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    Unfortunatly i had to sell my old yamaha so now about 6 months later i am gonna be saving for new kit, im gonna have about 750 so about $1200, i have been lookin at the catalina birch or maple, catalina club mod, yamaha stage custom, pdp m5 or x7, ddrum ash pocket, i like those kits but really dont know which is best im looking for that gospel funky sound warm and punchy, the config i want is 20" - 22" bass, 8" 10" rack toms, 14" 16" floor toms, PLEASE HELP i have no idea, i was lucky to get my old kit as it was my friends, so i have no experience of buying a kit or knowin what to look for NOOB BUYER HAHA
    To become a great drummer first you must be humble enough to learn

    My set up

    Mapex Meridian Birch - Transparent Walnut

    20x22 Bass
    10x7 & 12x8 Rack
    14x12 & 16x14 Floor

    Chad Smith signature Snare

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    My opinion is that you can't go wrong with a Gretsch Catalina Maple. Great kit at an affordable price. Be sure to get a kit that YOU like the sound of. This is just my opinion, and I think any of the brands you listed all have their attributes.

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    Pearl Vision VMX or Pearl MCX ( masters customs) are great kits ( maple) depending on the sound and price you want to pay.

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    I'd go with the X7. Lots of toms, warm/punchy. As far as I know, gospel drummers love it.
    Too Much Stuff.

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    Then go for the X7 good luck.

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    I'd say the X7 as well, but that is because I have owned two Pacific kits in the past. I love how well they sound tuned up with a good set of heads. You can make them sing just like a nice set of DW's in my opinion, although they will not be quite as punchy on the bottom end.

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    Go for another Absolute! X7's are a good deal for the money drumset but can't compare even remotely to the build quality of an Absolute. It will take awhile to find the deal, but it is out there for you. You might end up disappointed settling for less.
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    Don't forget to check the Sonor line-might be cheaper in Europe?
    Great hardware, variety of shell types, great sound!
    SONOR 6 pc Special Edition 3007's red maple, old Pearl Brass 14x6 FF snare, Yamaha Tour Custom maple 8 pc., Tama 4 pc., honey amber B/B, Ludwig Supralite chrome 14x6.5 steel snare, Paiste, Saluda & Zildjian
    Loaned out Slingerland upgraded 4 pc 1963 black, wrapped maple + 14" Pearl birch FT
    The Almighty Speed King pedal, Speed Cobra, Sonor Single

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    And no one sees that this thread is over 8 months old... lol :P

    I mean, gosh, I hope he found a kit by now! :S
    -DrumRookie

    -Gear-
    Birch Tama Starclassic 22", 14", 12", 10" - 14"x5" Black Panther Steel Snare - Iron Cobra Hi-Hat Stand - Zildjian 20" A Vintage ride - Sabian HH 16" Crash - Sabian AAX 18" Studio Crash - Agazarian 10" Splash - Sabian XS20 14" Medium Hats - ProMark Shira Kashi Oak 5A - Various sticks & percussion - CP Bongos

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    Ahahahahaha. I hope he has too.

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    Used Recording Customs for Birch or the Stage Customs if your budget calls for less spending. Not a big fan of pdp or ddrum but if you like them go for it.
    If you played Absolutes why would you go down to the others. Save & Search. Doc

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    Funny I never noticed that this thread was that old. It shows you how people answer an old threads then it becomes a new thread again.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderstruck View Post
    My opinion is that you can't go wrong with a Gretsch Catalina Maple. Great kit at an affordable price. Be sure to get a kit that YOU like the sound of. This is just my opinion, and I think any of the brands you listed all have their attributes.
    I have the new cat maples and love them with Remo Emps on the toms. Great sounding drums. With these heads the drums come to life.
    Now playing Gretsch and Slingerland Drums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Funny I never noticed that this thread was that old. It shows you how people answer an old threads then it becomes a new thread again.LOL
    This is true. Even if the original poster has found the answer to his question/problem, there are always lurkers looking for answers to the same questions.
    Drums:
    Ludwig Classic Maple
    Tama Starclassic Performer

    Cymbals:
    20" K ride
    20" K custom dry ride
    16" A custom crash
    14" New Beat hats
    14" K custom dark crash
    Ensembles
    Oregon Crusaders (DCI) 09 - bass 4
    OC Indoor (WGI) '10 - Snare 3rd place PIO
    OC Indoor (WGI) '11 - Snare PIW FINALIST!
    University of Oregon marching band '09 '10 '11 - Snare

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    you'd get a decent mapex saturn/orion for 750, there is a couple on eBay now.
    Have you got you're ticket for the rock train? You gotta earn that Ticket!!

    Premier Genista - Pearl Masters - Primus custom snare - Zildjian A Custom- DW 5000 pedal - Zildjian Zack Starkey sticks

    I play lead Drums

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    If you look on Preloved there's a Mapex Saturn/hardware/hardcases for 450.

    I'm tempted but I've got a newly decorated lounge to furnish!

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    When you ask about buying a drum kit, you're pretty well always going to get a ton of suggestions, each respondant pitching a brand familiar to them.

    Buying a drum set is no different than buying anything else. Like buying a car or a house or even a pair of shoes for that matter. You decide what your needs are and what you are able to spend. Look at a bunch and then buy one!

    all the best...

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    got my kit haha been away from the site sorry guys been real busy with music, i went for my gorgeous and sweet Mapex meridian birch, spec in my sig its soooooooo nice, and even better than the yamaha i had to sell
    To become a great drummer first you must be humble enough to learn

    My set up

    Mapex Meridian Birch - Transparent Walnut

    20x22 Bass
    10x7 & 12x8 Rack
    14x12 & 16x14 Floor

    Chad Smith signature Snare

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    Way to go Tyger!
    ZildjianLeague/LP/Aquarian/Mapex/Pearl
    Snares: 4
    RIP- Frank, Wolvie, Les Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I wish I was your wife
    Quote Originally Posted by amdrummer View Post
    if double bass is cheating then so is using two sticks

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    20x22, 10x7,12x8, 14x12, 6x14

    looks like some nice shell sizes ..20x22 ...boom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TygerPax View Post
    got my kit haha been away from the site sorry guys been real busy with music, i went for my gorgeous and sweet Mapex meridian birch, spec in my sig its soooooooo nice, and even better than the yamaha i had to sell
    Nice choice man!
    -DrumRookie

    -Gear-
    Birch Tama Starclassic 22", 14", 12", 10" - 14"x5" Black Panther Steel Snare - Iron Cobra Hi-Hat Stand - Zildjian 20" A Vintage ride - Sabian HH 16" Crash - Sabian AAX 18" Studio Crash - Agazarian 10" Splash - Sabian XS20 14" Medium Hats - ProMark Shira Kashi Oak 5A - Various sticks & percussion - CP Bongos

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    nice, i've had one of them before.
    Have you got you're ticket for the rock train? You gotta earn that Ticket!!

    Premier Genista - Pearl Masters - Primus custom snare - Zildjian A Custom- DW 5000 pedal - Zildjian Zack Starkey sticks

    I play lead Drums

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    How's the bass drum? Do you have any trouble with too much boom? Are you dampening it at all?
    ZildjianLeague/LP/Aquarian/Mapex/Pearl
    Snares: 4
    RIP- Frank, Wolvie, Les Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I wish I was your wife
    Quote Originally Posted by amdrummer View Post
    if double bass is cheating then so is using two sticks

    Forum Rules
    DrumBum
    No metronome?
    The Rudiments

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    a story with a happy ending, haha!

    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    don't forget to check the sonor line-might be cheaper in europe?
    Great hardware, variety of shell types, great sound!
    +1
    don't put off till tomorrow what you can put off today

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