Acoustic drums are cylindrical shells made of wood, metal or hybrid materials. As the musical genres and composer preferences have evolved, so have the types of acoustic drum kits available. A JAzz drummer can choose from a specialized smaller kit specifically for jazz use with a smaller 18” bass drum and smaller, shallower toms. Similarly a heavy-duty rock drummer can get the double bass drum kit with the deep toms that will project and cut through the mix in stadium situations.
Today’s drum sets may be made from a number of different materials, each with a unique tone and timbre, and a different cost range. Most common today are maple and birch although many other materials including combinations of these two are currently available. Another great advancement in the modern acoustic drumset is the availability of different finishes. Now you can find the right color or texture to visually match your preference to either blend in naturally or really stand out visually. Whether you’re looking for complete kits, snare drums, or additional mounted or floor toms, The Woodwind & Brasswind has hundreds of options in stock and ready to ship. Don’t forget The Woodwind & Brasswind is your source for hundreds of drum accessories, including Cymbals, Drum Sticks, Drum Heads and more.