I love those and always wanted one. I wonder how many were actually built? I don't think they were a big seller so in the eventual used market, they might be high value kits.Maybe not considered vintage just yet, but the Slingerland drums made in Nashville in the 90s were well-made, looked great, and sounded terrific.
Yep! And such huge thanks for getting that drum my way. It's going to see a lot of use.Pearl fiberglass drums... can't speak first hand but they seem to go like wildfire and for not much bread. There was one on the FB Marketplace last week for $200 with 22 bass, 13 and 14 toms, 18 floor with steel snare. Couldn't justify the miles to go and get it. Last Sunday, I brought a Pearl FG bass I found to NY for DFO member Aaron Latos. He showed me how easy it was to get the old wrap off and I was amazed how nice they looked in the sun back lit! I decided I was going to drive the miles to get the kit but it was sold! Ah well, another will pop up. Our resident Studio drummer, Tommy Wells (RIP) swore by these drums... he said they record like a dream! Japanese take on Rogers hardware is pretty cool on the older drums!
Would New Era drums fall in that category? I've had a hard time getting any info about them, except they might have been student level? Mahogany shells, though.Ooh, yes. This is exactly the kind of thread I needed to fuel my already-out-of-control GAS! Keep ‘em coming, guys!
I will add my vote for British-made Premiers. Those 3-ply AM shells, in particular, are incredible.
Hmm. Don’t know on that one. I’ll have to defer to the real Premier experts on the forum.Would New Era drums fall in that category? I've had a hard time getting any info about them, except they might have been student level? Mahogany shells, though.
True, that. The wood ones are getting fairly expensive, though still a deal compared to the wood Dyna-Sonics (I'm not a fan). The 5" and 6.5" COB Powertones are top notch drums and CHEAP for the quality and sound. I have both, and play them often, though I prefer their wood counterparts. You just can't screw up the tuning of these drums with whatever heads you choose. They are unforgiving and have an incredible, throaty sound, with a huge tuning range.The Rogers 5x14 COB Powertone. One of the best sounding/playing snares and very reasonably priced.