The Infamous Drum Set!

The Drum set is a very fun and very interesting instrument to learn. It is one of the most popular for sure. When it comes to drumming, you get to hit things, smack things, keep a beat and do really cool fill ins and solos! When you are first getting into the art of drumming, getting a proper set can be quite important.

Choosing The Right Set


tama drum set

There are so many different sets out there. Take a look at different pictures of drums if you don't know what they look like. Learning to choose the right set for you is important because if you don't know what to look out for, you can end up spending more than what you originally intended.



If you already know what you want, check to see if we have a review on your kind of set.

Ask Yourself These Questions

1. Am I a beginner drummer? Not in a band? Just starting out and wanting something to practice with at home?....I believe that beginner drummers shouldn't have to spend too much on a beginner set because what you really need is just a kit to practice on. Get good and then go on. This is especially if you are budget conscious. The beginner sets are listed because I believe in those kits. I don't like super cheap sets because they break and sound horrible. My recommendation would be to start looking at some good Beginner Sets.

2. I am a beginner but I am in a band and we want to do gigs when we get good enough.

Get a beginner set unless you choose to go for a more upgraded Semi Professional Set. A beginner set can still do the trick. The only thing that I would recommend to change on a beginner drum set is the Drum Cymbals. You can upgrade them to at least a Sabian B8 or Zildjian ZBT. Those would be a good set of starting cymbals. Gigging drummers/Future gigging drummers, getting Protective Cases for your drums will help you protect your drums on the road.

3. Do you need a smaller set because of space? Check out Smaller Sets. You can always change your small set into a really big set when you get the time and money.

4. If you need a set of kids drums, you can see Kids drum sets. They are great for ages 3-11. Sets for kids are a great way to introduce a young child to the drums!

Kids drum set

5. I am an beginner or intermediate drummer who has been playing for awhile, I want a set that will sound good for playing in a band, in settings like concerts, clubs, out doors etc. My band gets paid to play.

I would get a Semi Professional set if I were you because the hardware lasts longer and the sound is much better than with beginner drum sets.

If you feel like going the extra mile and you are one of them rich people, try out a Professional set!

Added Accessories

For a beginner drummer, learning how to choose your drums, drum sticks , and drum cymbals can seem a bit challenging but as you learn it will become easier.

Another fun fact about the drums is that it is one instrument that can have a lot of accessories added to it like protective cases, drum shields, micing, extra cymbals, extra toms, more bass pedals, more hi hats and a bunch of other stuff. It's expandable to your desire! So with that in mind, how do you choose the right drum set?

Free Lessons

If you have never played the drums before try out some of myFree lessons! Hopefully they will get you started on your playing.



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