Your Drum set, exploring the options.

Whether you're a beginner or you're just looking to upgrade your current drum set, the options can be overwhelming.

  • Is space an issue? There are many compact options that may suit your needs.
  • Maybe you have close neighbors and volume is a problem. There are ways to make acoustic drums quieter to help keep the neighbors happy, or yourself if you're the parent/guardian of a young drummer.
  • Is an electronic set more your speed? They can be the quietest, ( with a good set of headphones), and you have a wide variety of sound options. No need for tuning!
  • What kind of music are you going to be playing? This can determine the size of the drum kit, the size of the drums themselves, also the types of cymbals you choose.
  • Do the drums need to be child sized? A full size set can be a chore for a drummer of a smaller stature. Height and reach are important. 
  • Budget is usually a big concern. Are you getting the most bang, (or bada boom!), for your buck?
  • Will they need to be taken down and set up often? Durability of the hardware is key here. Also you may consider cases or drum bags for their protection if they will travel often.
  • Where to get them is another question. Ordering a drum set online is a solid option if you do some research. (We've done it for you here). You could also buy used, from Ebay or Craigslist, but there are things you should look for when buying used.
  • What else will you need? The accessories can be just as important. If you don't have a carpeted area for them, you might want a drum rug to protect your flooring and keep that bass drum from creeping away from while you play, (a common problem). Drumheads, sticks, cases (or not), drum mics for playing out or recording, all of these may be considerations for you if not now, then down the road.

These are some of the many questions you may have. Some you may not have even thought of. Don't sweat it. Help is on the way. The author has been playing drums since the age of 15 in 1986, and is more than willing to share his experience to help YOU with your drumming needs.

If you are looking for your first set of drums to learn on, there is a standard configuration you will need. As you gain experience and ability, you will develop your own preferences for drum types, sizes, and so on. But a good basic kit is enough to get you started. 

If you are a beginner who already has a drum set and is looking to learn how to play drums or just take your playing to the next level, we can help you explore those options as well.

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