This review by Drum Center of Portsmouth (US) is probably one of the best I have seen on YouTube comparing similarly priced drumkits of different makes.
Having owned two Tama kits in the past and currently a Ludwig, this review hit home for me.
I like the Ludwig sound better, which is why I decided to play Ludwig drums for life, but Tama is by no means a slouch in the quality and great sound departments. The Ludwigs, however, that certain “snap” that I do not hear in other brands. The response and sensitivity is so immediate with a Ludwig kit, even at the entry level.
Both kits reviewed go for under USD 800. Swee Lee music in Singapore carries these two brands – for those looking to upgrade from their entry level kits, or even for the uninitiated looking to invest in their first acoustic drumkit and are willing to fork out abit more cash for a kit that you will have no qualms about using it for live gigs.
There was a girl who decided to give her boyfriend a 2nd year anniversary present by purchasing a 2 hour drum lesson for him out her own pocket. Here’s her boyfriend’s review of the lesson:
“Just one lesson with Jason was enough to show how passionate he is in drumming and music as a whole.
A truly dedicated trainer, Jason spares no effort in bestowing the rudiments and fundamentals of drumming upon his student.
I highly recommend Jason as a trainer. His passion is inspiring and will kindle the love of drumming in his students.
~ Yuh harn”
Hes considering regular lessons now :-).
As stated above, check out the paragraph titled “Any Good?” The track I played on “December By The Isle of You” written, arranged, and produced by Singapore-based Mauritian-French singer-songwriter, Jonathan Meur, is described by the reviewer as “luminiscent!”
Album is now available in cd format at all Starbucks outlets as well as in digital format on bandcamp.com. All proceeds go to the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore.