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PDP CX Fusion Kit with 8.155 Hardware  

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    Bright maple tone to cut through any mix.

    The Pacific Drums by DW CX Fusion Kit drums come with all-maple shells for punchy, penetrating sound and premium drumheads for a sharp attack. F.A.S.T.-sized toms deliver deep tones with nice decay. Super-stable True-Pitch tuning, STM mouting system, and 8.155 series hardware upgrade make this Pacific Drums kit rugged enough for any stage. Matching bass hoops and covered finishes bring the flash. 5-piece drum kit; cymbals not included.

    Features

    • All-maple shells
    • True-Pitch tuning
    • STM Pro tom mounts
    • Matching bass drum hoops
    • F.A.S.T tom sizes
    • Covered finish
    • 18" x 22" bass
    • 10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12" toms
    • 5" x 14" snare
    • Kick pedal
    • Snare stand
    • Straight, straight/boom, and hi-hat cymbal stands

    Get a kit that you can love and will last a long time. Order your CX kit today.

     
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    4.9

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    WOW!

    As a drummer with many years of experience, I recently bought the PDP CX kit in silver sparkle and I must say that this kit has blown me away! I have owned a lot...Read complete review

    As a drummer with many years of experience, I recently bought the PDP CX kit in silver sparkle and I must say that this kit has blown me away! I have owned a lot of drums in the last 30 years, including my prized DW kit that I got 2 years ago..Anyway, I got the CX's and set them up next to the DW's in my studio. Here were my initial notes: The CX kit out of the box sounded SO close to the DW's...I remember thinking that wow Don (Lombardi) and John (Good) of DW have done a great job at this one!! Upon urging from a DW rep that I met at PASIC show here in Columbus, I went and got new heads for the kit as the stock heads will get you started but are no-means the quality that you can get with REMO's or EVANS, etc...I went with a smooth white Emporers on the batters with clear Ambassador's on the bottoms... Now one thing that I want to point out here, I personnally do not like a double ply head on my DW's as I think the thin shell sounds better with a single ply ( I use coated Ambassadors on the batters with clears on the bottoms) However, with the Pacific having a tad bit thicker shell, the smooth white Emporers/clear Ambassadors combo sounds just incredible....Back to the DW/Pacific comparison with head change....The drums just sing! Its a little different sound than the DW in character, but definitely a kick-butt professional sound that if someone put the same price tag as the DW's on it I would say that it would be justified. Here's the conlcusion I can make IMO...you DO NOT have to spend 3k and up for a DW (unless, you want to have a very customized kit with great re-sale and have deep pockets) kit when with a simple head change you can attain a sound that will completely blow you away with the Pacific CX/LX line....see for yourself :-) The CX kit would also be a great go-to kit for a drummer that wants awesome sound but does not want to lug their prized and expensive kit out to play live exposing it to the elements...I hope that all find this review helpful...if you happen to have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at cobyutterback@hotmail.comHappy drumming!Cobe

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    CX Silver Sparkle

    I have owned a pacific CX silver sparkle kit for a year now, and for the most part it is a good sounding kit. I do have some complaints, however. When I received...Read complete review

    I have owned a pacific CX silver sparkle kit for a year now, and for the most part it is a good sounding kit. I do have some complaints, however. When I received the kit, the bearing edges on the 10 and 14-inch toms were TERRIBLE, with lots of chunks taken out of them. Because of this, I had the toms shipped back to Mexico to be re-edged. Guess what? The factory didn't get it right the second time either, so I had to resort to having the edges professionally re-cut by a third-party custom drum maker. Now, of course, the toms sound great. However, I have had trouble getting Remo Emperor heads to seat on the drums effectively, so if you normally use Remo heads you might want to keep that in mind. The snare sounds OK, but getting all the overtones under control is a hassle. Make sure to keep the tension rods lubricated. Otherwise, they will get stuck and snap in half while you're trying to tune the drum.Pacifics are a pretty good set of gigging drums, although I think the factory's quality control is not up to par. Save yourself the grief and get a set of Tama Superstars for around the same price.

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    5.0

    Sweet

    By thaKnockout

    from New York

    My older brother got this kit back in 2000-2001 and boy is it amazing. Anyone who buys this new is unlucky because they replaced the original snare with a cheap metal one. The original snare was an all maple shell and it is GODLY. You can definately see the DW/Pacific resembleance here. Put nice heads on this, oil up the lugs and you have an amazing drumset rivaling almost any other drumset. PERIOD. :-P

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    5.0

    GREAT DRUMS

    By nickooo

    from Bonney Lake, WA

    I have owned these drums for 3 years, they sound great with new heads and are very road worthy. Also, people who talk about the lugs getting stuck, that happens to all drums. (you need to maintain them) If you oil the tension rods after every head change will not have a problem. In conclusion, you will not find better drums for this price at all, they are very tough and they look great.Pros- Good looks, tough, sounds great. What more do you want?Cons- The wrap does have visible seams in it, but who cares.

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    5.0

    Sweet Kit

    By yeppsssss

    from New Jersey

    I got the red sparkle CX kit and I love it. There are only a few complaints that i can think of, such as the 22 in bass drum (not that big of a deal, I just wish it was a 20), the snare, and the tom mount. First, I'd like to say that the toms sound great if tuned well. Secondly, the wrap is gorgeous. Thirdly, the bass drum sounds good, though I imagine it would sound better with an EMAD 2 or something. the downsides are that the snare is nearly impossible to tune, which is not an issue for me because I have a Pearl Omar Hakim sig snare and a Pork Pie snare. The tom mount for the rack toms can be difficult to position, so I have taken to mounting the toms on a rack or on separate mounts. A great kit at a great price

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    4.0

    Pretty Good

    By Josh-4NHks

    from Mission Viejo, CA

    I had this set for four years (my first kit). It has a very nice sound when it's tuned well, but it comes out of tune fairly quickly. After having it for about 3 and a half years, the lugs started to get stuck and tuning becomes virtually impossible. It was worth the deal I got on it. Oh, and the snare sucks; it's probably one of the worst snare drums I have ever played. On the other hand, the bass drum with an EMAD head is the best bass sound I have ever heard.

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    5.0

    PDP CX Fusion Kit

    By kmartin4

    from Illinois

    I have owned this kit for four years now and it sounds as good as when I bought it. Toms have good tone and sharp attack. Bass drum is punchy when tuned correctly(I prefer no muffling for a bigger sound). I have never played the snare that came with the kit due the fact I had have other snares and a tuning lug broke on mine when I tried to remove a tension rod. Overall, this is a great drumset if your looking for high quality under $1000. In my experience 2-ply heads work best with these drums due to a relatively thick 8-ply shell. Also, upgrading hoops to 2.3mm or die-cast is good for better tuning consistency. Pros: Great kit for under $1000, 800 series cymbal stands are one of the best-kept secrets in the drum industry, maple shells, fusion-sized toms are great for quick fills, little brother to DW. Cons: I cracked a tuning lug on the snare when I tried to remove a tension rod for a head-chage, lightweight counter hoops, covered finish can warp in different temps(Not PDP's fault, wraps will do that on any kit). Hope this helps the would-be buyers and keep rockin' dudes!

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    5.0

    value!

    By griffin77-cPuAv

    from medina, ohio

    I bought this set last year when I was deciding between this and a tama rockstar set. I made a good choice, this set is amazing for the price. It plays like a DW. But it does need new heads(evans hydraulics for the toms, and evans emad for the kick) like any other new set. And if you know how to tune you can get the snare to sound pretty good, but it definitely needs a new head as well. Overall this set is worth every penny.

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    5.0

    Excellent toms and kick

    By weevilboy

    from Undisclosed

    These drums sound great once you replace the factory heads and the snare (like almost everybody else has said). I got a brass snare and put smooth white emperors on the toms, as well as a Aquarian Superkick II on the kick, and now it sounds like a pro kit. People ask me how much it cost, and when I tell them they say it sounds three times as nice! But yeah, the snare was hard to dial in, so that's the only reason I gave the quality a 9. Very recommended; it will sound like a DW kit if you put the right heads on it!

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    5.0

    Nice Set...

    By ziljiman

    from Houston, Texas

    I filled in on a gig for a friend nd these drums rock! All this set needs is some zildjian cymbals(my favorites are zildjian k's or z-customs), maybe some new heads (remo or aquarian). this is a pretty expensive set, but could really be a great set for any intermediate player

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    5.0

    The best drums I have owned!

    By Wiggie

    from Augusta, GA

    I've had my PDP's for about two years. I was shopping for another set and it was kind of a toss up between these and a set of Yamahas. Am I ever glad I got the Pacifics! I am in love with them. The hardware is great, the drums themselves tune very easily, and the shells are beautiful (mine are in the lighter blue). My main beef's with them are: The snare drum is weak (can't beat my old ludwig) and the factory heads are not great. I flipped the factory batters to the bottom and put G2 coated's on the top, and for bass I use an Aquarian Superkick (but EMAD is great too). Bottom line-- it's great when people compliment how your drums sound; even better when other drummers do!

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    5.0

    does the job

    By z man

    from Lakewood, CA

    this set really does the job. i've been using it for 2 years now, and somewhere between the two years i changed the factory heads to Evans G2 coated for the toms, the bass to evans EMAD, and Evans Dry for the snare. black onyx looks great. later on i broke the snare and replaced it with a new one. the hardware it very durable, sturdy enough for hard hitters. i've had compliments from other drummers about the sounds of this PDP.

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