Peace Manhattan Reviews
I own the Peace Manhattan Kit. I've used it extensively live and recently in the studio. I've used it most playing roots music including rockabilly, blues and country in environments where space and volume might be concerns. With a few modifications to the included hardware and mounts the kit is a very functional piece of equipment. I rely on it for not only the functionality and sound, but, for the unique look. I did re-cover the kit in a marine grey/blue marine pearl. The kit really stands out! When used live I normally mic the kick drum from the underside. Usually using a CAD kick drum mic stand mounted, or mounted to the bottom drum rim. I'll also place a snare/tom mic between the tom and snare drums and finally use an overhead condenser. Simple setup that works well. I use an Evans coated G2 head on the tom (no muffling) and Evans Dry snare head on the snare. The lower kick head is an Evans coated G2 with clear Remo head saver pad. Internally I lay a muffle ring on the kick head. I've incorporated a jam block and Tama cymbal mount. Cymbals mounted on kit: 18
Buy one if you can. You won't regrett it!Take a listen to mine at: myspace.com/thecountryridePsychobillyband rated this unit on 2009-04-01.
I bought my Peace Manhattan drum set from Music 123 (online). It cost $510 (including shipping) and it came in less than one week. I bought it to play in my neighborhood garage band. I owned a Yamaha Club Jordan at the time but I was attracted by the Manhattan's full-size snare and clever overall design. Once I tried it, I sold my Yamaha and I've never looked back.
The Peace Manhattan drum set is a very clever solution for the needs of drummers who play standing up and have limited space for their kits. It takes up almost no space yet it provides all the sounds of a complete drum set. It has a few minor flaws that you can correct yourself but it would be great if the manufacturer would address these things and make a good thing into a great thing.drummer4odds rated this unit on 2004-08-14.
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