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Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 AM   #41
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Will look into that, I did spot the Mapex Voyager which seems to be more in my eventual budget, have you tried that kit?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #42
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If you have your heart set on upgrading your kit, I'd recommend what I use, a Mapex Meridian Birch. I bought my 6-piece for 600 including hardware, and it will likely be cheaper now, especially if you get a smaller configuration or buy used

I haven't tried the Meridian but the Horizon Birch can be bought for around 450 new and is fantastic. It's what I use as my home kit, and it's pretty close to my Orion I'd say.

Plus, that colour

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #43
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Looks nice, that's a 5 piece right?

Edit: where from? I see them for about 500+ on Google Shopping? (not the best place I know)

I know nothing about drumkits, so I thought I'd post in here and be educated!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #44
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Looks nice, that's a 5 piece right?

Edit: where from? I see them for about 500+ on Google Shopping? (not the best place I know)

I know nothing about drumkits, so I thought I'd post in here and be educated!

Ah sorry, it's only the Club Classic that's around 450. I don't really know what the difference is, other than being just a 4 piece

http://www.andertons.co.uk/shell-pa...=GoogleShopping

Mine's a 6 piece btw. I purchased it from Rockem Music: http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/...t-hzb5295fjb-si

They have some LTD Edition one in too: http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/...tin-walnut-fade
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #45
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Ah sorry, it's only the Club Classic that's around 450. I don't really know what the difference is, other than being just a 4 piece

http://www.andertons.co.uk/shell-pa...=GoogleShopping

Mine's a 6 piece btw. I purchased it from Rockem Music: http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/...t-hzb5295fjb-si

They have some LTD Edition one in too: http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/...tin-walnut-fade


The horizon looks nice, what sort of cymbals come with it?
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Ah, no cymbals. Forgot about that. You'd maybe be better off getting a cheaper kit and some decent cymbals then. The sound of a kit can always be tweaked with heads, cymbals can't really.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #47
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Ah, no cymbals. Forgot about that. You'd maybe be better off getting a cheaper kit and some decent cymbals then. The sound of a kit can always be tweaked with heads, cymbals can't really.


True, so this one

http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/...tin-walnut-fade

Has no cymbals too, right?

And the Paiste 101's are of virtually not very good quality then?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #48
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No cymbals with that one either.

I don't have much recent experience with any cymbals to be honest. The only cymbals I have any exposure to these days are my own.

If I remember rightly then the Paiste 101s sounded nicer than the Solar by Sonar cymbals I played for my first few years.

It all depends on how you think it sounds really. If you like the sound of your 101s then keep playing them. Cheap cymbals are good for the first couple years anyway, whilst you get your technique down. Bad technique can lead to cymbal breakage, so it's nice to have cheap ones I guess.
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Ah I see, I saw the Mapex Horizon for 499 with cymbals...

http://www.andertons.co.uk/drum-kit...tal-sparkle.asp

Good buy or bad buy?
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It's probably better to buy without cymbals, since those ones will likely be worse than your 101s
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So the general consensus is is buy without cymbals and then buy a cymbal pack?

I'm confused!
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Yep. Whenever the cymbals are the same brand as the kit itself, they're very likely to be very poor cymbals. You're better of buying your cymbals from a specialist cymbal manufacturer (e.g. Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian) rather than ones from manufacturers of the actual kits (such as the mapex ones you see there.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #53
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Yep. Whenever the cymbals are the same brand as the kit itself, they're very likely to be very poor cymbals. You're better of buying your cymbals from a specialist cymbal manufacturer (e.g. Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian) rather than ones from manufacturers of the actual kits (such as the mapex ones you see there.



So if I buy just a shell kit, I'm able to attach the high toms to the bass drum?

Like I said, I'm really new to this.

So sorry for stupid questions.
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Yes, their will be a tom mount on the bass drum, or some clamps so you can attach your toms onto cymbal stands. If this is not the case, then it will say so (or it will be listed as a 'shellpack'), and so if it doesn't say anything then it should have some stands/mounts with it.
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Yes, their will be a tom mount on the bass drum, or some clamps so you can attach your toms onto cymbal stands. If this is not the case, then it will say so (or it will be listed as a 'shellpack'), and so if it doesn't say anything then it should have some stands/mounts with it.


Brilliant, I think I'll check out some of the local drum shops near me for stuff and I'll report back with what I find and thoughts on them.

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Aye, you can normally hear some cymbal samples on the Youtube from Mycymbal.com or The Memphis drum store

I love vintage drums but not the hardware though, something about it just scares me.


Then you've never seen vintage Premier hardware...shits like ****ing art and solid as a rock
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I am buying a new beginner drumset kit for my daughter...from GC..any recommendations??? Dont want to spens a lot right now..she is only 3 lessons in
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