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Buying A Decent Reggae/Ska Drum Kit On A Budget..
Old 25th January 2007
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🎧 10 years
Question Buying A Decent Reggae/Ska Drum Kit On A Budget..

Firstly, may I say London greetings to all you fine musical folk..just found this site..it's awsome, my girlfriend is history and so are all my real life friends.

Ok so I've got around £400 to grab a drum kit, to be used in my project studio.
I'm a bit wet behind the ears on my best options??
Love the signature metalic fills on Bob Marley's choons courtesy of drummer Carlton Barret along with those fat raw fills by Lloyd Nibbs of 60's ska original engine room THE SKATALITES.

At present I'm eyeing up a Ludwig Accent 5 Piece -£415.
I'm opting for the junior size featuring, to quote ! shells are 9-ply, 8mm from selected veneers.Remo drumheads.
Bass Drum -14" x 18"
Floor Tom -12 x 14
Tom - 8 x 12
Tom - 8 x 10
snare - 5 x 13

I will seek out a timbale ...again any tips??

Any advice by those knowledgable in this field would be greatly appreciated.

God Bless You All.

Old 27th January 2007
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chrisso's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Is that a new kit?
Any kit can be a reggae/ska kit.
The only requirement IMO would be a bright metallic sounding snare.
Two amazing snares are the Ludwig Acrolite and the Ludwig Supraphonic.
They can both be found on Ebay (used). The Acrolite is particularly reasonably priced.
Single ply head, no damping and away you go.
Personally, I would go for a really basic used kit with a 22" bass drum.
Old 1st February 2007 | Show parent
toolskid's Avatar
🎧 15 years
if you want 'the' reggae snare/timbale sound:

premier 2000 with the reso head and snares off - super cranked up!
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