How To Choose The Best Beginners Drum Set

So you’ve begun your journey into the world of rhythm, and you’re ready to upgrade to a proper drum set, but where do you start?


Drum sets consist of a lot of different parts, floor toms, crash cymbals, drum heads, kick pedals, just to name a few. They’re certainly not the most convenient things to move around with. But as the years have progressed, manufacturers have slowly begun to refine and perfect the drum set, with lighter parts that still hold all the power you want. 


A basic, beginner drum kit, will consist of a kick drum, a snare drum and two toms. Depending on the kit, they will also come with cymbals and hardware, otherwise, you will have to buy them separately. 


If you are just getting started, it might be best to simplify things for yourself by choosing a drum kit that comes with all the necessary gear to start playing. 


Though for the more ambitious musician, there are certainly a lot more options available. 


So if you’re looking for a beginner drum set, here are a few options to get you started, all available for sale at Shake It Up Music


Dixon Spark Series 5-Pce Drum Kit with Cymbals

If you are just starting out with an acoustic drum set, you might not want to jump straight into the high-end luxury sets that are gonna cost you an arm and a leg. They’re certainly worth the money, and look amazing, but when you’re just learning, there are a lot of affordable and attractive options for you. 


This sleek set comes in misty black sparkle and is configured for beginner drummers, with all the basic gear needed to learn and perform. This saves you the trouble of trying to source all of your drums and cymbals, separately. 


This set delivers a warm tone with lots of projection and consists of 6-Ply popular shells, 8 lug bass drum, 8 lug snare drum, boom cymbal stand, straight cymbal stand, hi-hat stand, snare stand, single bass drum pedal & drum throne, along with a whole bunch more features you can see for yourself at the Shake it Up Music website. 


Gretsch Energy 5pc Drum Kit Package - Ruby Sparkle 

This drum sounds amazing, looks gorgeous, and is highly durable. Gretsch is a brand with a long history in drum making, and it shows in the beautiful tone of their drum sets. 


This set has that signature Gretsch sound, and blends the traditional tone, with a new progressive personality, giving you an end product with a warm and punchy vintage sound. 


The Ruby Sparkle finish means that you will look as good as you sound. It’s the perfect set for the beginner that’s looking for a little more flair in their kit. 

Pearl Decade Maple 22” Fusion Plus 5 Piece Drum Kit 

If you’re looking for value for money, then this is the perfect set for you. It has top quality maple drum shells at an affordable price. 


Now, this is a more advanced drum kit, but it’s great if you’re wanting to eventually evolve into a professional musician. It’s great for gigs, and its Deep Red Burst Gloss will look great on stage as you rock out. 


The decade snare drums give you all the drive and finesse of the pure maple tone, and the hardware outperforms a lot of kits in this range. It comes with a pearl hardware pack and two tom holders. 



All three of these drum kits are great value for money and will set an aspiring drummer on the road to success. Now it’s just time for you to try them out for yourself. 


If you’re looking to browse more of the shell packs and drum kits available, then don’t hesitate to visit the friendly team in-store at Shake it Up Music Sunshine Coast.