The Top 5 Drum Sets of 2011 - Figuring out the Best Drums Online Today
The Top 5 Drum Sets of 2011
You might not have the money to pay for these...
...but these are the Top 5 drums in my honest opinion as a professional drummer of 6 years. I measured my rankings based on the following criterion: tuning capability, sound quality, paint job, sturdiness and capacity to take a beating from all-nighters. Note that I only tested these drum sets for 3 weeks each, as it would be impractical to test them for years on end. So without further ado, the top 10 drums of today to help you figure out which drums online to buy.
5th - Gammon Drums
Gammon drums aren't going to be on anyone's dream wishlists any time soon, but they deserve a strong nod considering that they are claimed by many to be "the best entry-level drum sets around". Gammon Drums Review, a site primarily on the brand Gammon, shares its insights and information on people's reactions to its merchandise.
4th - Mapex Percussion
The Mapex brand has long been a favorite for new drummers in the upper tier of buyers. It's generally considered to be a very good long-term investment, with a consensus of the drums being a "higher quality than everyone else's".
3rd - Tama (and the Incomparable Snare)
When it comes to overall drum quality, Tama is a strong contender well above Gammon and Mapex. However, where it really shines is its respected Snare drum quality production. If you were to build a custom drum set, Tama should be at the top of your priorities for purchasing a snare drum.
2nd - Ludwig Series
Ludwig has gotten a bad reputation for just being a white elephant when it comes to drum quality, as opinions have been going around about how its too expensive for its worth. However, time and again, performers and professionals have looked to the brand to showcase their talent on.
1st - Pearl Drum Sets
The granddaddy of all drum sets, Pearl has long been the dominant first choice for drummers looking to seriously take up their art. In recent years, cheaper models of the top brand have been released, but Pearl truly shines in its top-tier sets, coupling exceptional design with unmatched sound quality.