For starters, as in it's your first time playing a set really, the PlanetZ's should be fine. They aren't the best cymbal nor do they sound teh greatest by any means, atleast not personally. If I would have gotten those though with my first kit I'da been in love with em' :P . Nopw for the set though, if you really can't break the budget/don't want to being it's your first kit I'd honestly just go for one of the Verve sets on music123, if you did have more money to spend like $450 for the kit alone and then another $200 for cymbals I'd say go to musiciansfriend and get a Pearl
forum along with a Meinl
MCS or Zildgian ZBT cymbal pack(hats, ride and crash, I think 14in, 20in and 16in both come in) and you'd be set, but you are restricted. The Verve kit as far as I know is a perty decent kit, won't say that for sure cause honestly the only place I've seen one is on music123 but IMO it seems to be a nice setup for the money. Like I think I mentioned in my last post, I'd get the maple birch one(dunno if I'd go for fusion or standard, probably standard I'm thinking) just cause it has more lugs on the bass drum for better tuning and I thought I seen somewhere that they were 7ply shells, not 6 like the maple pro.
Like pyro said, you get the hardware and all with those sets
With the verve kits, what you see in teh picture is what you're getting, except in the maple pro pics cause they don't show the planetZ's in there, but you get em' so yea.
Heads are a whole nother realm all together :P Near everyone has the specific heads they like. I'm using Remo
heads on my toms and bass and a yamaha
on the snare, umm I can't remember the model, but I happily tehy came on the set and they are perty decent heads so I haven't swapped em' out yet. When I do though I'm gonna be getting remo
Best way though is to experiment really. But a head(s) that quite a few drummer friends use or atleast I'm perty sure they do is the Evans
almost positive that's the one...
between them they some use coated and some use clear so yea, just depends on the sound you want.
O yea, one last thing, pyro said that with beginner kits you usually get crappy cymbals, iono, but I'm perty sure he's meaning the company brand cymbals like if you get a Pulse
kit, sometimes you'll get it with the Pulse
cymbal;s which do suck.
O yea, and here's my kit..