8 Best Drum Kits For Beginners 2022

This is a special SoundReview entry for young and inexperienced drummers looking to purchase their first drum kit. With so many options available, the question is where to begin. We’ve compiled a list of drum kits for beginners that we hope will point you in the right direction. Building a drum kit is a gradual process; you must begin with a basic kit and gradually upgrade it. As a result, your goal should be to spend the bare minimum right now and save the rest for future upgrades as your drumming skills improve. When you go to buy your first kit, keep in mind that not everything that glitters is gold. Never go for the looks alone; there are plenty of kits with shimmery wraps and eye-catching looks, but at this stage, it should be your least concern. Building and purchasing a quality drum kit takes time, so in the beginning, look for something inexpensive and long-lasting. Here is our list of the top 8 beginner drum kits:

Groove Percussion 5 Piece Drum Set with Hardware and Cymbals

This is a complete set for a beginner who does not want to spend a fortune on his first try-out. It is very convenient because you do not need to purchase anything separately. However, because it does not come with a set-up instruction manual, you will have to refer to tutorial videos to set it up and tune it up. I wouldn’t say much about the sound quality because the standard cymbals provided need to be replaced to get a decent sound out of them. The drums aren’t particularly loud, but with a good set of skins, they’re adequate for practise or a casual jam session. Remember that this set isn’t designed for heavy hitting.

Pearl Rhythm Traveller Drum Sets

Pearl’s beginners’ kit is another excellent value. Its compact design makes it easy to transport, and rubber cymbal mufflers reduce noise during practises, which should be beneficial if you’re a beginner looking to reintroduce your neighbourhood to the world of word noise! You can always be on the go with this kit, ready to perform at gigs in no time. With the basic drums, a hi-hat, and a crash cymbal, this kit makes a good starter set with no additional costs. Its mahogany shells and double braced hardware make it an excellent choice for students. The throne and drum sticks can be purchased separately.

Sound Percussion Pro 5

This Sound Percussion Pro 5 is a favourite among beginners because it includes everything you need to get started playing drums. It is relatively simple to assemble and tune. It is of high quality and comes at a reasonable price. The only obvious disadvantage is the additional cost because it does not come with cymbals or hardware to set up. Those will have to be purchased separately. If you decide to purchase this drum kit, keep an eye out for the snare drumhead, which has been reported to be very weak and broke down after a few weeks in some sets.

Mapex Voyager

Mapex Voyager is a 5-piece entry-level drum kit from Mapex. Poplar shells and snares are used in these drum kits, which are available in durable Road Tuff finishes. The overall package includes double braced hardware and cymbals. The Mapex Voyager has a very bold sound that, with additional tuning, becomes more sustained. The kit is responsive and adaptable, with tones that are focused rather than booming. It has an eye-catching price tag for those on a tight budget.


The Sonix drum kit is designed to be an excellent starter drum kit for beginning drummers. It includes cymbals, hardware, a stool, and sticks. The drum kit is made of poplar wood and has a new lug design with a lower mass. Remo UT pinstripes heads are used for the toms and bass drum, and a single-ply UT head is used for the snare. When compared to other drums, you’ll discover that tuning this kit is very simple. The snare drum has a sharp and crisp sound, while the toms deliver an impeccable performance free of overtones. All of this is made possible by the UT heads, which are very affordable. The Sonix kit offers excellent value for money and produces nothing short of roaring sounds.


The new Yamaha GigMaker drum kit is next on the list. This kit is ideal for a beginner or intermediate drummer, and it has a glitter finish, which is quite eye-catching on its own, but there’s more to it than that. It has hex tom ball joints, which make the kit extremely durable. The material used is of high quality, resulting in a superior tone and distinct sound. This set, on the other hand, lacks cymbals and has a shaky tuning stability. It’s a bit pricey in general, but I call it a budget set instead because it’s Yamaha (known for its quality), and for a set like this, it’s well worth it.

Mapex Tornado

One of the UK’s best-sellers, the Mapex Tornado, delivers powerful high-end and ample bottom-end punch. The kit features upgraded cymbals and double-braced hardware, indicating that it is designed for heavy-hitting. The upgraded version of the kit includes improved stands, a bass drum pedal, higher quality lugs, and skinned heads that can still be purchased at the original price! The sound quality has improved as a result of the new drum heads and cymbals, and the design allows the toms to resonate freely. The Mapex Tornado employs birch shells, which produce the best sonic results. The additional lugs on the bass and tom drums make tuning very simple, especially for beginners. The kit is extremely durable and is widely regarded as the first choice of beginning drummers.

CB 5 Piece Quality Starter Drum Kit

Finally, The CB 5 drum set takes the top spot on our beginner’s drum kits countdown list! The CB 5 starter drum kit is reasonably priced and includes all of the necessary drums, cymbals, and hardware. The drum kit has a sturdy construction and Remo skins, which I recommend rocking out on until they break. When they do, get a better remote set (such as power stroke 3 or pinstripes) and you’ll have a kit that can compete with the sound of kits twice its price. It has double-braced stands and the system is very inexpensive to upgrade. There are also free drum sticks and a set-up guide included in the package. The sound quality is excellent for the price, and it is lively and versatile. You can upgrade the cymbals and improve the sound results for better performances.

Good luck to all the young drummers out there, and as the great Dennis Chambers once said, “let the emotions flow!”

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