See also Improving A Cheap Drum
The term cheap drum is relative to the cost as indicated, however there are other qualities that are consistent in this kind of instrument, primarily
- Thin & bleached heads
- Tightly stretched
- Very pingy sounding
- Little bass response
These drums are usually made in Asia and are the result of a triumph of marketing over integrity. It is disappointing that some Irish Makers sell these drums, they really should know better or care more.
These are also known as 'McDrums' because the sound is cheap enough to be like something given away with a children's portion of burger & fries. No I don't want to go large thanks.