The Best Complete Starter Drum Set Available

The rhythm is in you. The right set is essential for setting it free; No toys or hand-me-downs. True to Pearl's legacy of acoustic drum building excellence, Roadshow Series is an entry-level full drum set package including all the key elements you need to start your journey to the big time.



"The shells are highly lacquered to give them an excellent look as well as for performance. The shells are built for great tonal ability. This kit brings excellent sound to the table."


"If you are a beginner, the Pearl Roadshow will do a very good job for you for the first years of drumming!"



Second-rate gear only makes the drumming journey harder. Here are some things to look for when buying your first drum set; see for yourself how Roadshow drum kit stacks up:

Bass Drum

The bass drum is the tonal heartbeat of the drum set and should not only set the low-end pulse for the groove, but be a foundation for the rest of the drum kit. The Pearl Roadshow kick drum features an extended tension/tuning range for low, chest-thumping bass frequencies, and includes locking, slip-free feet (or ‘spurs’), and secure mounting for toms and accessories.


Pearl Roadshow drum set includes cymbal set which features a 16” brass crash/ride and a set of 14” brass/hybrid hats. Perfect for accents and timekeeping until an upgraded multi-cymbal set-up is acquired.

Snare Drum

The Snare Drum is the voice of the drum set and captures everything from the loudest accents to the softest “ghost” notes. With a matching shell and finish, the Pearl Roadshow snare drum is full of attack and power, yet sensitive enough for drumming at any volume. Just what you need in your first drum set! 


SHELLS9 ply 7mm Asian White Poplar Shells 
SNAREMatching Wood Snare Drum
FINISHFour Exclusive Covered Finishes
HEADS1 Ply Coated Snare Drum Head, 1 Ply Clear Tom Drum Head, 1 Ply Clear Bass Drum Heads w/ Self-Muffling Rings
TOM ARMSIndividually Locking 7/8" Tube Joint Holders
HARDWAREDual-Chain Drive Bass Drum Pedal, Double-Braced Cymbal, Double-Braces Throne
CYMBALS16“ Crash-Ride Cymbal, 14" Hybrid Brass/Hi-Hats
ACCESSORIESMaple Drum Sticks (2 pr), Professional Stick Bag

Shell Composition

Formed from multiple plies of bonded hardwood, the drum shells are molded to create a single air resonance chamber to project a note when the drum head is struck. Pearl Roadshow’s bass drum, tom toms, and snare feature a 9-ply Poplar shell for optimum tonal power.

The Bearing Edge is where the drum head meets the drum shell and where much of the drum’s tonal character begins. Pearl Roadshow drums’ hand-cut 45° bearing edges contact the head with precision, drawing better sound from the shell making each drum easier to tune, especially for the beginner. 

Drum Hardware

Cymbal, hi-hat, and snare drum stands should start with a strong and well-balanced tripod base. Double-braced legs and interlocking tilter adjustments are also vital for keeping all parts of the kit in place under the pressure of performance.

Roadshow’s included drum hardware package is second-to-none in its class. All stands are dual-reinforced, height and angle adjustable, and feature double-braced legs to withstand the pounding onslaught of the heavy-hitting drummer.

Part 1: Pearl Roadshow Drums Assembly w/ Ray Luzier

Part 2: Pearl Roadshow Kit Tuning w/ Nate Morton

Part 3: Pearl Roadshow Drum Hardware Assembly w/ Ray Luzier

Part 4: Pearl Roadshow Drum Kit Assembly w/ Ray Luzier

Part 5: Stick Technique & Single Strokes w/ Todd Sucherman

Part 6: Double Strokes, Accents, & Paradiddles w/ Todd Sucherman

Part 7: Basic Drum set Patterns w/ Nate Morton

Part 8: Basic Double Pedal Patterns w/ Ray Luzier

Colour Selector

Available finishes

#31 Jet Black #91 Red Wine

#31 Jet Black

#91 Red Wine

#707 Bronze Metallic

#706 Charcoal Metallic





Dealer Network

Whether you want to try out this kit before buying or if you are already ready to order; Visit one of our Official Pearl Drums Dealers and they will help you with all the questions you might have.

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