Once a novice drummer has become more confident about his skills, buying a drum kit would be the next step. A practice pad may be sufficient at first but for someone who wants to learn the necessary drum playing techniques, a drum set is a must. With so many varieties of drum sets available, it can be quite confusing which particular drum set to buy. One of the first things to consider before going to a musical instrument store is to determine whether you want to buy a new or a used electronic drum kit. If budget is an issue and buying used drum set is the only alternative, it is best if you inspect it carefully to make sure that it is still in good condition.