Just finding an affordable price for a drum kit is hard. When you find a drum kit do you want a drum kit you don’t really care about that costs $1500, that you have to replace every year, or do you want a kit to pass down the gift of music to your kids and their kids.
Let’s compare wood working items if you buy a hand built table from solid wood it would cost between $1500-$3500 vs a $200-$600 particleboard table you can from the local chain furniture store. Yeah you can eat off of both a they both serve the purpose; however you obviously get what you pay for. A hand built dinner table is a piece of furniture that is a center piece when entertaining guests, not just an assembly line made run of the mill table anyone can buy at any branch furniture store.
So what is the difference when a drummer is picking out that kit to be the center of attention. You need to compare apples to apples. First of all there is absolutely nothing wrong with buying a low cost drum kit that is built on an assembly line one after the other. Which is perfectly fine. Just know what the differences are before choosing an assembly line instrument in comparison to a hand made instrument. Outlaw Drums are custom hand made instruments build from the love the music. No two drums are alike in appearance or sound, they are close, but the fact human hands construct every Outlaw Drum no two are alike. Outlaw Drums is not the only company who build drums one at a time by hand with precise care and precision, Dunnett, Craviatto Angel, Stainbrige, Carolina, many more are a few different high end custom drum companies. Yes from a distance a table looks like a table. But take a look under a big chain store table. Big difference between a laminated veneer table and a solid handcrafted Morrison and tendon tables. The same with drums it looks the same from a distance but flip it over get close and really look at the construction. Not to say companies don’t put a high price for name brand sake even on lower end products. The real custom driven companies take pride in every build and the end product will show the passion the maker has for his instrument.