I've had it for eight months and have had 120 or 130 kits previously, but I would buy it again without hesitation. I couldn't get a 20" kick, which is a pity. I dream of a CX jazzette (8", 10", 12", 14", 18").
The drums resemble very much DW, the hardware is superb, the finish spotless and, to put the cherry on the cake, it adjusts automatically. I give it a 9 because not enough time has gone by to see what happens with rust, ungluing, warping, bubbling, chips and cracks, but otherwise it is awesome.
For me the value for money is incredible. A new kit (10", 12", 14", 22", 14"x5,5" snare, in blue Onyx) with original heads, a pack of Meinl MCS cymbals, a pack of drum mutes, drum book, drum throne, a beautiful music stand, and Vic Firth 5A drumsticks, everything for $400, it's downright unreal, barely legal, I'd say.
I Bought This Kit At Guitar Center. Total I Paid 700 Plus Tax.
I absolutely love the quality this kit has. DW has finally made a kit that is both affordable and an incredibly good value. The kits Toms tune very easily and sound amazing. I'm using Aquarian Performance 2 Heads On All The Toms. The Bass drum has good punch and incredibly warm as are all the toms. I'm using the Evans E.M.A.D. while being a little on the expensive side is worth it's weight in gold.
My only complaint is the snare drum. Maybe it's because i'm not used to playing wood snares. The snare has a good punch but a little to much ring after the initial "crack".
Everything on this kit is constructed really well. The lugs are incredibly solid and the wrapped finish is absolutly stunning. The only complaint here is the bass drum wood hoop. The wrap looked like it had been rushed being put on.
Incredible Value Incredible Sound Aboslutly a must have if your on a budget!!!
Hi everybody, I have been playing a PDP CX in WHITE ONYX for four months now and I must say that I'm satisfied with it. What I like most about these drums is the maple sound. This type of wood in this configuration provides a huge sound projection, while the note played is always smooth. Moreover, it has this nice tone that makes it special or maybe it's the maple. I was just disappointed by the hardware. The screw threads for the tuners are pretty average. Before this one, I had the opportunity to test my first drum kit (yamaha stage custom) and then a PEARL MMX, Yamaha Mapple Custom.... But this is the one that convinced me, in terms of budget but, especially, in terms of sound. Unbeatable value for money. If I had to resell my CX, it would be to buy the exact same series but with better hardware.
I use these drums since November 2005.
They are impressively versatile, very easy to set up. The maple model really seduced me. It comes with Remo Emperor on top and Remo Ambassador on the bottom. It is downright awesome! I opted for a Fusion setup: 22" kick, 10", 12", 14", and 16" toms. And I can't say anything about the snare because I use my Pearl free floating copper snare.
In short, a very good product with a price tag that dwarfs the competition (6 maple drums + accessories + 8 heads for $1900)
Do note however I had a small threading problem with one of the bass tom lugs (nothing that a bit of oil couldn't fix). I think the hardware and the embossed hoops aren't worthy of DW!
Drum kit supplied with the accessories from the 900 series: High end, so no complaints.
In comparison to the drums I've used until now (tama rockstar, premier XPK), it's like night and day. I have gone from a soft to a pro sound, even without exploiting all the options available.
In conclusion, I would buy them again without hesitation. I studied the subject for quite some time and don't regret at all having chosen Pacific Drums!