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Drumshack Recommends: Top 10 Portable drum kits

Being a London based retailer, one of the most frequent things we are asked is, “Have you got anything smaller?” We understand that space is at a premium and having something that packs away neatly is a feature that is on everyone’s shopping list, especially if the drum kit in question is being stored in the home.

Smaller kits are also easier to transport so for working musicians, it will make load ins and load outs just that much easier. This week, we at Drumshack have compiled a list of our Top 10 Portable kits to help with your research and for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!  75 no10-catalinaGretsch CC-S264X-TSS Catalina Club Street Drum Kit In Silver Sparkle

This is no ordinary gigging set-up. The compact sized toms and snare drum feature mahogany shells offer reliable tone and full projection.

The completely unique “adjustable-depth” bass drum that can be expanded an additional 2½” in depth. Opened up, the drum delivers a robust feel with impressive depth and controlled overtones.

This is one of Drumshack’s all time best sellers and now with recently upgraded hardware, it really is the cream of the crop.

Available from £339

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no9-sonixSonix 922 Jazz Drum Kit – White Marine Pearl

Ideal for drummers looking for a small set up at a competitive price. With a distinct stylish look and great quality features the set comfortably performs in all styles providing flexibility to suit any genre with a warm, classic tone.

This kit size makes it ideal for performance in small venues and comes with 100% 6 ply birch shells. Available in two colours; a rich dark walnut or stunning white marine pearl, its elegance and quality of build, coupled with a competitive price tag will satisfy the most discerning player.

Available from £319

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no8-libertyavantLiberty Avant 10”, 14”, 16” Kit in Silver Sparkle

Small Drums, Big sound!

Inspired by the Avant-Garde Jazz era which began way back in the 1950s with Artists, such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. This is a new addition to our range at Drumshack and we absolutely love how it sounds!

The 16×14” bass drum is 5ply (8mm), both 10×7” floating tom and 14×12” floor tom are 4ply (6mm). 45° bearing edges on all drums with slight outer.

Available from £1299

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75no7-ludwigquestloveLudwig Questlove Breakbeats Shell Pack – Azure Sparkle 10″ 13″ 16″ bassdrum + 14″ Snare

Ideal for drummers looking for a small set up at a competitive price. With a distinct stylish look and great quality features the set comfortably performs in all styles providing flexibility to suit any genre with a warm, classic tone.

This kit size makes it ideal for performance in small venues and comes with 100% 6 ply birch shells. Available in two colours; a rich dark walnut or stunning white marine pearl, its elegance and quality of build, coupled with a competitive price tag will satisfy the most discerning player.

Available from £359

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no6-pearlrhythmPearl Rhythm Traveler RTG-665 Drum Kit – Shell Pack

From Pearl comes a completely new concept of portable drums. Excellent for transporting to and from gigs as the name suggests. Bundle options are now available with hardware.

Sizes are as follows:  Bass Drum 16″x14″, Tom Toms 8″x3.5″, 10″x4″, 12″x5″, Snare Drum 10″x4″, 2 x Single Tom Holder, 1 x Double Tom Holder

Available from £219

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no5-trapsTraps A400 NC Acoustic Drum Kit (excluding cymbals)

A portable kit that feels and sounds like a regular drum kit. The drums are constructed from a very high quality and durable A.B.S. and are fitted with Remo heads, steel counter hoops and are tuned with the traditional multi screw tuning system. This also allows the use of pads for silent practising

This is the ultimate in portability. Lightweight, easy to set up, easy to fold down and transport.

Sizes are as follows:   12″ snare, 20″ Kick, 10″, 12″ and 14″ inch toms

Available from £299

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no4-sonorsafariSonor SSE Safari drumkit Black or Red 16″ bass drum, 10″ tom, 14″ floor + 14″ snare

The Safari Special Editionis the kit with uncompromised sound and compact size. Cross-Laminated shells deliver superior stiffness, sonically pleasing resonance and spectacular tone. Tune Safe equipped lugs ensure that the tuning stays in place.

Sizes are as follows: 16″ x 16″ Bass Drum (with Mount & Riser), 10″ x 8″ Tom Tom, 14″ x 12″ Floor Tom, 14″ x 5″ Snare Drum and a single tom holder (hardware stands & cymbals not included).

Available from £299

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no3-tamasilverstarTama VL48JS-ABB Silverstar Jazz 18 12 14 – Sky Blue Sparkle

100% first quality Birch shells, hardened steel triple flanged hoops, and an improved Star-Mount suspension system with slideable tom holder, this kit is a clear contender…at any price.

Whether you’re recording or gigging, the open-ended sonic palette of the Silverstar line is versatile enough for any musical application.

Sizes are as follows: 12 x 8″ tom tom, 14 x 14″ Floor tom, 18 x 14″ Bass drum

Available from £399

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no2-sonorselectforceSonor Select Force Jungle Kit 10″, 14″, 16″

Highly Portable and High Quality Sounding Drumkit. The cool way to join the professionals

7-layer Canadian maple shells offer uncompromisingly rich and warm sounds, highlight lower pitches and provide balance in the mid-range and treble.

Optional 10″ x 2″ jungle snare highly recommended to purchase together.

Available from £565

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no1-catalinajazz

Gretsch 2014 Catalina Drum Kit Jazz 18″bd, 12″t, 14″floor in Satin Walnut Gloss

This is one of our all time best sellers at Drumshack. And with good reason! Just cast your eyes over these features and specifications:

Catalina Club retains a 7-ply Mahogany shell fitted with new round badge; 30 degree bearing edges; Catalina mini lugs; 1.6mm triple-flanged hoops. An all new low-mass, low-profile mini tom suspension fitted with 9010 L-rod bracket.

With upgraded hardware and mahogany shells, this is the winner for our Portable kits post.

Available from £415

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2 thoughts on “Drumshack Recommends: Top 10 Portable drum kits

  1. Nice to be on your list, if possible, could I get the total on TRAPS DRUM a400 with cymbals and the 2 drum bags. (Colorado springs, Colorado)

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