There are few things in life that are more daunting than buying the right gear for a musician especially if you are, in fact, not a musician yourself.
Don't worry, we've got you.
Let's talk drum kits. Because it's 2020, the first question is usually, "Do I buy an electronic drum kit or an acoustic drum kit?"
Before we dive into the answer, let's remove the variable of "loudness". Obviously, electronic kits are quiet for the observer but did you know, acoustic kits can also be quiet for the observer? There are so many solutions for dampening (or even completely removing) loudness from the kit and the cymbals. One of our favourite brands, Evans, has made a range of pads called "Soundoff Pads", which fit snugly on top of the drum heads and cymbals, to make the hits silent, while maintaining the same rebound feel of a normal head. No technique lost and no angry neighbours (or parents). Our other mates, Remo, make a range of heads called "Silentstrokes". These would replace the normal "heads" or "skins" (the part you whack with the stick) on the drums and produce virtually no sound, while still maintaining the rebound feel of the normal heads. We also have a range of practise cymbals from Total Percussion and Zildjian, which give you the feel of playing normal cymbals, with a significant reduction in loudness.
On the other hand, if you want to perform with the electronic kits - you don't have to just use headphones! We have heaps of different drum amps available from Carlsbro and Roland.
Now that we've got the volume factor out of the way, let's get down to business.
|Electronic Kits||Acoustic Kits|
|Multiple sounds to choose from||It's the real deal!|
|Doesn't take up too much space||Learn the proper kick/hi-hat technique|
|Always silent for observers||Use it to perform at shows|
|Training functionalities||Learn how to get different sounds|
|Built-in metronome||Don't have to plug anything in|
These are the kits we recommend for beginners: