Now that you have finally decided to buy a brand new drum set, you will see that once you visit your local music store, you will be faced with a challenge of finding the perfect drum set for you. For starters, you need to remember that there is no such thing as the perfect drum set. It depends on personal preference and it will also depend on the type of music you play.

You may be tempted to buy a full set with all the hardware and accessories that a professional drummer usually has, especially if you have a lot of money to spend. Although it is ok to buy the full set, you have to remember that it’s not really about having the best drum set. But, it is all about knowing how to play the drums.

If you are just a beginner or an intermediate drummer, you really don’t need a full professional drum set. In fact, all you need is the basic 5 piece drum set along with the basic cymbal set up. The basic drum set will include a bass drum, a snare drum, two mounted toms, and one floor tom. For the cymbals, you will only need the hi-hat, the crash, and the ride.

These are the only things you need in order for you to start playing the drums.

You may also be tempted to buy additional hardware and drum set accessories, such as double pedal for the bass drum. If you play music that doesn’t really require you to play double bass, then buying the double bass pedal is only a waste of money.

You also have to remember that different drums will have a specific type of music that it is best suited for. There are drums for heavy metal music and there are also drums for jazz music. Depending on the type of music you play, make sure that you choose the proper drums in order to get the maximum effect from it.

The rule for this is that for rock or amplified music, bigger drums are better. But, for jazz and acoustic type of music, you will find that smaller drums will sound better.

Lastly, you have to remember that when it comes to buying a drum set, you need to take a look at the brands. Brands are very important. Always go for reliable brands that are known to be manufacturers of good quality drums. Never go for brands that you never heard of. Always go for brands that have been in the industry for a very long time, such as Pearl and Ludwig.

The cost will also differ depending on the type of drum set you buy. The price of the drum set will also be affected by the brand. In fact, you can find a basic drum set that can cost more than a thousand dollars if they are made by a reliable manufacturer or brand. If you are just a beginner, you can go for drum set that are considered to be mid-range. They don’t cost as much, but they will be able to provide you with good quality.

Remember these tips and you will be able to purchase the perfect drum set for you to play your music on.

 

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