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Old 27th September 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Originally posted by unclemurray
You're absolutely right, there's no way anyone's gonna hear rthe difference between two kits that are made from the same shells, hardware, heads and have the same player.
I am.

SInce you followed my post with that, gotta say I don't remember saying that, but maybe you're replying to someone else's post. And I couldn't disagree more.

Two of the variables you picked: same shells and hardware, would only happen within the same brand. The fact is, even if all the shells come from the same supplier, what happens to them at the drum maker's shop is unique to that shop's way of making drums. Like I've been saying, no two brands cut or form shells or hardware in the same way because they are all trying to sound different from eachother, and it works to a great degree in a lot of cases and less so in others. But they still sound different.

In a blind test using two different makes of drumsets (picked at random to eliminate bias) where both makes of were hidden from me and the same drummer was used to play the same thing in each example, I garantee two things: I would have some close sounding guesses if I couldn't identify the makes, I would be able to tell that they sound different.

Pick any two sets by different manufacturers that you like.
Old 27th September 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Yeah, but is a teenager buying a record and putting it on his MP3 player gonna give 1/2 a damn? I know my ayotte kit is vastly superior to a pearl export kit, but I've done records with both that sounded just as good in the long run... That's the point I'm trying to make...
Old 27th September 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
I don't care if the average joe listener gives a damn how or what was used as long as he likes at least the sound of it. I think his chances of liking it are much better if the choice of instrument suits the song best. Who are we to judge? C'mon man, we're engineers! This is why we care. Perhaps drum sounds are less of a concern to some engineers than other instruments, but not to this engineer.
Old 28th February 2004
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
It's so funny how the smame kit can sound like crap on one guy and awesome on another....definitly the player....My main session guys just bought a set of Adonis drums...custom kit made with Keller shells..sounds and looks a 4 piece...18x22 10x8 12x10 and a 15x11 for 1500 bucks.....the only thing is the owner of the company has the worst customer support of any business I've ever seen. He waited forever for the kit and hardly ever had a response to an email. Keller shells....they always work
Old 29th February 2004
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
My wifes about to kik me out of the house over my drum lust.
6 piece ayotte wood hoop
4 different yamaha rec/maple and birch kits with 18-24" kiks and 6,8,10,12,13,14,15,16,18 toms,
60's gretsch 4pc
70s slingerland 5pc w/50s radio king snares
70s ludwig clear vistalight octaplus... yup 8 concert toms w/dbl kik
upwards of 15 misc. snares and a 20 year collection(a roomfull) of cymbals.
they all serve a purpose and they all sound really different.
(classic case of denial!!!!!)
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