Need help deciding on next kit! Ddrum or Pearl ?

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They are pre-built, and still better than some POS from china....many sets today are sold without a snare, since they are more personal

Hmmm... My POS from China Yamaha SCB kit is one of the best built sets I have ever owned. BEAUTIFUL finish, good sound, low $$. Pretty cool for a POS!

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Looking at these 2 kits but can't really decide:



I haven't really had much experience with ddrum but I really like the configuration and satin black finish. Sweetwater doesn't have a video of them but ddrum's video sounds pretty darn good. Normally wouldn't really go for the 20" long kick, mainly because of the footprint but I actually really liked the boom from a 22x20 Gretsch I used to have. The Pearl sounds REALLY good in the Sweetwater video and I love that Black Halo finish and it does have the more traditional size bass drum. Pearl is a brand I'm more familiar with too but the main deterrent is the 6 month build time. Either way planning to add a 18" floor tom, which is already available online for the ddrum but I think I'd have to order that for the Pearl too.

I'm probably gonna let go of my Ludwig Classic Maple to fund the new kit. Seems like maybe a downgrade but the ddrum is also maple. Something enticing though about the birch/mahogany configuration on the Pearls. Anybody have any experience with these ?
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Hmmm... My POS from China Yamaha SCB kit is one of the best built sets I have ever owned. BEAUTIFUL finish, good sound, low $$. Pretty cool for a POS!

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Them is some wonderfully sounding with a mighty wide tuning range! I have a 6-piece set at my sister's house! Outstanding bang for your buck!!
 

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I'd go with the Ddrum based on the tom arms alone, and probably the finish too.

As for the maple vs maple/birch... I have bass drums from the same line/company. Two maple, one birch. Can't hear a difference at all.
 

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I'd go with the Ddrum based on the tom arms alone, and probably the finish too.

As for the maple vs maple/birch... I have bass drums from the same line/company. Two maple, one birch. Can't hear a difference at all.
Is there REALLY that much of a difference with modern Pearl tom mounts?

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I think people are stuck in the past thinking about the plumbing sticking up out of that old Export kit they had.
 

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Is there REALLY that much of a difference with modern Pearl tom mounts?
I think people are stuck in the past thinking about the plumbing sticking up out of that old Export kit they had.
I have to admit I have always hated Pearl mounts, BUT... I would still choose the Pearl kit over the Ddrum 100 out of 100 times.

Again OP, DO NOT SELL THE LUDWIGS!
 


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