Five Drum Shopping Tips
If the guitar or piano comes singularly, this instrument comes by set. It would defeat the whole purpose of this instrument if one part is missing. This instrument is commonly known as the drums or the drum set.
The drum is the musical instrument that dictates the tempo and the beat. This is the instrument that makes the distinct sound you hear in a song.
Drum sets don't come cheap so to keep you from spending money on something that would probably end up unused, here are some tips that will surely help you when you go shopping for drum sets.
1. Are you ready? Ask yourself this question before you rush into buying a brand new drum set. If you are a beginner, ask yourself whether you really need an actual drum set for practice or a practice pad only. Because if you buy an actual drum set and you can barely play it you might end up disappointed to the point that you would no longer practice using it.
2. Size. Think about the size that you want. Different sizes produce different sounds. Drums that have a large diameter will sound low and deep, meaning it produces a lower note. Other than the diameter you will also have to take into consideration the thickness of the shell. Thicker shells make loud sounds but poor resonance. Thinner shells on the other hand have more resonance but produce a subtler sound compared to thicker shells. Lastly, the size of the drum should coincide with your size so that you will feel comfortable while playing it.
3. Options. Like any other thing you buy in stores you will need to have a number of options for this before you make the final decision. Do not rush buying the first drum set you see in one store. It would be better if you go check out some other stores. Who knows, you might stumble upon a much better deal and good value for your money.
4. Parts. The Drum set usually includes the bass drum, the snare drum, the toms, the floor toms, the hi-hats and the crash cymbals. There are some drum sets that come in a complete pack and that includes the cymbals while some other sets are sold without the cymbals. If a set is sold without the cymbals, it would be best if you purchase cymbals that would fit your status especially if you are still a beginner.
5. Price. Always go for the best deals. Don't go for the brand only but also for its quality as well as the deal being offered by the sales person. Keep in mind that most of the drums manufactured and sold in the market are of great quality so be careful with the sales talk. If you are a beginner, it would help you a lot if you don't spend too much on a beginner's drum set. You need not worry; you can always upgrade your drums.
Buying a drum may sound complicated but once you have an idea about the things that you should keep in mind then drum shopping will just be a breeze. And before you finally take the drum set home, take some time to test it so that you will have an idea how it would to feel once you start playing with it.