Mapex Tornado Kit


One of the Best Drum Kits for Beginners

Mapex Drums are a drum kits manufacturing company with several lines of well reputed drums. The Mapex Tornado starter kit is UK’s best seller and is known to be ideal for beginners. The 5 piece set consists of 8-ply, 7.2mm shells, which deliver powerful high end and ample bottom end punch. It has a shimmery outlook, designed to shine even under low lights. The build allows the tom drums to resonate freely and also features improved cymbals for enhanced sustain. The hardware is double braced which means the kit can receive a hard hit but will still stay in place. The overall package including the 5 piece drum set, cymbals and hardware ensures that it can be played straight out of the box. It is available in electric blue, black and burgundy wrap finishes.

It is available in 20 Fusion size and 22 Rock size. As a beginner, many get confused between the two types of drum kits. A Fusion drum kit may be preferred by young drummers as the design is more compact. It gives a constricted and focused sound but professionally speaking, they are more versatile. You can tune it down and rock out on it, or hit the higher end for a jazzy or funk feel. The Rock set-up, on the other end, is usually used as the standard combination and gives a more powerful and atmospheric sound result. Less versatile if you ask me, better suited for bigger sounds rather. The Tornado set also has more lugs on the bass and tom drums for easy tuning. Remo heads are another added feature which sound better and are long lasting. The redesigned badge and logo head is also very attractive, leaving nothing behind in terms of appeal.

The Mapex Tornado drum kit has great value for money. According to many, it has left the rest of the beginner drum sets available in the market well behind!

  • 5 piece drum set
  • 2 Sizes
  • Electric Blue, Black and Burgundy Wrap


Road Show Kit

The Pearl Roadshow is not a toy or a hand-me-down. It's a complete drum set package with everything you need to start your rhythmic journey to the big time. Here are some things to look for when buying your first drum kit; see for yourself how Roadshow stacks up: The cymbals, hi-hat, and snare stands should start with a strong and well-balanced tripod base. Double-braced legs and interlocking tilter adjustments are also vital for keeping all parts of the kit in place under the pressure of performance. Roadshow's included hardware package is second-to-none in its class. All stands are dual-reinforced, height and angle adjustable, and feature double-braced legs to withstand the pounding onslaught of the heavy-hitting drummer. The snare drum is the voice of the drum set and captures everything from the loudest accents to the softest "ghost" notes. With a matching shell and finish, the Roadshow snare is full of attack and power, yet sensitive enough for drumming at any volume.

The bass drum is the tonal heartbeat of the drum set and should not only set the low-end pulse for the groove, but be a foundation for the rest of the complete drum set-up. The Roadshow kick drum features an extended tension/tuning range for low, chest-thumping bass frequencies, and includes locking, slip-free feet (or ˜spurs'), and secure mounting for toms and accessories.

Roadshow's included cymbal set features a 16" brass crash/ ride and a set of 14" brass/hybrid hats. Perfect for accents and timekeeping until an upgraded multi-cymbal set-up is acquired.

Other classic features include

  • Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Medium Jumbo Frets and Hump-block Inlays
  • Three Position Pickup Toggle Switch
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge
  • “G-Arrow" Knobs
  • White Pearloid Pickguard with Gretsch® Logo
  • Threaded/knurled Strap Buttons.