Considered as the heart of the band, the drums are indeed one of the coolest instruments there is. Buying a drum set can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming especially with the fact that there are so many different kinds of drum sets available today along with the countless accessories that you can purchase along with it.

Finding the right drums aren’t your only concern, but you also need to consider the cymbals, the bass drum pedals, the cymbal stands and the drum seat. This is why you need to know what you are looking for in a drum set in order for you to really get the perfect drum set that you can play music with.

Before you purchase a drum set, here are some questions that you need to ask yourself.

First, who will be using the drum set?

If you are going to buy a drum set for a beginner drummer, it is highly recommended that you get a 5 piece drum set. The 5 piece drum set will be composed of the snare, bass drum, two mounted toms, and a floor tom. Along with the drums, this set will also have the cymbals, pedal, and other hardware.

There are several companies that manufacture inexpensive but good quality beginner drum sets or starter sets. You might want to keep your eye on the brands. And, when it comes to brands, you should go for Percussion Plus, Pearl, Ludwig, Pulse, Yamaha, and Tama just to name a few good drum manufacturers.

The cymbals and hardware often comes with the starter sets. But, they are not really of good quality. However, if you get a good quality set with good quality cymbals, you can always upgrade later on with the cymbals along with the other hardware that was included in the starter set.

If you are already an experienced drummer, you may want to consider upgrading your cymbals and hardware. Go for the ones that professionals use. Or, if you already have the cymbals and hardware you want, you can always buy a shell pack.

You also need to ask yourself about the kind of music you play.

Depending on the type of music you play, you will see that there is a right drum set for it. If you play jazz or traditional blues, it is highly recommended that you go for a drum set that has fewer and smaller drums. For rock music and other types of amplified music, larger drums are better.

Lastly, you have to ask yourself how much you’re willing to spend on a drum kit.

For beginners, you can always go for a set that costs around 400 to 1,000 dollars. But, if you are serious about drumming and you are already an experienced drummer that wants only the best quality, then you may want to spend a little more money for the drums you plan on buying.

These are the things that you have to remember if you are planning to buy drums. By asking yourself these questions, you will able to get an idea on what kind of drum set you want and what kind is perfect for you.

 

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