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Music Equipment Buyer's guide

Choosing a Drum Set


Drum Set
    Drum set configurations vary
  • but any basic drum set will include these core components:
    • Snare Drum
    • Bass Drum
    • One or more mounted toms
    • One or more floor toms
  • Drums come in a variety of sizes, depths, shell constructions and finishes. Some sets will come as a shell kit (just drums) and some come with hardware; cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, snare stand, bass drum pedal. Some sets will include cymbals and a seat. Below are a few common drum set ups which work in almost any musical style or live situation.



 

4 Piece Drum Set
Images courtesy of: Drum Workshop Kitbuilder
    Drums
  • 1. Bass Drum
  • 2. Snare Drum
  • 3. Tom
  • 4. Floor Tom



 

5 Piece Drum Set
Images courtesy of: Drum Workshop Kitbuilder
    Drums
  • 1. Bass Drum
  • 2. Snare Drum
  • 3. Tom
  • 4. Tom
  • 5. Floor Tom



 

7 Piece Drum Set
Images courtesy of: Drum Workshop Kitbuilder
    Drums
  • 1. Bass Drum
  • 2. Snare Drum
  • 3. Tom
  • 4. Tom
  • 5. Tom
  • 6. Floor Tom
  • 7. Floor Tom


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