All drummers know that there are many manufacturers out there that market themselves as the most reliable drum companies available. In most cases, it comes down to personal preference when choosing which brand best suits your playing style and comfortability, but there’s no denying that some products are better than the rest. With that said, below are some of the highest rated drum brands in terms of customer satisfaction, and durability.
Known in the drumming world as one of the most high-end brands you can acquire, DW Drums produce great quality drum sets to a large market. Commonly seen being played at Modern Drummer Festivals, the sound these products produce is truly worth the price, though they do tend to fall on the more expensive side. A few of their other highly-rated products include kick pedals, cymbal stands, and drum heads.
Perhaps the most well known and well respected name in drums, Pearl is regarded as one of the most reliable drum brands available today. Beginning in the early 1950’s, this manufacturer has become a household name to drummers from all around the world. The company also distributes an array of concert percussion, hardware, and marching percussion. In terms of drum sets however, they are one of the most commonly used brands, and can be found in music videos and live performances dating back to the 70’s.
For those not entirely up to speed with the music world, Yamaha may seem like nothing more than a motorcycle manufacturer. However, the instruments they produce are comparable to some of the best brands out there, the only downside being the price. Though expensive, Yamaha drums are some of the highest quality drums available. Offering acoustic drum kits, electronic drum kits, and a variety of hardware, this brand is best for live performers with a little extra change in their pockets.
Another household name in the drumming world, Tama drums are another guaranteed high-quality purchase. With a wide range of drum sets available for purchase, drummers are given a lot to choose from. This brand is considered another leader in the drum industry, and offers full drum kits and hardware for a decent price. However, it’s important to note that depending on the demand of certain products, Tama has been known to ups its prices. These drums can be on the pricier side depending on how popular kits or pieces of hardware become, so do some research and decide which product best fits your playing style and preferences.