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stickmakeboom

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I acquired this Starcaster shell set for 50 bucks. I'm a beginner on the kit so I just needed something to practice on.. Slowly have been upgrading it. Swapped out the heads and upgraded the cymbal stands, kick pedal, and snare. The snare I got for 60, and I actually love the sound of it. Oh and i converted one of the rack toms into a floor tom. Eventually I do want to upgrade the drums but for now these do the trick!
 

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CherryClassic

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I admit it hasn't been used in a while .....
I like it. A real wood, wood block. I had one similar back in the late 60's, I think it might have been my brothers, probably a late 40's time frame. It's a slight possibility I may still have it in my garage some where.

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Not since my very first drum kit in the 6 th grade. From Montgomery Wards. They sent it to me with the bass drum and two ride Tom’s in blue satin flame and the floor Tom in gold/yellow satin flame. We were living in Europe at the time and my parents got it for me for Christmas. Sending it as a return/exchange was not an option. I was still very happy with it. No, I do not still have it. The moving company destroyed it…..
 

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My first kit as a teen was a quality Ludwig (used) kit and since then I've always saved my money for decent gear. I may never own a Crav, but I never bought anything that wasn't considered at least intermediate level or better. Patience. Save a little longer for something better.
 

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My first kit as a teen was a quality Ludwig (used) kit and since then I've always saved my money for decent gear. I may never own a Crav, but I never bought anything that wasn't considered at least intermediate level or better. Patience. Save a little longer for something better.

I am going the other direction. I have had quite a few higher end drum sets, mostly vintage, over the years (I still have a nice English Premier maple rock set that rarely gets played).

Yet these days I am saving and investing my money for retirement and no longer wish to own tons of "Stuff" that I have to worry about being stolen or burned up in a fire (I live in the woods outside Prescott AZ where there are regular forest fires).

I play mostly jazz these days and have two jazz sets... the aforementioned Ludwig Accent set and also (please don't grimace) an SPL 18-10-13 "Street Bop" jazz kit and both sound just fine. All I need.

It ain't the paint brush, it is the artist.

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Don’t have any junk drums but the cheapest kit is a sonor sonic. You can find them cheap used but the early version were full birch and made in Germany. High quality and low price.
 

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This is really not a junk kit, bit it is my "Rain Kit" and out of the dozen and a half kits I own, it would be at the bottom. It is a 2004 PDP MX Made in Mexico Maple kit. Honestly the kit sounds great with coated emperors and could hold its own gig wise- no problem. I paid $350 for it a couple of years ago and those Mexican PDP's (2001-2007) CX, LX, MX series are staring to creep up in price as of late.

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