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MF MD HG 18 Month Financing 02-25-15
Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set Black  (Open Box)
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Product# 447702
OVERVIEW

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
  • 16" x 10" bass drum with double tom holder
  • 13" x 10" floor tom with legs
  • 10" x 5" tom with mount
  • 8" x 5" tom with mount
  • 4" x 12" wood snare with strainer
  • Bass drum pedal
  • Snare stand
  • Cymbal stand with cymbal
  • Hi-hat stand with cymbals
  • Drum throne
  • Wood-shelled snare drum

Real Ludwig drums for the smaller set! Order today and get off to a great start playing the drums.

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LudwigJunior Outfit Drum Set
 
4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (9)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Huge tone (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

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

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Dont be fooled by the Ludwig name

      Do not waste your money on the Ludwig name, These are not ludwig drums, they are made in china and wear a ludwig "STICKER" that clearly states made in CHINA so...Read complete review

      Do not waste your money on the Ludwig name, These are not ludwig drums, they are made in china and wear a ludwig "STICKER" that clearly states made in CHINA so you can't hold ludwig accountable for such a horrible drum set. There are many other drumsets out there that are exactly the same under a different brand for less money.For this size kit and what it's intended for shop around and buy the cheapest one you can find because they are all going to be pretty bad.Now onto specifics, the drum covering is already coming unglued, and was not even glued onto the bass drum hoops.THEY DO NOT LOOK AS GOOD IN PERSON AS THEY DO IN THE PICTURES !! the bass pedal clamp doesnt even fit over the drum hoop in the fully opened position, the cynmbols are tiny!!! hi hats are 8" and other is only 9", your child will need serios hand eye coordination to try and hit these tiny things.I expected trash can lids but man, they could have atleast given you something you could hit. The hardware is what I expected nothing great but gets the job done. The drums them selves don't sound that bad, with a little tuning they are actually tolerable.it does include a small throne and the drums are very small, perfect for toddlers, and they are real wood drums.They are a complete 5 piece set which is a plus. My 5 year old son really likes them and they should last longer than the cardboard and plastic set he started on. Bottom line if you must have a little set for your little rocker save some money and buy a no name generic brand version of this set, I wish I did. Could have saved at least $50. If you don't care about the cost than get suckered by the ludwig logo like I did and buy this set. Either way you child won't know the difference and will love you for it anyway.

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      5.0

      Great first drum kit

      By dcarrell502

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            Got this for my 16 month after he broke his toy set. It's a little big for him, but it's a fully functional drum set he'll be able to play in around a year. Cymbals are garbage, but not too loud which is nice on mom and dad. Other than that, it's a great first drum set

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            5.0

            Great first drum set

            By dcarrell502

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Blue Finish
            • Great Sound
            • Hardware
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Cymbals
            • drum heads

            Best Uses

            • Kids Drum Set

            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

            This is a phenomenal first drum set for any young drummer serious enough about the instrument to warrant the purchase. Bought it for my 16-month old as he always wants to play my Ludwig Classic Maple (hoping that ceases quickly!). Should last him till he's 7 or 8. Will need new cymbals if he continues to play that long, and maybe a new kick pedal. Everything else is solid construction

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            4.0

            Great deal for any level of musicianship

            By Alain

            from Queens village

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Ian
            • Mall Venue Gigs
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Live performances
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

              great instrument for the price can be used for musicians on all levels. The throne however needs to be upgraded.

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              5.0

              OUTSTANDING

              By Harold Drummerboy

              from Branson,Mo

              About Me Professional Musician

              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.

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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Bullman 2000

                from Cheyenne WY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Awesome Kit For Littleone
                • Cool Blue
                • Great Sound
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • BAD CYMBALS

                Best Uses

                • Starter Set

                Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                I bought this kit for my grandson who is two and he loves it! plays it every day and now he can reach everything. I gave him one of my cymbals to use as a ride and was so happy!It showed up two days before his birthday and Zach who helped me was awesome! I really like the drums and so does all who see them. You guys ROCK!Thanks.

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                (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.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for a beginner!

                  By funkynoodle

                  from NJ

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  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!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice little drum set

                    By Duckhaven

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          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.

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                          5.0

                          Great Junior Kit

                          By BKL

                          from Biloxi, MS

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great looking
                          • Great Sound
                          • Huge Tone

                          Cons

                          • No Assembly Instructions

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set:

                            Very good quality drums with the exception of the symbols. It did not come with assembly instructions but I found them online and assembly was very easy. I done it by myself in less than an hour.

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                            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            a very legit kids size set

                            By Joe C

                            from staten island NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            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.

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