Hawk Drums

by Laura
(Cullman, AL)

My 12 year old son has saved his money to buy a drum set. I want him to get a good sturdy set like Gretsch or Tama, but he has found a 7 piece set by Hawk for $360 that he wants to get. I want to know if this is a good brand before I let him spend his money on it.
TIA!

ANSWER

Hi, Laura--

I don't know much about Hawk drums. In fact, there is almost no information about them on the internet. There is a "HawkDrums" website, but the drums are made in Spain and the website is in Spanish. They look like very high quality drums, so I doubt that this would be the company (considering the low price for a 7 piece set).

Are you and your son able to view the drums before purchasing? Here are some things to think about:

1. Are cymbals included? If they are, they are most likely not the highest quality, but if they are NOT, they there will be an extra initial outlay of $ for your son. Of course, cymbals and drum heads can be upgraded later.

2. How old are the drums and how much have they been played? I am assuming they are used. If they are NEW, then it is indeed a VERY low price for so large a set.

3. I guess what I am saying is that, not knowing the Hawk brand specifically, I can only suggest things to consider. One other thing is this:

Your son seems to have been responsible in saving the money for his own set and also in looking for a set that he can afford. It might be good to discuss a few considerations (like the above) with him and then let him make the choice.

There is a great deal of pride that goes with saving your own money and purchasing your own instrument. Let's face it, a $390.00 set is not going to last forever, no matter what the brand and the life lessons earned may well be worth a lot more than the drum set.

Best Wishes to you and your son and if you need any
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Lynne

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Apr 05, 2011
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My Hwak Set...
by: H Garcia

Here's my experience, I got a ready to go Hawk 4 piece set with seat, cymbals, etc... Everything new for less than 300 bucks.

I got this in 2003 and have used if very little. Sure enough the cymbals are horrible, the snare is the cheap-est and some drum adjusting bolts didn't reach the adjusting perch on the set. However once I fiddled with everything a little I got it working and was drumming away in a couple hours. It's been 8 years and the set is very well preserved, the tom's are in perfect shape and now it's using another set of heads and other extras, it works OK. For my first set of drums is still cutting it.
So, not that bad for 300 bucks... (I'm looking for new REMO Heads and some Paiste cymbals (which of course will cost more than the drums) that I can swap if I ever get a dw or a pearl set..
Have a good one!

Dec 17, 2008
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Don't mess around with no-name drums
by: Ryan

Hi There. I've been a drummer for the better part of 20 years and played a lot of pro level sets and very poor quality sets. I recommend steering as far away from the Hawk set and possible. There is a reason you haven't heard of it. On the other hand, I highly recommend the Gretsch Black Hawk 5 piece Drum Set (which oddly enough still has "Hawk" in the name) or the Tama IS52C12 Imperialstar 5 Piece Drum Set with Cymbals and Throne. Both are sets by brands you showed interest in and both are great quality for someone just getting into the drumming game.


***Ryan--I have removed the affiliate links from your post. You are welcome to pose opinions and recommendations here but this is not the place for affiliate links.

Lynne



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