on Purchasing a Drumset
Buying a drumset can be trying. There are a lot of things to consider
along the way.
We hope that these tips will help guide you in the right direction
to finding that perfect drum set.
brand names when purchasing a drumset. Brands tend to have
better resale value. You'll pay more for a brand-name drumset
but the extra money might be worth it in the long run.
Try to get to know the different parts to a drumset before
setting out to purchase them. The main parts are the wooden
shells. A typical drumset has 5 shells. A snare drum, bass
drum and 3 tom-toms (small, med & large generally). From
there you have the cymbals. They rest on cymbal stands. There
is a "hi-hat" stand (where two cymbals clang together,
powered by a foot pedal) and a bass drum pedal. From there,
you have the stool and the mounting hardware that supports
Determine how much you want to spend. For younger children,
we don't recommend investing more than $300 on a drumset.
For young teens just starting out, we don't recommend spending
more than $700. For that amount of money, you can get a lot
of bang for the buck.
Hold off on buying high end cymbals in the beginning. One
professional cymbal can run you a couple of hundred dollars
Are you buying a professional, high-end drumset? Research
the kits and know all the variables such as wood types (maple
and birch recommended) and qualitites that go into high-end
drums like plies, die-cast rims, thicker metals and so on.
Ask a lot of questions. It will save you a lot of time. Sales
people can help but they are often trying to sell you more
than you need. Consider asking a drum teacher or a friend
that you might know that plays drums.
more tips on drumset purchasing?
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