Re: I'm priced out of the DW9000 series stuff
I've been very pleased with every Gibraltar item I've ever purchased. Thrones, boom arms, tom mounts, clamps, brackets, hoops, snare throws....everything. The build quality and designs have been excellent and the prices fit in my very limited gig-generated budget. I've also found Pearl hardware to be an excellent value as well. I'm sure DW hardware is excellent, but the marketing & sales side of me says, "IF I was DW, I could charge extra for the name; the market is saturated with quality competitors beating each other's profit margin to death. No one else has our name or prestige that goes with it. People who want it will pay.".
"Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"
Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!
"I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham