An acoustic drum kit
Buying a new acoustic drum set is of course great fun, but it can also be difficult to make the right choice. We are therefore happy to help you buy an acoustic drum set. We sell acoustic drum sets from well-known top brands such as Tama and Pearl. We have most acoustic drum sets in stock our store in Noordwijk. That means you can always come by to test the drums. You can also order your acoustic drum kit online from us. If in stock, you will probably receive it the next working day. Music All In ships every day new onesand usedacoustic drum sets to satisfied customers throughout the Benelux. You can always contact us for all your questions about acoustic drum sets.
What should I pay attention to when buying an acoustic drum set
An acoustic drum set is made of wood. That is why the type of wood is by far the most important for the sound quality of the drum kit. Well-known woods that are widely used are maple and birch. Drum manufacturers often use the English names such as Maple drum kit or Birch drum kit. Is it important that you buy a drum set made of these types of wood? No… these are quite expensive types of wood. The sound characteristics are very good, but acoustic drum sets made of maple or birch are often also in a more expensive price range. Very suitable if you are a professional drummer for example. For example, beginners or drummers with a smaller budget can buy a Mahogany drum kit. These drum kits are often used to practice or jam with a band. And they are more than suitable for that.
Hardware of a drum kit
With acoustic drum sets in a lower price segment hardware or stands, often included with the set. This way you are ready in one go and you do not have to find all the parts together yourself. More expensive drum sets are often used no hardware supplied. That's because professional drummers often have their own specific wishes in this area. They prefer to select the hardware themselves and therefore only buy the individual shells of an acoustic drum set. The following things are important with hardware. Are the tripods double-legged or single-legged. Double ones are often heavier, last longer if you disassemble and assemble the tripods a lot. For example if you perform a lot. Single-legged stands are lighter and usually cheaper.
Cymbals supplied or not
Sometimes with an acoustic drum set for beginners cymbalsincluded. This means you are ready in one go and you do not have to sort out all the individual parts of a set yourself. However, many drummers want to decide for themselves which cymbals they buy and therefore prefer to buy an acoustic drum set without cymbals, so that they only pay for the drum set. Cymbals come in many shapes and sizes. Prices for professional cymbals can easily reach hundreds of euros. As a starting drummer, it is therefore cheaper when you choose a drum set that includes cymbals or buy a starter pack that includes the basic set of cymbals.
What sizes should I choose?
That is always very personal. But as a basis you can think of, for example, the larger the drum set, the louder the music! Not in terms of volume, but more in terms of power and bass. For example, do you play in a hard rock band. Then you want bigger drums than a drummer who plays in a jazz combo. When you are starting out or looking for an all-round drum set, it is best to look at acoustic drum sets in the most common configuration. That's a 5 piece set. In other words 1 bass drum, 1 snare drum, 2 toms, 1 floor tom. The most commonly used sizes are a 22 inch bass drum, a 14 inch snare drum, then 10 inch, 12 inch, and 14/16 inch for the toms and floor tom. Younger drummers are better off getting an 18-inch or 20-inch bass drum. This makes it easier to reach and keeps your posture good.
What do the most common terms mean?
- Drum kit: This is the English word for drum kit and is widely used
- Shell set: A shell set is a drum set that is sold without a snare drum, cymbals and stands. You only buy the bass drum, toms and floor tom.
- Hardware: The hardware is the collective name for all stands, the pedals and the drum throne
- Snare Drum: The snare drum is the snare drum. At the bottom is a string mat which has a certain sound.
- Crash: The crash is a knock-out cymbal and is part of the basic set of a drum set. These come in many shapes and sizes.
- Hi Hat: The Hi Hat is the double cymbal on the pedal that you always see in a drummer. This is not used as a turn, but as a rhythm cymbal
- Ride: The ride is slightly larger than the crash and is often used as a rhythm cymbal. Also part of the basic set for a drummer.
- Free Floating: This means that no suspension system is drilled into your drum, but that it has a special suspension. This makes your kettle resonate much more, which benefits the sound.
- Bearing Edge: This is the angle used to auction off the shell edge. This angle makes contact with the drum head and thus affects the sound
- Laquer finish: Either a lacquered finish. An acoustic drum kit with a lacquered finish will sound better than drumsticks with an honor wrap finish.
Repairing and tuning an acoustic drum kit
At Music All In we are happy to help you tune or repair your acoustic drum kit. You can always bring it along when something needs to be repaired. We can replace the drum heads for you, tune your drum set, but you have also come to the right place for parts or repairs.
What should I consider when buying an acoustic drum set
When buying an acoustic drum set, you pay close attention to the budget. Make sure you choose a type of wood that fits your budget and your goal. Do you mainly practice at home or do you perform often? The same goes for the hardware. I have strong and therefore expensive hardwarenecessary for on the road, or are the tripods mainly at home. Do you prefer to buy a complete set with all necessities included or do you prefer to choose your own cymbals and hardware? Think carefully about the size. If you are a beginner, go for a standard configuration and choose the size of the bass drum according to your age. 18 inches or 20 inches for kids and 22 inches for teens and adults. Do you have any questions about buying an acoustic drum set? Our drummers are happy to help you.