Stagg 5 Piece Rock Kit Reviews 4

I've had this kit for 5 years now, and play it constantly with and without my band.

Not much. It's not that it's a bad kit - it's just not all that good. After sticking some Remo Pinstripes on them, the drums started really sounding much better. The toms have a nice plummy deepness to them and after really cranking the snare drum up tight, it now provides a bright cracky sound that I wouldn't have thought possible from a snare of this price.

Where do I begin? The bearing edges are kinda rough and uneven - especially on the snare which is almost unacceptable. Fairly recently the snare stand snapped in half and just after that one of the lugs broke. The cymbal stand is made of the thinnest metal ive ever seen on a drum kit and dents when you tighten it. One of the bass drum spurs is a little broken, but it does still work. The cymbals are actually awful. The hi-hats sound like a paper bag and the crash sounds more like a gong than a crash. They are also so thin that you can easily bend them by hand. The stock skins are also rubbish and dent when played lightly. There are also NO nylon sleves on the cymbal stands, so expect damage to the inside of your cymbals.

The build quality is fine. It's all put together reasonably well, but the parts used seem to be the problem. The wood is clearly very cheap and the bearing edges are badly done. The hardware is made of cheap, soft metal and the skins are like paper. The cymbals are too thin and change colour from general use.

An acceptable starter kit - much better than a CB (cymbal stands aside). There are no good starter kits (as far as I know) and I would advise anyone to save a bit more and get a low-intermediate kit over a starter kit. The kit sounds quite good, but don't expect much from the hardware and skins.

XeroX rated this unit 3 on 2006-08-15.

the snare is the only thing i disliked it was very hard to get a crisp cutting sound to it instead i got a sligh crisp to the sound but i heard more of a anoying ping sound

GOOD quality and ok sticks great bass pedal for a starter kit

Over all a good cheap good value for your money its because its not as commercalised as the CB kit that it fades out hopefully by you reading this you can spread the word

chris smith (been playin for 1 year love drumming) rated this unit 5 on 2004-09-14.

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