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Guide To Buying A Pacific Drum Set

Thinking of getting a Pacific kit? Well, this page might just help you out. We'll cover where to get the cheapest price online, what Pacific has to offer, plus details of features and finishes. And, there's a link to our Pacific set reviews right here if you want a more indepth look.

Pacific are a budget brand and are a part of Drum Workshop, so you can be sure that the quality will be good, while the price will be reasonable. Anyway, let's take a look at the drum sets that Pacific have available right now, and what features and options they include.

Platinum Series

PDP Platinum

At the top of the pile is the PDP Platinum Series that has many top-end features but without the high price tag. It's an all North American Maple kit that has Pro-cut bearing edges, and a quality, resonant sound.

The shells come packed with super features like dual-oval tube lugs, the True-Pitch tuning system, and the STM tom mount system that leaves the shells untouched for maximum projection.

Continuing the focus on affordable quality, the finishes are really nice with the choice of several laquers available.

Price: For a top-end drum set, the Platinum Series can be picked up at a great price, sure it's a mass produced set that isn't quite as good as top-end sets by the leading brands, but it's still a super kit! Here's the lowest price we've found online for this set

X7 Series

PDP X7

The X7 is a very popular drum set, and here's why; it's a 100% Maple 7-piece set with many of the same top features that the Platinum Series has. Again, PDP have concentrated on giving a good Maple sound at a reasonable price.

The features include True-Pitch tuning, the STM tom mounting system, and also F.A.S.T sized (shallow) shells that give a quick and punchy response. It often comes supplied with some decent Remo drum heads as well!

Those nice folks at PDP have also thrown in matchning bass drum hoops and a bass drum pillow to help you kill any unwanted overtones.

To complete the look for this kit you get a laquer finish available in colours like Lime Green Sparkle and Pearlescent Black. Price: Again, here are the best prices we've found for this set online.

M5 Series

PDP M5

Pacific stick with Maple again for this mid-level set and offer it at a cracking price. It's not quite as refined or feature heavy as the top-end sets they sell, but if you want a very affordable Maple kit, this could be it.

Your features for the M5 are the STM tom mount system, True-Pitch tuning, oval tube lugs, and DW's own drum heads. It's worth pointing out that the Maple used to make the M5 isn't as high quality as their more expensive Maple sets, but it's still decent.

Again, Pacific have opted to give you a nice laquer finish on the set, with colours including Tobaco Burst and Emerald to Black Fade. Price: If you're looking for a cheap price, here's a website that's worth checking out.

FS Series

PDP FS

The next Pacific drum set in the range is the FS Series that has been made from 100% Birch. This gives it a brighter, drier, and more attacking sound than Maple sets. It's well priced for an all Birch set, but there are similar quality sets available by other manufacturers too.

Many standard Pacific features like STM tom mounts, and True-Pitch tuning are included, plus the shells are F.A.S.T sized for a quicker, punchier sound. More welcome additions are the matching bass drum hoops and a useful drum pillow.

The finishes are quite good too, with matte laquer options like Cherry to Black Fade and Natural to Charcoal Burst being on offer. Price: If you're looking for a price, this site has a pretty good one.

Mainstage Series

PDP Mainstage

If you're on a budget, the Mainstage Series will be more your thing. They're constructed from hardwood which is cheaper than Maple or Birch. It doesn't give the same quality of sound as another drum set might, but offers a reasonable sound for a beginner.

The features are much more basic too, but the set usually comes with a hardware pack including 2 cymbal stands, a snare stand, hi-hat stand, and a drum throne. It's often sold with a set of Sabian cymbals too, so it comes with everything a beginner will need.

And the finish? Well, the Mainstage Series just has a basic wrap finish in either Black Metallic or Bronze Metallic. It's not as cool looking as a laquer finish, but it holds its own. Price: If you want a good price on this set, head over to this site and check out the latest deal.

Z5 Series

PDP Z5

Another option for beginners is the Z5 Series that's made of hardwood like the Mainstage. It's a cheap set and doesn't have many nifty features, plus it sounds quite basic too. But, for a beginner or a young player it'd be great!

The shells are F.A.S.T sized (shallow) making this set quick and snappy like some of the more expensive Pacific sets. But, it's a little thin sounding and the tone isn't great. This is a set to learn on though, not to gig professionally, so it isn't a big problem.

This set can be bought as a shell pack, or with stands and cymbals which is a better value deal and will give a beginner eveything to get started. The finish is a simple laminate wrap available in shiny metallic colours like Black, Cherry, and Emerald.

Price: These sets are very affordable and can usually be picked up at a good price. Here's the lowest price we've found online.

So, that's the Pacific drum set range. There are some more detailed reviews in our drum sets review section if you want to read them. Hope you get a bargain!

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