I'm a drummer. I'm originally from Brazil. I play for a band called Glint.
DW is definitely one of my favorite drum products manufactures. They always blow my mind. I purchased a DW 5002 kick drum pedal 4 years ago and I'm still in love with this beat machine. One of the big characteristics of every single DW product is that they are designed to fit every drummer's own style, you don't have to adapt to use them the products adapt to your playing. The DW 5002 is no exception. With a lot of customizable features, this pedal will fit your specific needs. Another cool thing about the 5000 series is that you can also find two other version of this same pedal, the 5000ADH which features a heelless pedal, and the 500ADS Solid Footboad pedal, accommodating even more your footwork techniques.
You will find this product in the market for a price around $380.
The DW 5002 has a great feel. With a bunch of different tweaks it makes easy to match your footwork style. They are extremely durable. I have mine for 4 years now and it still works like a brand new. It come with a really nice hard case.
The DW 5002 come with double chain, base plate, delta ball-bearing hinge, adjustable toe clamp, 101 beater and universal joints with memory locks.
This is another great DW product. Customizable, making it easy to match your drumming style and its durability makes worth every single penny spent on it.
I've been playing acoustic guitars for 35 years. Mostly jam with some friends, don't look for gigs any more. Love rock and roll, some country rock, blues.
I went to a friend's house for a Super Bowl party back in the mid 1970's and he had this guitar sitting in a corner. He bought it for $400, fooled around with it for a couple of months and then decided he didn't want to learn how to play. I kept picking it up and pluncking out short riffs, and was really impressed with it, so he started trying to sell it to me. And, I ended up taking it home that night for $150!
I have always liked the size of this guitar. 24 3/4" scale but only 39" total length and the body is 4" deep. You can sit comfortably in a LazyBoy and just play for hours. Laminated Mahogany sides and back, solid spruce top and Rosewood fretboard. Oh, and did I mention the sound? Very nice!
The action at the top of the freboard is good, but rises to about 3/8" at the 12 fret. I filed the bridge nut down as far as possible to get it there, and now there is no adjustment left. I plays pretty good below the 6 or 7 fret, but starts to buzz when you go any higher.
I do not have a case for this guitar and have never used a humidifier for it and it has held up very well. I have been amazed that it holds tuning forever, sometimes I'll leave alone for a couple of months, and it's still in perfect tune when I pick it back up. Over the past ten years, I have noticed the saddle is starting to pull away from the top, and the top has a bit of a ripple in the lower bout. Still, a fresh set of light strings, a bit of polish and ..."I'm on the road again"... Canned Heat, ca1977 or so.
This has been one of my best guitars. For a small dreadnought, the volume and crisp sound are very impressive. You have to play it with a pick to get the strings to ring. It sounds kinda dull when you flatpick or strum with your fingers. I also have a Martin D28 and a Taylor 410 and they are great instruments. But if I were in the market for a new guitar, I'd have to sell or trade one of those in. I'll never part with this little Alvarez 5002.
I aquired this guitar from a local music store. I paid $300.00, which included a hard-shell case.
The wood grain is very nice. The sound is excellent (for the type of wood used, spruce top with laminated mahogany sides). The neck is of typical size and the frets are laid in nicely. It stays in tune forever.
I cannot think of a single thing not to like.
The quality is high. The finish and glue is flawless.
This was a very good deal for the style of guitiar that it is. The sound and playability is above what the price tag would suggest.