Best Choice are providing some great budget options for those looking to get their first drum set. Is this five piece a good choice for someone looking for a quality drum set? Well..
If you’re looking for one of the cheaper 5 piece drum sets around, then you could do a lot worse than this set from Best Choice. Though it doesn’t have the prestigious name of some of the other drum sets that we have reviewed, it’s certainly a decent option for anyone who is making their first venture into the world of drumming. Be warned; when you first start to make that venture it’s a long, super addictive road. After purchasing your first drum set, within a few years you will be sure to want a new one!
Whilst Best Choice might not be the very best quality, you don’t need to be purchasing thousands of dollars worth of equipment for your first drum set. This set is aimed at beginners and perhaps slightly advanced juniors. So, if you have a nagging teenager, then this might be the best option for you.
About the Product
The drum set is a standard 5 piece drum set. This means that it includes the big ol’ bass drum, the smaller snare drum, the two high toms which are situated directly in front of you, and another smaller toms. It’s important to know this, as many people get this confused with referring to the cymbals and drumsticks as part of a five piece. They aren’t, this is a pretty common misconception. The main thing that you’ll need to consider are;
Bass Drum: The bass drum measures at 23″ x 16.5″, which is a fair size for a bass drum. For a beginner, it is around the perfect size. In fact even for the more experienced, it will be suitable.
Cymbals: The cymbals measure at 12″ and 14″. Again, this is pretty much the industry average for a set of cymbals. The crash cymbal at only 14″ might be considered slightly small, but this shouldn’t prove too much of an issue. You will still get the same response from the crash cymbal at 14″ that you would if it were a few inches wider in dimension.
Price: Whilst Best Choice may not be as prestigious as other brands that make percussion instruments, this helps you to save on cost. This Best Choice is one of the cheaper models on the market, which makes it a great buy if you’re on a budget. It’s pricing makes it a great Christmas or birthday present for a loved one.
- Easy to assemble: This set comes with some pretty easy to follow instructions. Whilst you would think it’s easy to assemble a drum set, it’s actually much harder than you would think; without instructions, at least.
- Adults and kids: This set isn’t just suitable for one age bracket. You can comfortably use this set if you’re an adult. But, you can also use this set for your children as well.
- Relatively inexpensive: This set falls into the ‘bargain’ bracket. It isn’t super cheap, but it’s great value for money. It’s one of the better drum sets available within its price range.
- The Drumsticks: The drumsticks with this set are perhaps not as good as the set itself. You could easily use the pair provided for the first few months and see how you go. If you need to upgrade at a later stage, this won’t be too much of an issue. Drumsticks are pretty inexpensive.
This five piece drum set will be suitable for the majority of people looking for their first drum set. If you are a bit more experienced, then there are other drum sets that you might wish to invest in. But if you are on a budget and are not completely sure whether you will carry on playing the drums, then this is a great starter set. Best Choice have provided a pretty solid drum set that would be a great purchase for most age groups, especially beginners.