer.
The EZ is nothing more than a $50 Taiwanese kit, just like all of the other $200-for-a-complete-kit kits designed to get everyone into a kit. You'll also notice that nothing else about it is like the rest. They don't even have the same lugs. http://www.pacificdrums.com/ez/ez.htm
The FS, FX, and 805 feature 100% birch shells. http://www.pacificdrums.com/fs/fs.htm
The question is, what kind of birch? Is it similar to Philippine Mahogany, which isn't a Mahogany at all?
Let's see. We've got Curt Bisquera, Bryan "Brain" Mantia, Longineu Parsons, José Pasillas, Johnny Rabb, Stephen Perkins , Tony Roster, Jr., Billy Ward, Nissan Stewart, Brooks Wackerman, Zoro, and so forth. Most of those guys are monster players, have been long-time DW endorsers, and are really high profile...one even writes articles for Modern Drummer. I'm positive that none of these guys know what good drums are. You're right, you aren't being a dick. You're nothing more than biased, uneducated, and flat out elitist on this subject. Six years ago I would've agreed with you because the drums really did suck. Now, you couldn't be more incorrect. Love them or hate them, but base your opinion on facts instead of ignorance.
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