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March 22, 2024

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.
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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

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

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 Nitro Mesh Kit Electronic Drum Kit, 8-Piece

Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit Electronic Drum Kit, 8-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"I love the mesh pads -- I can practice as late as I want at night without disturbing the peace. I love [that] this thing doesn't take up too much room. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to practice or have fun!"
- Stevenson in Boston, MA

"I am very happy with the quality of the set, the ease of use and the sleek look and again the Alesis 8 amp is perfect for at home, garage playing without a mic, so I'm sure if you are jamming with the band you're good to go!!"
- A Happy Owner

"Plugged into Windows with any drum sampler I've tried, this kit is AWESOME. It's accurate, it's durable, and it feels a lot more like playing acoustic drums than anything with rubber pads for the triggers."
- Ben in Spokane, WA

Yamaha TMP2F4 Tour Custom Maple Drum Shell Kit, 4-Piece

Yamaha TMP2F4 Tour Custom Maple Drum Shell Kit, 4-Piece
Our Customers Say...
"Top quality, easy to assemble, tune, and a pure pleasure to play. Our band gigs a lot, I needed a high quality kit to use on stage without breaking the bank. The Yamaha Tour Custom drum set was the perfect kit."
- Patrick in Portland, OR

"Easy to tune because of how Yamaha manufacturers the drums, but it also comes with Remo Ambassador USA heads, so a head swap is not necessary. You can't go wrong here, with high end hardware and a 10-lug bass drum."
- Patrick in Oregon City, OR

"I just got mine yesterday. I got it in the red color and it looks even better in person. These drums sound great and they’re very easy to tune."
- A Happy Owner

Tama IE62C Imperialstar Drum Kit, 6-Piece (with Meinl Cymbals)

Tama IE62C Imperialstar Drum Kit, 6-Piece (with Meinl Cymbals)
Our Customers Say...
"A little set up and off you go pounding away. I bought the kit because my granddaughter wanted to learn to play and it is worth every penny and more. The cymbals won't flip inside like on other cheap sets."
- Gerard in Binghampton, NY

"I was looking for a starter drum set of good quality but also expandable and, if in a emergency case, throw in trunk use on stage. Well I got it with this one and more. It's an awesome set, beginner or otherwise. Great sound, great quality, great price."
- Dale in Palm Bay, FL

"I changed all the batter heads with some Evans Hydraulics, not really needed, but I like the '70s drum sound. This kit is worth every penny."
- Kenneth in Reno, NV
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