Thank you for your feedback! And yes, I do know the Pork Pie is about double what the other two cost, but I do know they sell used for around $750. And while I haven't done enough research to find out why the price of the Pork Pie kit is double the SJC and Mapex, I figured I'd start here in the forum and see what you guys have to say firstChoosing a kit is so personal and so subjective that I would have trouble telling you which one I like better out of the 3. What I believe is the one that you like best is the one that you should buy. Now setting that aside, I did notice though that the Pork Pie is a completely different price point as the other 2. I don't know if that price difference might reflect a difference in quality so you might want to investigate that as part of your selection process. If you are willing to pay double more for that Pork Pie, it might open the possibility of you looking at other kits in that price range. For example, I posted last week in the Modern drums deals thread brand new discontinued Ludwig Signet kits in 3 or 4 piece for like $600 & $700. These are USA made kits that originally sold for like two times that price. You might want to take a look at them if they catch your interest. And of course their are tons of other options in those prices. Good luck!
By the way, here is the link of the Ludwig deal that I posted in case you are interested. It's post #1191:
Well, I have a rock pearl white Mapex MyDentity kit. I bought about 5 years ago and I just honestly haven't been satisfied with it. I think they're about $400-500 drums and they charge up the price by double cause they call them "custom drums"What do you have and why do you want another?
If you aren't happy with Mapex, I wouldn't try for a second one then, but that's just me. (But I can sometimes be brand bias, I just can't get past the Mapex name Lol!) The SJC looks nice and it's priced right. I don't know much about them but they do look nice. So many choices my friend!Well, I have a rock pearl white Mapex MyDentity kit. I bought about 5 years ago and I just honestly haven't been satisfied with it. I think they're about $400-500 drums and they charge up the price by double cause they call them "custom drums"
I'm honestly looking to go for a black kit and just something different tbh. Also, I don't know about Mapex or Pork Pie, but SJC has excellent customer service so that's always a bonus.
Honestly, just for the price of the kit. I'm looking at a couple different ones but these three I've listed caught my eye due to the price and aesthetics.Curious ... why the Mars series over the Saturn?
I've looked at those and to be honest this may sound silly, but I'm not a fan of attached toms on the bass drum. Call me crazy but I'm just not a fan. I only do one up and one down any ways so the other tom would be irrelevant to me. Just not for me I'm sure they would sound good though!At this price point, I think you're crazy to not consider a Yamaha Stage Custom.
Honestly, just for the price of the kit. I'm looking at a couple different ones but these three I've listed caught my eye due to the price and aesthetics.
Pork Pie - 22x20 kick, 12x9 tom, 16x13 floor tom
SJC Pathfinder - 22x18 kick, 12x8 tom, 16x16 floor tom
Mapex Mars - 24x16 kick, 12x8 tom, floor tom 16x16, snare 14x6.5