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Has your child been showing an inclination towards the drums? Are you considering buying him a set but you are not sure of where you should begin your search? This article is here to tell you that buying drum kits and percussion instruments for your child can be a reasonably simple task if you know what you need to look for.

What does a drum kit consist of?
An essential drum kit is basically a collection of percussion instrument. It contains mainly of drums and cymbals that are arranged to provide the player with all the required sounds. Here’s what a typical drum kit looks like:

The most common type of drum kit that will be available with any dealer, who sells percussion instruments in the UK, is the 5 piece. As the name suggests, 5-piece refers to the number of drums in the set. This set consists of:

  • 1 snare drum
  • 1 bass drum and
  • 3 Tom drums

Added to this are the cymbals and the set that matches the drum kit above is:

  • Hi hat cymbal
  • Ride cymbal
  • Crash cymbal

The kit will also require a certain amount of hardware and this consists of

  • Cymbal stands
  • Snare drum stand
  • Tom arms for the Tom drums
  • Hi Hat stand
  • Bass drum pedal and a Stool

Is the kit sold as a whole?
Most dealers in percussion instruments in the UK will sell a drum kit as a whole, with everything that is listed above. However, one must always check the listing just to be sure. Some dealers offer starter kits with a few modifications to the above listing. This is mainly to keep the costs down. These drum kits can always be built upon. One must also note that the stool could be sold separately in some cases.

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Does more expensive mean better?
Unfortunately, when it comes to drum kits and percussion instruments, this holds true. The more a kit cost, the better the quality, especially of the hardware. Unlike most other musical instruments, a drum kit is subjected to a lot of wear and tear, therefore the initial investment should be for one that is of good quality so that it doesn’t need replacement after a couple of weeks of playing. Cheap drum kits should be avoided at all costs as they will only cost you more in the long run. Find a dealer, online or in your area that stocks kits from some of the known brands and make your choice from what they have to offer.

For product information about drum kits and percussion instruments visit at  http://www.yowcha.co.uk/product-category/musical-instruments/drum-kits-and-percussion/

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