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Vic Firth 12″ Double sided Practice Pad

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Looking to get yourself a new drum practice pad? Well, there aren’t too many better than this one from Vic Firth. Though there isn’t too much to say about practice pads, we’ll have a quick look at this set and see how suitable it might be for drumming purposes.

Vic Firth 12″ Double sided Practice Pad

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Whilst a practice pad might not be at the top of your ‘to buy’ list, they’re definitely an important part of learning how to play the drums properly. This is especially true for increasing your drumming speed and drumstick handling

Probably the best thing about this practice pad is that it is two sided. This is fantastic, as it gives the option for two different styles of drumming. Whilst Vic Firth states that the soft rubber is for quiet practice and the heavy rubber is for a more explosive drumming session, we prefer to think of it differently. The heavier side is more rigid, which is ideal for more advanced drummers that are looking to increase their drumming technique. But the softer side is ideal for beginners, with less bounce and an easier beat. Whilst the soft side isn’t giving the ‘real’ drumming experience, it’s a great place to start.

Whilst it isn’t essential that you use a practice pad, it is definitely a good idea to invest in one if you’re serious about learning how to play the drums effectively. Getting a practice pad with a soft side is ideal, as it’s perfect for you to practice your tempo with. If you’re interested in exactly how to use this Vic Firth double sided practice pad, check out the video below;

 

At 12 inches, this is a great size practice pad. You won’t find it too small to use, but it’s also not too big to carry around with you either. It will easily fit onto the top of your standard size snare drum, which is why a 12 inch practice pad is so popular.

 

Conclusion

In our humble opinion, this is one of the best practice pads that you will currently find. By going with an established brand like Vic Firth you can be sure that you won’t need to replace it anytime soon. It’s well made, sturdy and it easily fits onto a snare. What more could you want in a practice pad?

 

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Rockpals Roll up Electronic Drum Set for Kids Review

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Interested in getting your kids into drumming?  Well, then it might be worth having a lookat this starter set from Rockpals.

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Keep the noise down

Have your kids been nagging you to get them a drum set so they can sound like their favorite band? Well, that’s nothing new. Kids have been nagging their parents for drum sets for FOREVER, and it’s really down to you how you choose to approach the situation.

If your child is over 8-10 years old, then the likelihood is that this roll up drum set won’t contain their focus for too long. It’s made to be fairly simple, so that children of all ages can use it. Of course, you want to nurture your child’s talent, so we would advise you investing in a larger drum set if your child seems to be serious about taking up drumming as a hobby. Though we will warn you, it can be noisy!

And this is where the main advantage of the Rockpals Roll Up is. You can easily plug headphones into this roll up drum set, that will contain the majority of the noise that you chid creates whilst using the set. Of course, you’ll still get the noise of them beating the roll up drum set, but you really can’t help that. Even with far more expensive electronic drum sets, you have to expect some noise.

Maintain Portability

Probably the other most important aspect of this roll up drum set is its portability. With a large drum set, it is impossible to keep carrying it around with you everywhere (unless of course you are a rockstar!). So the portability of this roll up drum set is extremely important, especially if you are often on the move.

It’s also extremely small and rolls up, which means that it won’t take up significant space in your house or apartment. Whilst we love drumming in general, it has to be noted that it is probably the most frustrating instrument to carry around with you, and it takes a lot of time to disassemble and reassemble a drum set in its entirety.

 Features

Along with the 3.5mm audio jack that comes with this roll up drum set, it also has a host of other fantastic features that you are unlikely to be able to find in other roll up drum sets. It seems to combine a roll up drum set with some level of interactivity, making it a good choice for Juniors. We distinguish toddlers as 3 years olds and younger, and juniors as anywhere between 3-10. This would be an ideal set for anyone in the junior range, we feel.

It has a great deal of interactivity, with the opportunity to use it as a regular drum set, or if you link up this roll up drum set to a computer, then it has a great amount of games that you can play. This is fantastic for those looking to keep their juniors occupied.

 

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ABOUT

Included: Roll up drum set, Drumsticks, USB Cable, Audio Cable, Manual.
Playing time: Anywhere in the region of 10 hours (max)
Charging time: Between 2 and 3 hours
Price Scale: 3/10

Pros

  • Keep the kids quiet
  • Extremely convenient; easy to move around.
  • Available at a pretty reasonable price

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide ‘full’ drumming experience
  • Long charging time

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Conclusion

Whilst this would be a fantastic investment for a younger child, we’ll admit that it doesn’t provide the true experience of drumming. If you can afford to, we’d certainly advise that you invest in something larger with more longevity. But, if you think drumming may just be a passing phase in your child’s interest, then this would be a fantastic option.


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Ludwig Accent Drive 5-Pc Drum Set Review

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Ludwig are the daddy of drum sets. So surely this Ludwig Accent 5 piece should blow the competitors out of the water right? Well..

 

 

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Intro

If you are looking for a safe bet when you’re buying your drum set, then Ludwig are possibly the best best for you. They are one of, if not the most prestigious brand when talking about percussion instruments. They have been around for over 100 years, and rose to the top of the percussion world when Beatles drummer Ringo Starr started using the brand back in the early 60’s. Since then, it has been an upward Journey for Ludwig as they have gone from strength to strength. They have solidified themselves as the brand to buy in the percussion world.

Of course, when buying the best, you usually have to pay a premium. This is no different with Ludwig, and you will pay a slightly higher price than some of the alternative. Is it worth it? Well, for most people yes. But, is it worth it to you? Well, maybe. That’s why we’ve created this short review to help you decide whether this is the correct drum set for you.

About the Product

You really can’t go wrong with a drum set from Ludwig. With this set, you are getting your standard five piece. This means that you’ll get;

Bass Drum: This is the big drum that sits in the middle of your drum set. You use a foot pedal to hit it, so it’s important you get a high quality bass drum and a high quality foot pedal. The bass drum that is part of this Ludwig 5 piece is 22″ x 16″. This is around the industry average for a bass drum.

Cymbals: The cymbals that come with this 5 piece are 13″ and 16″. With the crash cymbal being 16″, this is a fantastic size for a crash cymbal as you will be able to get a great sound out of it. Make sure you have the room though, as a 16″ crash cymbal is quite a bit bigger than a 14″ crash cymbal. They are measured by their diameter, so 2″ difference is actually quite a bit.

Price: This set is a great set for a beginner, though it might appear to be quite expensive. You are paying a bit extra for the Ludwig name, which is obviously recognized as being the best brand of percussion instruments.

Pros

The Brand: Ludwig is the most prestigious brand in the percussion industry. With an established brand, you don’t need to worry about build quality and whether your drum set will last.

Nice Finish: This drum set is finished really nice, with a gloss white finish. It is one of the most attractive drum sets that we’ve seen.

Super easy to assemble: This drum set comes with some really easy to follow instructions. It’s a good option if you want to buy this set for your children, as you can get them to set it up themselves!

Cons

Kinda expensive: This set is a bit more expensive than some of the other drum sets in our list. As we’ve said, you do pay a bit extra for the brand. In our eyes, it’s worth it though.

Conclusion

If you’re new to drumming and you’re looking for an established brand to invest in, stick with Ludwig. They are the most reliable percussion makers that’s around right now. In fact they have been for a long time. Their experience and longevity in the drumming world only adds to their credibility.

If you don’t know what you’re looking for in a drum set, then you’re best off sticking with a big brand like Ludwig. That way, you aren;t taking any risks with your product and you can trust their experience in the drumming world.

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Alesis DM6 USB Kit | Eight-Piece Compact Beginner Electronic Drum Set Review

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Electronic Drum Sets are a great option if you’re looking to minimize noise. Does this Alesis DM6 meet your requirements? Or should you stick to an acoustic set?

 

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Intro

Many people dismiss electronic drum sets as a viable option when looking to purchase a drum set. Why? Well, it’s said that they don’t provide the same experience that an acoustic drum set will. Whilst this is kinda true, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t provide an experience. It’s just a different experience. And, in many cases, it will provide an experience that is actually preferential than that of those noisy acoustic drums!

Electronic drum sets are great if you need to minimize on space and sound. They are far easier to assemble. which is great of you are looking to travel with your drum set. They also are smaller than an acoustic drum set, which means that you can fit them pretty much anywhere in your house. They’re ideal for people who aren’t living in their own house and are living in an apartment, as you can fit them pretty much anywhere.

Obviously, one of the greatest advantages of an electronic drum set is the fact that you don’t create the same amount of noise. You will still create some noise, but it is not comparable to that of an acoustic drum set. With an electronic drum set, you can simply whack your headphones on and voila!

 

About the Product

Whilst you don’t need to worry about the same criteria when you’re buying an electronic drum set, there are still certain things that you need to take into consideration. These include;

Headphones: You should be sure that your set is compatible with a decent quality pair of headphones. Most electronic drum sets, like this one, won’t come with a set of headphones. You can find a decent pair of headphones online without too much issue.

iPad: One of the best things about this set is that it is iPad compatible, which means you can organise your beats with ease. Depending on what programs you have, you will easily be able to edit any sounds that you create on your Alesis DM6.

Price: One of the main things for anyone to consider when purchasing an electronic drum set is the price. They do tend to be a bit more expensive than acoustic drum sets, so be prepared to pay a bit extra. The likelihood is that if you invest in this drum set, however, it will be longer before you need to upgrade. The Alesis DM6 is suitable for both beginners and the more advanced, so it’ll last you a long time.

 

Pros

  • Won’t disturb the neighbours: If you’re looking for a drum set to invest in that won’t upset your neighbours, then you should go with an electronic drum set. This set from Alesis is a good option for anyone looking for their very first electronic drum set. You can just plug your headphones in without having to worry about the sound.
  • Portable: This drum set is relatively light, so you don’t have to worry too much about whether you want to move your drum set to a different position. It is extremely versatile and you’ll be able to move it wherever you want.
  • iPad: With the intergrated iPad feature, this is almost a must have feature for any electronic drum set now. Many people use their electronic drum set with their iPad to help integrate their drumming with other instruments.

 

Cons

  • Not the same experience: Lets face it. An electronic drum set is not the same experience as an acoustic one. You won’t get the same feeling when you hit the drums, it’s definitely slightly different. Though saying this, the experience is a different one. There are many benefits of using an electronic drum set. We believe this to be one of the best electronic drum sets on the market, so if that’s what you’re looking for, then this would be a great investment.

Conclusion

Electronic drum sets are definitely a thing of the future. Some people even believe that they will completely overtake acoustic sets in years to come. Though this might seem unlikely, it is definitely a possibility. You will understand that it’s a possibility as soon as you play the Alesis DM6 and realise how similar the experience is and how easy it is to edit your sounds.

If you’re looking for your first electronic drum set, then this set from Alesis is a great choice as a beginner drum set.

LAGRIMA Black 22” 5 Piece Complete Drum Set Review

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Finding a drum set isn’t as easy as just buying it online. You need to do your research and compare them. Saying this, is this LAGRIMA drum set as good as it’s competitors?

 

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Intro

Whilst LAGRIMA drum doesn’t hold the same prestigious name as some of the other drum sets around, this drum set certainly seems to be of the same quality. It is probably one of the cheapest options around if you are looking for a budget drum set. At this price, it may be the best money for quality option that you can find!

It isn’t often that you will find a quality drum set for the price. But, can it match the other drum sets in terms of quality? Well, that is what we are here to determine. It certainly has the right specifications to be a contender, that’s for sure. This drum set would make an ideal birthday gift fro a loved one, or if it’s getting close to Christmas, then you should consider this drum set as an option!

About the Product

This LAGRIMA set is your standard five piece drum set. It comes with five pieces, which include the three toms (two high and one floor) and the two main drums (the bass and the snare). When buying a five piece drum set, there are a few things that you’ll definitely need to take into consideration. These are;

Bass Drum: The bass drum for this set measures at 22″ x 16″. This is about the industry average for a bass drum, especially if you are a beginner. You won’t really find bass drums much smaller than this, as they will struggle to provide the same sound that a bass drum this size can. By investing in a decent sized bass drum now, you won’t have to reinvest in a larger bass drum in the future.

Cymbals: The cymbals for this set are 12″ for the hi-hat and 14″ for the crash cymbal. This is a good size for a crash cymbal, and you’re unlikely to need a crash cymbal any bigger than this one. The hi-hat at 12″ is round the perfect size for most people. Any bigger than this and you might have to compromise on space!

Price: The price of this set is around the cheapest that you’ll find for a full 5 piece drum set. Whilst you don’t get the name brand that you’ll get with other sets, you’re still getting a good quality drum set at an affordable price.

Pros

  • Quality: Although it doesn’t look like it is a particularly high quality drum set, it is actually very well made. There aren’t many other drum sets of this quality that you can get within this price range.
  • Ideal for kids: Although you can use this set as an adult, it’s pretty much perfect for kids of any age. Usually most drum sets have an age restriction of 3 years old, and this set is no different. Obviously your 3 year old child wouldn’t be capable of playing this set, but you should still watch out for the small pieces that are included in the set.
  • Affordable: This set is available at a pretty great price. You can’t find many better drum sets at this price.

Cons

  • Looks a bit cheap: Compared to some of the other drum sets available, this drum set might be lacking slightly in the finish department. It doesn’t have the same glossy finish that some other drum sets have. If this isn’t an issue for you, then this drum set would still be a great purchase.

Conclusion

Though you might not have heard of LAGRIMA, be sure that they are a good brand of drums that will last you a fair amount of time. Of course, they aren’t suitable for experts or people that are experienced in drumming. If you are a more experienced drummer, then there are plenty of other options around that would be better suited for you. But, these are great for beginners.

If you are looking for a good quality drum set for you or your children, then this LAGRIMA drum set would be a fantastic choice.

Mendini by Cecilio Complete Gloss Review

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Whilst you might not have heard of Mendini specifically, you will likely have heard of Cecilio who are a major influence in the musical instrument field. What about this 5 piece adult drum set, though?

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Intro

The name Cecilio is almost synonymous with good quality instruments. It’s very rare that you will be unsatisfied with one of their products, and this 5 piece is certainly one of their best products. Though they are probably better known for their woodwind instruments, their foray into the percussion world has certainly been a good one. This is for both producer and consumer. It has been very advantageous to the consumer, as they have been providing high quality products at a relatively cheap price. And of course, Cecilio’s products are always popular, so they have sold vast amounts of their drum sets.

This drum set is aimed at the beginner to intermediate. It would be a fantastic gift for anyone looking to pay the drums. So, if you have a teenager that won’t stop nagging for a drum set, then this would be a great option!

About the Product

This drum set is a standard five piece; the bass drum, the snare drum, two high toms and an extra high to that sits to your side. It’s a high quality drum set, so you won’t need to worry too much about purchasing extra pieces in addition to what you are getting. It’s a great choice for anyone looking for a complete drum set, and is suitable for beginner to intermediate drummers.

Before buying a drum set, there are a few things you should consider and compare to other drum sets. The main things that you should consider are;

Bass Drum: You need to have a decent sized bass drum to produce a good sound. The bass drum that comes with this set measures at 22″ x 16″. This is certainly big enough to produce a good sound. You won’t need to get a bigger bass drum than this 22″ x 16″ one.

Cymbals: The cymbals that comes with this set measure at 14″ and 16″. For a hi-hat, this is around the average size. For the crash cymbal, 16″ is actually a really great size for a beginner. It’s slightly bigger than what most beginner drum sets come with, though this will suit most people.

Price: This set comes at a pretty standard price when compared to other five piece drum sets. You might be paying slightly extra than some of the cheaper options, though this is worth it for a high quality drum set.

Pros

Colors: This Mendini drum set buy Cecilio is available in a variety of different colors. Whilst we absolutely love the gloss white that is featured, it’s available in a variety of other colors too. We’re not massive fans of the silver, but we certainly like the subtle and classic Wine Red color.

Fairly easy to assemble: Though it’s quite easy to assemble, it might take you a fair few hours to assemble it properly. This isn’t a particularly long time to take to assemble a drum set, though.

Reasonable price: This is a fairly good price for a drum set of this quality. Lets get things straight; it isn’t anything amazing and won’t blow your socks off in terms of quality. Though if you’re looking for something within this lower price bracket, this is one of the best options.

 

Cons

Cymbals: The cymbals that come with this Mendini set aren’t of the greatest quality. They will last you a few months whilst you are learning, but after a certain period of time, you’ll probably want to reinvest in a higher quality pair.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a good quality drum set that is ideal for both adults and teenagers, then this is one of the best drum sets that you could invest in. Available at a relatively cheap price, there aren’t many other options on the market that provide a drum set of this quality at this low price.

Gammon Percussion Full Size 5 Piece Drum Set Review

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Whilst starting originally as a smaller, home based brand, Gammon Percussion have become extremely popular in recent years. How does their full size 5 piece hold out?

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Intro

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced drum set from one of the more popular brands in the drumming world right now, then this is it. Gammon Percussion have become one of the more established percussionists in recent years, though they come from humble beginnings. Starting as a small family based business, they have continued to follow this ethic throughout their life span. This is fantastic for the buyer, as they provide great customer service and high quality products.

This 5 piece is one of their most popular options. It is of a decent quality, and at its price it is a really solid investment. Although it may be the best for beginners, it is also suitable for those slightly more advanced. If you are more advanced, then there are many other options from Gammon which may be more suitable for your needs.

 

About the Product

As stated, this Gammon Percussion drum set is your standard five piece. This means that it comes with five different drums that make up the set. A five piece has;

  • the large bass drum in the centre that you use a pedal to hit.
  • Two high toms situated just above the bass drum. You’ll end up using these quite a bit.
  • The Snare drum, which is the bigger floor drum that sits just to the side of you. It’s important to get a good quality one of these, as you’ll end up using it quite a bit.
  • An additional tom, which sits on the other side to the snare. You won’t use this as much as the snare drum, but it’s still important to get one of a decent quality.

There are a few things that you need to consider when you purchase a drum set. These are the specifications of individual parts of the drum set. The most important parts to consider are;

Bass Drum: The bass drum for this set measures at 22″ x 14″. This is a pretty average size for a bass drum, and will suit most people.

Cymbals: The cymbals for this set are 12″ and 14″. This is about the industry average, though the 14″ crash cymbal might be considered to be a bit small for some people. This size difference won’t be enough to affect your drumming experience, though.

Price: This Gammon Percussion set is priced around the industry average for a good quality drum set. It’s pretty surprising that you can get a drum set of this quality for such a good price.

Pros

  • Chain Driven Pedals: The pedals on this Gammon Percussion drum set are built to be long lasting. By making them chain driven, this ensures that they will work well for a long time.
  • Quality: They are finished with a high gloss finish, which makes them appear and feel luxurious. Not only do they appear luxurious, they are made to a high quality as well. They will withstand a lot of drumming abuse. Though they aren’t professional drum sets and you will have to upgrade eventually, they are perfect for beginners and those learning to play the drums.
  • Value for money: At this price, you aren’t likely to find any other drum set that is this higher quality for this price.

Cons

  • Set up: The instructions that come with this model aren’t as easy to read as the instructions you receive with certain other drum sets. This won’t prove to be too much of an issue, though.

Conclusion

This Gammon Percussion drum set would be a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to get into drumming. If you have no prior knowledge of drumming, then this would be a great set to start out on. Gammon Percussion are known to produce some of the most reliable, high quality products on the market at the moment. This set is no different, and you will likely be satisfied with your purchase.

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Best Choice Complete Drum Set Review

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Best Choice are providing some great budget options for those looking to get their first drum set. Is this five piece a good choice for someone looking for a quality drum set? Well..

 

 

 

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Intro

If you’re looking for one of the cheaper 5 piece drum sets around, then you could do a lot worse than this set from Best Choice. Though it doesn’t have the prestigious name of some of the other drum sets that we have reviewed, it’s certainly a decent option for anyone who is making their first venture into the world of drumming. Be warned; when you first start to make that venture it’s a long, super addictive road. After purchasing your first drum set, within a few years you will be sure to want a new one!

Whilst Best Choice might not be the very best quality, you don’t need to be purchasing thousands of dollars worth of equipment for your first drum set. This set is aimed at beginners and perhaps slightly advanced juniors. So, if you have a nagging teenager, then this might be the best option for you.

 

About the Product

The drum set is a standard 5 piece drum set. This means that it includes the big ol’ bass drum, the smaller snare drum, the two high toms which are situated directly in front of you, and another smaller toms. It’s important to know this, as many people get this confused with referring to the cymbals and drumsticks as part of a five piece. They aren’t, this is a pretty common misconception. The main thing that you’ll need to consider are;

Bass Drum: The bass drum measures at 23″ x 16.5″, which is a fair size for a bass drum. For a beginner, it is around the perfect size. In fact even for the more experienced, it will be suitable.

Cymbals: The cymbals measure at 12″ and 14″. Again, this is pretty much the industry average for a set of cymbals. The crash cymbal at only 14″ might be considered slightly small, but this shouldn’t prove too much of an issue. You will still get the same response from the crash cymbal at 14″ that you would if it were a few inches wider in dimension.

Price: Whilst Best Choice may not be as prestigious as other brands that make percussion instruments, this helps you to save on cost. This Best Choice is one of the cheaper models on the market, which makes it a great buy if you’re on a budget. It’s pricing makes it a great Christmas or birthday present for a loved one.

 

Pros

  • Easy to assemble: This set comes with some pretty easy to follow instructions. Whilst you would think it’s easy to assemble a drum set, it’s actually much harder than you would think; without instructions, at least.
  • Adults and kids: This set isn’t just suitable for one age bracket. You can comfortably use this set if you’re an adult. But, you can also use this set for your children as well.
  • Relatively inexpensive: This set falls into the ‘bargain’ bracket. It isn’t super cheap, but it’s great value for money. It’s one of the better drum sets available within its price range.

Cons

  • The Drumsticks: The drumsticks with this set are perhaps not as good as the set itself. You could easily use the pair provided for the first few months and see how you go. If you need to upgrade at a later stage, this won’t be too much of an issue. Drumsticks are pretty inexpensive.

 

Conclusion

This five piece drum set will be suitable for the majority of people looking for their first drum set. If you are a bit more experienced, then there are other drum sets that you might wish to invest in. But if you are on a budget and are not completely sure whether you will carry on playing the drums, then this is a great starter set. Best Choice have provided a pretty solid drum set that would be a great purchase for most age groups, especially beginners.

GP Percussion 5-Piece Junior Drum Set Review

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GP Percussion are producing some of the best quality drum sets around. They’re made by professional drummers for professional drummers; usually. This junior dum set is aimed at those starting to learn to play the drums; can they produce their junior drum sets as well as they produce their professional ones?

 

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Intro

This GP Percussion 5-Piece Junior Drum Set is a great kit for any kid or beginner looking to make some noise or play the drums seriously. They are good quality and have impressive sound. Besides sounding amazing, they look awesome as well in this black finish. They are made to handle kids beating them constantly, and is overall a great product with a few minor flaws.

About the Product

The GP 5-Piece Junior Drum Set is a great drum kit for kids. It comes with everything needed to start drumming. This includes 2 stand-alone drums, a bass drum with 2 connected drums; drum sticks, cymbals, and a seat. The types of instruments are as follows: 1 kick pedal bass drum, 1 snare drum, 3 tom drums, 1 hi-hat cymbal, and 1 cymbal. It comes with everything a beginner needs to start drumming right away. These can even be tuned and come with a drum key and all the necessary hardware.. The drums have good sound and are a good small size for children.

This set is a sharp looking black color with the GP logo on the bass drum. It would look great in any music room or bedroom, as well as sound awesome. They are just like a smaller version of a professional drum kit. These drums are a great gift for any kid, especially one with musical aspirations. All kids love making noise, and drums are a great way to express this. They are good for kids interested in music as well because they have a good, true sound and produce music very similar in quality to professional drum sets. This set is the perfect size for kids, particularly ages 4-12 as they can be adjusted.

These drums also have the added bonus of being able to be used by an adult for road trips and such. They can fit in the drunk of a car easily to brought along similar to how a bass or guitar can be brought around to play on. The quality is evident with these drums, as they are pretty durable and can handle children pounding away on them for years.

Pros

 

Durability- This is a high quality set made to withstand all the rigors that come with being a drum set for children. It will surely hold up to your kid for a long time.

Sound- This set is made with care and the sound is very true on the drums. It truly sounds like a real drum set, not just a kids one.

Size- These drums are the perfect size for kids to learn on and grow with.

Ready to Play- This set comes with everything needed for your kid to start drumming right away. It has all the drums, cymbals, sticks, hardware, needed. It also comes with a throne.

Adjustable- All the pieces on this set can be adjusted to fit your child as he/she grows into needing it taller. It also comes with a drum key so your kid can mess with tuning the drums by making them tighter or looser.

Gift- This set can surely be the best present under the Christmas tree, or the best birthday present. Think of how happy any kid would be to receive a present specifically designed to make noise with.

 

Cons

 

Set Up- These drums can be a real pain to setup if you’re not experienced with drums or instruments in general as the instructions to set them up are not very clear and it may take a long time to set up.

Cymbals- Both the hi-hat and regular cymbals are of lesser quality than the rest of the set and do not have the best sound.

The only question to durability is the act that the pedal for the bass drum is fabric driven instead of train driven, which means it could eventually give out. Also, the cymbals aren’t of the highest quality and don’t sound quite too good. If you’re not experienced with drums and music, be wary, the instructions for putting this set together are not that clear and it may take awhile.

 

Conclusion

Overall, this GP Jr. Drum Set would make a great gift for any kid looking to just make noise, or who wants to start drumming seriously. This set comes with everything needed to begin drumming right away. They are made with care and are of high quality. This set also has very good sound and will last for a long time and drums are completely adjustable as well. They are the perfect size for kids overall though. The cymbals are the only part of this product lacking the standard of quality set forth by the rest of the set. These drums do look super sharp though. I would recommend this set to anybody looking for a great gift to a child, whether they just want or make noise or they have a love for music and drums.

 

 

 

Gammon 5-Piece Junior Starter Drum Kit Review

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Gammon have proved themselves to be a quality brand that have been producing some really great junior drum kits over the past few years. Is this 5 piece better than the competition?

 

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Intro

This Gammon Junior Starter Drum Kit is one of the top Junior drum kits on the market. They have great sound, are built with care, are extremely durable and come with everything needed to start drumming.

The Gammon Junior Starter Drum Kit is an excellent percussion set. This drum kits comes with everything your child needs to start drumming, it has a bass drum, a snare drum and stand, two tom drums, a mounted cymbal, a drum key, and drum sticks. It also comes with all the needed hardware and no extra pieces are needed to be bought for your child to start having with this amazing drum set. It is built masterfully and has true sounds, something not often found in Junior or Starter kits. The drums are built with extra care and sound almost identical to a real drum set, which is true of every drum in this set. It is obvious from the construction of this set that Gammon has a real passion for percussion and wants to help all kids become musicians.

About the Product

This is a very durable set and can stand up to young children playing on them a lot. This is especially helpful as these drums are recommended for kids 3-10 years old. Children love to play these drums and make noise, any kid would love to be able to bang on the Gammon Starter Kit all hours of the day. They are built very strongly and come with excellent hardware to keep all the pieces together and intact, regardless of how much they’re played with. Any child would love to receive this as a gift, drums are extremely fun and playing music has all kinds if benefits. It is proven that playing an instrument can improve math, problem solving, and science skills. Playing the drums is also good for your body and can help to build social skills. While this is an amazing product, it comes with some drawbacks. The cymbal can be a bit flimsy. The hi-hat cymbal is also not quite to the standard set by the rest of the stand. While these two pieces fall a bit short, they should hold up perfectly fine with normal drumming usage and can be counted on. These drums need to be assembled but come with clear instructions and should take you no more than 30 minutes to put together.

 

Pros

Sound; These drums have some of the best sounds for a Junior drum kit. They rival that of professional kits across the full range of drums.

 

Durability; These drums were surely built with a passion and deep understanding of how children play. They are extremely sturdy and can hold up to just about anything your kid will do to them.

 

Quality; Gammon built these drums with extreme quality that matches that of professional drums such as Yamaha.

 

Fun; All kids love making noise, and what better way to make noise then to play on the drums? These make an extremely fun way to spend time with your kid.

 

Gift; Maybe you don’t want all the noise in your house, that’s why these make a great gift because then you can see just how happy they’ll make a kid and not have to take Excedrin every night!

 

Cons

Cymbal; The included cymbal is a bit flimsy but should be able to hold up perfectly well for normal use. The only scary thing is extremely reckless or violent kids may break it off. The sound also is not as good compared to the rest of this set.

 

Hi-Hat Cymbal; The hi-hat cymbal has the same issues as the regular cymbal in that it is not as durable and good sounding compared to the rest of drum set.

 

 

Conclusion

The Gammon Starter Drum Kit is an awesome product for any kid, especially those interested in music or just making noise. If your kid wants drums, or you want to buy drums for a child, don’t go to Target or Toys R Us and buy toy drums, order these high-quality drums instead for a much better experience for the kid. They are built to a very high standard and are very durable overall. This is due in part to the high-quality hardware included with the set to hold all the pieces together.

The only parts that don’t quite live up to the standards set by this set are the cymbals, but Gammon offers replacement pieces. These are some of the best sounding junior drums on the market today. The snare, bass, and tom drums are all true to their sound and sound very similar to professional drum sets. These are a great Christmas or birthday gift and will most likely be the favorite gift of the child. Playing an instrument has been linked to improving math, science, and problem solving skills as well.

This product is surely recommended to anybody looking for a great gift for their young child!

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