standard 5 pc. drum set (popular configuration).
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|A - Bass Drum
||E - One Ride (or Crash/Ride)
|B - Snare Drum
||L - One crash (optional)
|F & G -
Tom-Toms (or Toms)
||C - Two Hi-Hat Cymbals
|H - Floor Tom
Stands / Accessories (the "hardware")
|M - Snare Stand
|I - Cymbal Stand - make sure they have
wing nuts for the tops (not shown)
|D - Foot Pedal for Bass Drum
|J - Hi Hat Stand for Hi Hat cymbals
|K - Hi Hat Clutch to hold top Hi Hat
|N - Mount for tom(s) to be mounted on
|O - Throne or Seat (Optional: A chair may
be used although it limits adjustibility)
|H - Legs for the Floor Tom (if
applicable, sometimes they're mounted on a stand)
|Drum Key (for tuning) - Not shown
|It's usually safer to go with
name brand drumsets for the purpose
of reliability and re-sale value. Think of a drumset like
|It's common to go with lower line cymbals for the sake of
Brand name cymbals can often be very expensive.
|Cymbal "packs" (in groups of 2 to 4) are a good
way to purchase starter cymbals. You can always upgrade later.
||CB (not CB700)
*There are more name brand drumsets here.
We will not attempt to list all of the off-brand drumsets
at this time.
on buying "Used" Drums
|-- BUY DRUMSETS WITH CONFIDENCE!
sure both top and bottom heads are on the drums.
sure none of the tuning lugs on the drums are missing.
sure the laminate or exterior drum finish is in good condition
should appear relatively sturdy and all locking mechanisms
should be in relatively good shape.
(It's expensive to replace them all at once).
often safer buying from an older player that takes
better care of his equipment.
buying drums, it is often safer to go with name brands
for the purpose of reliability and re-sale value.
buying a used car, you often get more for your money with
a used kit.
Try to take
an experienced drummer with you to check out the used set.
gut instinct. If it doesn't "feel" right, it probably
Drumset Buying Guide
Buy drums with confidence.
This is a guide to help you purchase a drumset.
What is the best drumset for you? Do you need help buying a drumset?
This drumset buying guide will help you buy drums and drumsets
How much to spend on a Drum Set?
What you pay for a drumset depends on the quality but for
anywhere between $200 and $500. Much of this will depend on
whether it's a used drumset
and/or brand name drumset.
What drums are the best, or "What are the best drumsets?"
After you have the facts (above) it's really just a matter of
individual preference. Like buying a car, some swear by Ford and
others swear by Chevrolet. (We're actually fond of Toyotas ;).
Do I need a 5 piece drumset or will less pieces do?
A beginner can learn efficiently on a ride (or hi-hat), a bass
and a snare drum. Young students will appreciate a full 5 piece
however as it makes it more fun to play drumfills down the drums.
My son is asking for a double bass pedal. What is this?
Simply put, it's two feet on the bass drum instead of one. A double
pedal allows you to play both feet on the kick drum at the same
creating some powerful and exciting (not to mention "bombastic")
Double bass drumming is common in rock and heavy metal drumming
can be used in any style (except polkas ;).
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