All three sounded surprisingly very tame especially considering the single ply clear heads.Tama Star Mahogany? Top-shelf Sonor in heavy beech? The latest DW experiment on shells, as well as on their market’s tolerance and gullibility?
Which would you choose...
THAT is a beautiful wood grain finish!Apples and oranges
A whole separate post and subject, but in a nutshell standard Phonics are 9ply 9mm and 6ply Teardrops are 6mm. Phonics prefer high turnings while Teardrops are more versatile. Drops have light hardware and mounts compared to Phonics which are very heavy.
Shelly Manne dropped his endorsement of Phonics because they were to heavy for him to handle by himself at his age. View attachment 466818 View attachment 466819
Now you’re talking.Ok for 7K I'd get two USA Custom Gretsch sets. One big One small, Lacquer!!
I think the only kit I’d ever purchase now would be a steambent kit ...None of these wowed me. All three are nice, but none really moved me.
The only drum set that I've played in that price range that gave me serious drum lust was a walnut Craviotto that I played at Steve Maxwell's shop in 2010. (The kit was $6,000 then.) Eventually I may sell off my DW Collector's Series kit, my Gretsch USA Custom shell bank, and some snare drums and go all in on Craviotto.
Wow, that DW kit looks great. When I was coming up DW was the kit to own but I was always indifferent to them for some reason.
Thank you.Wow, that DW kit looks great. When I was coming up DW was the kit to own but I was always indifferent to them for some reason.
These days, every time I see a DW kit with a high gloss wood veneer finish I think; wow, that just looks great.
Those Camco lugs are just beautiful.
There, I can not agree with you. Looks mean a lot. If your wife is a great partner, mother and cooks a mean veal Marsala that’s great.....if she also looks like Olga Kobzar, well even better.Thank you.
I actually dispise the vineer only. You pay so much for just a expensive wrap.
That is why I really love their mixed wood shells, this Mahogany mix really brings out all the best combined with the maple.
The same goes for the Cherry and Walnut combo with BB edges on top and bottom.
Looks are one thing, but sound. Sound is everything.
today I learned something new...there is a nice lady out there named Olga KobzarThere, I can not agree with you. Looks mean a lot. If your wife is a great partner, mother and cooks a mean veal Marsala that’s great.....if she also looks like Olga Kobzar, well even better.