Try out this one. As far as Sonor and BDC go, I was really excited to see this “best of the birches” video from Shane’s shop when it was posted.No, the AQ1s are Chinese entry-level birch shells of undetermined origin. But the German SQ1s are med-heavy 7-ply/7mm Scandinavian Birch shells (bass drums are 10-ply/10mm), and they sound superb.
Here is the DCP video I was referring to:
Maybe. But, I’d sure love to be the person who finds that Tama Star or N&C Walnut kit 100 years from now...There's never been a greatest or best drum,
only great drummers
You take an any drum set and set it in a corner for 100 years
and it will never make a sound
on it's own.
Y’know, you got a point there! HmmmmAll the same stuff. Boring. The only two companies that pique my interest are A&F and British Drum Company. (And hats off to Gretsch and Ludwig for continuing to revise and improve because every other drum maker in the world seems dead set on copying your formulas)
The 30th Anniversary kit looks great.? Have you seen, or played one of the new design lab kits?
I've had my INDe set for two years and they always sound great. Deep, warm and resonant. The construction and finish are flawless and they weigh almost nothing. Josh Allen is a genius with his designs. GREAT product, highly recommend....+1 for INDe drums. I played a trio gig today. Even -especially?- at low volume they’re resonant and musical.
Very nice drums.
I won't diss these drum kits, I'm Sure they all sound fine. But I will caution drummers not to fall into the trap of buying drums without really listening to their sound. I have owned nearly every type of drum manufactured over the last 40+ years. And I can honestly state that purchasing this kit or that kit, because it has this shell material or that or because its made by this manufacturer or that, is without doubt the worst way to purchase your drums....I'm here to do two things, chew gum and post the latest Top 10 lists in the world of drumming, and I'm all out of gum (though I may get a gum-wood kit for that extra-sticky sound).
Musicradar.com (The No. 1 website for musicians) reveals its 10 Best Drum Kits in the World Right Now:
Let us know that you agree.
Here's the Musicradar writeup:
So many drums, so little room to store them all. This year’s hottest new kits include ones designed for maximum portability and practicality, new top shelf, professional level beauties crafted in the most exotic woods imaginable, and high-performance mid-range kits for players looking to upgrade their sound without breaking the bank.
Despite the quality of the competition, our winner for Best New Drum Kit this year beat the closest contender by almost double the number of votes as Tama update one of drumming’s most iconic and respected line of drum kits.
10. DS Drums Rebel
9. Gretsch Brooklyn Micro
8. Pear Session Studio Select
7. Sonor Prolite
6. Ludwig Anniversary Legacy Mahogany
5. Mapex Design Lab Cherry Bomb
4. Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak
3. DW Collector’s Pure Almond
2. Pearl Masters Maple/Gum Series
1. Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch View attachment 418386
More details and pics at https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-10-best-new-drum-kits-in-the-world-right-now
You are right, I have never heard of them, look quite interesting, how much do they go for ?Great kits I agree, but I was fortunate enough to discover a real gem of a producer who I suspect none of you have heard of. These kits are hand made to order and without doubt the best I have played. After discovering them, I just had to have one. Gabriel Drums are made in Athens, Greece and are sent to discerning buyers internationally.