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Old 09-08-2013, 06:28 PM
yarny yarny is offline
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Default Is this Kent Drum Kit worth it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kent-USA-50s...item2c7242e098

I've heard some bad things about Kent, namely sketchy quality control and being the infamous "cheap" drum company of the 60's.

I've been looking for a vintage player's kit though, and I was wondering if this Kent kit was worth the $600 (shipped) price.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:39 PM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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Default Re: Is this Kent Drum Kit worth it?

$600 is a bit 'pricey' for any Kent kit. (Just my opinion) However, I will say this, if that little kit was made in New York and it has aged maple shells, and if it could be had for $350., then it would be worth buying and paying for new vintage round-over bearing edges. You'll end up with a good sounding set of drums.

At $600. I'd give it a 'pass'. For that money there are (player) vintage Ludwig kits to be had! Wait, 60's New York factory Kents in similar condition come along -for much less- fairly regularly. Patience wins the deal of the day.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Is this Kent Drum Kit worth it?

Really good advice John, thank you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: Is this Kent Drum Kit worth it?

So, new round over edges you say,,hmm,,you got me thinking now. I have a nice set of New YOrk Kents sitting in my drum closet.

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