What is your favorite drum company?

What is your favorite drum manufacturer?

  • Mapex

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  • Pearl

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  • Tama

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  • Ludwig

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  • Taye

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  • Yamaha

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  • Drum Workshop (dw) or Pacific

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  • Sonor

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  • Gretch

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  • other (add what I left out in your post)

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  • Total voters


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mapex all the way! working my way up the lines. just need to play an orion. but mapex saturns! oh they sound rockin. but would love DW but money factor is big thing.


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I've owned Gretsch (Played 'em for 30 years), Noble & Cooley (hated them) DW, (Hated them even more) Ayotte (GREAT drums for the money, some thief has a great kit now) And My latest kit is made by TRICK.

TRICK is far and away the best sounding drum set I have ever owned or played.


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Chirs-Ska-Drummer":3n61bhrm said:
anavrinIV":3n61bhrm said:
Chirs-Ska-Drummer":3n61bhrm said:
bunnybunny":3n61bhrm said:
they use the same shells and skins and edges as every other custom company, but they take 3 times longer to make it and it cost 3 times more. and all ur really paying for is a name. im not saying ur wrong. but this is just what i see. so i dont really understand ur pick.
i wholeheartedly agree with you. you can get a set just as good if not better than an ocdp set from a smaller brand like conaway, epiarch, or phattie for much less, and theres tons of little personal companies that you can find over at the ghostnote forums where guys can do just as much as oc for much less. ocdp is my least favorite drum brand and i compared some prices and this is what i found...

a 6" ocdp high gloss lacquer tom costs more than an 18" epiarch high gloss lacquer tom. same shell. same finish. better lugs on the eipiarch. same edge. less wait. more personal approach with epiarch.

for these reasons, i hate ocdp. unless theyre giving me whatever i want and paying me to play it, i wont use anything of theirs.
ya i went with Defoe Drums. very nice ppl very fast and they cared so much about my ideas and what i thought. i love 'em. super sweet kits and they can do just as much as ocdp. they even endorsed me witch ocdp wouldnt eevn think of. i like the prople that think about smaller drum companies and smaller drum companies that think about the people.

totally agree! go sjc!, or precision, or ghost customs


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I've always been raised as a pearl player. I've played on a few other sets and haven't been all that impressed. Esp. with sonar I don't know what makes a set a great set. it might be because i'm probably not listening for the right things. But I'll probably always stick with Pearl. Damn my father for bringing me up this way. Oh well...


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I voted for DW cause I play em and love em. Sonors come in joint second to modern Gretsch. I'm bored of Yamaha's sound and look. I just don't think they are cool these days. I think they have been left behind.
Am I alone in thinking that Tama have become the BIGGEST hype PR machine these days, out doing DW. Yes DW!! For instance I can see how they get the Teenage vote with branding like "Warlord" and "Iron Cobra". Check out the website and see the hard sell. That bloke selling the ass off that naff Warlord thing (you can see he does'nt really give a damn about the thing, just replace Warlord with DW Timeless Timber into the dialogue you know what I mean....) Then I suppose Pearl have the "Eliminator", again lovely pedals but whom or what am I eliminating? The Band or the Audience? I need both in which to pay the bills.
Just a thought.


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I've had a tama kit For about 3 years and i am still trying to find a better combination for my band than my kick and snare. there tones just go so well with the ENGL Heads that my guitarists use (and an ashdown for the bass).


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Ford - played a lot of sets over the years, none have ever sounded as good as these. <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZNxmk502YYUS%2526i%253D32%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/32.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%253D32/image.gif"></a>


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been playing over 10 years an DW are by far the best built drums iv ever played imo.

and anyone whos says there no good have no idea what there talking about.

you even tune your drums? or just try to make everything go "thud"

good drums sing not go "thud"

also own a tama, gretch and yamaha. all very nice as well but not up to the quality as DW.