What is your favorite drum company?

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

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What is your favorite drum manufacturer?

Mapex
21
13%
Pearl
19
12%
Tama
24
15%
Ludwig
9
5%
Taye
1
1%
Yamaha
17
10%
Drum Workshop (dw) or Pacific
26
16%
Sonor
7
4%
Gretch
12
7%
other (add what I left out in your post)
29
18%
 
Total votes: 165
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Post Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:57 pm

ive played DW for about 4 years and i thought it didnt get any better....but i just got a new tama starclassic bubinga set and i was blown away, best drum sound ive ever heard
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Post Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:25 am

I love my Starclassics! The thing is, all the brands mentioned are extremely good.
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Post Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:06 am

I voted gretsch because thats my kit..
but if i had enough money.. i'd go to ocdp
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Post Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:36 pm

Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:41 pm

adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:56 pm

Thank you psychic one for your insights. Actually, I'm a professor at a college. And a drummer. From what I understand, the company only has three guys running the whole shebang. It's doubtful they have an advertising department, or an HR department, or an IS department. I just really like their product and what they're doing. So yes, I am guilty for putting Ford at the top of my wish list. Sue me.
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:42 pm

SmellsLikeIan wrote:
adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.


He's not with Ford, he's just what every company needs to stay afloat - a rabid fan. I guess we all......
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Post Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:17 am

I'd have to vote for Yamaha or Gretsch.
I've always loved the sound of Gretsch drums.
They both have great sounding toms and kicks.

I have a beef with Pearl...
I have a Pearl Masters Kit.
I like them but....
Pearl is impossible to contact. I wish I could just call them like you can with a lot of other companies.
Also, some of their stuff is beginning to malfunction.
The tom mounts eventually start slipping no matter how much you tighten the screw ( unless you have the ones with the gear teeth).
The bass drum spurs have a black piece of plastic that just came off one night.
If they are going to make stuff like that, people should be able to contact them. If you go to their web site, their is no contact info!!!!!!!
Other than that, they are good drums.
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Post Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:19 am

I'd have to vote for Yamaha or Gretsch.
I've always loved the sound of Gretsch drums.
They both have great sounding toms and kicks.

I have a beef with Pearl...
I have a Pearl Masters Kit.
I like them but....
Pearl is impossible to contact. I wish I could just call them like you can with a lot of other companies.
Also, some of their stuff is beginning to malfunction.
The tom mounts eventually start slipping no matter how much you tighten the screw ( unless you have the ones with the gear teeth).
The bass drum spurs have a black piece of plastic that just came off one night.
If they are going to make stuff like that, people should be able to contact them. If you go to their web site, their is no contact info!!!!!!!
Other than that, they are good drums.
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:30 pm

I own Mapex and Sonor, like em both, but I guess I prefer Mapex.
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:46 pm

Ah Yamaha is about all!
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:01 pm

Atmerrill wrote:
SmellsLikeIan wrote:
adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.


He's not with Ford, he's just what every company needs to stay afloat - a rabid fan. I guess we all......



i was just looking at ford site and i can't see how they can justify they're prices. $140 for die cast hoops? are they plated in gold? you can get a set of die's for 90 dollars. and they're shell prices are intense! even with the exotics, i can get 4 shells bent from a single piece of yellowheart, edged, and computer drilled for lugs cheaper than that at a machine shop with a steamer than the price of one of their shells? i don't see paying that much no matter how good they sound.
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:02 am

davin wrote:
Atmerrill wrote:
SmellsLikeIan wrote:
adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.


He's not with Ford, he's just what every company needs to stay afloat - a rabid fan. I guess we all......



i was just looking at ford site and i can't see how they can justify they're prices. $140 for die cast hoops? are they plated in gold? you can get a set of die's for 90 dollars. and they're shell prices are intense! even with the exotics, i can get 4 shells bent from a single piece of yellowheart, edged, and computer drilled for lugs cheaper than that at a machine shop with a steamer than the price of one of their shells? i don't see paying that much no matter how good they sound.


I wonder if the die cast hoops are made by them or if they're the same as the ones precision and AMD sell.....I bet Atmerrill could answer that...Or adguy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:16 am

SmellsLikeIan wrote:
davin wrote:
Atmerrill wrote:
SmellsLikeIan wrote:
adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.


He's not with Ford, he's just what every company needs to stay afloat - a rabid fan. I guess we all......



i was just looking at ford site and i can't see how they can justify they're prices. $140 for die cast hoops? are they plated in gold? you can get a set of die's for 90 dollars. and they're shell prices are intense! even with the exotics, i can get 4 shells bent from a single piece of yellowheart, edged, and computer drilled for lugs cheaper than that at a machine shop with a steamer than the price of one of their shells? i don't see paying that much no matter how good they sound.


I wonder if the die cast hoops are made by them or if they're the same as the ones precision and AMD sell.....I bet Atmerrill could answer that...Or adguy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



Well Ian, as Adguy doesn't work for Ford (really) I guess I'm you're man. No, Ford doesn't make them - I don't know which wholesaler they ultimately purchased them from - they look like the Gibraltar series but I could be wrong. They're not the die cast hoops used by Noble&Coley - I bought a set of those for a Slingerland set a few years back and they have a different look.

Mine look great, they seat well, and I really just didn't ask.

As to Davin's post: As Jay Gaylen said some time ago, "No one ever really pays retail cost." My hoops didn't break the piggy bank :wink:
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:25 am

Atmerrill wrote:
SmellsLikeIan wrote:
davin wrote:
Atmerrill wrote:
SmellsLikeIan wrote:
adguy wrote:Ford bar none. Not assembly line, mass produced stuff. Real instruments, not toys. I may drive a VW, but when it comes to the band I'm a Ford guy.


Dude, if you want free advertisement, this is a lame way to go about it....Nice effort, but you are as transparent as my living room window. Pretty underhanded if you ask me. I feel violated in some strange way after reading your posts. At least change your name from adguy so its not so blatantly obvious that you work in the advertising department of Ford Drums.


He's not with Ford, he's just what every company needs to stay afloat - a rabid fan. I guess we all......



i was just looking at ford site and i can't see how they can justify they're prices. $140 for die cast hoops? are they plated in gold? you can get a set of die's for 90 dollars. and they're shell prices are intense! even with the exotics, i can get 4 shells bent from a single piece of yellowheart, edged, and computer drilled for lugs cheaper than that at a machine shop with a steamer than the price of one of their shells? i don't see paying that much no matter how good they sound.


I wonder if the die cast hoops are made by them or if they're the same as the ones precision and AMD sell.....I bet Atmerrill could answer that...Or adguy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



Well Ian, as Adguy doesn't work for Ford (really) I guess I'm you're man. No, Ford doesn't make them - I don't know which wholesaler they ultimately purchased them from - they look like the Gibraltar series but I could be wrong. They're not the die cast hoops used by Noble&Coley - I bought a set of those for a Slingerland set a few years back and they have a different look.

Mine look great, they seat well, and I really just didn't ask.

As to Davin's post: As Jay Gaylen said some time ago, "No one ever really pays retail cost." My hoops didn't break the piggy bank :wink:


Speaking of Noble&Cooley, those are the drums I play, but I wouldn't say I have a favorite drum company. So I never really answered this thread's question....Wait....What am I doing here....Where am I....What was this thread about again.... :lol:
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