The 10 Best New Drum Kits in the World Right Now!

K.O.

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Who voted on this?
Unless it was a bunch of musical instrument journalists who compared each set directly with all the others then the results are somewhat meaningless. If they just asked people to vote then they would mostly all just vote for the drums they have or lust after, without direct first hand comparison of all the choices.

Then again, I don't much care one way or the other as I'm primarily a vintage USA sort of drum guy anyway.
 

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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:

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.

I strongly admire both Sonor and especially British Drum Co. While this video may not present a clear winner, pitting these contenders head to head in the same video (and under the same conditions) definitely makes drooling easier!

 

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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.
 

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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.
Maybe. But, I’d sure love to be the person who finds that Tama Star or N&C Walnut kit 100 years from now...
 

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All 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)
Y’know, you got a point there! Hmmmm
 

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+1 for INDe drums. I played a trio gig today. Even -especially?- at low volume they’re resonant and musical.
Very nice drums.
 

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I'd put the Mapex far lower. I'm not a fan of Pearl but the maple/gum are nice but the DW Jazz series are the better faux-Gretsch.
 

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Not really a deficit of fine birch drums out there. Lots of supply from the 1980's to 1990's in Yamaha, Tama, Pearl all birch shells. The all birch Yamaha Recording Customs were made from 1982-2013....lost track after that. A lot of nice used kits out there.
 

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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.
See: https://www.gabrieldrums.com/
 

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