Help choosing the best studio drum kit!

Discussion in 'Drums' started by cuhu, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. cuhu

    cuhu Guest

    Please tell me which is the best studio drum set for recording rock music.
    Thank you all
  2. Highly subjective. My favorite drum recordings have been with my buddy's Peavey RadialPro 1000 kit. The toast of the modern recording world today, though, are DW, C&C, Orange County, Risen, and other "boutique" (quotes intended) companies.

    Be creative within your budget. I jigsaw-cut my early '90s Pearl Export kit into some crazy sizes--my kick is 5" x 22"--with relative inaccuracy (my floor tom has about a half-inch margin of error) and I'm very happy with the results.
  3. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest


    What sound were you looking for that would cause you to cut several inches off the width of a bass drum?
  4. In a word, rock: a defined "click" with some controlled guts behind it. I had a theory that a modern rock kick sound had more to do with the batter head than the shell itself, and found the added real estate in the dimensions was something I was trying to avoid rather than utilize (incidentally, it was the premise behind Arbiter's Flats series some years ago). So I bought one of those designer kick drum heads, found a decent tuning, and perma-mounted a microphone in its sweet spot.

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