What to Consider in Buying New Drums


Now that you’ve decided to buy your own drum set finally, there are a couple of things to remember. So, in this article, we are going to discuss a few items to keep in mind once you are ready to go for a shopping spree.

We know, buying your first ever drum set could be incredibly exciting for anyone who aspires to be a musician. So, if you’re a total beginner, there are few things to consider before you go on buying a drum to ensure that you have all the equipment you need to rock on.

1. The pieces you need and what’s included in the drum set

This may depend on your budget and how you’d like to start at first. Consider how many pieces you want to begin with, keep in mind that you can add more pieces as you advance. Usually, beginners start at 5-6 piece kits. Note that when we say “pieces,” we are talking about the number of the core drums included in the bundle you are buying.

So when you go out there, keep in mind how many pieces you want considering the cymbals and other percussion or the add-ons that you’d like added.

2. The size of the drums

In this one, you’ll have to consider the space you have at your home or where you’ll be placing your first drum set. One of the popular options is the rock sets. They’re a bit larger compared to other types, but the sound they produce is more reliable and balanced.

A junior set is also an option if you’re starting it young, usually about 16″ with 8″ and 10″ tomes.

3. Shell Sets/Accessories

Aside from the inclusive kits, some also have ‘shell sets,’ which basically are the holders. If you’re considering buying, list down a high-hat stand, snare stand, a throne, and of course, your sticks.

4. Finding your sound

Of course, you would want to consider what beat or sound you want to have or create and play along with, the one that would help resonate your soul or rock your thoughts. To achieve this, you must know what sound you’re going for and choose the right materials.

To give you a clearer idea, wood used in acoustic drums can influence the way an instrument may sound. So you may want to explore maple, birch, and mahogany types. Note that the size will also affect the sound they produce. Want to create your own style? Purchase a set of drum shell wraps and get a unique look that will help you standout in the crowd.

5. The add-ons

Like any other instruments or devices, drum sets also have add-ons. There are a few items that you want to consider to be a genuinely happy drummer. Some things you may want to list down include music stands, sticks, amps, soft-bag cases, ton rings, and dampening pads.

This will depend on your needs and how you’d like to use your drum set.

The most important thing about buying your first drum set is that keep in mind that you can continue to upgrade or change a piece in your set. Focus on finding your unique rhythm and invest in high-quality basics that will keep rocking with you for a long time.

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