The best drum kits in the world today

This is our constantly updated gallery of the best drum kits on the planet - from mid-priced kits to custom pro sets. Scroll through the gallery for an overview of some of the highest-rated drum kits in the MusicRadar reviews archive.

Gretsch Renown Maple 2016 verdict

The 2016 Gretsch Renown hit its target market bang-on. An absolute triumph.

5 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Gretsch Renown Maple 2016 review

DW Collector's Series Cherry Mahogany Kit

MusicRadar's Verdict

DW continues to refine its already awesome Collector's Series, with this new attractive hybrid of cherry and mahogany offering a subtle variation of warm, sensitive and concise tones.

5 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: DW Collector's Series Cherry Mahogany Kit review

PDP New Yorker drum kit

 pound 509

£509

MusicRadar's Verdict

The New Yorker is perhaps a little rough around the edges but certainly a lot of fun. It would make a cracking little club kit or a great first set for a younger player.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: PDP New Yorker review

Pearl Export Series drum kit

 pound 785

£785

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Making an impressive return, with new shells, tom mounts, lugs and hardware package, the Export shakes up the scene again with its cutting-edge drums and hardware at a blinding price.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Pearl Export Series drum kit

Tama Silverstar drum kit

 pound 800

£800

MusicRadar’s verdict:

With its easy-to-control, all-birch tone, Tama's Silverstar is, like Premier's new Birch Genista, a professional quality kit at an intermediate price.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Tama Silverstar drum kit review

Gretsch Catalina Maple drum kit

 pound 875

£875

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Gretsch delivers the goods once again.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Gretsch Catalina Maple drum kit review

Crush Drums Acrylic drum kit

 pound 949

£949

MusicRadar’s verdict:

A beautiful kit with an incredible sound to match - and all at a surprisingly wallet-friendly price.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Crush Drums Acrylic drum kit review

Ludwig Club Date Special Edition drum kit

 pound 925

£925

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Ludwig's Club Date is different from anything else on the market - a vintage design successfully updated, resulting in a surprisingly flexible alternative kit.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Ludwig Club Date Special Edition drum kit review

Pearl Wood Fiberglass drum kit

 pound 1 050

£1,050

MusicRadar's Verdict

Pearl's original Wood- Fiberglass shell was a genuine classic and this excellent, timely update with Kapur shells comes at a knock-down price.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Pearl Wood Fiberglass drum kit review

Crush Sublime E3 drum kit

 pound 1 099

£1,099

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Crush has gone all-out to ensure the tone created is authentically vintage - just add years of smoke and a touch of sweat and we think that they will come extremely close.

4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW: Crush Sublime E3 drum kitreview