Starter drum kits for beginners tend to come with everything you need to get playing drums. Subsequently they generally come with all hardware (cymbal stands, throne and kick pedal). As you go up in price range, manufacturers begin to assume that you might have some of the gear already. For this reason some kits might not include a throne or kick pedal. If the kit is advertised as a shell pack then it comes with only the drums. Generally only tom mounts and bass drum spurs are included with shell packs.
The two best selling starter acoustic drum kits which we generally recommend are the Mapex Tornado and the Pearl Roadshow. In our opinion the Mapex Tornado is the best starter drum kit for the money with some features such as ball mounted toms that are usually only seen on more expensive kits. For a little bit extra you can get the Pearl Export which benefits from coming with a Sabian SBR set an extra cymbal stand and sturdier 830 series hardware. There’s a reason the Pearl Export can claim to be one of the best selling kits of all time. And don’t worry parents… we have all sorts of options for controlling volume.
Drummers looking to make that once in a life time purchase of something a bit special might be drawn towards a high end beauty like the British Drum Company Legend Series. It’s cold pressed birch shells and finish matched reinforcement rings make for a great sounding and truly beautiful kit.
Mapex Tornado Starter Drum Kit – 22″ Rock Fusion – Burgundy£329.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Pearl Export EXX 22″ LA Fusion Drum Kit with Sabian SBR Cymbal Pack – Jet Black£659.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Pearl Export EXX 22″ LA Fusion Drum Kit with Sabian SBR Cymbal Pack – Satin Shadow Black£659.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Pearl Export EXX 22″ LA Fusion Drum Kit with Sabian SBR Cymbal Pack – High Voltage Blue£659.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
British Drum Co. The Imp 3-Piece Shell Pack – Kensington Knight£1,554.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Gretsch Catalina Club Classic, 20″ Shell Pack – Gloss Crimson Burst£675.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz 18” Shell Pack – Satin Antique Fade
£595.00Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz, 18″ Shell Pack – Gloss Antique Burst£609.00 Estimated delivery by 08/10/2020
Gretsch Renown Maple 2016 Shell Pack Vintage Pearl 10/12/16/22 – GR805113£1,354.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Gretsch USA Brooklyn Shell Pack Deep Marine Black Pearl 13″ x 9″ TT / 16″ x 16″ FT / 22″ x 14″ BD – GR808129£2,278.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Ludwig Breakbeats Questlove 16in 4Pc Shell Pack, Black Gold Sparkle£400.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020
Ludwig Breakbeats Questlove 16in 4Pc Shell Pack, Sahara Swirl£375.00 Estimated delivery by 30/09/2020