3 Questions you should ask yourself before Buying that Dream Drum Kit
Are you dreaming of playing that perfect drum kit? Well before you march to the beat of your drums and buy yourself one, there are some factors that you should first consider before doing so. First stop is doing research so you won’t have any regrets once you’ve made that purchase and have it delivered to your doorstep. Now, let’s get to the point. What are the things that you need to consider before buying your dream drum set?
First question, “What kind of musician are you? Or, rather what kind of a drummer are you?
There are two types of the drum kit.
One is the Electronic Drum Kit which is most likely the most suitable for beginners because you don’t need to put a lot of effort to play it. Another good point about this kit is that you don’t have to look for a sound proof room to play with it because you can just lower the volume if it gets too loud.
Then you have the Acoustic Drum Kit which might probably be the most familiar type of drum set. However, it’s quite a big one so it would probably take a lot of your space and you need a sound proof room with this one because your neighbors might get annoyed whenever you need to practice or whenever you feel the urge to play it.
Does it suit your taste?
Now, that you have an idea of the two types of drum kits; the next thing that you should consider is the space. How big is your room anyway? Or, if you do have a sound proof room already, do you think your dream drum set will fit on it?
Here’s the deal:
4-piece drum set is the minimum. This set consists of 1 bass, one snare, 1-floor tom and 1-rack tom.
However, the 5-piece drum set is the most common type. This set consists of 1 bass, 1-snare, 1-floor tom and 2 -rack toms.
Of course, the latter one takes up more space than the former one, so it depends on how big your space is.
It’s not just about the space but you it also depends on your skills as a drummer. The more skilled you are, the higher the quality of the drum set you’ll need, so that means adding more to your drum set.
Is it budget-friendly?
Okay, so it all boils down to the age-old question, “Is it affordable?”
When it comes to the price range, an Electronic Drum Kit is usually more expensive than an Acoustic Drum Kit.
If you are the practical buyer, you’d probably go for the cheaper one which is the Acoustic Drum Kit however as it was mentioned earlier, this kit doesn’t have a volume to lower it down, and it takes up more of your space.
Although the Electronic Drum Kit is more expensive than the acoustic one, it would give you the option of lowering the volume, and it’s also saving up more space than the other kit. Plus, it comes with a cool feature of you not having to worry about tuning it now and then.
Anyway, when you set your eyes on something that you love, you’ll know it for sure that it’s the right one. But be sure to give it a go first before purchasing your Dream Drum Set. Once you get the feel of it, you’ll know that you’ve found what you’re looking for.