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Pearl’s “Compact Traveler” drum set has to be the most compact acoustic drum set on the market and has an insanely impressive sound for what it is. You get a paper thin kick drum, and snare, plus stands that all fit in a measly bag that you can literally carry around with you without a car. I think this must be the ultimate subway drum set!
When they first came out, people complained about the $500 price tag, but now Amazon is selling them for only $249! Check the link below for more details! The sound is actually quite impressive too.
I cannot tell you how much I love this little kit. I have a compact Tama set myself, but it’s from 2015, and is the Imperialstar Bop. I love it, but I would love to pick up one of these awesome new Tama Superstar Classic Neo-Mods as well.
I really love Tama’s size choices on this kit. Keeping the full size diameter, but just shortening the shells provides a deeper tone than deeper, but smaller in diameter shells. The kick on the Neo-Mod is a 20″, but is only 10″ deep. The rest of the drum sizes are a 7×12 tom and 9×14 floor tom. The shallow depth sizes make it so easy to move around.
Shells are 100% maple, which is very nice for a kit in this price range, and on top of that it looks insanely cool. The Neo-Mod comes in all kinds of cool looking finishes too.
I’m so in love <3
My latest album, In Depth is now complete, and I am really proud of this one. I think it came out great! The album is available right now for Patrons only, and will be released later this summer for the rest of the world.
This amazing cover art was done by my friend Ligang Luo. I really think this album is one of my best to date, and features a nice mix of live instruments with tracker tunes, drums, bass, guitar, synths, and Milkytracker. It’s experimental, and lifts you up in sections, then takes you to the depths in others. It’s 11 songs and about 40 minutes long. If you become a Patron for any amount at https://www.patreon.com/demonicsweaters you’ll get it right now. There is also a beautiful foldout insert also done by Ligang. You can really help out by becoming a patron, plus you’ll get some awesome music!
The PST5 Line of cymbals has been around for quite some time now. I got my first one back in 2009, and instantly loved how great it sounded for how inexpensive it was. That one was the, now discontinued, PST5 19″ Rock Crash. I still have this cymbal today, and now that it is nearly 10 years old it almost sounds better than it ever did.
PST5s are not supposed to be Paiste’s high end cymbals, in fact there’s several lines that are more expensive and higher up on their virtual shelf such as the PST7s, and PST8s, then the 900 series and all of their ‘pro’ line cymbals on top of that. However, in my opinion they are some of the nicest sounding cymbals made. Sound crazy? I don’t care. I’ve owned several of the PST5 line, and have liked them just as much, or far better than other supposedly ‘pro’ cymbals. For example, I had a set of PST5 Medium Hi Hats, then got rid of them for a pair of signature hats, and ended up being pretty disappointed and wished I’d kept the PST5s.
They have very distinct musical pitches, and blend in incredibly well in recorded music. They also stand out in a live setting. I really love the crashes and Hi Hats. I also had a 22″ Rock Ride at one point (also discontinued now in this size) and it sounded amazing for what it was.
So if you’re on the lookout for some amazing cymbals that won’t break the bank, I highly recommend Paiste’s PST5 Line. My next cymbal purchase will most likely be the PST5 Sound Edge hats.