re: #340 Mattand
I almost bought a used set of Yamaha drums earlier this year as I was taking lessons at the time. They were a 5-piece Stage Custom with all the hardware including a good snare drum. The guy asked for $800, and that included the throne and cheap crappy Sabian cymbals. New, this set will run you close to a grand NOT COUNTING CYMBALS, and this is an entry level set that with new heads (I highly recommend you replace the heads if the set is new) sounds awesome.
P.S. I didn’t buy it, and I bought a condo a few months later, so in my situation electronic drums would obviously be the practical choice.