If you look for drums for sale, you must first decide between the three options available on the market: electronic, acoustic and hybrid.
Launched for the first time in 1976, electronic drums offer more freedom of expression, allowing you to interpret a wide variety of sounds generated by different types of drums and other instruments. They also allow for the incorporation of pre-recorded segments in interpreted tracks, the addition of processing effects such as delays or reverberations. Last but not least, they also offer you the opportunity to play in any place and at any time using the headphones. So, if you plan to practice in an apartment or in any space surrounded by noise-sensitive neighbors, an electronic drum set is exactly what you need. This option is also lightweight and takes up less space than an acoustic drum set.
In these circumstances, what does the acoustic version offers you? Besides the direct way your body feels the vibrations generated by acoustic drums beat and the higher level of sound quality, if you are a beginner you must know that an acoustic drum set is the best for learning how to play. Besides, the best drummers in the world perform on this type of percussion instruments. Acoustic drums are also more affordable than electronic ones, but they are really difficult to use if you do not have access to a space where you can play without having to worry about generating too much noise.
Hybrid variants are a combination of the two basic models presented above and offer the best of both versions. You can buy them as a set with all the necessary components, or if you already have some years of experience in playing drums, you can add the electrical components to the acoustic version that you already work with.
Drums for sale – how much will you pay for them?
Although the price depends on many factors, it is safe to say that a drum set is quite expensive, so it is natural to look for sales, when you want to buy one. The internet allows you to browse through shops and offers, which is efficient to compare results and find the best deal.
Typically, you can expect to pay $200 and more when looking for drums for sale. If you purchase from an online shop situated in another corner of the country or even of the world, you should also be ready to pay a large sum of money for shipping and import fees. This sum is typically higher than the cost of the instrument itself, so you should carefully analyze your options before placing an order.
If nothing listed “for sale” satisfies your preferences, you might want to consider buying a second hand drum set. Actually, most people advise you to look for a used instrument before hurrying to buy a new, all-inclusive set. Drum kits that are set-up and go include heads, shells, hardware, sticks and other things you need, but you may soon realize that they are of poor quality both sound and construction wise. If you opt for a second hand instrument and do some searching effort, you can get a kit that sounds better, is way more resistant and also cheaper.