- Jan 20, 2010
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Thanks. Yes, the whole Classic vs Classic Maple is ambiguous at times. The set I'm looking at has no beefy mounting hardware which is a plus. Tom would just be on a stand.My late 80's are called Classic (maple/poplar/maple) and came with Modular hardware which I removed not too long after purchasing them in '94, I still own them to this day. That change made a big difference in the tone and allowed then to have longer sustain. December 2018 I purchased a new CM kit. It's hard to explain the difference but when I played my first gig I had a big smile on my face.
The CM kit seems to be easier to tune and I feel has a warmer tone that lingers on when tuning both heads the same. It's all about tuning on both sets. I still love my Classics and really happy with my new Classic Maples.
I feel you can use either one for any type music you want to play. The Classics were used for 25 + years playing Big Band music, I play mostly Country now days.
BTW: Elvis, corrected me on that term and explained the difference, years past when I joined the forum. LOL