Top Ten Best Drum Sets

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The Top Ten

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Tama
Tama Starclasic Bubinga (Japanese made) absolute best kit for the price. DW Performance Series now comes real close. Pair them with Paiste 2002's or Giant Beats and you're in Rock and Roll heaven. Harware also best for the money. DW Collector's Series way too expensive, but also killer sound.
Tama is the best drums for metal in my opinion great hardware as well
the greatest drumset I've ever played was a tama

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! Where do I begin explaining how I love my TAMA Superstar limeted adition not the Hyper drive they can tune to low depths I already get floor tom sound of mid tom or tom 2 and I get Annawaite out of my sixteen they sound even more amazing with Anatolian Cymbals Dimond Epression and Kappadokia serice kick sounds like a tank shooting a round laugh out loud I like the kick you get on a Tama Rockstar as well cool low cannon deep Tama superStar is truely the perfect recording kit never detunes after tunning it unlike the Masters work Pearl kit I use at church which is a bit dissapointing for that amount of cash the Hardwere Tama offers is truelly amazing awesome boom cymbal stands and the direct drive iron crober pedal owns everyone although I like the 9000 DW pedal Tama thankyou for doing an awesome job by making real good drums no one could complain yal are Undisputed!
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2Pearl
1-You can use Pearl drums in all styles & genres, it always sounds great!

2-The hardware is the best you can find, it's strong, solid, reliable and it looks good too!

3-Very good price/quality rate

Great feel. Used by most pros. Best overall kits sold by Pearl!
rock my friend uses pearl target they sound awesome
[Newest]Pearl means good quality for the price, no complains with hardware these are very resistant and solid. For drums it depends of anyone taste but for me are really good specially in grindcore, punk and heavy metal style also very versatil sound. The snares are outstanding! Pearl Rules!
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3Sonor
Sonorlite. Awesome. What more can I say
Amen to that brother, all one needs to know is SONOR...
Great drum set! Just love the sound, can't be beat.
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I have played pretty much most of the brands and nothing compares to the Sonor Delite thin maple. Best sounding kit overall, Quality second to none.
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4Ludwig
I've played on Ludwig. Then I've gone and tried Yamaha and Pearl. After that, I knew I'd do everything possible to always play on Ludwig. There was such a big difference... Yamaha sounded dull, and Pearl sounded normal. Ludwig had a sharp, clear sound that I'm SURE will never be found in anything else.
Have a vintage 1970's 4 piece, marine marble Kit. They still sound amazing. Parents paid $760 over 40 years ago. Maple shells. Made in Chicago at that time, and all ordered. Still can't beat that old Ludwig sound. Hardware over the years has definitely improved. Drums have not...
Ludwig needs to be at the top of this list. You don't know what a drum set is until you've played one of these. With quality and sound, these are the best.
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Ludwig drums have always been top notch... well the USA made drums anyway. Ludwig's drums have been the DE-facto standard of what good drums sound like. I had them build my custom kit 14 years ago... and it still rocks.
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5Craviotto
UnREal Sound from steam rolled one piece shells - Listen on YouTube Craviotto drum set Maple at Memphis Drum Shop - these drums are second to none.
Best drums on the Planet. Period.
Very expensive - but yes amazing tone
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6Yamaha
I play Yamaha rock tours and they sound great... Much better than my pearl kit and a little better than my DW kit... Much cheaper than both... Bought my Yamaha as a road kit... Now I use only it studio and road!
Yamaha always produce great product in various product line. Deep bass and nice snare sound.
Yamaha could mold their drums from feces and it would still sound great no matter what the kit is you will still get compliments from the sound engineer
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Vintage Yamaha Turbo Tour Custom 22"x18" 12"x12" 13"x13" 16"x14", 10'x9" Yamaha Recording Custom Tom, 14"x6,5 Vintage Recording Custom Steel Snare and 12"x5,5" Yamaha Stage Custom Snare drum. All drum perfect sound and Hardware fantastic. Yamaha FOREVER!
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7Mapex
These drums are some of the best drums money can buy. Yes there made in China, but the quality is excellent. Their finishes are excellent and beautiful as well. Sound' with a walnut maple shell is unbelievable for the price and they cut wonderful with a deep rich tone' that's unique to Mapex. If you want to not spend 4000 on a kit and get a kit that can stand up against DW Ludwig, Tama.save yourself tons of money' and get these drums, your wallet will greatly thank you.
Always can rely on this make of kit makes a rich sound and always does it's job properly
Great looking, great sounding, reliable and great value what more could you wish for?
[Newest]Mapex Saturn-best drums for the money-period!
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8Noble & Cooley
I'm not familiar this drum brand until tre cool used this. They started since 1854. I know dw, tama, yamaha, gretch, sonor. They made great drum sounds but nothing beats the original.

9Premier
Premier Signia's will wipe the floor with the TAMA, DW and Pearl Kits Mentioned here. Literally no comparison. They are no longer made so the only way to get one is to buy a used one. People walk, not run when these things go up for sale 5-ply maple with undersized shells so they hit the sweet part of the drum head every time. This is the kit that made all the other up their game in the late 90's.
Hell yeah! Sigs rule! Find one used and buy it cheap.
Premier make premier gear. The best by far.
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The Premier Signia are a great Drum kit indeed, be the best kit they made
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10Gretsch
I've played DW, Yamaha, Pearl and Ludwig, and I still pick Gretsch. They're high quality, great sounding, sturdy and reliable. Great for any type of music. The best set I've ever played, and probably one of the oldest drum companies out there. They now how to make drums!
Gretsch have been making top quality drums since 1883 so you know they're reliable and also, Gretsch drums have a great sound.
I own a gretsch Brooklyn and let me say that its the best sounding kit that I've ever played. I have owned 7 drum s in the past and the gretsch still comes out on top.
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The Contenders

11Ddrum
The d is for dangerous.

12Pacific
I've just bought pacific drum, it sounds awesome, the toms hit perfectly it is like DW little brother when you cannot afford DW drums you ought to buy this drum, the sound just like DW

13Dw
DW offers much, much more than other drum manufacturers. Their kits can be completely customized to your liking. Their quality control is absolutely outstanding as well. I've never seen a bad shell from DW. I definitely can't say that about any other manufacturer, except maybe Sonor, but DW has them beat on customization (definitely a preference between the two brands). The only drum kits that compare to these two brands would be some of the vintage Ludwig, Gretsch, Rogers, and Slingerland Kits. DW has these companies beat on overall quality and hardware however. No other company offers so many different shells (and NONE of DW's shells sound bad or even average, it's just a preference thing). PDP by DW also makes some GREAT drums at perfectly reasonable prices too.
DW is the best by far just due to the specific selection of their shells. At Drum Workshop, the hand pick, and hand test each shell to match it to the other shells so you don't have that one faulty tuning tom. They also stamp the note of each tom on the inside so you can easily tune each tom to that note and get the best tone possible.
I picked DW for the following reasons:
1. I own a DW
2. they are the best sounding drums I have ever had the honor of playing
3. the 1 & only king, Neil Peart, plays 'em!
that is why I picked DW.
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DW - Great Shells - nothing like them Brady & Noble&Cooley also do a great Job.
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14PDP
PDP is Pacific guys?
These have the best sound!

15CB Drums
With good drumheads, top seven vote!

16Pork Pie
Excellent craftsmanship. Sound amazing.

17Crush
The wood is the best ever and love the hardware

18Peavey
The Peavey International 2 drum set is a great sounding drum set. They're not made anymore, but if you find a good deal on a used one, snag it!
Suprisingly, these are very decent sounding drums, very good for the money

19RJ
Because I feel fine.. So keep calm and shut up..

20Dixon
Dixon is one of the most underrated drum brand. Doesn't spend much on it's marketing, but delivers quality that's equal or better than tama

21Tumba
Awesome is all I can say!

22Hayman

23Truth Custom Drums
Good quality. Sounds amazing right out the box.

24GMS Drum

25Regalia
The best drum from Taiwan. The sound like a PDP drum. Its same standard like a Gretsch. It's a new drum, 2013 drum, and it a special drum and it limited edition.

26Ashton

27Cadeson

28Adams

29Sound Percussion

30Jinbao

31DB Percussion
Its over luka boss

32Natal
Natal is a good sound and hardware

33Truth
Looks great and sounds great

34Orange County Drum and Percussion

35Baojia
This drum from China. Its very cheap drum and good for beginner.

36Fibes

37Taye

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