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Pearl Roadshow RS525SC 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware & Cymbals

The Pearl Roadshow RS525SC 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware & Cymbals is ideal for novice drummer, giving you everything you need to start rockin'.


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MSRP: $799.00 $479.00 Save : $320.00 (40%)

MSRP: $799.00 $479.00 Save : $320.00 (40%)
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The right gear is essential for setting it free. No toys or hand-me-downs; a new, complete drum set package with everything you need to start your rhythmic journey to the big time.  

  • 22" x 16" Bass Drum
  • 10" x 8" Rack Tom
  • 12" x 9" Rack Tom
  • 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 14" x5.5" Snare Drum

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. 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. Roadshow’s hand-cut 45° bearing edges contact the head with precision, drawing better sound from the shell making each drum easier to tune.

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 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.

  • 9-ply Poplar shell for optimum tonal power
  • Hand-cut 45° bearing edges
  • Double-braced legs and interlocking tilter
  • Professional Stick Bag and Maple drumsticks included
  • Cymbals and Hardware included

Get your Pearl Roadshow RS525SC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 22x16" Bass Drum
  • 10x8" Tom Tom
  • 12x9" Tom Tom
  • 16x16" Floor Tom
  • 14x5.5" Snare Drum
  • Cymbal Stand
  • Hi-Hat Stand
  • Snare Stand
  • Bass Drum Pedal
  • Drum Throne
  • Tom Holders x 2
  • 16" Crash/Ride Cymbal
  • 14" Hi-Hats
  • Drum Sticks (2 Pair)
  • Stick Bag
  • Pearl Drum Poster

Great set for the quality and price...


This is a great set that included hardware as well. I did my research on Pearl Drums and found that they are highly recommended. The drums look and feel good with great sound.


Asheville, NC


Excellent Value


I purchased this drum set for myself after not playing for 10 years since High School. I was weary at first about a complete kit with cymbals for the price, but I have been more than impressed with this kit! The hardware is sturdy and the tone of the drums doesn't sound like it's an inexpensive set. I replaced the drum heads immediately to match a deeper sound I wanted to achieve and the cymbals are going to be upgraded eventually too. But overall, for a beginner (kid or adult) this set and price cannot be beat! I ordered online and was also impressed by SamAsh's customer service follow up after I received my kit. Rock on everyone!


Plainfield, IL


Pearl quality drums for novice drummers!


Pearl's Roadshow drum kits are ideal for any beginner drummer! They went with 9-ply poplar shells instead of the common beginner kit 6-ply shells and you can definitely hear the difference! Pearl is known for their superb quality and while this is a "novice" drumset, you still get that same quality! Double braced stands, a crash and hi-hat, and drums at this price is hard to come by! This is a hands-on review by Coty and Sam Ash Indianapolis.


Indianapolis, IN


Very nice!


at this price, this kit is great! beginner or pro, this Roadshow could totally rock the house. highly recommend


Las Vegas, NV


Full tones at great price


Nice package that includes all some pretty decent cymbals. Beautiful finishes and they have a real good tone rich and clear. A great price for all that is included and quality from a know brand like pearl. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.


Cincinnati, OH


Intro to Pearl & Quality


If you're a beginner looking to hit the ground running on a quality kit, then this is the buy for you. With everything you need out of the box to set-up and start playing, this is perfect for someone looking to get into playing drums but don't want to sacrifice quality for a lower-level "student" kit. A beautiful finish and amazing tone make this a great find for novice drummers. This is a real hands-on review by Blake @ Sam Ash Cleveland

Blake RD

Cleveland, OH


Great starter set!


Pearl has been making complete package drumkits for years and continue to be one of the best for giving the beggining player high quality gear at an affordable price. The finishes in this series give everyone a wide array of choice without feeling too "cookie cutter." This is the classic 5pc. drumset that is recommended for begginers to learn on. The poplar shells are light offering a good amount of resonance without sacrificing bite and bottom end. All the stands included are of good quality and will hold up for the life of the drumset. Personally, I think the best part of this drumset is the pricetag. That is a LOT of kit for the money!!!! **This is a hands-on product review from Justin @ Sam Ash, Music




Pearl Has Done it Again


The Pearl Roadshow RS525SC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals is an amazing sounding drum set. Pearl has always made good drums at both the beginner level and the advanced / professional level and the set is no exception. I'd recommend this kit to anyone who is either just starting or is looking to get their first (real kit). Come on down and play it you will love it. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix


Phoenix, AZ


Very affordable complete kit


Pearl has one of the most affordable kits for beginners. This is a true bargain as it includes cymbals, hardware, kick pedal, throne, sticks, and a stick bag. All of this is available for under $500. For an affordable and quality made kit, this is a value that can't be beat. This is a real hands on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

Maximus Bassimus

Lombard, IL


Nice Kit


Great product. Easy to use, easy to setup. Great sound. Nice functionality. Great deal for the price. Lots of fun. "This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP"



Roadshow RS525SC 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware & Cymbals

4.6 16


Shell Finish Type Wrap
Configuration Complete Drum Set
Kit Size 5-Piece
Shell Material Poplar
Shell Construction 9-ply
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Snare Size (Depth x Diameter) 5.5" x 14"
Bass Drum Size (Depth x Diameter) 16" x 22"
Rack Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 9" x 12" ,  8" x 10"
Floor Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 16" x 16"
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Drum Hardware Type Hardware Pack
Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Seat Type Round
Stand Type Straight Cymbal Stand ,  Snare Stand ,  Hi-Hat Stand
Bracing Double Braced
Tilter Type Gear
Cymbal Type Multi-Pack
Bass Pedal Drive System Dual Chain
Cymbal Size 14" ,  16"
Series Roadshow Series
Model RS525SC
Warranty Info:

Three years on shells and hardware. One year on hi hat cables, wood hoops, marching/educational products, and lacquer finish.

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