New mid level kit vs 27 year old pro level kit

cbphoto

Diamond Member
Oh I see-always a counter argument. Well according to string theory there is 10 dimensions, I think. The 3 we know, time, and then 6 more we can't see. So I put Swiss and Bill's posits in the 6 we can't see. So I filled two slots now four more counter arguments can fit in rest. My argument now stands with impunity, well except Swiss and Bill's posit are accurate but no one can see them. So if you saw it-now your mind is a blank-just like mine. I win with my "kinda" logic-no the OP wins with a new drum kit. ROFL.
Your coffee is amazing.
 

JimmyM

Platinum Member
If you want new drums, by all means it’s your money. But while I’m not immune to the love of getting something cool and fresh to make you want to play more, your DW sets would be cool and fresh to a lot of folks who don’t have them. So I always try to bear in mind that buying new gear just for fresh inspiration is only a temporary fix, and isn’t going to last very long.
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
90s Keller DWs are timeless and more sought after than the newer shells built in house. The build quality from DW isn't anything to worry about in that era.

The Renowns are "mid level" in price only. I put them in the class of my Saturn and kits like the newer Stage Customs. They punch seriously above their weight.

If you're worried about road wear and tear on the DWs and want a rock solid work horse kit then a Renown is perfect.

Personally I have the Mapex Saturn and an old Ludwig. My ear tends to miss the vintage sound of the Ludwig when I've been using the Mapex for a while and vice versa.
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Hello. Probably not the best worded thread topic, but here goes: I have two DW kits from approx 27 years ago. While I like the kits, I feel like I need something new in hopes of bringing some inspiration, so to speak. I have been considering the Gretsch Reknown series as a potential contender for a new kit, but wanted to see if anyone had opinions regarding older top tier kits vs new mid tier kits. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

Unless your drums are in awkward sizes, here's what I'd do: I'd buy new heads, a new snare, and great cymbals. It's amazing what a snare and cymbals will do for a kit.
 

wraub

Gold Member
I split the difference and got a 30 year old mid-level kit.

No regrets.
 
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