Hey everyone, im in a metalcore band,and our drummer is getting a new kit, his dad is a big southern country rock fan (you'll know why i introduced that aspect of him later) and he said he'll get our drummer a 1000$ vintage pearl kit off Ebay, he said the ones made back in the 60's and 70's were better quality , which i dont doubt him on, but we are 2 totally different styles of music, would a vintage pearl kit ( with a double bass pedal) be good for metalcore, or would that type of kit be more for Southern or classic rock, or, will it make no difference?

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it's all about the way he tunes it. He'll sound fine with a vintage kit.
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seriously, it should be fine if he gets the right heads, maybe
its about the way you tune it. not the when it was made. it'll be fine.
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I'm not sure. It could be fine but the only way to know is to try it out which isn't possible...
If you put some decent (Remo) heads on the toms/bass and get a few good sounding cymbals any kit will sound good if you know what you are doing.

If you want a newer kit though, I'd say try get hold of a decent priced Tama or Mapex kit. You can buy great cheap double bass pedals for about £100/$200.

Good luck though, the old kit will probably be fine if the drummer knows how to tune some toms.

Edit: Thinking through that actually...this is a metalcore band. Not a jazz band. If you are a serious band and plan on gigging a lot then you will need something sturdy like the newer kits I suggested.


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Last edited by Mr. La Fritz at Aug 3, 2008,
60 and 70's kits are terrible compared to the quality of today drum kits. unfortuntly, things have moved on.

an old pearl kit shouldnt be £500 anyway unless it was imaculate and original.

The hardware on them just isnt built for the road.

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