Are you looking for the best drum set to create awesome music? In this article, we share the top 10 drum sets on the market.
Starting at number 1 we have Pearl Roadshow.
The dimensions of the Pearl Roadshow are 46 x 46 x 50 inches and weighs around 50 pounds.
The parts of these drum sets may be delivered in multiple deliveries.
Pear says that with the Roadshow you are ready to rock from the get go and includes a 5 piece drum set with hardware and cymbals. The hardware includes stands as well as a drum throne which are dual reinforced and have double braced legs.
The Pear Roadshow includes professional features such as chain drive for bass drum pedal as well as geared lock stands. The snare drum is made of matching wood with the bass drum as well as toms with a poplar 9 ply shell.
Many users say this kit is a great first kit that grows with you and user said this represents “the best deal out there”.
Next up at number 2 the New Black Drum Set.
The dimensions of the New Black Drum Set are 39 x 39 x 39 inches and weighs around 83 pounds.
The New Black Drum Set is a 5 piece drum set which includes cymbals, drum pedals, sticks and chair. The manufacturer says it is made from the best material which a perfect design in profile. The hardware is chrome plated.
A lot of users suggest that this is a great product considering pricing and that it represents a great starter kit. Other users reported that the customer service provided was incredible.
Next at number 3 is the Asthorpe 5-Piece Set.
The dimensions of the Asthorpe are 31 x 24 x 23 inches and weighs around 91.1 pounds.
An interesting feature in the Ashthorpe set is the Remo heads which are genuine from the brands UT series. Remo, the largest company that sells drumheads suggests this gives a classic sound.
Asthorpe describe this model as being a professional set for adult drummers from beginners to advanced players. Included with the set is a 22 x 16 inch eight lug bass drum as well as a 16 x 16 inch floor tom, a 12 x 9 inch as well as 13 x 10 inch mounted toms, a 14 x 6 inch snare with wires, a 14 inch hi hat and a 16 inch crash/ride cymbal.
This set is described as deluxe and is made using high quality materials such as poplar hardwood shells that are genuine, triple flanged hoops and upgraded heads.
These materials have been chosen to maximise the frequency response as well as resonance to improve acoustic experience.
The Ashtorpe is available in a number of finishes, accents depending on the look you want.
Next at 4 is the Eastar EDS-485B Drum Set.
The dimensions of the Eastar are 30 x 23.5 x 22.5 inches and weighs around 77 pounds.
The Eastar is a full stand set with 5 drums, a drum body, throne, stand and cymbal. It is suitable for intermediate and beginner drummers.
There is a 8 drum lug type structure featured on the EDS-485B and this means that drum skin tension will be larger compared to similar drums and so vibration is considered better. High quality iron is used to manufacture the drum rings and other parts of the drum kit use parts that have been fully plated. A double plated structure is used for the drum throne.
High quality white matte skins are used for the snare drum. The drum section is sloped so the snare drum sound matches the mid-range snare as well.
A lot of users said the Eastar represented great value for what is a low cost drum set. Other users discussed how pieces were missing cracked and/or damaged.
Coming next at 5 is the Cecilio Mendini.
The dimensions of the Mendini are 16 x 15.5 x 15.2 inches and weighs around 20 pounds.
The recommended age group for the Mendini is 3 to 6 years old. The Cecilio Mendini comes with a 8 x 13 inch bass drum, 4 lugs and a bass drum pedal as wel as a 6 x 8 inch mounted tom, 4 x 10 inch mounted snare and a 8 inch cymbal.
A parit of wooden drum sticks in addition to a padded drum throne is also included.
The Mendini is marketed as a junior drum set for aspiring drummers and has smaller sized hard wood shells that are genuine, along with triple flanged hoops.
One use said they spent too much time than needed doing research on kids drum sets priced at this range and then decided to purchase this model. Some users report pedal squeaking but this has been fixed by using a spring tether system. Other users reported that there was cheap or breaking hardware but other users say that the materials used in the Mendini are standard grade.
Next at number 6 is the Gammon Junior Drum Kit.
The dimensions of the Gammon are 24.2 x 19.7 x 19.4 inches and weighs around 46.5 pounds.
The Gammon is a 5 piece drum set which has stands, sticks and cymbals. Gammon say it is everything you need to start playing and has a high gloss finish as well as chrome detailing.
The features of the Gammon are a16 x 10 inch 12 lug bass drum, two hang toms, a floor tom, a wood snare drum, two 8 inch hi hats, a 10 inch crash ride cymbal, hi hat stand, a snare stand and a bass drum pedal.
One user reported that customer service by Gammon works and that they replaced a tom that didn’t work. Another user reported that this is a great started set for toddlers. One other user reported that they this was a great drum set for a 4 year old’s birthday surprise.
Next at number 7 is the Music Alley Drum Set.
The dimensions of the Music Alley are 25.6 x 29.5 x 25.6 inches and weighs around 17 pounds.
The Music Alley is a 3 piece drum set which is labelled for 4 to 9 year old kids. The Music alley features 2 hanging toms, a bass drum featuring lugs and a metal bass pedal. A lightweight pair of drumsticks comes with the purchase and the drum throne is padded which is good to have on a beginners drum set.
Music Alley report that this is a high quality percussion which is designed to teach new users.
The Music Ally is created from read wood and includes chrome detailing.
The specifications are a 14 inch bass drum, a 10 inch cymbal, a 8 inch snare drum, a bass drum pedal, drum sticks and an adjustable padded stool.
The wooden shells are real and have a metallic finish.
Next at number 8 is the Ludwig Element Evolution, which is a 5 piece set.
The dimensions of the Ludwig Element Evolution were not listed when we checked so here are the details of the parts.
The snare is 5 x 14 inches, the mounted toms were 8 x 10 and 9 x 12 inches, the floor toms were 16 x 16 inches, the bass drums 18 x22 inches.
The Ludwig Element Evolution is designed to be an intermediate drum kit for aspiring drummers and the drums a made with 6 ply for fat rock backbeats.
We couldn’t see any negative reports for users, most described the kit as impressive.
Next at number 9 is the Eastar Kids EDS-185B Drum Set 14 Inch with 3 Real Pieces.
The dimensions of the Easter Kids Drum Set are 19.1 x 16.9 x 14.1 inches and weighs around 23.1 pounds.
This kit is for kids aged 3 to 6 and includes a 14 x 10 inch bass drum, a 10 x 5 inch snare drum and a 8 x 6 inch tom drum which is from horizontal poplar, has high strength and uniform vibration.
This kit has a 6 drum lug structure and the drum skin is transparent for the tom as well as bass drum and there is a frosted surface for the snare drum.
Most users said this was a good kit for children “and a good price”. Other users said that base drum leg supports and other parts were missing.
Finally at number 10 we have the Best Choice Products 3 Piece Kids Drum Set for beginners.
The dimensions of the Best Choice Kids Drum Set are 18.5 x 17.5 x 12 inches and weighs around 19.5 pounds.
The Best Choice is a complete kit with 2 toms, a cymbal, one bass drum, 2 drum sticks in addition to a cushioned stool.
This drum kit is kid friendly and has an attractive design, it is built to last and features hardware chrome plated an a all wood design.
Most users felt that this was a real drum set and not a toy but there were some not so happy customers. One user felt that this was a birthday gift “fail” and that the packages exhibited minor damage, dented skins and required repair. Interestingly one customer ordered the drum set and got a shoe bench instead!
So that sums up the top drum sets.