There are a few typical drumset configurations that are available. Of course, custom options are available but below are some of the standard configurations today.
12”, 13”, 16” Toms, 22” Bass Drum, and 5.5” Snare drum. This set up is very typical on a lot of drum sets. This set up is great for louder music and works well for pep bands at school.
Fusion kits are typically 10”, 12”, 14” Toms, 20” or 22” Bass Drum, and a 5.5” Snare drum. These are great general drum sets that can be used in many different situations. They work well for school setting that need a jazz drum set and a pep band drum set. They have smaller drums that may fit a beginning drummer or someone who is looking for a smaller kit for gigs.
Bop Kits are typically a 4 piece kit with a 12” and 14” tom, 18” bass drum and a 5.5” snare. These smaller set ups are typically used in jazz playing. These smaller kits also work well for younger students that larger drum sets maybe difficult to get around on.
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Typical Drumset Configuration Examples
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