Drumkits we carry in-store
Drum sets consists out of a selection of drums. The different components are set up on stands and played by a drummer. Drums are made from wooden shells covered with drum skins on both sides. The drums get played by beating them with drumsticks and using your feet on the pedals.
In most acoustic drum sets, you will find the following.
- Snare drum – This is the centre of the drums and offers a distinctive cracking sound when struck. There are several types of snare drums, each of which can be added to create a different style of music.
- Bass drum – This drum is on the floor and can be operated with a beater or kick pedal. It produces the low bass sound.
- Floor tom – The floor tom is the second-largest drum in an acoustic setup, second only to the bass drum. It has a low booming sound with a deep tone.
- Rack tom – This type of drum has an open, resonating sound with a defined tone.
- Sticks – Sticks come in a variety of weight, wood type and tips. They can have wood or nylon tips depending on the sound you want to produce. Nylon tips maintain a more consistent sound than wood, but are brighter on cymbals. Nylon tips also lasts longer, particularly on cymbals. Wooden tips generate a darker woodier sound especially on the toms and snares.
Most acoustic sets will also contain a mixture of other equipment like pedals, percussion instruments (like cowbells and tambourines) and cymbals. Most Beginner drum sets come with a throne and cymbal pack drums.
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Different drum setups
Acoustic drum setups can change depending on what type of music you play.
For Rock music the sets generally have 12, 13, and 16-inch toms, and a 22 x 18-inch bass drum. The snare may vary in size, but it’s typically 5 ½ or 6 x 14″. They have a deeper tone and more volume due to their larger sizes.
For fusion the sets are typically sized as 10, 12, and 14″ toms, with a bass of either 20 or 22 inches x 18 inches. They aren’t as loud as the rocksetup, but allow for quicker playing due to their fast response.
For Jazz drums they are supposed to be quick and light, and the toms usually have the same diameter as the fusion toms—but with shallower depths, and the bass drum is markedly smaller; usually 18” x 14”.
Electronic Drum Kits
Electronic drum kits generally follow the same setup as any acoustic kit with its kick drum, snare, hi-hat, toms and cymbals. Mesh and/or rubber heads are commonly used with electronic kits.
These pads are sensors that generate an impulse when struck. All the pads and pedals are connected to a module which contains many different digital samples which one can select with ease. Some modules also contain various rhythms and lessons, and some even light up when hit.
Unlike an acoustic kit, a headphone or a speaker is required to produce sound. This makes an electronic kit perfect for tight living spaces and low noise requirements. An electric drumkit can be used with a loop pedal.
Allesis Nitro Mesh heads are popular because of their natural feel and ultra-quiet response. It features an 8″ dual-zone mesh snare drum and (3) 8″ mesh toms.
Kids Drum Kits
Give your child prodigy an early start with a junior drum kit. Being considerably smaller than a normal drum kit makes this kit perfect for children/young people aged between two and six.
Most of the drum kits come in a three piece, or the more popular five piece format, and will include cymbals, sticks and drum chair.
Stagg 3 piece junior drum set with hardware, 8″ 10″ and 16″. The perfect starter kit for the aspiring beat-keeper.
- Drum Sticks
- Thrones, stands and pedals
- Covers, bags and stick bags
- Practice Pads
- Drum skins
- Drum Books