I know it's mainly a guitar website, but I was wondering if any of you would be able to tell me if this is a good deal or not. I'm mainly looking for a beginner drum set for practicing, maybe a small bit of demoing.

There's a guy in the local paper selling a 9 piece CB drum set for $400, with Zildjian cymbals.

Also could you guys give me tips on what to look for when trying it out?

Thanks in advance.
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Yeah, I say go for it. Then sell off all the extra pieces until you're down to a basic 4 or 5 piece kit. You don't want rack toms or a double bass getting in your way as you try to learn.
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