How expensive might a decent beginner drumset go for?

If you're buying something new, a line like The Pearl Export, Imperialstar, or Ludwig Accent (which I started on) is a decent buy. These ranges cover common drum sizes and have okay shells which with time can tune really well. The hardware is alright as well.

If you don't have any knowledge about drums, the biggest advice I can give you is that you can adjust the tuning, and sound of drum heads, even if they're inexpensive (they just might not hold tune very well). You can't do that with cymbals. Cheap cymbals and usually the cymbal packs they come in with sound terrible frankly, and if you're buying a kit to record or anything that sounds good I'd pony up on better cymbals rather than splash on the shells.

here's an example; Sabian's B8 Cymbals (their lowest line) and Sabian XS20 (intermediate cymbals)

So to actually answer your question, you can probably find a beginner drum kit on craigslist/kijiji for 2-300 bucks with all the fixins; I'd recommend that if you just want something to learn on or be loud

If you want a decent drum kit that caters to your sound and that you can take on with you for years to come, that can round off around 1000 bucks or more.

If you have a certain sound or style you'd like to play, let me know and I can probably find you a kit matching those sizes and some cymbal lines to fit your needs

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