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Pearl Beginner Drum Sets

Picking out your first drum set can seem overwhelming, especially with so many different brands and models available today. Selecting the right product can make or break your experience, so we have configured some of our favorite drum sets for first-time buyers. Manufactured with Pearl's legendary commitment to drums, these sets are guaranteed to give you the best return for your investment.


Pearl Export 4-Piece Drumset

While supplies last, purchase a Pearl Export 4-Piece Shell Pack in Black Gold Spakle for only $299.95.

The Pearl Export 4-Piece Drum Set includes 22" x 18" Bass Drum, 13" x 9" Rack Tom, 16" x 16" Floor Tom, and 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum. Limited quantities are available. Features a beautiful black gold sparkle finish and high quality export shells. Includes stand for 13" tom, but no other hardware or cymbals are included.

Pearl's Export Series offers a sonically advanced recipe of strategically arranged plies of premium wood to maximize frequency response of every component. As with all Pearl drums, each shell is formed with the legendary SST construction process that uses extreme heat, Precision-cut scarf joints, proprietary Acoustiglue and over 1000lbs of hydraulic pressure to create the ultimate acoustic air chamber.


Staff Picks

Not sure exactly where to start? Steve Weiss Music's team of expert percussionists have picked their three favorite products for the most common uses and price ranges:

  Best Value Pearl Roadshow Best Overall Pearl EXX Export
Overview Pearl Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware and Cymbals - 22" Bass Drum

Everything you need, right out of the box. The Pearl Roadshow is the ultimate value for any beginner.

Pearl Export EXX Fusion 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware - 22″ Bass Drum

The Pearl Export set is an excellent choice for beginners and professionals alike, featuring upgraded shell materials and Pearl's industry-leading hardware.

Pearl Export EXX Fusion 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware and Cymbals - 22″ Bass Drum

  • 10"x8" Tom
  • 12"x9" Tom
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom
  • 22"x16" Bass Drum
  • 14"x5.5" Snare Drum
  • Cymbal Stand
  • Hi-Hat Stand
  • Snare Stand
  • Tom Holder (2)
  • Bass Drum Pedal
  • Drum Throne
  • 16" Crash/Ride Cymbal
  • 14" Hi-Hat Cymbals
  • Drum Sticks (2 pairs)
  • Stick Bag
  • 10"x7" Tom
  • 12"x8" Tom
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom
  • 22"x18" Bass Drum
  • 14"x5.5" Snare Drum
  • Cymbal Stand (2)
  • Hi-Hat Stand
  • Snare Stand
  • Tom Holder (2)
  • Bass Drum Pedal
  • 9-ply Poplar Shells
  • Opti-Loc Mounting System
  • Superior Shell Technology
  • Asian Mahogony/Poplar Shell Combination
Expert Opinion

"The perfect set for beginners to hit the ground running."

"The Pearl Export is a great set for budget-minded drummers that refuse to sacrifice sound quality.

Price $659.99 $999.99 $999.99


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