Two popular brands that manufacture affordable five-piece drum sets are Huntington and Gammon. These two brands specialize in producing well-made, low-priced drum sets for beginners.
Most of the relatively inexpensive drum sets are labeled for beginners and are made with cheaper materials than the higher-priced products on the market. Both Huntington and Gammon produce five-piece drum sets that come out-of-the-box with everything needed to play. These include the drum throne, or chair, sticks, stands, cymbals, and the drum shells with heads. Other brands, such as Astro and Taye, make inexpensive drum sets that are smaller in scale, which are a better fit for children.