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Jdrummys
09-24-2018, 11:40 AM
I am getting rid of my Crystal Beats because they are too damn heavy to gig with. I am thinking of Decades because I love the Pearl white finish and have heard good things about the sound. How are these in terms of weight? Im wondering if they are compariable to Yamaha Stage Customs or Gretsch Catalinas. I would likely be going with 20 14 12 setup.

Jdrummys
09-26-2018, 09:20 AM
HELLO?. Could someone give me a weight on at least just the bass drum??

MasterBlaster56
09-26-2018, 09:40 AM
I surely don't know - but hello back! :)

HPD260
10-02-2018, 10:47 AM
They don't seem particularly heavy. Certainly no comparison to the References that I replaced them with.

MasterBlaster56
10-02-2018, 11:23 AM
I bet a nickel this has some heft to it.

Triggagnomic
01-02-2019, 02:38 PM
I have a 20" fusion kit and they're pretty light kits. Our band's 17 year old daughter carries my bass drum about at gigs quite happily for me. I used to have an '03 ELX (22/10/12/14) that was pretty light too and the DM is lighter than that kit, I'd say...

RushDrums24
01-02-2019, 02:41 PM
I have a 20" fusion kit and they're pretty light kits. Our band's 17 year old daughter carries my bass drum about at gigs quite happily for me. I used to have an '03 ELX (22/10/12/14) that was pretty light too and the DM is lighter than that kit, I'd say...

Your whole band has a daughter?? :)

Triggagnomic
01-02-2019, 02:58 PM
You guys don't? You should get one, they're great for carrying stuff!

I play for her parents in their band and she's a singer now she's getting older. It's a bit like the Jackson's but without the psychological abuse and stolen wages. We all look out for her though because she's 17 and lots of creepy guys go to gigs it seems, so she's the 'band's daughter'...

RushDrums24
01-02-2019, 03:04 PM
You guys don't? You should get one, they're great for carrying stuff!

I play for her parents in their band and she's a singer now she's getting older. It's a bit like the Jackson's but without the psychological abuse and stolen wages. We all look out for her though because she's 17 and lots of creepy guys go to gigs it seems, so she's the 'band's daughter'...

That explains it then. Noticed you're not too far from me, I live near to Greenwich. (I say not far, nearly 4 hours)

Triggagnomic
01-02-2019, 03:08 PM
That explains it then. Noticed you're not too far from me, I live near to Greenwich. (I say not far, nearly 4 hours)

Oh, cool! I was a bit worried Brits might be a bit under-represented here... Nice to meet you!

RushDrums24
01-02-2019, 03:31 PM
Oh, cool! I was a bit worried Brits might be a bit under-represented here... Nice to meet you!

There's a couple of us as far as I know, Thrush is a Brit too.

Bodgit
01-03-2019, 05:00 AM
I'm a Brit too , Woking based, working in London :-)

dale w miller
01-03-2019, 05:38 AM
Interesting you say the Crystal Beats are heavy. They must be really thick or it’s the hardware because my acrylic kit is fairly lightweight.

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AndrewS.
04-16-2019, 08:54 AM
I have owned a large decade maple kit for a little over a year now, and its very light. I noticed this when I dug out my 27 year old pearl export that my dad got for me back in the early 90s.

Kevaruka
04-16-2019, 10:06 AM
I'm a Brit too , Woking based, working in London :-)

Northern scumbag here :cool:

RushDrums24
04-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Northern scumbag here :cool:

Hello, Teessider living and studying in London :)

my sticks
08-23-2019, 10:59 PM
23-27 lbs for a 24x14 kick not in variation I just can't remember what the box said. Hope this helps!

The_Prowler
08-24-2019, 06:05 PM
I've got the five piece kit with 20", 14", 12" and 10", and I can carry the kick and all three toms at once with no problem. They're quite light, and I would even say that the 14" x 14" floor tom is even lighter than the 14" x 12" Tama Rockstar rack tom I used to have. And if I'm remembering correctly, the 20" kick is only slightly heavier than the Rockstar 18" x 16" floor tom was. The Decades sound much heavier than they actually are.