This is very true, but i want to say 500 is not going to get you a full kit of good quality gear. If you could stretch it out to 750-1000, a lot of possibilities await you...GLThey are both owned by and made by KHS (parent company).
Listen to some YouTube demos and base it on sound.
Whichever one is in better shape and you can get the owner to budge a little more on will get you up and running fine. If your budget is tight, I’d take into account which one has better hardware and heads on it and any included cymbals. Both kits, if in good shape, should be perfectly serviceable instruments
This all day long.Not the M, but a gorgeous kit. I'd go for Mapex at that price point.
Kit is in great condition. I bought this new and only used it as a practice kit. Never gigged. Photon Blue Sparkle wrap. Sizes are 10 x 8 and 12 x 9 Toms, 14 x 14 Floor , 20 x 16 virgin kick. Evans G1 clears on the toms and EMAD kick head. Comes with all tom mounting HW and floor tom legs...www.drumforum.org
This is good advice. I’d run with it.
(I have had both Asian made Sonor and German made Sonor Force kits. Gigged and even recorded both, no problem. I doubt that at $500 that is a German made Force kit, unless someone does not know what they are selling. Post pics here if you want to be sure.)
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Do you think the kit is worth 500 ? I am buying for the shell pack I have all the hard ware I need and cymbalsThat is definitely an Asian-made kit.
With a good heads, it will sound just fine. I used one for years and got compliments from other drummers and front of the house people.
Not sure what iteration those are, but my only criticism of the kit I had was the snare butt plate and strainer, which I didn’t care for and eventually swapped out. If you do buy that kit, check to see if the butt plate is put in with the wood screws, and swap them out with something that goes fully through the shell, because I actually had the butt plate come out. Gigged steadily for four or five years with no other issue. Paid about $800 new with full hardware, FYI.
Many fond memories of playing that kit.