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    for percussionists:

    i'm getting a drum set for 70 dollars, which i think is a very good idea. i'm starting out and it's a pacific drum set i think, it says pdp on the bass drum. can someone help me figure out if this is a decent purchase for a beginner or what.

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    Sounds about right, if it's in decent shape. Also, is it coming with hardware/cymbals? I'm assuming it's just an entry level set of shells but throw some nice heads on there and you'll have a decent sounding kit. If you have to skimp somewhere in your kit, spend less on the shells and save up for nice cymbals, which are much more important IMO.

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    How do you guys like V-Drums? I find the idea facinating.

    I really like what Orgy did with V-Drums on their first album.

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    Hm, my roommate has a set, they're okay... I'm a bigger fan of using a few pads to complement an acoustic kit, the mobius band drummer pulls it off really well. Definitely fun to mess around with and good for practicing, but I hate not having a full dynamic range on the cymbals. And the timing on opening/closing the hi-hats always weirds me out.

    Though I imagine if I invested in more technology to run them through a computer or something they'd be a lot more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiousincident View Post
    Hm, my roommate has a set, they're okay... I'm a bigger fan of using a few pads to complement an acoustic kit, the mobius band drummer pulls it off really well. Definitely fun to mess around with and good for practicing, but I hate not having a full dynamic range on the cymbals. And the timing on opening/closing the hi-hats always weirds me out.

    Though I imagine if I invested in more technology to run them through a computer or something they'd be a lot more fun.
    O man, mobius band! YESSSS!

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    UUUUMMMM BIKES! not drums

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks View Post
    UUUUMMMM BIKES! not drums
    It says "for percussionists" in the title, really how hard is it to ignore? There have always been a multitude of OT threads here.

    And yeah Mobius Band is sweet. I saw them a few weeks ago, one of the best sets I've seen in quite a long time.

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    pacific makes some pretty decent stuff but they also make some low end drums, probably what you have. 70 is pretty cheap even if it isnt a great set. i'd def invest in some new heads, for cheaper drums, 2ply usually sounds better. id look into evans, aquarian, and remo for that .( thats my preference in that order) if it comes with a bass drum pedal make sure its decent enough to play. theres nothing worse than a pedal that just sucks.

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    Seems like a decent enough deal. I second the heads suggestion. With skillful tuning even the crappiest drumset can sound ok. Don't skimp too much on the cymbals though. Cheap cymbals sound like poo.

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    chyea, a pacific for $70, go for it.

    blickblocks: V-drums are one of those things you just really want, but feel like you could never use. i wish i had enough money to get a set though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahand View Post
    chyea, a pacific for $70, go for it.

    blickblocks: V-drums are one of those things you just really want, but feel like you could never use. i wish i had enough money to get a set though.
    I wish V-drums were available in smaller kits.

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