: We have a Gretsch Catalina that I'm pretty
: happy with. In the past I've had Yamaha
: Stage Custom that's worked really well.
: Either is a solid choice. Get a pre-pack of
: hardware that matches your drumset (DW for
: Gretsch, or Yamaha for Yamaha). If you keep
: all the hardware the same brand, it's easier
: to Frankenstein parts later on if needed.
: Look for a kit with a smaller (18")
: bass drum. If it's only for jazz, you really
: only need a 4 piece (2 toms), but if you
: might ever use it for other stuff get a 5
: piece kit (3 toms).
: If you don't already have a nice set of
: cymbals, plan to spend some coin there. Good
: rule of thumb is the cymbals should cost
: about the same as the drums+hardware
: combined. Zildjian K Custom are my go-to for
: jazz. You can get them in a box set for
: Be careful that you're getting everything
: you need. Drumset stuff is generally sold
: almost a la carte. Drums won't usually come
: with any hardware. Pre-packed hardware may
: or may not include a bass drum pedal. Get a
: real drum throne (roc-n-soc is great).
: Every time I do bids, Steve Weiss comes out
: on top for percussion stuff.
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: Any recommendations for a drum set including
: hardware for a new ms jazz band? Have about
: $1,200-$1,500 to spend. Thanks for any help
: you can offer!