- Help please, some feed back would be great, thanks
- June 6th, 2009
I was wondering if I could get some feed back on something here. As I mentioned in an earlier post I've only been taking drum lessons now going into my 3rd month. The music store where I take lessons is going out of business due to our dying economy. Anyway, the drum kit I play on at LESSONS is being sold for $100.00 it consists of : snare drum, toms, floor tom and bass drum. The Cymbal, hi hat and bench NOT included. The set is about 4 yrs old, black in color and is made by Pearl. I asked the place if they would put my name on the set until at least this coming Monday until I can fully think this over.
I talked to my instructor about it (he only works there, and can't make deals) and he said that he thinks this old second hand set will be good for what I need, as I'm still learning. Mind you the all the drums need to be tuned, and most likely the drum heads will need to be replaced. For the most part this drum kit has been played mainly with the silencer/mute covers over top of each drum.
Currently I don't have a drum kit. I do have a practice pad and have a Yamaha digital percussion 4 pad set ( but now I'm finding if I hit the percussion pads to hard the sounds keep changing). It's been ok for practicing but I'm loving playing drums so much that I want a real kit now. Money is a bit tight here as my spouse is out of work. However we've been looking at some other second had sets and they've all be total garbage so far.
I did also notice the music where I take lessons have a brand new set of drums for $300.00 which includes the bench/seat, cymbal, hi hat, snare drum, toms, floor tom, bass drum and a set of drum sticks.
On the way home from my lesson today I did stop in at other music stores in the area and check out what drums kits new and used that they had in stock. Mostly all the music stores are out of second hand kits, and any new ones are in the $700.00 price range. There is no way I can afford that.
Also I checked all the local hock/pawn shops and anything they had was total garbage starting at $300.00 and up. And all those sets needed new foot pedals, heads. Or you only get the snare, floor tom and bass drum.
Should I go with this set I've been playing on at lessons for the past 3 months and add a hi-hat, crash cymbal and bench?? Or break my bank so to speak and just buy the $300.00 kit (from the music store where I take lessons at) that includes everything. I will need to buy silencer pads and no idea how much those cost yet.
Anyway, that's where I'm at at the moment. Any feed back positive or negative is appreciated.
Thanks in advance