Which is better dw or Tama

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

Moderator: Moderators

Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:37 pm

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:17 pm

tama all the way. dw is good, but i've been a tama m,an since i was ten. when i knew there were different brands.

tama all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
User avatar
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:08 pm

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:18 pm

Tama Pedals are good
I got it from uh, the get wet shop!
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:51 pm
Location: California

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:19 pm

I love the sound of DW's, and some of those finishes are just amazing pieces of art. My ideal tone and amount of resounance.
M.U.S.I.C.- Make up something interesting and complementary- Neil Peart

Without music, Life would be an error- Friedrich Nietzsche
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:37 pm

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:20 pm

i've been a drummer for 23yrs and i've played on almost every kit known to man

i've wanted a set of tamas since i was ten and i finally got them.

i'm a tama man all have been always will be

tama rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:48 am

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:34 pm

Again, there is "no better" than the other. Only different IMO. Tama's are really wonderful and have so many options and price-points. DW's have so many options, not alot of price points (unless you count Pacific's... and I won't go there..). The hardware on both is amazing (i use a hybrid of Tama and DW hardware, actually). Again, it's all what sounds good to your ears and what looks good to your eyes.(profound, eh?) good luck in choosing!

Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:11 pm
Location: Cary NC

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:41 pm

I own two tama kits and a dw custom. Just got the dw kit delivered in december and I love them. I love my tamas as well (I can't seem to bring myself to sell them), but I couldn't get as much tone out of them as I could out of a studio's dw kit I used with the same setup. If you have a great drum room to record in it makes no difference, but I got the most killer tones out of a relatively small drum room with a set of DWs. Live they both sound as good as the engineer running the board. If they are tuned right any drums can sound good live. Ok almost any drums. My fiberboard swingstars can sound a little rough even if they are in tune.
DW Drums& Pedals
Zidljian Cymbals
Roland V-drums
Twisted Tower Dire &Jon Fritz band
User avatar
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:47 pm
Location: Pompano Beach, FL

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:18 pm

I'm going to have to go with Tama because they aren't drastically over priced, I like their hardware better and the IC feels better to me than the DW stuff.
That and the Warlord series stuff and the koa drums with the inlays are some of the best looking drums I've seen in a while.
8-piece Mapex Vx
5-piece Premier 1960s vintage

custom vintage Mapex 5-piece (for sale)
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:52 pm
Location: Long Beach, California

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:11 pm

wolfsburg6674 wrote:id go dw if it was custom...which i could never afford

actually by definition, all dw kits are custom, they are hand painted, shells are hand selected, nothing is mass produced, even the pedals are assembled by hand. Each kit is different from one tothe next because of the shell selection process. And they are not any more expensive than custom kits and high end kits, belive me, done alot of research on the kits that I own.
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:57 am
Location: high point nc

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:49 pm

ceroweb wrote:Absolutly I choose TAMA. It have better sound, stronger hardware and the best prices on market. DW it's a great brand or drums, but the prices it's insane and the sound of TAMA and DW are the same. So TAMA FOREVER.

DW cost so much b/c it's made in USA. i have a tama now and i'm savein up to buy a DW if that tells u anything.
User avatar
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 564
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:47 am
Location: Swansea, Wales

Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:18 am

Scott_Hurford wrote:not another 'BEST' post :evil: there everywherE!!

i mean, i may love Tama to death but it aint 'The Best' its all down to personal preferences guys. there is no best!!
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:11 am

Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:38 am

I prefer Tama kits. When it comes down to it, if you buy a Tama Kit at the same price that you are paying for a DW kit( even if its a "cheap" one,) you will probably get more for your money with Tama. Though DW does make very nice kits. I have a Tama superstar and I couldn't be happier with it. I played some DW kits before purchasing my Tama, but they just couldn't compare
Jay Brearley
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:02 am
Location: Leeds - UK

Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:25 pm

The way i think is as an individual. Ill take into account what people say about this drum or that cymbal but until i hear it and play it for myself i wont decided - go and play on both and see what YOU think. Its your kit, you will have to pay for it and most important you will have to live with your choice. If your not happy with the sound it makes but you bought it because 99% of people said it was better your never going to be truly happy playing.
Please do not take this personally, this is what i would do.

As for the "Which is better" threads can we discuss which drum key is better tomorrow? LOL :lol:
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 88
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:30 pm
Location: San Diego, California

Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:29 pm

Both make Great Pedals. DW has of a variety of Hardware, while Tama makes great drums for every type of player for a great price. Plus they started in Japan, so i would use Tama Drums and DW Hardware
User avatar
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:30 am

my vote would be Tama for sure.. although i play a pearl now.. i plan on getting a tama real soon.. Tama with all Zildjian cymbals is the way to go
Save a Drum. Bang a Drummer.
Pearl, Zildjian, Remo, Iron Cobra Double Bass, Vic Firth
<img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l43/cgaffka/MyExportIMGsm.png" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
User avatar
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: Arizona

Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:37 am

I have 2 starclassics one birch and the one i bought about 3 hours ago which is bubinga, they both sound superb, but man the toms on my bubinga kit sound so incredible, it's insane!
Tama Starclassic Bubinga kit #1
Tama Starclassic Birch kit #2
DW snare
DW 9000 double pedal
DW 9000 series hardware
Zildjian A and Z custom Cymbals