Ludwig Accent LC175 Accent Drive Drum Set
The Ludwig Accent is the most dependable kit for a beginner. Ludwig has been making drums for a long time, and they have always produced drums that sound great. The Accent has poplar shells that sound better than most entry-level kits while the hardware is very durable and can take some abuse.
There are three different configurations to choose from. I prefer the Accent drive set-up because it includes a 22 inch bass drum, and a bigger floor tom and snare. I also prefer to have two mounted toms, rather than 2 floor toms. This kit usually includes a throne, bass drum pedal, and 200 series cymbal, hi hat and snare stands. These stands are very durable for entry-level hardware.
There are four different colors to choose from that give the kit a nice look. This kit is extremely affordable and will last until you can afford a mid-level kit. It makes me feel good to have the name Ludwig on a kit that I recommend to my students and this pick is no exception.