Good drumset for jazz

Hey guys so today my band director at the high school told me i could pick our next drumset for the jazz band and money is really no object. Problem is im not really a jazz player, so i hear yamaha is good but what else and please dont say DW because thats my first choice but i want to know what else is out there. Help me please i need good Brands sizes everything.
 

christopherabruce

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Those New Classic kits are a real bargin, but if money is no object, any of the upper-end Gretsch's would be a good choice. Traditional jazz sizes are 18"x14"- 14"x14" and 12"x8", and the shells tend to be thin. If you're playing with a large group, I second getting larger bass drum.


rufus4dagruv":13tko7cf said:
http://www.massmusic.net/shop/?shop=1&cat=1655&cart=6781686
-first kit listed, great for bebop. They probably won't go for it, but it's sweet...haha!

http://www.massmusic.net/shop/?shop=1&c ... rt=6781686
-the L8004LX or the L8005EX are very nice kits.

Or they may want to go with a very large kick for stage volume.
 

slingerland66

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maybe if youre lucky youll find a vintage slingerland kit at guitar center for cheap! my personal favorite for jazz... but you prolly wont be lucky enough to find one.... go for a gretsch ! they sound great and are easy on the wallet.
 

break the prism

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my school uses Yamaha Beech and Oak Customs. they sound amazing. the Beech has a 20" kick with 12" and 14" toms and the Oak has a 22" kick with 12" and 16" toms
 

Atmerrill

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You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
 

rufus4dagruv

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Atmerrill":25ocogyq said:
You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
You are correct. The thing is that the OP isn't buying a kit for himself, but rather the <b>school</b> is coughing up some dough for a new kit. Depending on how the kit is going to be used, there are quite a few options out there, I agree.
 

dbkman

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Atmerrill":10vj0hm1 said:
You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
amen
 

Rem

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i would go with something (pref. gretsch) with an 18x14 / 20x16 kick 16x16 / 16x14 / 14x14 floor tom and 12x7/12x8 tom

n then a ludwig sensitone snare:D

fiberskyn it.

n get sum meinl byzance jazz cymbals on it
 

Brother_Bong

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Atmerrill":d6z7huso said:
You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
"Sound" advise Mr. Merrill.
 

Atmerrill

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Bong":ui4r3xrs said:
Atmerrill":ui4r3xrs said:
You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
"Sound" advise Mr. Merrill.
You're a punny guy there Bong!

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Brother_Bong

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Atmerrill":3qg3i8lq said:
Bong":3qg3i8lq said:
Atmerrill":3qg3i8lq said:
You know, when you know what you're doing, any set of drums will sound good in any style of music...jazz, funk, pop, whatever.

Instead of trying to buy a set that will satisfy some niche, why don't you invest in a set that will be versatile to meet the demands of many genres. Personally, I'd stay away from these tiny 18/20" bass, 12 & 14" floor tom trio set-ups of yesteryear. Any good manufacturer set with a 22" kick, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 12, 13, 16" tom combo is going to give high school drummers just as much of a "jazz" sound as anything else, but will also be versatile enough to satisfy other music styles long after you graduate.

Food for thought....
"Sound" advise Mr. Merrill.
You're a punny guy there Bong!

So I've been told!

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