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    Hello I have a friend who is just starting out on set, ( he is EXCELLENT on snare so in no way is he a beginner)

    I doubt he wants to spend 1k on a setup, so what would you reccomend, cymbals, hardware, shells and all.

    I was thinking mapex horizon with wuhan cymbals, but I would Really like your input
    zebra wrapped gretsch catalina club mod:
    12" tom
    16" floor tom
    14" snare
    22x20 kick

    Cymbals:
    17" saluda mist x crash
    20" saluda decadence ride
    14" Saluda mist x hats
    16" dream bliss crash
    10" wuhan splash (modified via salt water)

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    The Mapex Horizon kit is a decent kit to start out on. I use one for my lessons at the music store, and I certainly don't cring when I play it. Replacing the stock heads will help the snare a lot, and the cymbals will need to be upgraded, but I have also heard worse cymbals.
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    I agree with PB, The Horizons are pretty good kits, Mapex is a great company, but maybe look into a used M Birch or Pro M. (I love my M birch) and a slightly higher kit will last quite a bit longer for him.

    Wuhan cymbals are great, but they do have a rep for breaking. Maybe a whole used setup would be ideal. But i know that some people refuse to by used...

    Xs20's and Alpha's are great. and companies like Dream are cheaper but have better reps in the cracking department.
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    used isn't much of an option because I live in a small town.
    zebra wrapped gretsch catalina club mod:
    12" tom
    16" floor tom
    14" snare
    22x20 kick

    Cymbals:
    17" saluda mist x crash
    20" saluda decadence ride
    14" Saluda mist x hats
    16" dream bliss crash
    10" wuhan splash (modified via salt water)

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    The horizons are Mapex's new series of student level kits, they come in two different flavors. The HX version has basswood shells, and the HZB has basswood/birch shells which makes them competitive with pearl export and tama rockstars. From what i've heard of them, they are priced around 500-700usd so you might be better off going with a Meridian- but they do sound and look better than you'd expect from kits in this range.
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