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This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from Pacific Drums and Percussion is an ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers everywhere. The 5-piece shell p...Read More

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An ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers.

This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from Pacific Drums and Percussion is an ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers everywhere. The 5-piece shell pack features fusion tom sizes (10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12"), all-wood construction, FinishPly wrap, and an array of spotlight-stealing colors.

Cymbals and hardware not included.

FEATURES
  • Drum sizes:
  • 22" x 16" kick drum
  • 10" x 8", 12" x 9", 14" x 12" toms

PDP provides the ultimate value for your drum dollars. Order today.

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PDPZ5 5-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great choice to start and continue with!

I couldn't be more happier with this set. I mean, grant it, stock heads don't last long and the cymbals are terrible, but with head, cymbal, and stand upgrades, money is...Read complete review

I couldn't be more happier with this set. I mean, grant it, stock heads don't last long and the cymbals are terrible, but with head, cymbal, and stand upgrades, money is being saved along the way. Yes, I would love to have a DW drumset, but this PDP Z5 series set keeps blowing me away each time I sit down and play!
Great set of shells for the price. I will admit (and complain) that the hi-hat stand isn't the greatest since the nut comes loose and you have to tighten after each little jam session, but that's why a hi-hat stand upgrade is soon on the way! Lol! Bass drum has good low end for being on the smaller side of bass drums.
This is a beginner's set, but I honestly believe the shells will last and project a very good sound no matter what heads you prefer. I prefer Evans EC2 on top and G1's on the bottom, both tuned to each other.
I think paying this much for good shells is almost a steal. Yes, I know that if you pay more for different types of wood, you get different sounds and such, but if you're looking to save money and have a drumset, this is it!

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Great Bang 4 UR Buck

Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
Drums become...Read complete review

Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
Drums become responsive with time and tuning them down afterwards keeps the heads lasting longer (Just like guitar strings).

When the opaque finish begins to come off, replace the heads and you'll be back in the swing of things.

When you get to rehearsal, tune the heads like you normally would and your kit begins to have a certain feel as to how you play (Responsive).

The sounds that come from each set depends on how many plys the drum kit has. That's why I have 3 sets of drums.

This kit is good for small venues like lounges and bars. Sound bounces off the dry or brickwalls like crazy. However, if you record, you'll have to retune the kit according to the acoustics around you.

Everything depends on what you do and where you perform.

I have 3 sets. One for concerts (thousands of people 40K-75K), another kit for club venues (400 to Several Thousand People) and this kit for small places (50 to 200). Each drum kit is designed with different specs to produce a unique sound.

Like I said... "Everything Depends On What You Do" and "Where You Perform."

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2.0

Deceiving

By jl

from Colorado

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        I purchased this item for my boyfriend and it was deceiving. The was no stand for the snare drum, no seat, no simbles, no base drum peddle. Now, I have to find all these pieces to complete his "not so great birthday present." Not satisfied with how this company said it was a "starter set" but little do they mention all the additional pieces you need.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Misleading Sales Tactic

        By Ninja

        from Milford, IL

        About Me Novice

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

              Ok, so my problem is with the way this product is represented. I always thought Musician's Friend was a cool company. You can get what you want, choose the color, and it comes right to your door. HOWEVER, this is a "shell pack." Me being a complete novice, I had no idea what that meant. Now I've worked in retail for 20 yrs. so I know what people do to sell products, and I will take responsibility for not being suspicious enough to do the research to find out how they were screwing me over. But if you look at the picture of this product, it is not just what you're buying. It shows cymbals and a stand for the snare drum, none of which you will get when you spend the money. "It says 5 piece kit, you can count 5 drums, what're ya stupid!?" Yeah, I know. My fault. But you know how people are when they're excited by music, they see the shiny instruments in the picture, and they click "buy" thinking they're going to get what they're looking at. Why even sell a "shell pack?" Obviously if I have a snare drum I need a stand. I'm not gonna sit it on the floor and throw sticks at it, and I'm not gonna have my friend stand there and hold it. Just sell the stand with the drum. Common sense. Anyway, now I have the decision to make, do I drive 35 miles to the music store to get what I need, or do I give more money to the company that "fooled" me? Now Musician's Friend might be able to blame Pacific drums for the way they sell their stuff, so I don't know who exactly to blame. I've admitted my fault as the ignorant consumer. All I'm really asking for is to make the site "idiot proof" by putting the disclaimer, "CYMBALS AND HARDWARE NOT INCLUDED" on the picture. And don't just say "hardware" because I wouldn't have known what that meant. Yes, I could've done more research, but an honest company doesn't force you to do so much to get a good customer experience from them either. Drums are fine, just watch the marking ploy.

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              5.0

              PDP Z5

              By DWdrummer

              from levittown PA

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks
                • Symphonies

                Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                This kit is actually well made, and the price can't be beat. Obviously you can see some blemishes on the craftmenship, but its expected for being a cheap drum kit. The snare throw off switch is cheap but not a deal breaker. I just upgraded to evans heads on all the drums. This kit sounds so much better and i think the kit is giggable now with the better heads. This is geared towards a beginner but with a head upgrade this can be for any drummer of any skill level

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                wow

                By jwoolen

                from hoover,alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                • nothing

                Best Uses

                • Any Thing

                Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                over all i like this kit its the best i also have chimes on my kit my kit is blue i use it for church and so ya..........

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Z5 5-PIECE SHELL PACK

                By Core291

                from Carencro, LA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • anything

                  Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                  I am a new drummer, This is my very first set. I am a fast learn so i am ready to move on to a better set already. I have had this set for this set for about 2 to 3 months and I think it is a Fantastic! beginner's drum set. I do recommend replacing the batter heads on at least the toms. i used the Evans Hydraulic Fusion Drum Head Pack, and if tuned just right you can get some amazing sounds. All in all, if you are looking to get a decent beginner's set or even practice set without putting a hole in your pocket. I highly recommend getting this.

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                  (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great Bang 4 UR Buck

                  By RADARLOVE - Radar Records

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                    Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

                    Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
                    Drums become responsive with time and tuning them down afterwards keeps the heads lasting longer (Just like guitar strings).

                    When the opaque finish begins to come off, replace the heads and you'll be back in the swing of things.

                    When you get to rehearsal, tune the heads like you normally would and your kit begins to have a certain feel as to how you play (Responsive).

                    The sounds that come from each set depends on how many plys the drum kit has. That's why I have 3 sets of drums.

                    This kit is good for small venues like lounges and bars. Sound bounces off the dry or brickwalls like crazy. However, if you record, you'll have to retune the kit according to the acoustics around you.

                    Everything depends on what you do and where you perform.

                    I have 3 sets. One for concerts (thousands of people 40K-75K), another kit for club venues (400 to Several Thousand People) and this kit for small places (50 to 200). Each drum kit is designed with different specs to produce a unique sound.

                    Like I said... "Everything Depends On What You Do" and "Where You Perform."

                    Comment on this review

                    (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great choice to start and continue with!

                    By D. Stump

                    from Floresville, TX

                    Ask me a question

                    Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                    I couldn't be more happier with this set. I mean, grant it, stock heads don't last long and the cymbals are terrible, but with head, cymbal, and stand upgrades, money is being saved along the way. Yes, I would love to have a DW drumset, but this PDP Z5 series set keeps blowing me away each time I sit down and play!
                    Great set of shells for the price. I will admit (and complain) that the hi-hat stand isn't the greatest since the nut comes loose and you have to tighten after each little jam session, but that's why a hi-hat stand upgrade is soon on the way! Lol! Bass drum has good low end for being on the smaller side of bass drums.
                    This is a beginner's set, but I honestly believe the shells will last and project a very good sound no matter what heads you prefer. I prefer Evans EC2 on top and G1's on the bottom, both tuned to each other.
                    I think paying this much for good shells is almost a steal. Yes, I know that if you pay more for different types of wood, you get different sounds and such, but if you're looking to save money and have a drumset, this is it!

                    Comment on this review

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love Love Love...

                    By terminalxs

                    from Ohio

                    Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                    I would suggest this to ANYONE that wants a drum set that doesn't already have one. I guess if you want to be a brand snob, go ahead and get a Pearl or whatever. Frankly, they are all made in China, so why pay more for a name???????
                    People complained about the crappiness of the heads, so I bought Remo's straight away. I had a free cymbal pack (Stagg cymbals) that I absolutely beat the crap out of and they are still kicking....but they are pretty thin. The hardware is, to my novice eyes, solid.
                    These drums are absolutely gorgeous. I bought black heads to match the black body...very evil look.
                    You pay more than this, you are an idiot.

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                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tacampora

                    By Bassmaster9000

                    from Killingworth, CT

                    Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                    I have had this set for nearly 2 years now and it is great. For years I played a 1300 dollar Gretsch Maple. A serious kit. When I was forced to get my own kit, I got what I could afford, which was this. I could not be happier. It played great with everything that came. Heads, cymbals, stands. It was all good enough, especially for the price. When I changed my heads and got a few cymbals and stands, this became so much more than a beginner kit. This kit sounds amazing. The only really problem I had was the cymbals were absolutely terrible after 2 weeks of playing metal, and the high-hat stand falls down all the time. Like, the nut comes loose and the two cymbals clamp together while I'm playing. That could be my own error, but. Overall, amazing kit. With some simple adjustments it becomes so much more than just another beginner kit.

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                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Set to Learn On... but....

                    By Zoe Johnson

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about PDP Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                    good beginner set, but you might wanna consider saving for a pearl
                    The heads you get are really cheap. The crash cymbal I got sounded like I took a metal trash can lid and stuck it on a cymbal stand. The hardware is pretty good. No problems with my pedal, hi-hat stand, cymbal stand, the tom... holder thingy... their drum key works fine.
                    heads are pretty cheap sounding and the cymbals sound like metal trash can lids.
                    if you're a beginner drummer learning drums, it's worth its money.

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