Hello. I'm looking to pick up some drums rather soon, mostly for use in my small home studio, but also as another instrument to play. I play mostly rock. Not looking for anything tailored towards metal or jazz. Just rock plain and simple.
I WAS initially planning on getting a Roland SPD-20 and using that for adding drums to my songs, but am now looking at getting into a house (currently a townhome) and will have more room and volume available. Starting to lean towards a real kit. I've heard to spend big on cymbals, less on the set. Thats fine. I figure I'll have around $700 to start out with, and will spend more later on.
I found a few used kits in my area:
Pearl EXR 5 piece (shell pack)- 10", 12", 14", 22" x 18" kick, 5.5" x 14" wood snare drum - $500 with tom mounting hardware only
Maple Sonor force 3001 - same setup as the Pearl but with a 20" kick. Also comes with cymbal stands, throne, kick pedal, upgraded heads and soft bags. $600
Yamaha Stage Custom 5-piece w/all hardware. $475
I figure it best to go and check em out, but I was wondering if anyone can steer me in the right direction or offer any info I might not think of. If I do go the acoustic route (which I would prefer sound-wise) I think I'd rather spend what I have on the drums now (esp if they're used) and pick up cymbals later.
Thanks for your help,