Better is a rather subjective term isn't it? It can be a bit tough to get an authentic bop tone and feel out of an 18x22" cannon.Dean said:just find a 18 kick, and do magic, i dont get the concept as a 20 or even a 22 kick not only sounds better but isnt that much more of a hassle to move, but if its a wish list thing go for it, and enjoy. Ive found the footprint of a smaller kit is not worth the compromise of a full kit, unless your playing in a closet
I bet you can find a used Gretsch Catalina set for around that price in either configuration ...Stpdrummer said:Looking for a cheap used 12/14/18 or 12/14/20 jazz kit. Hoping to find something under $500. I also have tons of cymbals to work in a trade as well.
Those Breakbeat kits do sound great.Ickybaby said:Seems to me the hardest part about getting a cheap bop size kit would be to choose from the many offerings out there between $300 and $1000.
Put Aquarian Modern Vintage skins on a Ludwig Breakbeat kit and (obviously TOTALLY my opinion) it sounds very much like one of those highly prized "round badge" kits.