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Things to Look for When Buying a Drum Set

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Things to Look for When Buying a Drum Set

by Darien
 
There's nothing more exciting than buying a new drumset, especially
when you're first starting to play an instrument! Looking for the right set could be very
challenging, so I've come up with a list of a few things you should consider when buying a new drumset.

Number 1: What type of wood would you like to have?

Putting some thought into what kind of shell wood you'd like your new drum set to have will help to narrow down your choices. The most common wood types are maple and rosewood. When picking a wood type, it is important
that you know the purpose for each wood and how it will fit for you and the style of music you'll play with them.
 
Number 2: What size cymbals do you want?
 
knowing what cymbals and sizes to purchase will depend on the type of music you want to play. For instance, if you're a jazz player you'll want cymbals in smaller sizes such as a 16" crash, 18" crash, and a 20" ride!
 
Number 3: What Type of drum heads should I get?
 
Again, knowing what type music you'll play will help narrow your choices down. Think about the type of sound you like! Clear heads give more of an open/high resonating sound, whereas double coated heads are good for a warmer sound.
 
Number 4: It's all about the hardware!

Knowing what hardware to use could go a long way. Depending on if you're a beginner or professional,
choosing the right hardware is important. Gibralter, DW, PDP and Pearl has a wide range
of hardware to choose from. If you're a heavy hitter, it would be best purchase more heavy duty
hardware. If you're just starting out you will do well with hardware your new drum set comes with!
 
Number 5: Have fun with your shopping experience!

Go with purchasing the set that you feel comfortable behind, as the drum set that connects with you on all levels.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun and ask for help from family, friends, and other musicians!