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Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set   

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A solid first kit for your drummer in training.This Pulse drum set is an ideal size for young drummers just starting out, and features durable poplar...Click To Read More About This Product

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A perfect first kit for the elementary age drummer.

A solid first kit for your drummer in training.This Pulse drum set is an ideal size for young drummers just starting out, and features durable poplar wood construction. This kits functionality marks it as a real drum kit, not a toy. It's the perfect beginner kit for young drummers just getting their start. The Pulse drum kit includes 16" x 12" bass, 8" x 4" tom with mount and holder, 10" x 4" snare drum with stand, 12" ride cymbal with bass-drum mounted ride cymbal stand. The kit also includes a DP-50 kick pedal, drum throne, 1 pair of hi-hat cymbals with stand, 1 pair of drumsticks, and 1 drum key.

FEATURES
  • Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 16" x 12"
  • Tom(s): 8" x 4"
  • Floor tom(s): Not applicable
  • Snare: 10" x 4"
  • Total pieces: 3
  • 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: Poplar
  • 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

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Pulse3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set
 
4.6

(based on 264 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (195)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (128)
  • Responsive (67)
  • Huge tone (48)
  • Versatile (47)
  • Sensitive (27)

Cons

  • Flat sound (5)
  • Not sensitive (4)
  • Cheap cymbals (3)
  • Poorly made (3)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (15)
  • School bands (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Beginner (3)
  • Great starter set (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (97), Experienced (55), Child (29), Professional musician (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NOT a kids toy!

I'll start by saying I didn't buy this for my kid or grandkid like the rest of the reviews. I bought it as a kit to keep at my girlfriends house so that I...Read complete review

I'll start by saying I didn't buy this for my kid or grandkid like the rest of the reviews. I bought it as a kit to keep at my girlfriends house so that I can teach her and her roommate drums, and so that they can practice while I'm gone. I also am planning on keeping it my car for spur of the moment jam sessions that happen all over my town here in CO. Since the kit was so affordable and made from WOOD with decent bearing edges, I got it almost as a joke, just to see what I would get... So it comes in the mail and one minor thing was wrong, I ordered the black one with chrome hardware, mine came with black hardware. No big deal, it still looks fine. The hardware is not bad at all, Its all metal except for the throw on the snare. I knew right away I would need new heads for it, I've been wanting to try the Remo Fiberskyns (synthetic animal skin heads) so I bought an 8" and 10" for the batter and kept the resos stock. I had some 16 inch Evans heads for my Gretsch floor tom so I slapped those on the kick and put a small sweater in to get a little bit of a thud. The drums were surprisingly easy to tune with the stock heads and the Evans heads, the Fiberskyns were a B-word to tune though, but I finally got them there. Moving on to the included cymbals, they are bad, but not as bad as I was expecting. I put one of my 8" wuhan splash cymbals underneath one of the hats that came with this and it sounds much better, still not very good though. I am planning on getting a small, rack mount floor tom to attach to the cymbal stand. The kick pedal and hi hat stands are OK as far as movement goes, but they are noisy. All of that said, after replacing the heads, this kit sounds waaaay better than I thought it would. If you can tune drums, you can make this sound good without much effort or money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great starter kit

We bought this for our 4 year old son for xmas (so he hasn't seen it yet). In a nutshell, the difference between this kit and the ones you get at toy stores...Read complete review

We bought this for our 4 year old son for xmas (so he hasn't seen it yet). In a nutshell, the difference between this kit and the ones you get at toy stores is that this kit is "real" and the toy store kits are toys that can't even be tuned. Since they both cost about the same, this kit is absolutely the best choice.

One minor negative is that the cymbals in this kit are thin, stamped brass where pro cymbals are made of thicker, spun brass. It doesn't matter because if your kid gets the hang of it, you can always add other cymbals and drums later on. These cymbals will work fine for a beginner.

In a nutshell, do not buy a toy store drum kit if you have the chance to buy this one, because this one is leaps and bounds better. Buy this one and you won't regret it.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great starter set!

By Slam

from Columbus, OH

Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

I have to admit, as a former touring drummer and session musician, I was skeptical. But my 6 year old has been begging to play drums. I looked at repairing an older kit and in the end it was cheaper to buy this. Well we just put it together and I have to say that the features and quality far exceeded my expectations. Everything you need is included (except for directions, which don't matter to me since I can put a kit together in my sleep.) I highly recommend this as a starter set for all young drummers. Just be careful not to go too crazy on it (hint, hint dad's!)

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NOT a kids toy!

By itchycoo-park

from Colorado

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Fairly Portable
  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Fun
    • Small Homes Or Apartments

    Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

    I'll start by saying I didn't buy this for my kid or grandkid like the rest of the reviews. I bought it as a kit to keep at my girlfriends house so that I can teach her and her roommate drums, and so that they can practice while I'm gone. I also am planning on keeping it my car for spur of the moment jam sessions that happen all over my town here in CO. Since the kit was so affordable and made from WOOD with decent bearing edges, I got it almost as a joke, just to see what I would get... So it comes in the mail and one minor thing was wrong, I ordered the black one with chrome hardware, mine came with black hardware. No big deal, it still looks fine. The hardware is not bad at all, Its all metal except for the throw on the snare. I knew right away I would need new heads for it, I've been wanting to try the Remo Fiberskyns (synthetic animal skin heads) so I bought an 8" and 10" for the batter and kept the resos stock. I had some 16 inch Evans heads for my Gretsch floor tom so I slapped those on the kick and put a small sweater in to get a little bit of a thud. The drums were surprisingly easy to tune with the stock heads and the Evans heads, the Fiberskyns were a B-word to tune though, but I finally got them there. Moving on to the included cymbals, they are bad, but not as bad as I was expecting. I put one of my 8" wuhan splash cymbals underneath one of the hats that came with this and it sounds much better, still not very good though. I am planning on getting a small, rack mount floor tom to attach to the cymbal stand. The kick pedal and hi hat stands are OK as far as movement goes, but they are noisy. All of that said, after replacing the heads, this kit sounds waaaay better than I thought it would. If you can tune drums, you can make this sound good without much effort or money.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PERFECT KIT

    By Bradley Keller

    from Oregon

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

    This is just what my 4 year son wanted. He graduated from pots and pans to this, and he's loving it. this kit is very well made and durable.There are other less expensive sets out there but for me this set is exactly what I hoped.Strong,durable,nice looking, and the price is right.If this kit can withstand the rampaging solos from a 4 year old boy it's got to be tough.I can assure you it is!! He's already talking about big boy drums.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very happy with this little drum kit!

    By Singing7777777

    from IA

    Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

    I recently purchased the Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe jr set and I couldn't be happier. I bought it for my 8 year old daughter and what a get buy. The drums themselves are made very well and have a great sound. The Pulse 3-Piece jr set are not a toy you are getting the real deal and for the money they were a steal! Also to note they were for my kids but I have fun on them as well.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT KIT!

    By Katherine

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good quality
    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Experience The Drums

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      This drum kit is a huge success. My kids 8 and 10 love it. Msuician's Friend sent this too us EXTREMELY fast. Great company. Happy to have this kit to get the kids excited about drumming.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wish I was a kid again!

      By Gonzo

      from Katy, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Very Well Made Real Wood

      Cons

      • Not As Pictured

      Best Uses

      • Excellent Beginners Set

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      Real wood. Real steel. Real heads on the drums,not paper.What was chrome in the picture was black. Still an awesome drum set for my 6 year old grandson. Mine came with instructions. The only drum I had to put the heads on was the bass drum. Some assembly, but very easy, It took about an hour. It is a real drum set only smaller. Oh how wish I was a kid again and one of these! Ordered it on Monday, it was here on Wednesday, 2 days later. Free shipping, I paid nothing extra.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "Very Nice Drums' "

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      I baught this kit to make a jazz/Bebop drum-kit out of.So far it has met my expectations' beyond my wildest hopes'!Most of you will buy this for a child,but this kit is tuff enough for an adult!The cymbals' are very cheap.I replaced mine with high-end zildjian and Sabian cymbals'.I also am putting Remo fiberskin heads' on them,to emulate the older,calf-head,Jazz sound.I took a 14" ride tom I had and made a floor tom out of it !I would advise that you pay a little more and get the floor tom,as they don't sell these drums' seperately.I am very pleased and I am 53yrs.old.and have been a drummer most of my life!I am sure that your child will be thrilled with this set!I just wish they had this set when I was coming along! : )
      Nice shells',nice rims',nice color and decent accessary pedal and high-hat stand!
      For this price,I really don't see how they build it!
      Great Value!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value and Great Sound

      By Michael Neumann

      from Florida

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      This set arrived in a smaller than expected box, but as soon as I unpacked it and saw the quality of the parts I was relieved. Once I got the drum set together the size and look was quite impressive for the money. My 4 year old loves it!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Great starter kit

      By Evil Lincoln-fipd4

      from Indiana

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      We bought this for our 4 year old son for xmas (so he hasn't seen it yet). In a nutshell, the difference between this kit and the ones you get at toy stores is that this kit is "real" and the toy store kits are toys that can't even be tuned. Since they both cost about the same, this kit is absolutely the best choice.

      One minor negative is that the cymbals in this kit are thin, stamped brass where pro cymbals are made of thicker, spun brass. It doesn't matter because if your kid gets the hang of it, you can always add other cymbals and drums later on. These cymbals will work fine for a beginner.

      In a nutshell, do not buy a toy store drum kit if you have the chance to buy this one, because this one is leaps and bounds better. Buy this one and you won't regret it.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great kit for casuals!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set:

      Been a drummer for 40 years, pro for 22 of them... Just finished setting up the kit... Extreamly high quality drums!! Not a toy, just small and "cute". I got the 16"x12" kick sounding awesome.. The 8" tom and 10" snare need decent heads though. Beautiful finish... I won't be using the cymbals or hardware but I think for a child the cymbals are fine...The only complant is that the HH and kick pedal are junk! Just stamped metal. The kick pedal has a design flaw and when depressed hits the screw for the clamp.... the HH stand was missing a screw which rendered it useless. Other than than those things the set ROCKS!! Can't wait to try them out!!!....

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