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April 1, 2021

All-Star Gear: Drums

zZounds customers' top-rated drum gear

Whether it's a massive kit stocked with every shell and cymbal known to man, a travel-sized kit with just the essentials, or an electronic drum kit, drum gear plays a critical role in keeping musicians on beat.

It's no surprise, then, that countless drummers have sung the praises of their favorite drum gear on zZounds. We've assembled these into an All-Star list to help you find the percussive force you need for your band or studio.

See all the All-Star Gear Guides!

Pacific Drums Concept Maple Drum Shell Kit, 7-Piece

Pacific Drums Concept Maple Drum Shell Kit, 7-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"This beauty sounds like an opera singer performing the most beautiful love song ever written. As far as I'm concerned, this is professional grade."
- Jimmy in Kissimmee, FL

"The kit looks beautiful...plays wonderfully and sounds even better. It's a warm quick punch with the proper amount of resonance lingering afterwards."
- Kevin in Cowlesville, NY

"Love it completely! It's amazing how well these drums play. I have expanded so much with this kit."
- David in Horseshoe Bend, AR

Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Maple Drum Shell Kit, 7-Piece

Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Maple Drum Shell Kit
Our Customers Say...
"They look incredible, but more importantly, they sound even better. The tone of the toms was great once I got the top and bottom heads tuned the way I like them, and the bass drum is indescribably good. Such a magnificent, low 'THUMP!' to it with very little effort."
- Wade in Jefferson, GA

"I bought this kit 2 weeks ago. It sounds great, the bass drum is unreal. I just put one small cloth in it and it sounds studio-ready."
- Eric in Red Bank, TN

"WOW! This drum set is awesome, from the detail put into it and the finish, all the way to the sound it puts out. I will be using this set for as long as it will let me."
- Alexis Salazar in The Colony, TX

Pearl EX725SPC Export Drum Kit, 5-Piece

Pearl EX725SPC Export Drum Kit, 5-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"The attention to detail is amazing for the price you pay. About the sound, well, it is simply great. It sounds like a way more expensive set."
- Mario in Denver, CO

"The 830 hardware is near professional quality. The Export defines quality at this price point and is well worth the step up price from entry level sets...a worthy consideration when compared to more expensive birch sets."

"I found that the quality and sound are perfect -- the wow factor for me was how heavy the set is...built with quality material that will keep the drums producing great beats for generations to come."
- Dennis in Nashville, TN

Drum Workshop Design Series Acrylic Shell Kit Drum Set, 5-Piece

Drum Workshop Design Series Acrylic Shell Kit Drum Set
Our Customers Say...
"For the price I can't imagine a better set of drums. Punchy, articulate, nice tone, and excellent hardware. I saw The Cure last year and they were using these. Couldn't believe a band like that was using drums I could afford. And they look amazing. I get compliments all the time on their look and sound."
- Robert in Lake Mary, FL

"I have played a Pearl Export Series for 15+ years. I've always wanted an acrylic kit and finally purchased it. Felt it was time for an upgrade. These drums sound fantastic."

Ludwig LC175 Accent Drive Complete Drum Kit, 5-Piece

Ludwig LC175 Accent Drive Complete Drum Kit, 5-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"I left the front head on the bass drum uncut and it's got a deep, powerful sound. These drums are worth much more than the price. You will be VERY happy with the drums."
- William in Rochester, MN

"I wasn't sure how good this kit would be, but after I received and set it up, I was very impressed with the workmanship and quality. It is definitely better than what the cost was!"
- Rick in Fon Du Lac, WI

"The kit is so far past beginner. I have changed the heads, and have to say they sound great live, and on recordings. Buy them before they jack up the price."
- David in San Antonio, TX

Alesis Strike Pro Special Edition Electronic Drums

Alesis Strike Pro Special Edition Electronic Drums
Our Customers Say...
"The Module is a BEAST! Alesis has really made a good module here. The sounds can be layered and every head, rim, cymbal edge now can all have separate sounds assigned!"
- Erik in Raleigh, NC

"This new hi-hat seems to have been a big upgrade from the old Strike one. The kick drum is awesome too. I have to say I was a little worried it would sound like an acoustic one, noise-wise, but it's actually pretty quiet."
- Christopher in Blairsville, PA

Mapex AR628SFB Armory Studioease Fast Drum Shell Kit, 6-Piece

Mapex AR628SFB Armory Studioease Fast Drum Shell Kit, 6-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"The sound is fantastic, easy to tune. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of these drums -- I just can't say enough. I highly recommend."
- Carol in Carmichael, CA

"The floor toms have a beautiful low end to them that floor toms should have! The bass is boomy and punchy! Oh and let's not forget the Tomahawk snare that comes standard! This thing cuts and has a great crack!"
- Brian in Hedgesville, WV

"Big bang for the buck. The hybrid shells sound great. The Mars 600 Series boom stands hold the toms and cymbals well -- those are a good value too. Buy this kit; you will not be sorry."
- John in Florence, OR

Yamaha SBP2F50 Stage Custom Drum Shell Kit

Yamaha SBP2F50 Stage Custom Drum Shell Kit
Our Customers Say...
"The 6-ply, all-birch shells are incredible and the fit and finish is not a plastic wrap, it is an actual finish on the shell. The colors are absolutely stunning, and the extras on this kit are among those costing $1,500 more."
- Patrick in Gladstone, OR

"These are not beginner drums. They look beautiful and tune easily with quality heads. The hardware is the best out there."
- Kyle in Riverside, CA

"Perfect shipment. Perfect kit. Perfect look. Perfect sound. Perfect day. Perfect drummer! Haha no but the kit is perfect."
- A customer in Stockton, CA

Tama CK72S Superstar Classic Shell Kit Drum Set, 7-Piece

Tama CK72S Superstar Classic Shell Kit Drum Set, 7-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"I got a new set of Tama SuperStar Classic Blue Sparkle and could not be any happier with my choice. Trust me, it took 4 weeks to make up my mind. This is an outstanding kit for the money; the fit and finish are great."
- Leonard in Charleston, SC

"LOVE IT! Sound is everything with drums and this drum set is amazing! The hardware is unique and makes the set pop! Very great buy for the price."
- Stan in Atlanta, GA

Alesis Command Mesh Electronic Drum Kit

Alesis Command Mesh Electronic Drum Kit
Our Customers Say...
"I would put this set up against any $2000 mesh set I've seen/tried. Super high-quality parts and pieces. Very easy to use."
- Ed in Detroit, MI

"Undeniable value for this offering from Alesis. They've thought through this design nicely. If you live somewhere where you're unable to play your acoustic kit, you won't be sorry."
- David in Broomfield, CO

"One of the best moderately priced sets. Easy to fold up and save room when needed."
- Rick in Los Alamitos, CA
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