Stop avoiding the inevitable Wy, the answer is obviously SaturnJamie.
Just to save everybody time. There exists virtually the same thread. And the answer is the same as your cymbal thread.
Go to the store.
There are serious professionals posting at DW. Use them wisely. Ask your questions in the Technique section.
Today I taught serious students for 5 hours. Do you have any real questions for me?
Where? Sorry if I'm new at this, and I've only been drumming in drum kits that weren't mine for almost five or six years and only now I have the chance to buy my own kit, and if my questions sound stupid to you, don't bother answering.There exists virtually the same thread.
+1. If you stick with a name brand there really isn't too much of a difference between sets at the beginner level. Shell wise they pretty much are all the same, they are usually Poplar or Basswood or some combination of those with something else. Where you get a bit of difference is what mounting system they use and a lot of that is personal preference. Also like KamaK said a lot of it has to do with brand loyalty and look as well.All brands (Yamaha/Pearl/Gretsch/Ludwig/DW) make perfectly nice kits at this point, and brand loyalty is about as important as getting the color and look that you want. If you're not going to personally go to the shop and play a bunch of kits, You might as well make a pie-chart with all of the brand names on it and throw a dart to make the choice.