Why Order from The Drum Shop?
The Drum Shop first opened its doors in 1991 in Pelaw, Gateshead since this early beginning it has grown into one of the UK's leading drum retailers. Its now based at Hertburn, Washington, Tyne & Wear and continues to be a traditional store as well as selling from their official website. For over 25 years they have been selling Drum Kits, Cymbals and Latin & Samba Percussion.
There's a great range of products from some of the worlds leading manufacturers including Craviotto, DW Drum Workshop, George Way, Gretsch, Ludwig, Mapex, Natal, PDP, Pearl, Pork Pie, Premier, Rogers, Sakae, Sonor, Tama, Yamaha and Zildjian to name but a few.
Best Beginner Drum Sets
Many people want to learn how to play the drums, you may be just starting out on that fantastic journey or know someone that is – that could be a relative, child, husband, wife and so on. There's obviously lots of models to choose from and sometimes it can be daunting to select the right product for your needs and budget. A nice entry-level kit is the Mapex Tornado Fusion Mark III
, this set comes in a choice of three configurations, Fusion, Rock/Fusion and Compact. Mapex have also added a brand new finish to the Tornado kits too, so you're sure to find something which suits your taste. The Mapex Tornado drum kit has been recognised as one of the best starter models in performance, value and quality. As you would expect it comes complete with everything you need to enter the world of drumming including 5-piece Mapex hardware pack and two Mapex cymbals. The Rock/Fusion drum configuration is a standard set-up and typically consists of a 22” bass, 10” and 12” Toms, 16” Floor tom and a 14” snare drum. The Fusion configuration is perfect for the younger drummer as the set-up tends to be smaller, with a 20” bass, 10” and 12” Toms, 14” Floor tom and a 14” snare drum. The Compact configuration is smaller still with a 18” bass drum, 10” and 12” toms, 14” floor tom and 14” snare. This is also known as the Junior drum kit as it’s aimed towards children, but is also the ideal set-up for smaller bedrooms, hence the name 'compact’.
Equally why not considering something like the Ludwig Accent Combo Power Plus 5-Piece
Drum Kit with Hardware and Cymbals. As another nice starter drum kit this could be an ideal choice and it's available now at an affordable price! This Ludwig kit features 9-ply poplar shells which are wrapped in a durable black sparkle finish giving a professional look to match it’s professional sound! You will receive a 5-piece 200 series hardware pack including drum throne (seat), as well as two cymbals, so you’ll be ready to play right out of the box! If you’re a new drummer looking for a reliable kit to get you through auditions, practice sessions and your first gigs, this Ludwig Combo Power Plus could be the kit for you!
Professional Kits – Big Name Brands
For more advanced and professional drummers, there's also a fantastic range of products to suit your needs too. Featuring shell packs, complete set ups and so on. It doesn't matter if you're a session musician, a drummer in a gigging band or are simply looking to purchase a big ticket item, there's a wide choice to choose from.
For example you could like the Pearl Masters Maple Complete Series
4-Piece 22” Shell Pack, this has a professional sound and features the optimount suspension system which ensures enhanced resonance and articulation. It also has an adjustable bass drum muffler and Remo heads too! With a base of 100% 6-ply maple shells and matching maple bass drum hoops, the shells provides that well-defined all purpose sound maple is recognised and loved for. With a choice of five premium lacquer finishes available, is it any wonder respected artists flock towards Pearl's Masters Series for their drumming needs!
V-Drums are also extremely popular too, check out the top of the range Roland TD-25KVX Electronic Drum kit – the TD-25KVX provides all the tools for expressive sound making and it has been equipped with a sound engine developed and inspired by the TD-30 V-Drums series. A simple and streamlined interface makes it easy for drummers to customise and personalise their sound and lots of options when it comes to choosing which kits and sounds to use. The built-in audio recording function lets you capture performances for storage and sharing, whilst the onboard coach function allows you to evaluate your compositions and edit where needed. It has a high end feel and playability which is great for all genres of music, you can play along to WAV/MP3 Songs, access the quick metronome and there's even a USB port for Audio/MIDI communication. The configuration of this item is 1 x TD-25 Drum Sound Module, 1 x PD-128-BC V Pad (Snare), 1 x CY-13R V-Ride Cymbal, 2 x CY-12C V-Crash Cymbal, 1 x VH-11 V-Hi-Hat Cymbals and 3 x PDX-100 (Tom 1, Tom 2, Tom 3) V-Pad.
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Looking for new Cymbals?
In-store and online you can easily purchase a new kit or shell pack, but there's also a superb collection of cymbals too! You can buy single items such as a china, crash, ride, hi-hats and so on, but you can also purchase cymbal bundles and packs! Why don't you check out the Zildjian I Family Pro Gig Pack – this bundle can be great for a wide range of musicians, as it features 14” hi hats, 16” crash, 18” crash and a 20” ride cymbal. The I Family series is a collection of expressive and bright sounds from their B8 Alloy to bring your playing to the next level! Featuring modern weights, modern profiles and fresh FX sounds, the Zildjian I Family collection is bound to broaden your sonic horizons from the fundamentals and let your individual voice shine!
In addition the Sabian AAX Effects Pack has also been a popular choice for years and this trend doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon. The Sabian AAX could easily be the perfect choice for studio or live work as it suits a wide range of styles. The AAX is pitched at a mid to high range and available in a brilliant finish. This fantastic Sabian AAX Effects box set also has a lovely streamlined design and sound-shaping Auto-Focus Response feature making it a nice choice for many.
Pre-Loved Drum Sets Bargain
As well as stocking brand new drums, you'll also find a great range of pre-loved and used drum sets available to purchase too. Of course the stock and models is changing on a regular basis, but you'll be able to find great bargains and deals which should suit most players of all abilities and ages. For example why not consider a model similar to the Ludwig Club Date 3 Piece Shell Pack, this item has been constructed from 7 ply Maple/Poplar/Maple drum shells and feature full round over bearing edges. The Ludwig Club Date drum kit is ideal for live situations as it is capable of powerful projection when needed and delivers a full, low end. The kit configuration is a 22" x 14" Bass Drum, 13" x 9" Tom and a 16" x 16" Floor Tom. From this example you'd need to have your own hardware, cymbals, stool and snare to complete the kit.
Another really cool item is the Natal Originals Birch in Natural to Green Fade this type of model is normally a high-end item, but can sometimes be available as pre-loved or used product. Constructed from high-quality birch shells, this Natal originals drum kit offers plenty of attack. The drum kit boasts a Natural to rare Green fade, which is complemented by the chrome hardware perfectly! The drum set comprises of a bass, two rack toms and two-floor toms, this kit offers a foundation that is ideal for recording and playing live gigs, no matter what your drumming style or genre may be. As stated these two models highlighted on this page are examples as stock is continually changing, visit the official website for the latest products which can be ordered today for in-stock collection or quick home delivery throughout the country.