The new maple series 4 piece kit that they have supplied me under artist’s contract is glorious; here is my review of the kit after months of frequent hard gigging and studio work.
The 22” Bass drum has an incredible kick. Very little dampening needs to be done with this fantastic bass drum. (I tend to use a small blanket). The drum projects wonderfully and had a huge deep “booming” sound. This bass drum in coordination with the “growling” floor toms is the perfect team.
The 14” and 16” floor toms are “lush”, anything from latin/flamenco orchestrations to hard rock grooves and Bonham-esque triplets sound astounding to say the least. The 14” floor tom has a very bright yet deep sound and I personally love playing rudiments incorporating a jungle feel in solo’s and general practice sessions. I also love playing solid drum grooves using the 14” floor tom as it provides a big drive and is dynamically astounding. The 16” floor tom I only tend to use in fills as it has a huge growl to it and sounds brilliant when left to resonate naturally.
The 12” rack tom sings aloud and cuts through everything yet still manages to maintain a subtle harmony when used in fills and also as part of a solid beat.
All in all I can describe the kit in 3 words; beautiful, powerful, awesome!
Everything down to its sheer raw maple glossy finish to its truly inspiring sound, just screams passion, dedication, reliability, musicality and top class master workmanship.
To summarise this review I would have to say this drum kit is definitely a masterpiece and is a kit for all drummers regardless of ability, preferred genre and approach.
I’m personally very happy with this Liberty drums kit and is a job well done!
To see this kit in action youtube The Soviets – All the people want is a wage. This starred in my first professional music video.