Acoustic Drum Kits

Acoustic Drum Kits are an essential element of most modern music, from jazz and blues to rock and pop. The lynch-pin of any band, the drummer holds everything together and, as the saying goes, a band is only as good as its drummer! So check out the PMT Online Drum Shop, where you can find all the best drum gear for sale, from all the top brands such as Gretsch Drums, Tama, Ludwig, Mapex, Drum Workshop & more! "Beatin' them down" since 1991, PMT House of Drums is the UK's premier destination for acoustic and electric kits.


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Commonly, a complete drum kit contains five pieces: a snare, three toms, and a bass drum. These are known as shells, cymbals then complete the kit, usually, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbals, but many will add an additional china and splash.

Some more experienced drummers prefer to buy shell packs instead of a full kit, to better customize their setups with their own personal combination of favorite cymbals, snare, and hardware.

3-piece Drum Kits are also available and, due to their smaller size, good for beginners just starting to learn or homes where space may be an issue. Many pros also favor a compact drum kit, from jazz drummers to those in lo-fi indie rock bands. Not to mention the obvious: 3-piece kits are also usually much cheaper!


Kids drum kits are extremely popular as a great choice for musical learning - after all, few activities can be as fun and healthy as playing drums... it's a great way to make children spend all that energy! Beginners drum kits for kids are also much cheaper than standard 5-piece kits, so parents can rest assured it's not a particularly costly investment!


In addition to our massive online range, you can also find a great selection of drum kits at our PMT drum shops, nationwide. Selling drum kits has been our passion for over 20 years, and we are an established destination for acoustic and electric drum kits, and as main dealers for all the biggest brands. You will be spoilt for choice when you visit one of our award-winning PMT House of Drums stores.