Does it just HAVE TO BE new?

You are going to buy it

  • Yes, It has to be Brand Spanking New In the Box

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  • No, I'll take it in great condition used for a lot less.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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  • Poll closed .

ThePloughman

New member
So you are looking for that special snare or see a set in a color you just got to have......

no matter how good you shop, and mostly even with a great deal from an insider, you will still pay more for it new. A lot more.

How do you feel about it being some one elses spoiled dream, cast off, bad impulse buy, tax day salvation, girlfriends bitchfest, or junkies fix?

Why one way or the other.
 

tamaman

New member
Hell yeah I will buy it new if in decent shape of course. Every once in a while I see them on Ebay when a very nice high end set is for sale and the kit has nicks and scratches all over it. Sickening that a drummer can treat their kit like that.
 

Brother_Bong

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Some of my best buys were not new. My Mapex Force 2000, I basically stole from a guy. He bought it for X, Had to change jobs , leave woman. I got it for 1/2 of X less than 6 weeks later. Still with factory heads on, not damaged. Good times!
 

okjohne

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Wow what a delimma. I almost never buy major stuff new. Cars, drums, watches. I mean GC where I never buy stuff has a three year old 6 piece Tama Star classic maple in merrygold sparkle for 2 G. The retail is close to 4G. It's new old stock. Might be mine one day.
 

Drumosaurus

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I got pissed because on ebay they had a pearl sessions 4 peice kit selling for about $200 a shell. Why must I barely have 200 bucks to my name?
 

DrumsPlus

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I shop around. Most of the stuff I really want you can't get new anyways. I guess I have a nostalgia thing. Not only that, but I have an accountant for a wife. If I bought stuff new besides sticks and head, she would kill me.
 

FATHER TIME

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I HAVEN'T BOUGHT ANYTHING NEW IN YEARS. SOME PEOPLE GET A WARM FEELING IN THEIR TUMMYS WHEN THEY BUY SOMETHING NEW 'COUSE THEY GET TO GO BACK AND YELL AT SOMEONE IF IT DOSEN'T WORK PERFECTLY. MOST OF MY EFFECTS RACK WAS BOUGHT FOR $10-$50 EACH BECOUSE OF A SCRATCHY POT OR BAD LED.
 

Atmerrill

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Naw.. Some of the real gems I value were found in assorted used conditioned, and refurbished tenderly back into swinging shape. Besides, I love tinkering with old gear - must be a nostalgia buff too. And, I have some great cymbals that were used - someone didn't appreciate them, but I do now! <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZNxmk788YYUS%2526i%253D36%252F36%255F1%255F34%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_34.gif" alt="SmileyCentral.com" border="0"><img border="0" src="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fimgfarm%252Ecom%252Fimages%252Fnocache%252Ftr%252Ffw%252Fsmiley%252Fsocial%252Egif%253Fi%253D36%252F36_1_34/image.gif"></a>
 

anavrinIV

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my set was used, as well as my hihats and main crash. my snare was a floor model. i bought my electric set used.

i buy a lot of new stuff, but sometimes its just because i dont want to keep looking for something if a store already has it, and i dont want to deal with ebay since i dont have my own account yet. anytime i get something i didnt have before i consider it new to me, and thats good enough. however, i am not at all opposed to buying something used. my set sat on the floor of guitar center forever and when someone finally did buy it, they brought it back a month later. thats where i come in. i adore that set and dont plan on selling it any time soon.
 

rufus4dagruv

New member
I buy drums and cymbals used all the time. Stands, clamps, sticks, heads, etc I buy new 99% of the time. Unless the stand is in GREAT condition, I will shell out a few extra bucks and get new.

I like trading cymbals and snares with other players or people I can meet. Not only does it increase the size of your network, but you are also a lot less likely to get ripped off.
 

Rob Crisp

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far as I'm concerned if it sounds ace and is in good condition then no, doesn't HAve to be new. However, knowing nobody else has played it makes it a little bit special.
 

rufus4dagruv

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Rob Crisp":4zigxb91 said:
However, knowing nobody else has played it makes it a little bit special.
In regards to cymbals, this is rarely the case. Those cymbals get hit before they leave the factory. Also, if I buy a cymbal in a store, I'm going to buy the cymbal I played. I would never hit one, then ask if they had another "in the back." If I like that pie, I'm buying it, not a different one.
 

reefer

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I usually look for used stands, if their in good condition... although snare stands and pedals I prefer new. My #1 snare for the last 6 years or so was a used buy off another player way back... wasn't quite what he wanted but i loved it. Just recently got an old 5 piece Milestone kit (handcrafted in canada) with a nice 24x20 kick, and another good snare. Cost me nothing but a trade for a set of smaller pearl forum series! the perks of working at a store i guess.
ps... anybody know anything about Milestone? or Rogers hardware? I'm not a nostalgia buff by any means.
 

invision

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i prefer used gear, some of the best cymbals you can own is one that someone played for 20yrs and treated it good, that is a gem....same with almost any instrument the older is gets the better it normally will sound over time, my Epiphone Dot Deluxe is over 10yrs old and sounds 10x nicer than a brand new one of the same. used to me is someone already broke it in for me.
 

ThePloughman

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Theres no such thing as an unused cymbal unless you do get one ...from the back. Ive been in stores where all you wanted to do was beat some idiot to death with a drumstick who was trying out every cymbal in the store. And they were freaking Paiste Signatures, Twentys, and 2002s....... Its just not that hard. Any cymbal thats been on the tree for more than a month probably already has more play on it than you will do in three. Most places.
 

ThePloughman

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reefer":1qw88mlh said:
I usually look for used stands, if their in good condition... although snare stands and pedals I prefer new. My #1 snare for the last 6 years or so was a used buy off another player way back... wasn't quite what he wanted but i loved it. Just recently got an old 5 piece Milestone kit (handcrafted in canada) with a nice 24x20 kick, and another good snare. Cost me nothing but a trade for a set of smaller pearl forum series! the perks of working at a store i guess.
ps... anybody know anything about Milestone? or Rogers hardware? I'm not a nostalgia buff by any means.

I know a bit about Rogers Hardware........ what do you want to know?
 

Alan_

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If I can find hardware that's used but in good condition, I have no qualms with buying used. Same with cymbals.

Drums? Old drums are my passion.
 

Rob Crisp

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rufus4dagruv":279jp6i1 said:
Rob Crisp":279jp6i1 said:
However, knowing nobody else has played it makes it a little bit special.
In regards to cymbals, this is rarely the case. Those cymbals get hit before they leave the factory. Also, if I buy a cymbal in a store, I'm going to buy the cymbal I played. I would never hit one, then ask if they had another "in the back." If I like that pie, I'm buying it, not a different one.
Oh yeah totally! My point was that no one else has owned it, played it day in day out.

I don't consider a cymbal on a tree to have been played by anyone else really. Tried out yeah, but then again people go to a shop and try on clothes... doesn't make your new jeans second hand.
 

DrumsPlus

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Rob Crisp":3ebgokxo said:
rufus4dagruv":3ebgokxo said:
Rob Crisp":3ebgokxo said:
However, knowing nobody else has played it makes it a little bit special.
In regards to cymbals, this is rarely the case. Those cymbals get hit before they leave the factory. Also, if I buy a cymbal in a store, I'm going to buy the cymbal I played. I would never hit one, then ask if they had another "in the back." If I like that pie, I'm buying it, not a different one.
Oh yeah totally! My point was that no one else has owned it, played it day in day out.

I don't consider a cymbal on a tree to have been played by anyone else really. Tried out yeah, but then again people go to a shop and try on clothes... doesn't make your new jeans second hand.
Ha, I had a kid come in a try a kit the other day and he was only the second person to ever sit behind it. Then he and his dad proceed to tell me that they want $100.00 off because it's a used kit. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff people try. I do see your point though. I know I have a hard time buying something if I haven't tested it. Like you said if it's on the tree, It's new unless noted differently.
 
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