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Perfect for the mini drummer in the family.

This is a playable junior sized drum set with tunable heads, cymbal and hi-hat stands, plus a junior throne. The 16" bass drum is the perfect size to mount the 8" and 10" mounted toms to get the little musician in your house grooving like Gadd.

FEATURES
Configuration
Bass drum(s): 16" x 10"
Tom(s): 8" x 5", 10" x 5"
Floor tom(s): 13" x 10"
Snare: 12" x 4"
Total pieces: 5
Extras
Cymbals: Yes
Total cymbals: 2
Hardware: Yes
Bass pedal(s): Yes
Hi-hat stand: Yes
Boom stand(s): Not applicable
Straight stand(s): Yes
Throne: Yes
Hardware pieces: 4
Shells
Shell material: Info not available
Construction: Multi-ply
Thickness (mm): Info Not Available
Bearing edge: Info not available
Drum Hardware
Material: Steel
Mounts: Traditional
Hoops: Info not available
Lugs: Standard
Other
Heads: Factory
Finish type: Wrap
Origin country: China

Order today and get off to a great start playing the drums.

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LudwigJunior Outfit Drum Set
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (19)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Huge tone (10)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (7), Professional musician (7), Child (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another reason Christmas was so great!

Shipped to Florida and forwarded on a boat to the VI. It arrived and the box was still solid, no damage. Santa delivered it and I set it up with the aid of...Read complete review

Shipped to Florida and forwarded on a boat to the VI. It arrived and the box was still solid, no damage. Santa delivered it and I set it up with the aid of my 8yr old. All the pieces were there and it was easy to setup. I'm a bass player but it's necessary to have my kids try each instrument to see which one they'll stick with and my 8yr old always liked drums. They're loud so be prepared. With the aid of the youtube setup and tuning guide and other drum instructions, he's already showing signs of greatness. All he needs to learn now are the 3 P's (practice, practice, practice). I love the set, it looks and sounds great.

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JUNIOR OUTFIT DRUM SET Ludwig

This drumset can not be tuned to sound good. I am not sure if it is because the hoops arent warped or if the drum shells arent straight/true (meaning they are not perfectly...Read complete review

This drumset can not be tuned to sound good. I am not sure if it is because the hoops arent warped or if the drum shells arent straight/true (meaning they are not perfectly flat).

Something is up with these drums where the heads have massive ripples in them even after (attempting) tuning.

I own many drumsets including 2 Reference, been playing 30+ years, have tuned drums many many times. THIS DRUMSET is the ONLY set I have ever tried to tune where basically put YOU CANT.

IF you tune to a very high pitch both top and bottom heads, then you can get the ripples/waves in the drumheads to flatten out and "go away". But medium to low tuning is impossible being that the drumheads will have these massive ripples left in them (think waves in the water - that is the surface of the drum heads).

Heads I used:
-Stock heads which came with the set
-Pinstripes
-clear ambassadors on the bottom
-Evans

Untunable being that unless you crank these drums up high, the heads will have massive ripple/waves in them.

Very poor quality.

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(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Learn about drums and use the kit for what it was indended and it will be perfect

By Andrew Hankins

from Michigan

Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

As a verteran drummer of over 30 years, this is the kit I researched and have purchased for my 3year old daughter. This kit is the epidemy of a JUNIOR kit. I advise that readers and potential buyers this is a set designed for KIDS!!! Some comments about the kit are a direct result to not understanding how to tune a drum kit or that it is merely a starter kit. It will help young ones get a feel of a kit and drumming in general.

The hardware nor the heads are designed for the heavy feet and hands of an adult. Yes, an adult can play them, but long term or daily play is the equivilant of an adult riding their kids tricycle as their daily commuter to work. Things are going to bend, pinch, break, dent or what have you. This kit is not even close to the proper ergonomics needed to play as an adult... unless you like feeling your in a shoe box.

Having said this: tune the heads evenly and with not too much tension (just enough to allow the drum to sing. Tension just enough to remove the winkles in the head and then just a little more. (If you hear a cracking or popping sound as you tighten the lugs, it is totally normal and just the heads stretching). ... use the kids sticks and allow your kids feet use the peddals and this kit will last a very long time for you to hand-down or sell. It's not a throw away by any means!

DO NOT associate this kit with and rinky-dink constructed wanna-be you find at you local toy store or general retailer.

No I am not an endorser of Ludwig, but I feel clarification needs to provided in response to mis-leading reviews.
I feel this kit provides everything needed for the beginning drummer. The little things are what count. There are many 5 piece junior kits out there to choose from that include the throne, sticks, cymbals, stands and kick peddal. I like the metal CHAIN driven pedals. A big snare design, not some goofy mock up. The bass drum has real hoops and lug clips, again not some cheesy mock up. The snare is actually versitle, with pivot and height adjustments.
The hardware and construction are perfectly acceptable for 3-10 year old players. Cymbals are lacking quality sound, but it allows you to decide based on your childs' interst, whether or not to spend money on upgrades.
This is a good quality kit for the money.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a very legit kids size set

By Joe C

from staten island NY

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

      This is a real drum kit shrunken down. It's a perfect size for my 5yr old and has room to grow with him. Came perfectly packaged in 1 box, everything you need to get started. He got a "first act" set last year for a gift; it was a toy, not laid out correctly and pretty terrible. I've seen videos on YouTube of adults jamming on this Ludwig kit and every review has been good. The drums are well made and feel professional, the lugs are solid, parts are in the right places, stands are pretty good, mounts are fine. No bad hardware, no stripped lugs, everything was good quality. You may want to upgrade the cymbals and pedals down the road, but not because they will break per se..they just aren't as nice/heavy duty as you could buy separately. I looked at all the other kids size sets and found this to be the best value on paper, I'm not at all disappointed seeing them in person. This is a fantastic price for a complete & totally playable drum kit. As a father I was compelled to review this because there are so many lousy products made for kids, unless you are a musician you wouldn't know better, just trying to help some non-musician parents out there.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Another reason Christmas was so great!

      By Pier - Da Tree Men

      from Virgin Islands (British)

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

          Shipped to Florida and forwarded on a boat to the VI. It arrived and the box was still solid, no damage. Santa delivered it and I set it up with the aid of my 8yr old. All the pieces were there and it was easy to setup. I'm a bass player but it's necessary to have my kids try each instrument to see which one they'll stick with and my 8yr old always liked drums. They're loud so be prepared. With the aid of the youtube setup and tuning guide and other drum instructions, he's already showing signs of greatness. All he needs to learn now are the 3 P's (practice, practice, practice). I love the set, it looks and sounds great.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a real kit.... just smaller! Perfect for a beginner!

          By JRusso

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Looks Great

          Cons

          • No Assembly Instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            I was going to end my comments with this paragraph but thought I should lead with it: BE SURE TO GET HEARING PROTECTION FOR YOUR CHILD. THESE DRUMS HAVE A HUGE SOUND. That said, here's my review:

            I bought this kit for my 11-year old daughter after 9 months of her begging to play drums. I play guitar so drums to me is another language. I did my research, visited my local music store and asked around. But once I saw this "Jr." kit I knew this was the route for me. All the reviews read the same "this isn't a toy kit!", "It's the real deal just smaller", "Huge sound".

            When the kit arrived, everything was nicely packaged in the box. Upon opening and inspecting, only the crash symbol was dinged up. But nothing to send it back over. Everything looked great. I ordered the Red Wine which looks amazing with the chrome rims. Again, it's a real kit just smaller!

            Speaking of the symbols, the high-hat and crash symbols are beyond basic but still get the job done for a beginner. The (2) tom-toms and floor sound great and the snare and base drums are rockin! Note: Put an old pillow in the base drum to dampen the sound. The throne (ie seat) is tiny.

            Assembly: This is where Ludwig fumbled. No instructions! But there are some great videos on YouTube that walk you through the assembly. With help from the videos, it took about an hour to assemble and another 20-30 minutes to tune.

            Once assembled I thought the kit looked small for her. My daughter is 5'. Once she sat down and began to play, it was the right choice.

            She loves the kit! As a guitarist, I love that I can jam and learn songs with her (we are working on Seven Nation Army which is a good entry level song to learn drums on). But more importantly, as a father, I'd rather hear the drums shake the house versus hearing the TV!

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good for the kids

            By Alan Rashid

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            This is a very playable junior drum set for the price and it can be about as loud a full size one too. It was an easy set up right out of the box. I did have to consult the internet to learn how to tune drum heads but found this task to be about as easy as stringing my guitar. The kick drum sounds better with a large towel folded inside it. Our whole family has been having a great time with this set.
            The weaket part of the drum set is the pathetic high hat and one crash cymbol.
            I replaced them with a Zildjian 13" high hat and 14" crash. Since then I have been caught playing the set as much as my kids.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My Daughter loves this kit

            By flamin99s

            from Bushnell, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Cheap Hardware

            Best Uses

            • Kid use

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            This kit soundsjust like a large kit. very good tone suprisingly, out of the heads that come with it. I added REAL cymbals to the kit..... the spring in the Hi Hat wasnt strong enough..... so I had to put a larger one in. Other than that very happy with the kit. As good as it sounds.... I could adjust everything to me and play it!!!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ludwig Junior Drum Kit

            By Eric Moeller

            from Undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            Perfect set for a young kid wanting to learn.
            The cymbals don't sound the best, but over-all it is a great set.
            Short of buying a Wal-Mart set that no-one can really learn anything but noise on it is the best value for a great sounding drum set. Once we got the heads tuned in and got it all adjusted my little drummer sounded like Keith Moon in no time!!!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Description of my (son's) Ludwig Junior Drumset

            By redzeppelinn

            from Pennsylvania, USA

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            You won't easily find a better-made junior-size drumset than "Ludwig Junior Outfit Drumset". It has more drum-lugs than most. I played this kit after I easily assembled it, I recommend it for ages 3-8. The throne actually held my (225 lbs.) weight. Included cymbals are small, replace them if your child progresses. Don't waste your money on lower-priced kit with fewer features.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!!

            By Rad Dad

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • first set
              • Learning
              • School Bands

              Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

              Great Product. I didn't expect these to be such a good choice for my son to learn. They are the real deal. All real hardware and easy to set up. Looks like a mini professional set with mini pro sound. The neighbors Love them.. hehe

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice little drum set

              By Duckhaven

              from Michigan

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

              My grandson wanted a drum set due to some TV show he had been watching. I didn't want a toy drum set, which are not that much less, on the outside chance he really took to it. It's a drum set that can really be played. The quality is not bad either.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good drums--bad cymbals

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

              I am a percussion teacher--recently one of my students (about 8-years-old) got one of these sets. The drums themselves are a decent quality and the tom arms are sturdy--almost as beefy as the ones on my Pearl set. However the throne would barely hold an shrimpy 2-year-old. Other drawbacks include crumby cymbals, hi-hats, cymbal stand, snare stand, and hi-hat stand. I guess it is hard to keep in mind that this is just a junior set. If you are buying this for a child who will be playing fairly often, BUY a different throne, and consider purchasing different cymbals and snare stand.

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Ok... for someone JUST starting

              By Rapsucks721

              from CLASSIFIED

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

              The drums themselves are pretty sturdy, but the lugs rattle and squeak to the point that drums sound like they are meowing, and the heads suck, but by far this set's worst problem is the hardware.it has probably the worlds worst bass drum pedal (after about 5 minutes of play, the springs come off, and crouch down and put the springs back on. Then you can play for another 5 minutes, and so on. The throne isn't much better. On mine one of the legs was bent, the two pipes didn't fit together, and the little screw that allows you to change the height of the seat was stuck, locking it at one height. Simply, the hardware is abysmal. (I don't even want to go into the snare stand.) If you are young and looking for your first set, MABYE, but for anyone else, stay clear.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sound as good as my big kit

              By tim

              from In the Missouri Ozarks

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Good Sturdy Set
              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • For The Little Beginner

                Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                Reading other comments peoples bigest complaints are 1- no assembly instructions well this is true but if you have ever played yourself then it is fairly easy to assemble and if you havn't played why are you buying them someone has to teach the kid. 2-cheap sounding cymbals well yes they are cheap sounding but if you want ones that sound like Zildjain or paiste you will pay as much for 1 cymbal as you just paid for this kit.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for a beginner!

                By funkynoodle

                from NJ

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Sounds Pretty Good

                Cons

                • Cymbals Are Not Too Good
                • Cymbals Quality Is Poor

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                  I purchased this for my 5 year old son who previously had a first discovery set. This is a big step up from the toy set and it seems to be appropriate for his ability level. Overall I am happy with this purchase, the cymbals are pretty cheap but hey what can you expect for the price. My son on the other hand is thrilled with the set and spends most of his time either playing or wishing he was playing it!

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ludwig Jr Drum Set

                  By Grandma

                  from Vancouver, WA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Perfect Junior Set

                  Cons

                  • No Assembly Paperwork

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                    The drum set is amazing. Needs to come with a detailed assembly list. None was provided.

                    (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Disappointing.....

                    By Alden Cruz

                    from Houston

                    Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                    1. Assembly - No instruction included. Tool required to set it up was placed poorly. I found it after I assembled. 2 missing screw.
                    Looks good but sounds like my 99 dollar drum I bought from Toys R Us

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    When they say the drums are real, they mean it!

                    By Humble beginnings

                    from Miami Florida

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                      My son's first drum set. He's 3

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      JUNIOR OUTFIT DRUM SET Ludwig

                      By Aram

                      from undisclosed

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Flat Sound
                        • Not Sensitive
                        • Poorly Made
                        • Untunable
                        • Warped Hoops

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                          This drumset can not be tuned to sound good. I am not sure if it is because the hoops arent warped or if the drum shells arent straight/true (meaning they are not perfectly flat).

                          Something is up with these drums where the heads have massive ripples in them even after (attempting) tuning.

                          I own many drumsets including 2 Reference, been playing 30+ years, have tuned drums many many times. THIS DRUMSET is the ONLY set I have ever tried to tune where basically put YOU CANT.

                          IF you tune to a very high pitch both top and bottom heads, then you can get the ripples/waves in the drumheads to flatten out and "go away". But medium to low tuning is impossible being that the drumheads will have these massive ripples left in them (think waves in the water - that is the surface of the drum heads).

                          Heads I used:
                          -Stock heads which came with the set
                          -Pinstripes
                          -clear ambassadors on the bottom
                          -Evans

                          Untunable being that unless you crank these drums up high, the heads will have massive ripple/waves in them.

                          Very poor quality.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          OUTSTANDING

                          By Drummerboy

                          from Branson,mo

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Huge Tone
                          • Responsive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment
                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                            I have been a drummer for 40 years.My 6 year old Grandson wanted to play drums like his PaPaw. This set is great. I wished that the kick pedal would have had a chain and not a fabric strip but, I can take care of that. This set is a good starter set and worth every penny. I have already recommended this set to a Friend.

                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Ment for children

                            By garrettf33

                            from Hastings, NE

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fair Pedals
                            • Good Hardware
                            • OK Heads

                            Cons

                            • Cymbals Are Terrible
                            • Too Much Reverb

                            Best Uses

                            • Practice drum kit

                            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                            Ive had this set for around 3 years and over that 3 years ive done some damage to it and its still standing so i can atleast say the hardware is good. the heads are useable but i would invest in some remos. the only real problem ive had over this last year is the cymbals. For instance; the bottom hat will turn inside out if you hit it too hard and the crash?ride isnt a crash or a ride. it also recently cracked. so i drilled a small hole in it (which most cymbals could take) and it ripped the metal. you would be better off using a piece of scrap metal. the snare has alot of reverb so i would recomend a damper. i would buy this for a child no older than 6.

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