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    A practical solution for those who need a quiet practice set that works for playing live!

    With the Pearl Rhythm Traveler drum set, you get a complete set of quality drums and hardware, specifically designed to be lightweight yet sturdy and durable. Rhythm Traveler shells are manufactured by Pearl's patented Heat Compression Shell Molding System, which is the same process used for every drum Pearl makes. Tom sizes are 10", 12", and 14" in diameter; and their 5" deep, single-headed design allows them to neatly stack for compact travel while producing a great tone for live performance. Rhythm Traveler's wood-shell snare drum is 13" x 5" and produces a very warm, full-bodied snare tone with excellent crack.

    If you're like most drummers, rehearsal time is limited. Simply finding a place to practice without disturbing the peace can be tough. But imagine being able to practice anytime of the day or night, on a full-sized, 5-piece kit, without disturbing anyone. Then imagine carrying the same kit, neatly stacked in the passenger seat of your car, to a live gig. Rhythm Traveler combines both these drumming necessities at a price well within reach of any working drummer. Rhythm Traveler is the go-anywhere, practice-anytime kit of your dreams.

    With Rhythm Traveler, you get 2 complete sets of heads, one for live performance and one set of Pearl's Muffle Heads for silent practicing. Muffle Heads are manufactured of a super-strong mesh fabric that responds like a regular drumhead, while producing virtually no sound. Rhythm Traveler produces the realistic feel of a regular kit, complete with rim shots, every time you rehearse. And the best part is that changing from a practice kit to a live kit is as easy as changing the batter heads and adding cymbals. Speaking of cymbals, the Rhythm Traveler comes with real cymbals for live playing: a 16" crash/ride cymbal and a pair of 14" hi-hats. Thick rubber cymbal mufflers are included for practicing. Rhythm Traveler is great for the working drummer needing a small portable kit, the beginning drummer needing to get started with a quality set, or any drummer that's tired of practicing at someone else's convenience.

    Compact Travel
    Rhythm Traveler's toms neatly stack to create an extremely compact kit for transport. Every facet of the kit, including every piece of hardware, has been designed with the working and rehearsing drummer in mind. Pearl's sturdy 70W Series hardware offers both double-braced legs and a low-mass, lightweight design, making it the perfect complement to Rhythm Traveler. You no longer have to have a large vehicle to be a drummer. With Rhythm Traveler your kit can even fit in the passenger seat of your car.

    Live Performance
    Rhythm Traveler is the perfect kit for most any live performance situation where space, or the lack of it, is a major concern. With Rhythm Traveler, you're set up, sounding great, and ready to play before most drummers could even unload their set. And when the gig is over, you're out just as quickly. With Rhythm Traveler, going from practice to live performance is as easy as changing the batter heads and adding a couple of cymbals.

    Silent Rehearsal
    When you're ready to practice, there's no substitute for the feel of a real drum kit. Rhythm Traveler's silent Muffle Heads and cymbal pads allow you to keep the response of a drumhead and quietly rehearse anytime you choose. Plug in a set of phones and play along with your favorite tunes, or just grab a few minutes when everyone else is sleeping—with Rhythm Traveler anytime can be rehearsal time.

    Rhythm Traveler Hardware
    Rhythm Traveler comes complete with a full set of Pearl's all 70W Series double-braced hardware. This impressive hardware line was developed to provide maximum stability and durability, while keeping weight to a minimum for ease of transport. Every function and feature on Pearl's 70W Series hardware is straightforward and dependable with ease of use as the ultimate goal. All pipe joints feature an extended nylon joint bushing providing an extremely strong and stable adjustment system.

    Rhythm Traveler's H-70W hi-hat stand offers a direct link pull system for precise feel and strong action, sturdy double-braced legs, full height adjustability, and a fully adjustable cymbal clutch. The S-70W provides adjustments for both height and basket tension, and its double-braced leg tripod and low center of gravity make it an extremely stable stand. The C-70W cymbal stand provides a 3-section adjustment system, a deep gear cymbal tilter, and sturdy double-braced legs. The P-70 bass drum pedal features a great-feeling, strap-drive cam system; full adjustment over spring tension; and Duo Beat beater for use with both standard and Muffle Heads.

    Features

    Notable features

    • Double-braced stands
    • Brass ride/crash cymbal
    • Brass hi-hat cymbals
    • Rubber cymbal mufflers
    • Muffle heads (mesh)
    • Plastic heads

    Drum sizes:

    • 20" x 8" bass drum
    • 10" x 5", 12" x 5", and 14" x 5" toms
    • 13" x 5" wood snare drum

    Cymbals included:

    • 1 CX-316C 16" brass cymbal
    • 1 CX-314HH 14" brass hi-hat cymbal pair
    • 2 RP-14C rubber cymbal mufflers
    • 1 RP-14B rubber cymbal muffler

    Hardware included:

    • AX-20 adapter
    • 2 TH-70 tom holders
    • TH-70S tom holder short
    • C-70W 3-section Double-braced cymbal stand
    • P-70 pedal with Duo Beat beater
    • H-70W hi-hat stand
    • S-70W snare stand

    Drumheads included

    • RC-10: 10" clear head
    • RC-12: 12" clear head
    • RC-14: 14" clear head
    • RC-20BD: 20" clear head
    • WAS-13: 13" coated head

    Onstage or for practice, Rhythm Traveler delivers the versatility you want! Order today.

     
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    PearlRhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set
     
    4.7

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Sound in such a small amount of space!!!

    This is my favorite drum kit I've ever owned. I've got the sound of my old Pearl sets in a simple and very compact configuration. My previous drums (even the electronic's) took...Read complete review

    This is my favorite drum kit I've ever owned. I've got the sound of my old Pearl sets in a simple and very compact configuration. My previous drums (even the electronic's) took up a large amount of my home studio and these guy's fit perfectly. I don't really plan to be packing them up and doing regular gigs but if I decide to they will fit in the back seat of my truck with no problem.
    I highly recommend these for anyone. Beginner to Pro.
    If you don't believe me about the sound there are a couple of guys on YouTube that will show you what they are capable of.
    After being retired from drumming for 6 years I decided I wanted to get back into it, and I wanted Acoustic's and not electronic ( last set were Yamaha's). I wanted the simplicity of no wires and the ability to practice quietly if need be. After reading the reviews I decided to give the Rhythm Travellers a shot. ( I had owned two different Acoustic Pearl set's in previous years so I was familiar with the reputation of Pearl. I have played drums for over 40 years and this little set blew me away. The other post's are right about one thing the cymbals that come with the kit would work for a beginner but that's pretty much it. The high hats really aren't terrible..but the 16" doesn't really have a "sound" just more of a metallic "noise". I ordered new cymbals two days after receiving these. Having no bottoms heads just saved me some work because I always set my kits up as "power toms" with no bottom heads.What really caught me off guard was the incredible sound from the 20 inch Kick drum. I cut a 5 inch port in the front head for mic-ing, put a rolled up towel in the bottom and it sounds as good as any full bass I ever played.
    I rate the Pearl R/T's a nine only because of the cymbals. The batters that come on the snare and tom's are not bad at all. and the mesh heads for silent practice are great. I did choose to up-grade the cymbals to Zildjians and the batters to Evans and I would not be afraid to play this set at any gig.
    The Pearl R/T's are a great value for a beginning drummer as they are. For intermediate's or old pro's
    figure in the cost to do some upgrades. (cymbals and heads). The hardware that comes with it is true Pearl quality. Good double braced stands with chain drive on kick pedal and H/H.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More of a beginner kit

    This kit was a bit disappointing to me. I'm a hobbyist who has been playing for over 3 years (I own TAMA Swingstar and Roland electronic kits) and was expecting a better quality...Read complete review

    This kit was a bit disappointing to me. I'm a hobbyist who has been playing for over 3 years (I own TAMA Swingstar and Roland electronic kits) and was expecting a better quality kit for the money. The toms lack depth and pitch, and the cymbals are too tinny sounding. This kit should be advertised as a beginner kit, not a traveling kit for all drummers. Those who have been drumming for a while will certaily hear the difference. New drummers, however, may enjoy this as a good starter kit.

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    4.0

    Big Sound Small Package

    By Jim Bob

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Small Size Big Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Cymbals R Not Good Sound
    • Flat Sound
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made
    • Too Much Reverb

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Great For Small Studio
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

    I just love this small trap set for my 12 X 12 music room. I've been down sizing my Tube amps & drum kit because to get a good sound from a tube amp & has to be loud to get a good distortion sound. With the real heads on you get a very good sound in a small package without having to use ear plugs. Think it would be great set for small gigs & practice in music room, without being TOO LOUD.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pearl Rhythm Traveller

    By Tweeman

    from Santa Clara, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Practice

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      This kit is great for apartment-living, beginners or people who want a realistic kit to practice on. It's small and portable! It even fits into my bedroom pefectly. The mesh heads make it possible to play drums without disturbing the neighbors at night.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good quality kit

      By JIM DOWNING

      from Oregon

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      This is a great deal for the money. Like I said, I sold my kit, but I may buy another kit again, if I decide to start playing again. I'll get a decent set of hi hats and a crash/ride.
      This kit is pretty handy, because it takes little space, is easy to haul to a gig, sets up real quick, and sounds good.
      The only problem is that the cymbals are junk, but what can you expect for this kind of price?? I never used the mesh heads, it would have too much trouble to change the heads all the time. I didn't use the rubber cymbal covers either, but I traded the cymbals, rubber pad and mesh heads for other gear. The Pearl hardware iis very good quality as are the shells and heads. I am an amateur player, but a friend who is a real pro borrowed the set and they sounded great! They looked good under the stage lights, too.
      Thus is a good value in my opinion. I bought it about 6 years ago and last year I sold the kit for the price I paid, however, I had three Sabian B 8 cymbals and an upgraded foot pedal. I probably had more in the whole kit. With the stuff I traded earlier, I didn't do too bad.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By Northwest Mike-44n0o

      from Portland Oregon

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      Notice that I rated the unit 10 overall even though each independant rating was only a 9. The sum is greater than the parts here. This is a really, really cool kit. Perfect for quiet practice, easy enough for a novice to set up, and decent sound to at least get started as a novice or for a more advanced player to have a portable kit.
      I was looking for an inexpensive starter kit, compact for studio & travel, and capable of quiet practice. Previously owned an electronic kit and hated the feel of hitting rubber all the time. This kit was exactly what I was looking for. It's got all the features I needed and I have no complaints.
      Pearl makes an impressive product. Everything was shipped in excellent packaging. Everything went together nice and easy. And everything was high-quality. The instrucutions even had a few funny comments and illustrations (warnings about earthquakes tipping over cymbals, injuring fellow band mates with sticks, etc).

      My only gripe with the quality is that of the cymbals. They are a little dark in my opinion, but the complaint is a very minor one. I can always get additional cymbals later.
      This kit new was a better value than some used kits on saw on Craigslist. I'm very happy with the value.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound in such a small amount of space!!!

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      This is my favorite drum kit I've ever owned. I've got the sound of my old Pearl sets in a simple and very compact configuration. My previous drums (even the electronic's) took up a large amount of my home studio and these guy's fit perfectly. I don't really plan to be packing them up and doing regular gigs but if I decide to they will fit in the back seat of my truck with no problem.
      I highly recommend these for anyone. Beginner to Pro.
      If you don't believe me about the sound there are a couple of guys on YouTube that will show you what they are capable of.
      After being retired from drumming for 6 years I decided I wanted to get back into it, and I wanted Acoustic's and not electronic ( last set were Yamaha's). I wanted the simplicity of no wires and the ability to practice quietly if need be. After reading the reviews I decided to give the Rhythm Travellers a shot. ( I had owned two different Acoustic Pearl set's in previous years so I was familiar with the reputation of Pearl. I have played drums for over 40 years and this little set blew me away. The other post's are right about one thing the cymbals that come with the kit would work for a beginner but that's pretty much it. The high hats really aren't terrible..but the 16" doesn't really have a "sound" just more of a metallic "noise". I ordered new cymbals two days after receiving these. Having no bottoms heads just saved me some work because I always set my kits up as "power toms" with no bottom heads.What really caught me off guard was the incredible sound from the 20 inch Kick drum. I cut a 5 inch port in the front head for mic-ing, put a rolled up towel in the bottom and it sounds as good as any full bass I ever played.
      I rate the Pearl R/T's a nine only because of the cymbals. The batters that come on the snare and tom's are not bad at all. and the mesh heads for silent practice are great. I did choose to up-grade the cymbals to Zildjians and the batters to Evans and I would not be afraid to play this set at any gig.
      The Pearl R/T's are a great value for a beginning drummer as they are. For intermediate's or old pro's
      figure in the cost to do some upgrades. (cymbals and heads). The hardware that comes with it is true Pearl quality. Good double braced stands with chain drive on kick pedal and H/H.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "SWEET"

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      This is a sweet little set.Nice tone.Bass has a nice thump.This was a nice suprize.Pearl quality.Easy to haul. I like this set better than the Tama Stagestar I had a few years back.I now live in a apartment no complaint's like I have with my eletronic set.I can set this up for silent practice grab mp3 player and jam all night with no complaints.
      Compact
      Pearl Quality
      Great for the price.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I absolutly love it!!!

      By JCKC

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      I got this set for christmas in 09 and its my very first set. Its awesome!! Its so portable i did a informative speech with it in a very small class room. Set up time is very short compared to other sets ive seen. The only complaint ( like others) is the cymbals. THey way to many dents and dings, so im working on getting a Sabian cymbal pack. The only things you may need for this set is, better cymbals, a snare muffler, and a bass muffler.

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      2.0

      Not a very good drum set

      By yeahmang

      from california

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      this drum set in my opinion is not worth the money at all. the cymbals are a piece of crap. the bass drum is not very loud. and the toms and snare drum are not too bad. if your looking to buy this set i would say you should replace the heads and the hi-hat and the crash.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Try it out

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      This kit is a good kit, especially for starters but it is a different kind of kit. If you buy this kit offline dont expect a big rock drumming sound, more of a beebob kind of drum set but it sounds real nice, my advice is try it out at a gc first to see if its waht u want

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Use This For Practice

      Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

      I play in a shop with my band and bring this because it's highly portable. People can't tell from the recordings that it's a little kit.

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