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Old 08-20-2019, 12:06 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
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I'm thinking about buying this kit for $100. I want to have something to take to certain gigs and not use my vintage gear. It has a 13,16, Percussion Plus tom and floor, a 22 Pearl Export kick and some crappy snare that would not be used.
Can a kit like this be made to sound decent? I don't mind the black finish, but I'm worried the kit will sound terrible. I have some new Remo black dot heads I think will help with the sound.
Any thoughts?
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:34 PM
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Not likely maybe the bd but think on the construction very hard to make crap sound other then crap
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:04 PM
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Not likely. I would pass them by.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:14 PM
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You're too good for this kit. This is meant for a beginner to bang on in the basement.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:43 PM
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You're right, so I'm going to buy this Slingerland kit for a few hundred bucks more. I sold it about a year ago and the dude who bought it started working at Sam Ash. We started talking and he told me he was going to sell it because he bought a new kit from Sam Ash. He's going to sell it back to me for what I had sold it to him, $500. I gigged this kit for a year and it will be good to have it back again.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:12 PM
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You're right, so I'm going to buy this Slingerland kit for a few hundred bucks more. I sold it about a year ago and the dude who bought it started working at Sam Ash. We started talking and he told me he was going to sell it because he bought a new kit from Sam Ash. He's going to sell it back to me for what I had sold it to him, $500. I gigged this kit for a year and it will be good to have it back again.
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I have to say, it's fun following your threads - your always on the hunt for another kit!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:49 PM
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If was actually just looking for a cheap kit to use for some gigs and keep the Leedy safe and sound in my rehearsal room. Then the satin Slingerland popped up and since it's a players kit and the price is right I figured it's not only a better investment, but a better kit to gig.
I'm digging the Leedy too much to flip, but I do like flipping drums, so the Slingerland will be the one to fill that need if the urge hits me for something different.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:52 PM
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I bought an Enforcer kit for $50 on craigslist, slapped some coated Ambassadors on it, and tuned it. It sounds fine. Enforcer is on par with Percussion Plus, Rockwood, Fender Starcaster, Sunlite, etc. I can leave it at a venue and not worry about theft/the place burning down.

The truth is, you can put some decent heads on a beater kit and make it sound more than passable. The vast majority of the audience will never know the difference--a drum set is a drum set. The only difference, really, is OUR perspective from the driver's seat. Is that worth buying expensive/vintage/specialty gear for? For me, yes, in most situations it is. For the situations that I feel uncomfortable using the more expensive/rare gear, there's always the trusty beater gear I can depend on.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:51 AM
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That last statement of a drum set is a drum set is not even close
1. No set made out of cardboard is equal to or sounds as good in private or with a band of a well made quality wood or fiberglass or acrylic kit .
2. The heads choice does not make a kit it helps but not the same .
3. Drums are drums is a very broad statement if you take a trash can and put heads on it
Some like it but it’s still not the same so a drum is not just a drum,......
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:33 AM
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I was able to get this MIJ kit to sound pretty good and that's an Asian made Ludwig snare.
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