Which is better dw or Tama

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

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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:38 pm

Which do you choose?
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:04 pm

TAMA.... if they were GRANSTARS only!
otherwise DW
Tama GRANSTAR in Nile Blue
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:30 pm

The one that sounds/looks better

It's your call.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:39 pm

both!
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:52 pm

tama is ya name kinda fading out. my first set was a tama rockstar. dw is so freakin expoensive. id go with pearl if anything but between those 2 id go with dw
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:09 pm

I'd go with DW, but Tama makes great kits. If you have the choice, play on them both and see what you prefer. I like the tones and resonance I get outta my Dee-dubs.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:13 pm

id go dw if it was custom...which i could never afford
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:30 pm

NIETHER!
Taye:Rock Pro Classic Rock 5 Piece
Sabian:Cymbals
Tama & Pearl:Hardware
Evans:Drum heads
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:29 pm

Tama's baby the strongest name in drums! i have had two tama kits a set of 80s super stars, birch shells and now a set of Star classic's maple shells and they both sounded awsome especially the star classics and are very well designed from the hardware, mounting system, air vents,bass drum spurs, shells, everything! these babys sing and look great.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:08 pm

Got to go with DW I love my kit its 10 years old and looks brand new there great drums little expensive but werth their wieght in gold
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:09 pm

I play an OLD Tama SwingStar set... (when they were the top of the line Tamas...)... But thats Only cause I can't afford a DW set..

I'd rather a set of Ayotes..... or a few others I've heard in my 35+ years of drumming
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:11 pm

Both are excellent companies. Neither is "better". It's all personal preference. Depends on what you're looking for to get the job done.

If I truly want something completely suited to my tastes, I'd go totally custom, like something from Mark Ross Percussion as an example.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:45 pm

Ive been a Tama man for like 15+ years, and thats never gonna change. But i do think DW custom kits are beautiful creations. I have salivated over many a DW kit, however my heart will always remain with Tama, like a wife hehe
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:38 am

It is all personal opinion and while I have had a DW kit...actually 2 of them and have played them on fly dates, they are not one of my favorites...but I LOVE the hardware and swear by the bass drum pedals (using a 9002 double pedal on EVERY gig).

For drums, I would have to go with Tama though.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:44 am

Johnny Cat wrote:Both are excellent companies. Neither is "better". It's all personal preference. Depends on what you're looking for to get the job done.


that's right... and becuase of that i hate that DW put there prices up loads just for colours and wraps when they basically are the same!
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