Like with any other instruments, it´s difficult to say which of all the popular drum kits in the market sounds the best. It depends on a variety of factors including personal preference and the style of music you´re playing. But if you’re a beginner, it likely you’re not exactly sure what style you want to be playing. And it’s important for a beginner to have the right tool to start something new. You’ll be looking for something relatively affordable and easy to play/user friendly.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular drum kits if you’re just starting out and want to buy a new rather than used kit.

Pearl Roadshow Series 4-piece

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Inexpensive but serviceable, the 4-piece Pearl Roadshow comes with all the basic hardware needed to kick start the drumming career. With a bass, tom, snare and floor tom, this package is the perfect first drum kit and is known for sturdiness and longevity. It has secure mounting spurs for you to add additional toms and other accessories, so you can build up your hardware as your skill improve! According to their official website this 4-piece kit can be bought at $599.

Mapex Voyager 5-piece

Mapex Voyager 5
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Slightly more expensive than the Pearl Roadshow, but certainly affordable, you can do a lot worse than the Voyager for your first drum kit. This is a slightly larger kit with a 22 inch wide bass drum and 2 cymbal stands. It is also highly durable with a gloss warped finish that not only gives it a certain sparkle, but offer protection too. While an excellent option for a beginner, the 5-piece kit also handles itself well in performance situation and is very easy to transport. According to the official website this  kit can be bought at $849.

Tama Swingstar 5-piece 

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A genuine quality set of drums even for an experienced drummer, the Tama Swingstar packs similar features and sound quality to drum kits that are twice as pricey. Particularly popular in the 2000‘s, the Swingstar kit is lightweight but highly durable and features O-ring mufflers Accu-tune hoop to get a gorgeous balanced sound. This user-friendly kit has a great overall tone and is a good place to start to discover the sound you like. The official website says this 5-piece will cost you $1019.

PDP Mainstage 5- Piece

PDP Mainstage 5- Piece
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Arguably the best performing drum kit on this list, the PDP Mainstage has long been renowned for being the near-perfect entry-level kit for an enthusiastic beginner drummer. In terms of appearance, it quite eye-catching and unique too! It comes with the standard 5-piece offering with a large bass drum, 2 toms, a floor tom and snare drum, as well as other additions including various stands and a drum pedal. You can buy this beauty at $990.

If you’re in the market for new beginner drum kit and want to know more, speak to the team at Drummer’s Paradise today for the best deals in Melbourne.


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