Chinese manufacturer Basix Musical Instruments have now
released the Basix XE109-BK together with the renowned German company, GEWA,
who have long stood for high-quality product design, manufacturing, hardware development
and consistent quality control.
The motto of GEWA Basix, "the best product in each class",
has most certainly been met. The standard beginner set comes with a medium
weight design and double-braced construction. Unlike other models in this price
range, the drum kit is features full lacquer finish rather than a foil coating.
The high-gloss lacquer gives the drums an extremely cool look that is only
topped by the sturdiness and tour-ready hardware.
The 6-ply poplar-lime shells impress with their great sound,
whilst the 14 x 5" delivers a heavy punch and the hi-hat and kick drum
pedals work smoothly and cleanly. All in all, a great drum kit in this price
range that is both suitable for beginners with its standard size and
Please note that the cymbals, hi-hats and stool pictured are
not included with the drum kit.