I recently got hold of a nice Pearl DLX kit, I am curious if this is about as good as it gets , or is there something even better? My wife and kids are betting I try to move up, but this is without a doubt the prettiest set I have seen yet.
"Better" lies totally in the ears of the individual player when it comes to sound quality. If you are looking for "better" in terms of wood quality, hardware, veneers, yadda, yadda, then, yes, there are "better" drums. After some real time behind your DLX kit, you will be better equipped to answer your own question. It will be interesting to hear your prospective on the matter in one or two years from now.. . . I am curious if this is about as good as it gets , or is there something even better? . . . .
I had a BLX in possession a few years ago & they're pretty impressive drums. The first time I took them out on a gig the guitarist, who's one of the top luthiers around here, said the drums were "hi-fi". I thought that was remarkable as he usually pays less attention to drums than stringed instruments.My second kit was a new Pearl BLX, for Christmas. I recall it was heavy, well built, and sounded pretty good. First recording I ever did was with that set.