Summary: I just purchased my Stage Customs yesterday and I'm in love. My set is the clear coat finish. The drums are beautiful. They look great in my practice room. I can't wait to see them on stage. The toms have a great warm tone and resonance. The bass drum is punchy and versatile.
Pros: affordable, beautifully finished, Durable, Great projection, Sound great, Warmtone
Summary: My main gigging kit. Kick drum is unbelievable. Stock front logo head with Remo Powerstroke 3 clear on batter with DW pillow. Kit sounds and looks better than kits twice the price. Would like heavier hoops on toms and snare but can't have everything at this price point.
Pros: Customer service, Finish, Mic Up Great, Shallow Toms, Tone
Summary: I actually started playing drums on a 90s yamaha stage custom and figured i would get a new updated version. Great drums, they have a lot of attack from the toms (especially the 10") and a lot of punch from the kick. The Snare is pretty decent as well.
Pros: Great Attack, Hardware Rock Solid, Looks great on stage, Shallow Sizes, Sound Great Mic'd
Cons: Gets Out Of Tune Quickly, No Memory Locks On Ft, Stock Heads Are No Good
Summary: I got this kit while returning a DW PCP Maple Concept. As I brought the PCP kit into the studio, it did not sound the way I expected, and finishing quality was sub-par. I had seen this kit a few days before, so I went back for the exchange. My kit is the 10/12/16/22, Black.
Summary: I'm a Pro Drummer, I Pulled the kit out of box and Tuned it, Played on the Kit for about 2 days with all factory heads and started working with this kit at Gigs. I was very impressed with the power that the Kick has and the versatility that the snare had.