Despite their shop being on the other side of ‘murica, through the advice of LRod, I contacted Barry at Soundpure.Can you tell me a bit more? Did you request this for a renown kit? What dealer did you go through?
You probably aren't missing much. Kids movie - one of the bed times stories is Adam Sandler speaking to Rob Snyder's character about a red horse named Ferrari and some fart joke about wind in there....Anyway, good movie if you have young kids. Pass if you don'tFamiliarize me I guess?
Not sure I understand the point you’re trying to make and what it has to do with the OP.Very interesting and informative thread. Great insight to perception into drum making in today’s world.
I have never visited a drum manufacture facility in America but I have visited several in Asia by invitation.
Not to get too far off into politics, Taiwan is experiencing shortages in metal. While China seems to have plenty. There seems to be a squeeze on Taiwan. The supply of metal in Taiwan by as much as 30% if not more. It is interesting to see the outcome.
Thank you, pricing has risen on Taiwan produced metal parts. Most American companies also buy their parts from Taiwan. If you have a used Taiwan made kit you really like I would hold on to the drums. Sorry I wasn’t more clear.Taiwan-made kits could get more expensive?
Which to buy? Looking at selling two of my sets for just one of these... (68th B-day present... happy birthday to me!)
BOTH SETS ARE $1350 NEW........... Both sets are 4 drums, maple, made in Taiwan (I think), same price
**DW DESIGN FLYER... 20-12-14 w/ matching snare (do not need the snare, so I could sell it).
**GRETSCH RENOWN w/ 20"... 20-10-12-14, no snare. I use only one high tom but like the option of using either a 10 or a 12.
PROS: **DW has a snare I could sell, plus I like the 12" bass depth for fitting into my small living room, and I LOVE the finish. Also prefer the "shorty" floor tom
**Gretsch has both 10 and 12 toms, deeper bass for a bigger "rock" sound that might be more functional for louder gigs
I play lower volume jazzy stuff with lots of melodic/rudimental soloing but do want a BIG PUNCHY ROCK style kick sound
PLEASE... I do not want LUDWIG, SONOR etc. I know you are gonna tell me I need one of those but I am set on either Gretsch or DW.
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