This drumset is everything that you need! It comes with all the hardware, the Meinl cymbals and a throne. I was surprised at the sound of the cymbals that come with this, and the shells are great and easy to set up. It doesn't come with a drum key so make sue to pick one up and a pair of stick and this kit has everything you need. I do think the drum heads would sound better with some Moongel or a dampener, but that is all up to you.