Pearl Roadshow RS525SC/C 5-Piece Acoustic Drum Set w/ 22" Kick

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$599
Pearl Roadshow RS525SC/C 5-Piece Acoustic Drum Set w/ 22" Kick

Items Included in this Drum Set:

  • 14" x 5.5" snare
  • 10" x 8" rack tom
  • 12" x 9" rack tom
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 22" x 16" bass drum
  • 16" Crash/Ride cymbal
  • 14" Hi-hats
  • All hardware
  • Drum throne
  • 2 pairs of Maple Drum Sticks
  • Pearl Stick Bag
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty

Specifications:

  • Double Braced Hardware
  • 1 Ply Coated Snare Drum Head
  • 1 Ply Clear Tom Drum Head
  • 1 Ply Clear Bass Drum Heads with Self-Muffling Rings
  • 9 Ply 7mm Shells made from Poplar on all drums

Pros

The quality and sound of the drums were repeatedly praised in customer reviews with many reviewers being drummers themselves rather than parents who bought the kit for a child. The quality of the kick pedal, which is sometimes lacking on budget kits, was cited positively by several reviewers.

Cons

The cymbals were often cited as very basic or low quality - a common complaint with drum sets in this price range. Many people said they replaced the hi-hats with better quality ones after a few months or longer. One person even said the hi-hats were flattening out after only a few months of regular play.

Overall

If you're unsure which kit to get then put this at the top of your list because it comes from one of the biggest brands in drums and it's the highest rated drum set currently selling with a street price under $500.