Beginners Guide To Buying A Drum Kit
There’s nothing as amazing as buying a new instrument, especially when you’re first playing an instrument. But for aspiring drummers, it can feel like there’s a lot to learn before you even pick up a set of sticks. With so much choice, you can and should get a kit that’s just right for you. Also, starting off with the right gear will help you achieve your goals more quickly. To make life easier, we’ve made this three-minute guide to buying a drum kit. It’ll fill you in on the basics and help you choose a set-up that works for you.
The basic five-piece drum kit
Drum kits can vary from the most simplistic two-piece ‘kick and snare’ setup to the most expansive eight- or nine-piece setups. Mostly these extra pieces are tom-toms, as the kick drum and snare drum are a staple of every drum kit. Most drummers, however, will start out with a five-piece drum kit. This gives you plenty to practice and play with, and it won’t confuse you with too many bells and whistles either.
Remember floor space and size
A full-sized drum kit can take up a lot of space, and when you’re setting up, prepare for things to spread out a bit. You will surprise how far a kick/bass drum can travel in one practice session. You also might want to mention to your partner or family that you’re buying a drum kit. It’s best to stand close to the front door, preferably wearing a crash helmet. If you’re short on space, electronic kits can help. They have a smaller footprint than acoustic kits, so they can easily squeeze into the corner of your room or your home studio. Also, they’re easy to assemble and dismantle so you can put them away and get your room back when you’re not rehearsing. They’re also easier to take out and about for band practice or gigs.
Discovering ‘your’ sound
Getting the right sound is the most exciting part of buying and setting up your new drum kit. The physical size of your drums (shell diameter and shell depth) will affect the sound, as will the material that they’re made from and different drums are better suited to different music.
Choose a kit that can grow with you
A drum kit is an investment, and it’s worth investing in quality, so prepare to buy the best drum kit you can afford. Buy a kit that feels great to play and best suits your needs, but think about a drum kit that’s flexible enough to grow with you as you become a more experienced drummer. Electronic drum kits offer a wealth of drum kits straight out of the box, so you won’t have to spend money on extras as you experiment with fresh sounds.
Try before you buy
Before you invest in a new drum kit, make sure you play it. Any retailer worth their salt will encourage you to sit down behind a kit and experiment before committing. You’ll be spending a lot of time behind your new kit, so make sure you’re comfortable, and that the kit sounds right and feels right. And ultimately, practicing and playing is what it’s all about. If you can find a drum kit that sounds great, feels great, is fun to play, and makes you want to practice, you’ll become a better drummer in no time.
How Can We Help?
OVX India is one of India’s Largest Upcoming Online Marketplace, which you can access from almost anywhere. Just Log on to OVX India & search for a drum kit. The page takes you to a place where a list of people/shops willing to sell off their product to you showed. Choose out the option that best suits you.
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