Best Acoustic Drum Sets

Even with the excitement surrounding the technology of electronic drumsets, nothing has replaced the traditional drumset as the most popular form of drumming. With the added competition and advances in manufacturing, (some for better, some for worse) there are a ton of great and not so great options for drumsets for all skill sets.

This section reviews acoustic Drumsets that cover the more traditional drum set which are full kits that include a bass drum, snare drum, tom toms, and the necessary hardware for the drums.

Top 10 Best Acoustic Drumsets

Best value Tama Cocktail Jam Mini 4-piece Shell Pack

Tama Cocktail Jam Mini 4-piece Shell Pack

Bottom Line - Watch Robert "Sput" Searight play this drumset with Ghost Note and you will want to own one too.  The ...

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2 Gretsch Catalina Club 4pc Shell Pack Jazz Drumset Review

Gretsch Catalina Club 4pc Shell Pack Jazz Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "It's compact, portable and appealing. Available in 4 piece, 5 piece or 7 piece drumset with Remo heads."

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3 Pacific Drums New Yorker Review

Pacific Drums New Yorker Review

Adam's Take - "This drumset is portable, affordable and has great tone!"

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4 Sonor Martini SE Drumset Review

Sonor Martini SE Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "This drumset has great sound and is small enough that it could work for children!"

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5 Sonor Safari SE Drumset Review

Sonor Safari SE Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "This drumset is affordable enough for beginners and is quality enough for professionals!"

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6 Yamaha Stage Custom Bop Drumset Review

Yamaha Stage Custom Bop Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "This is a drumset for stage performance with great sound, look and portability, giving it an overall ...

9.0
Best seller 7 Questlove Ludwig Breakbeats Drumset Review

Questlove Ludwig Breakbeats Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "It's portable and stackable- thats what makes it brilliant. This drumset is convenient for travel ...

8.8
Best value 8 Pearl Roadshow Acoustic Drumset Review

Pearl Roadshow Acoustic Drumset Review

Adam's Take - "My take on the Pearl Roadshow Drumsets (hyperlink) are that they are a ...

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Best value 9 Ludwig Accent 5 Piece Drumset Bundle Review

Ludwig Accent 5 Piece Drumset Bundle Review

Adam's Take - "A complete drumset that is affordable and includes everything you need to play all the way down to ...

8.0

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For beginners and intermediate drummers, there are several drumsets under $1000 to choose from with several drumsets under $500 on the market that have a value that highly exceeds the price. There are also cheap drumsets that just flat out suck and wont inspire you to play and that’s just a waste of money.

For the professional drummer, spending a lot of money on drums we love is a given, almost an addiction based on necessity. But not every drumset is worth the expense and sometimes we just need a trusted ear or drummer to let us know what they think before pulling the trigger on buying the drumset that we’ve had our eyes and ears on.

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ACOUSTIC DRUMS – Within that section, there are Drumsets that may or may not also include:
– Cymbals (Ride Cymbal, crash cymbal, hi hats)

Acoustic Drumsets are divided into levels of beginner, intermediate and professional. They are rated on sound, price and look.

BE SURE TO READ DETAILS
Some Drumsets are called “Shell Packs” or “Drumset Shells”. Some with say “Shells Only”. If you see this, it does not mean the drums are bad or less valuable. Often the best deals for high quality Drumsets come when you get the Drumset shell packs.
– Drum Hardware (Cymbal Stands, Hi Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Tom Mountings)
– Kick Pedal (Single Chain Kick Pedal, Double Bass Drum Pedal etc.)
– Drum Throne

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