I think that SJC pigeon holed itself with tattooed, hipster, Emo drummers much the same way Tama did with Metal drummers in the 80’s.
I pay attention them to a degree because I spent my summers in Southbridge Mass as a youngster and I know the old mill that they moved into well.
I have long though that if SJC was going to survive it would need to reinvent itself, say bring out a line of very sleek big band drums to appeal to the Daniel Glass’s of the world or maybe a Slim Jim Phantom inspired Cocktail kit.
If you are going to dip your toe into the multi thousand dollar drum set market this is not a kit to do it with.
I'd like to know if the finish is raised/3d (cool) or simply lacquered and smooth (lame). Also, I don't like the color of the 70's tarnished brass hardware.....should have been chrome to give it a pop or a weathered chrome nickel finish.
And yes, WAY many other options for that price point......