What is the best new drum kit of 2018?


The best drum kit category is always the most hotly-contested of our gear awards. This selection highlights the drum companies who have reached the pinnacle of design, sound and innovation.

It doesn’t matter if a kit is aimed at beginner, intermediate or pro drummers, drum companies invest untold time, experience and resources into making sure drummers get the very best gear for their money.

We’re really exciting about this year’s list as it demonstrates quite how well the drum industry is catering for every type of drummer. The question is, which type of drummer are you and which kit is your poison?

Last year’s winner: Sonor SQ1

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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.

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