Considering a new Shell pack; Open for suggestions!

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I switched to yamaha RC's and am in heaven... BUT.. best bang for the buck for me was my DW Design series... i know they are "Lower end" but man.. they don't sound like it and i preferred them over the performance series.
I used to have a massive thing for SONOR then i got a Greb snare and lost all respect for the company, sold the snare and will never own another of their products. (This comes down more to their customer service and design of 1 part in the snare...)

Just my 2 cents :)
Butt plate or the throw off?
 

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1987, sorry... i have played the new ones and still.. omg.. Yamaha just doesn't make bad stuff it seems. but i am a yammy fan so i am bias :)
 

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In 2010 I bought a Yamaha RC kit built in 2009 and immediately expanded it to a shell bank for the versatility of making it into a big drum kit and a smaller kit. I went with 22x16 and 24x18 kicks.

To answer your other thread on RC bass drum depths, I have no problem with the deeper bass drum shells. After all, I still kept my other two kits, both Ludwig with 14x24 and 14x22 kicks.
 

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I currently own a Gretsch Brooklyn kit with a 14x20 kick drum, with a 10, 12, and 14 inch tom. On the fence about getting a 22/13/16 Brooklyn to complete a shell bank, or getting another kit to compliment. Considering a Yamaha Recording Custom or Sonor SQ1, but totally open to suggestions. Thanks for the insight!
If I get another drum set (or three), I want non-wood drums. Oriollo snd Jenkins-Martin are on my bucket list. If I do get another wood drum set, it will probably be a single ply drums eg. Summit.
 

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Out of those options, Yamaha Recording Custom. I've heard of the rubber on Sonor crumbling.

If you'll consider something else, how about Jenkins Martin/Blaemire?
 

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If I get another drum set (or three), I want non-wood drums. Oriollo snd Jenkins-Martin are on my bucket list. If I do get another wood drum set, it will probably be a single ply drums eg. Summit.
Forget wood. Go fiberglass with a Jenkins-Martin kit!!
Out of those options, Yamaha Recording Custom. I've heard of the rubber on Sonor crumbling.

If you'll consider something else, how about Jenkins Martin/Blaemire?
Looks like I'll be checking out some Jenkins-Martin kits then. Thanks for the recommendation!
 

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Looks like I'll be checking out some Jenkins-Martin kits then. Thanks for the recommendation!
FYI, Oriollo makes snare drums and entire drumsets out of seamless metal (spun and cast), aluminum, copper, bronze, steel. You should definitely check out their website.
 

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Just an update…I ended up ordering a new Yamaha RC kit (14x22, 15x16, 8x12).

I will eventually order some more Brooklyn shells, probably 13/16/24. They just sounds so damn good, but I’d rather get the versatility of a stellar birch kit before I expand the Brooklyn sizes I have. Thanks everyone!
 

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Great call man!
Wonderful drums and sizes.
That kit will cover a lot of musical territory for you and sound great doing it.
 

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I have four shell banks, three being Yammies. My RC’s, CC’s, AHM’s and the JM’s. Since the picture was taken, I’ve added a 20 and 24 to the AHM’s.
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