Remember the days when good drums sold as a complete kit (Including hardware)? For the most part, those days are long gone. There are a few companies that still offer complete kit but, mostly only 5pc or less. Other than that, one is forced to go the shell pack route. I have two kits (Mapex Pro M 7pc & RMV 8pc) Both kit came with hardware and that is why I purchased them. I would like to purchase another (New) kit of 7 or more pieces but, I can’t seem to find a good kit that comes complete with hardware. Even PDP has gone to selling shell packs. My questions to all of you are, Has the shell pack method of sales put a damper on the industry or, has it been a boost?