#1
so, im really wanting to start playing drums, but whic drums should i get?? think of ones 600 dollars and less, hopefully less.
also, how easy is it to learn drums on my own as a hobby??
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#2
i play i taught myself with the aid of school band. i would go with a pearl forum series for a beginner. its kinda pricey but if you really start to like drumming you wont be a with a ****ty set. i would really just find some easy songs to play and try to go along with that. also make sure you have good hand technique if you dont you can get carpel tunnel and thats no fun
#4
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i play i taught myself with the aid of school band. i would go with a pearl forum series for a beginner. its kinda pricey but if you really start to like drumming you wont be a with a ****ty set. i would really just find some easy songs to play and try to go along with that. also make sure you have good hand technique if you dont you can get carpel tunnel and thats no fun


+1 a Pearl set is well worth the extra $
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#5
If your not living by yourself, or dont have a soundproof room, maybe look at an electric set if u can find one. You wont have to worry about how hard you play, or about being embarassed by how bad you are. And you have a lot of options as far as sound goes.
#6
I have a mapex V kit, I got it off ebay for £400, but the cymbals + high hat had been replaced with Zildjian ZHT pro cymbals, and the seller said that the cymbals it came with were toot, so if you get it, might want to consider buying some decent cymbals, so it doesn't sound like you're hitting tin pans with dead cats.

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#7
I am a drummer, and i started out 6 years ago with pearl export series, and i still have them because they sounded so great, even though they are entry level drums. Pearl just came out with the vision series, which is supposed to be an awesome beginner's kit, but i believe they are like 8 or 9 hundred, but you really can't beat pearl's innovations. Go with a pearl export. Best beginner kit for the money hands down.
#8
what about a used pearl from my local shop that i think is like 600 and something??
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#9
I'd get whatever cheap shells you can find, and just replace the heads. Spend the rest on cymbals and some decent hardware. Assuming you learn how to tune them properly and buy some decent heads, the actual drums are the least important part of the set.
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#11
Pulse are really cheap. They're not great sounding but aren't as bad as some say. Good to start and play for urself as a hobby.
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#12
i second the cheap shells idea, remember that even if you get a $500 kit you're gonna end up shelling out another $150 at least for decent cymbals.
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#13
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i second the cheap shells idea, remember that even if you get a $500 kit you're gonna end up shelling out another $150 at least for decent cymbals.

yeah, but by the time i did that, i could just get the pearl drums at my local shop. i never saw what kind they are though,but ill check when i go on wednesday.
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#14
Look used you can get a pretty good deal my first set was a Pro M some guy had bought and returned a week later because he wanted an electric kit (or at least that's what they told me, but it's probably true considering the stock heads were still on and without any signs of extreme usage either way they were lightly used), it was $1400 new and i got it for $800 so look into that sometimes you can find really good deals
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#15
ok, well there is a used white pearl forum set at my local shop with brand new cymbals for 535$ how is that deal?
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#17
Buy used! You can get a pearl forrum kit for like 350 (with hardware). Then you have 250 toget cymbals. Definetly buy used cymbals. Then you can get professional cymbals for the price of entry level ones
#18
i dont know what cymbals, but for my budget, theyre likely the best i can do. besides, my local shop has sabians incase i ever upgraded.
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#19
im remember playin those when i was a month old
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#20
Ludwig, Pearl, Sonor, some kind of work horse drums you can drag around (ludwig has the boomy (john bonham) tone. Ludwigs are my fav's. I find Zildjian makes the best cymbals. but there are many other kinds im sure that are just as good.


EDIT- spend money on the Vic Firth rudement sheet. the fisrt thing you should invest in before drums and cybmals. you can probably get one for free somwhere if not its probably like 5 dollars
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#22
I've been playing for 8 years or so and my first set was a Pearl forum series. I got it for about 600 bucks. It lasted 3 or 4 years before the heads started to get real bad. It's great if your just starting.