Getting a modern workhorse kit, which one should I go with?

Which one should I go with?

  • Stage Custom

    Votes: 33 57.9%
  • Catalina birch LE

    Votes: 3 5.3%
  • Something else, propose!

    Votes: 21 36.8%

  • Total voters
    57
  • Poll closed .

bassanddrum84

DFO Veteran
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
2,378
Reaction score
1,960
If I had 1k to spend on a kit I’d buy a used Ludwig. Between the two you posted I’d go gretsch.
 

Jazzhead

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
1,824
Reaction score
978
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Especially those from the "Vintage" model line (not sure if they are still being offered.)
Yea they are still offering them, it used to be called “Vintage modified”, now they are calling them “Classic Vibe”. Awesome guitars. I just have a 90’s Squier that I bought for $50 used and I am having fun with every now and then, I love the color and the sound, it’s like a wine red color mixed with maroon, with a 25 year old white pickguard that has turned ivory, love it so much!

Check this out! He has modified it but still…
 

Jazzhead

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
1,824
Reaction score
978
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Although I love smaller drums, I decided to go with 22/16/12/10 SC instead of 20/14/12/10, the 22” will give enough low end and I can always use the 16” floor as a bass drum if I need to. Yes add ons are cheap and I can get a 14” floor or whatever I want but I hate to keep adding drums that I rarely play. Gotta work with what you got.
I like to support local drum shops instead of buying online, the soonest they can get this to me is April (and that’s a maybe, I waited 10 months for the roc n soc I ordered, ended up buying from a forum member). No rush but I’m excited.
 

bassanddrum84

DFO Veteran
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
2,378
Reaction score
1,960
Although I love smaller drums, I decided to go with 22/16/12/10 SC instead of 20/14/12/10, the 22” will give enough low end and I can always use the 16” floor as a bass drum if I need to. Yes add ons are cheap and I can get a 14” floor or whatever I want but I hate to keep adding drums that I rarely play. Gotta work with what you got.
I like to support local drum shops instead of buying online, the soonest they can get this to me is April (and that’s a maybe, I waited 10 months for the roc n soc I ordered, ended up buying from a forum member). No rush but I’m excited.
Congrats new drums are always awesome
 

Jazzhead

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
1,824
Reaction score
978
Location
Los Angeles, CA
It's too late now, but I was going to recommend these (not mine):

Yamaha Tour Customs - Reverb
I haven’t ordered my kit yet, just talked to the shop.
These are still $1000+$200 shipping+ $120 tax + matching snare $300 = $1620 and still used. A brand new tour custom is a better deal but still I don’t wanna pay that much. The stage customs will be $750 with tax and everything.
 
Last edited:

Marquisjohnson22

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2013
Messages
1,800
Reaction score
279
Location
Houston, TX
Got a lead on a Premier Cabria with 20”, 10’, 12”, 14”, 14” snare for about $350 with shipping. I was going to get it myself by trading a few old unused snares, until I worked out a deal on a new SPL 100% birch kit ( 10 lug kick, sliding bass mount with no big hole in the shell, quick release tom mounts) for $366. I went with that instead.
 

Attachments

  • 3440DEF9-AB79-4010-A316-04F78EA3F1C7.jpeg
    3440DEF9-AB79-4010-A316-04F78EA3F1C7.jpeg
    77.2 KB · Views: 14
  • D743F74A-95DB-4B7C-BF83-3C9DF00F701A.jpeg
    D743F74A-95DB-4B7C-BF83-3C9DF00F701A.jpeg
    98.3 KB · Views: 14
  • 6DE01D98-39FB-4D08-BFEE-8D8D3F3CDBE5.jpeg
    6DE01D98-39FB-4D08-BFEE-8D8D3F3CDBE5.jpeg
    82.1 KB · Views: 16
  • 5E6E3540-73B5-4A32-A9BD-1466A653F270.jpeg
    5E6E3540-73B5-4A32-A9BD-1466A653F270.jpeg
    70.7 KB · Views: 16

Jazzhead

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
1,824
Reaction score
978
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Got a lead on a Premier Cabria with 20”, 10’, 12”, 14”, 14” snare for about $350 with shipping. I was going to get it myself by trading a few old unused snares, until I worked out a deal on a new SPL 100% birch kit ( 10 lug kick, sliding bass mount with no big hole in the shell, quick release tom mounts) for $366. I went with that instead.
Congrats. That bass drum mount doesn’t look like its sliding, looks like there is a hole in the bass drum. I don’t think it really matters, see Yamaha drums and their sound ;)
 

Marquisjohnson22

DFO Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2013
Messages
1,800
Reaction score
279
Location
Houston, TX
Congrats. That bass drum mount doesn’t look like its sliding, looks like there is a hole in the bass drum. I don’t think it really matters, see Yamaha drums and their sound ;)
The tom holder is sliding and adjustable and does not penetrate the shell.
 

Attachments

  • 3AFC7A7C-F06B-4423-A3EA-F9CAA836773F.jpeg
    3AFC7A7C-F06B-4423-A3EA-F9CAA836773F.jpeg
    52.3 KB · Views: 15
  • BD3FB4F2-307E-4731-9383-4D9463D99272.jpeg
    BD3FB4F2-307E-4731-9383-4D9463D99272.jpeg
    49.4 KB · Views: 11
  • 617C286A-F55B-4199-ADFE-B12E542F702B.jpeg
    617C286A-F55B-4199-ADFE-B12E542F702B.jpeg
    20.5 KB · Views: 12

Elvis

The King of Rock'n'Roll
Joined
Aug 5, 2005
Messages
15,222
Reaction score
3,363
Location
Poulsbo, Wa.
Although I love smaller drums, I decided to go with 22/16/12/10 SC instead of 20/14/12/10, the 22” will give enough low end and I can always use the 16” floor as a bass drum if I need to. Yes add ons are cheap and I can get a 14” floor or whatever I want but I hate to keep adding drums that I rarely play. Gotta work with what you got.
I like to support local drum shops instead of buying online, the soonest they can get this to me is April (and that’s a maybe, I waited 10 months for the roc n soc I ordered, ended up buying from a forum member). No rush but I’m excited.
Congrats on your latest grab Jazzhead.
 


Top