Best Birch Kit You Can Get on a Budget
Sonor Force 2007
I'm a Sonor guy and I'm familiar with all their lines - even though I can't afford most of them. Sonor kits are magic - you know why? Because even the lower priced kits sound amazing, oftentimes as good as their higher-end counterparts.
The 2007 Force kit is one of those. You can compare them to Sonor's higher end kits and be quite pleased with the sound you get for thousands less. So much so that if I purchased solely by sound, I wouldn't spend the money on a DeLite or SQ2 kit - especially if I'm a working drummer kleaving his kit setup at a bar or club.
Now the hardware, finish and craftsmanship may be better on the higher end kits but the 2007 is one of the best, most rugged kits out there, at any price. I actually combined 2 kits to make one monster kit and tuned them with my Tune-Bot.
Even before the band starts up I'm getting compliments on the look and the sound. Once we're jammin' there's little audible difference between this kit & the higher end. Trust your ears not your wallet.