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View Poll Results: Which portable drumset is best?

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  • Pearl Midtown

    2 100.00%
  • Tama Silverstar Metrojam

    0 0%
  • Gretsch Catalina Street

    0 0%
  • Sonor Safari

    0 0%
  • Ludwig Breakbeats

    0 0%
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  1. ņaņaņa

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    Spain
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    Default Midtown, Silverstar MetroJam, Catalina Street, Safari or Breakbeats?

    Hey guys,

    Which one do you think sounds better?
    All the biggest brands have jumped on the micro-drums wagon, but which one is the best?

  2. Drum Ninja

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
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    New York
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    I'm very partial to my Midtown. We have the Tama at work and it's nice but doesn't quite sound as good. The Sonar comes in a close second. I haven't played the new Gretsch but loved my Catalina Club Jazz kit although the hardware was pretty crappy on it.
    RBH Monarch Drums in Merlot Sparkle

  3. Banned

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Ontario
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    I only have firsthand experience with the Breakbeats, Club Street and Midtowns. I say Midtowns all the way!

  4. Registered User

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Mount Pleasant, SC
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    No experience with the rest but my Breakbeats are my go to kit for all of our restaurant, wedding and low volume gigs. Great compliment of Evans heads, the 16" EMAD, and my 13x6 Supralite Snare, and lightweight Ludwig Atlas hardware is two years going strong.

  5. Registered User

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    USA
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    Hi,

    I think Midtown is best as well. Sonor is second.

    When I played the Ludwig kit, it felt very cheap. The Tama is an interesting concept, but poor choices (e.g. no bottom heads and 6" deep kick drum) comprise the sound and playability quite a bit.

    The Gretch split bass drum is innovative, but doesn't help the sound and 2" less kick drum isn't going to make much difference even on the smallest stage (since stands and cymbals stick out farther anyway).

    MM
    2016 Masterworks / ES Comet Sparkle

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 10x12 TT, 8x10 TT, 5.5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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