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    Pulse

    Get your little drummer started off right with this killer 3-piece beginner's set.

    This basic beginning drum set includes solidly made components that, unlike toy kits, will hold up to the enthusiasm and energy of young beginning drummers.

    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. Also includes one pair of drumsticks and one drum key.

    Features

    • 16" x 12" bass drum
    • 8" x 4" tom
    • 10" x 4" snare drum
    • Tom mount and holder
    • 12" ride cymbal
    • Bass-drum mounted ride cymbal stand
    • One pair of drumsticks One drum key
     
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    Pulse3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set
     
    4.6

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (19)
    • Responsive (8)
    • Huge tone (7)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Sensitive (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School bands (3)
      • Small venues (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (22), Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Small Gig/Travel Kit

      This review is gonna be different since I bought it for a different reason it was intended for. This kit is meant to be used as a starter kit for kids. As that type...Read complete review

      This review is gonna be different since I bought it for a different reason it was intended for. This kit is meant to be used as a starter kit for kids. As that type of kit, I think it does the job pretty well (specifically the really young kids). For kids a bit older (my son is 8), this is pretty small and does not sound good enough. We have a full size kit so he knows the difference and will not touch this.

      Why 5 stars then? For my intended purpose, I needed a small kit that I could use on our small house studio/music room. I also intend to use it when playing a small gigs (just parties and jams - no, I'm not a pro drummer). The full size drum was just too big and heavy (Yamaha Stage Customs). So I was looking for something really small and portable and will not dominate a small studio (specially when playing rock music).

      I basically bought this for the bass drum, being 12x16, the size is perfect. I was also shopping for a cheap 10" snare so this package really fits the bill. When it came, I assembled it, tuned it and it was not gonna work. It just did not sound good enough for me (or even my son). However, prior to the purchase, I knew I was gonna change the heads anyway and upgrade some of the hardware. So here's my review on the drum components and the upgrades I did:

      1) Shells - Before making the purchase, found out shells were poplar. That's a good start. Quality was pretty good, round and the bearing edges were good. I was able to properly tune the stock heads with no problem (just wasn't the sound I wanted). The wrap looks good too (black). Hardware is pretty cheap but does what it is suppose to do without issues.

      2) Kick pedal - I already gave it away to a friend who's has one of those First Act kit. Just does not work for me. I bought the Mapex Raptor pedal. Now that is a really good smooth pedal.

      3) Cymbal - Threw it away... =)

      4) Bass Drum - Replaced batter head with "Aquarian Drumheads SKII16 Super-Kick II Double Ply 16-inch Bass Drum Head". Replaced resonant head with "Aquarian Drumheads RSM16WH Regulator White 16-inch Bass Drum Head, gloss white". This came with a port hole (needed for micing). Replaced spurs with "Gibraltar SC-BS4 Professional Bass Drum Spurs With Bracket" in combination with a drum lift "Gibraltar SC-BDPM Bass Drum Platform Fits 18 Inch/20 Inch". This lifts the bass drum off the floor and now allows me to use a regular pedal (Mapex Raptor), striking the batter head at dead center (important!!!). Lot's of upgrades but well worth it. It now looks and sounds phenomenal. Being a small kick drum, you get more a jazz kit sound. Lot's of punch. Since we play mostly rock and pop, I was able to tune it for more resonance and a good thud (small pillow helps). Volume ofcourse is low (which is what I wanted) but that is easily resolved through micing when you want more volume. After figuring out difference settings through my mixer, I can basically control the volume and how much boom or thud I want. My bandmates could not believe the sound. After all these upgrades, no one can tell this was pulse junior bass drum. Did not look or sound like it. Looks more like a SONOR safari kit. The white front head also look very vintage and classy.

      5) 8" Tom - Never played a tom this small before. Sounded like timbale to my ears with the stock heads. Replaced batter with "Evans G2 Coated Drum Head, 8 Inch" and reso head with "Evans EC Resonant Drum Head, 8 Inch". Tuned pretty easily and it sounded good. I actually tuned it low to my liking.

      6) 10" Snare - Practically no upgrade yet. Hardware is pretty cheap but works. Only thing I added was rubber band to keep the snare locked in place. The sound though after some dampening to kill off some ringing/overtones was really good. Not sure what the stock head is made of (feels soft to the touch) but it feels right (stick bounce) and sounds nice to me (I prefer dryer snare sounds).

      I also bought a hi-hat stand and hi-hat cymbal (Meinl 13" HCS - cheap but sounds good). Rest of my cymbals are 18" El Sabor Picante (Crash/Ride). 14" Wuhan Crash. 10" Zildjian A Custom splash. 12" Zildjian Oriental China. To complete my set, I'm waiting on a used 13" rack tom bought for cheap. I will use that as my floor tom.

      Like I said, I bought this for a different reason. To me it was the foundation of what I intended to build. The result was well beyond what I expected. It looks good and sounds great. Not sure if this review will help anyone... But just wanted to share...

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Three piece JR. Drum Set

      Very good little frumset for the price. Beats other Jr. Drum sets. Quality wood and tough little drums.
      Needs a better adjustment pedal for the bass drum.

      You...Read complete review

      Very good little frumset for the price. Beats other Jr. Drum sets. Quality wood and tough little drums.
      Needs a better adjustment pedal for the bass drum.

      You will get a good deal with this little drums.
      For being such a little set, this drums sound great. A little fine tuning of the heads and they sound good enough to play by an adult. The only draw back I saw is the pedal for the Bass drum. It needs to have better adjustment options. The item that actually hits the drum needs to be longer to be able to adjust it properly.

      Other than that, everything sounds good. And the sound quality is very good compared to other Jr. drumsets. Very tough and durable. A hi hat would be nice to have too. But those can be bought seperately .

      Very good little drum set for the price.

      Reviewed by 51 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect for young child!

      By Brandella

      from GA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Drummer Wannabe

        Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

        Perfect for a young child 4-7 wanting to be a drummer. I just got for this set my 4 yr old to bang on, but now realize it going to be great for improving her coordination and music training. She loves having drum lessons!

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        5.0

        Great experience

        By Angie

        from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can't Say

        Cons

        • Can't Say

        Best Uses

        • Can't Say

        Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

        The drum set was a gift for 7 year old grandson. I can't speak to the functionality of the set but only the service and website. I found exactly what I needed at a great price. Shipping was free and quick. My only regret was not checking my Team National website to see if you were a member before I ordered. I missed out on the 8% commission.

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        5.0

        Sweet Set

        By PT

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

            The quality of this set is awesome! It can withstand my two year old son no problem! You can't beat this quality for the price.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Another musician on the rise

            By Proud M

            from Baton Rouge, La

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                Great drum set. Love it. Purchased for my 16 month old grandson who loves music and beating on pots and pans. He is enjoying it. His parents give me evil eyes, but I am loving it. I have even caught them playing.

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                5.0

                3-piece kid/junior drum set

                By rock on bob

                from Deltona, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                  We got this for our 4 year old grandson he enjoys it very much, best purchase in a long time it still looks and plays like new. He got it this christmas.

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                  5.0

                  Highly recommend this drum set

                  By dave519

                  from Alto, TX

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                      My 2 year son love's music and has been asking for a drum set for a while. We knew we were going to get him one for Christmas but the prices were just too high. Didn't want to spend too much money on some expensive set or buy some cheap set either. Then I found this drum set. Delivery was great and packaging was perfect. Drums were easy to set up and made of great quality wood and look great. My sister in law is a musician herself and is also very impressed by the quality of the drums. If a professional drummer can play on these drums for hours, they are definitely made very well. My son also loves them. I am not complaining at all but Can't believe this was all I paid for this great quality type of drum set. I highly recommend this drum set to everyone that is looking to buy.

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                      5.0

                      great drum set for a child

                      By kate

                      from NJ

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to assemble
                      • Great Sound
                      • Looks Great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home Play

                        Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                        this was a gift for my 3 year old nephew. he is absolutely in love with it. it is way better quality than the sets designed for toddlers. he is tall enough to play and i know it will last him several years. the black finish looks so nice and i am glad we found this company!

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                        5.0

                        Great Drum Set

                        By Nate the Great

                        from San Jose, California

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Huge Tone
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                            I was totally surprised at the quality of this drum set. It came properly packed and on time as promised. This was a Christmas gift and really had a great impact. I wouldn't hesitate to order from Musician's Friend.

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                            5.0

                            Great quality product

                            By Mama bee

                            from Bellingham Wa

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Very Reasonable Prices

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment

                              Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                              So impressed with the drum set I got my son. Thank you!

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                              5.0

                              Christmas morning smash hit!

                              By HappyMom

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Novice

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                              Pros

                              • Easy Assembly
                              • Excellent Price
                              • Great quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Beginner

                                Comments about Pulse 3-Piece Kid/Junior Drum Set:

                                Purchased this set for my 6yr old son for Christmas. Arrived in 2 days, was packaged well, & in perfect condition. Assembly was easy & is a high quality product. My son loves it!

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