Pearl RS525SCC706 Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set

If you want a complete all-in-one kit that sounds good enough for the stage (but won’t completely kill your budget), the Roadshow from Pearl gives you first-rate gear in an affordable package. The sound quality is a noticeable step up from your typical beginner kit, and the hardware is built to last even through heavy […]

Last updateJuly 18, 2018
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Pearl RS525SCC706 Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set

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If you want a complete all-in-one kit that sounds good enough for the stage (but won’t completely kill your budget), the Roadshow from Pearl gives you first-rate gear in an affordable package. The sound quality is a noticeable step up from your typical beginner kit, and the hardware is built to last even through heavy play.

The stands that come in this kit are well-balanced and double-braced so you can be sure they won’t fall over while you’re playing, and use gears to lock in place so you know they’ll stay in place. The build quality on the drum shells themselves is equally high, using a 9-ply poplar and triple-flanged hoops.

You can also get a choice of four different drum configurations with the Roadshow. The New Fusion set-up linked to here is the most versatile for a beginner, but a professional with a more specific style in mind will likely appreciate the rock and jazz options.

And let's not forget portability!

Though it’s still a full-sized kit, the more compact overall design makes it a lot easier to transport to gigs, too.

Specs at a glance:

  • Shell material: 7mm 9-ply white poplar
  • Kick drum: 22” X 16”
  • Snare: 14” X 5½” (coated head)
  • Toms: 16” X 16” floor tom; 10” X 8” and 12” X 9” mounted toms
  • Cymbals: 14” hybrid hi-hat, 16” brass ride
  • Whole kit weight: 50 pounds
  • Color options: Charcoal metallic, jet black, wine red, bronze metallic

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