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The Pulse 5-piece Junior Drum Set is a real drum kit that was designed with the little drummer in mind. Smaller-than-standard drum sizes include a 16...Read More

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A great little kit to kick off your child's drumming career.

The Pulse 5-piece Junior Drum Set is a real drum kit that was designed with the little drummer in mind. Smaller-than-standard drum sizes include a 16" x 12" bass drum, 8" x 5" and 10" x 6" mounted toms, 13" x 10" floor tom, and a 12" x 4" snare.

It also comes with all the necessary hardware: a kick pedal, cymbal and hi-hat stands, and a throne. Complete with a 12" cymbal and a pair of 10" hi-hat cymbals.

FEATURES Drum sizes include:
  • 16" x 12" bass drum
  • 8" x 5" and 10" x 6" mounted toms
  • 13" x 10" floor tom
  • 12" x 4" snare
Included hardware:
  • Bass drum pedal
  • Cymbal stand
  • Hi-hat stand
  • Throne
Included cymbals:
  • 10" hi-hats
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Pulse5-Piece Junior Drum Set
 
4.1

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Great sound (4)

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        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (8), Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice little drum set for sure !

      I am a drummer and got this set for my Grandson. As I put it together I was amazed at the quality for the price paid. Realize that it is not a professional set...Read complete review

      I am a drummer and got this set for my Grandson. As I put it together I was amazed at the quality for the price paid. Realize that it is not a professional set of drums, and is made for kids. That being said, they are chromed nicely, no sharp edges. The lugs and bolts are threaded well. The shells are laminated wood, and finished very well. The stands and tom mounts have locks just like the larger sets. The bass legs are an octagon no slip design which keeps them in place. The hardware is pretty heavy for this size set. The snare drum has a functioning adjustable throw off that actually takes the snares away from the bottom head. The bass pedal and the hi-hat pedals are a little thin but are both chain drive. They could have made these pedals just a bit heavier without added cost. The bass drum beater is adjustable and four sided. It has a nice spring back feel. Included are a drum key and a pair of child size drumsticks. The threads don't strip out when tuning the drums. The finishing touches are pretty nice for the price. The drum heads are adequate for a start up set of drums. They are all one ply clear except for the front bass head of course. They will dent, but they tune well. It helps to muffle them a bit with an internal cloth band or tape. They seem to tune lower without a marching drum ring if you do. This would have been a straight 5 star review if not for the one weak spot that all child size drums have in common....The Cymbals !The cymbals are paper thin and sound like a pie tin being hit. The hi-hat cymbals don't close together properly right out of the box. After just a few strikes, the crash is pretty bent up. If they would make them just 1/32" thicker they could solve this problem. With that being said, they are still DEFINITELY worth the money. It is a set that a child will be able to actually play for a few years to see if he or she has the interest to move up to a full size set. The cymbals and drum heads should be replaced as soon as enough interest is shown by your child. I would say it's best for ages 3 to 7 or 8. When their feet can reach the pedals of a full size set....it's time to move on !

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      Cheaply Built

      Upon pulling this kit out of the box, it was clear to me that it was cheaply built. It didn't quite have the feel of a toy drum kit, but neither was it...Read complete review

      Upon pulling this kit out of the box, it was clear to me that it was cheaply built. It didn't quite have the feel of a toy drum kit, but neither was it a solid instrument. The tone of the drums, once tuned, was terrible, and the hardware extraordinarily flimsy. One piece even arrived broken--a weld on the drum pedal had broken in transit. That was enough for me to send the whole kit back and start a new search. Anyone looking for a quality junior drum kit should check out both PDP, which is DW's junior kit, or Ludwig. I went with Ludwig, and am pleased with the quality of the hardware and tone of the drums (both great, for a junior kit).

      For what it's worth, I'm a drummer who plays a custom built kit (built by George Jacobs in San Francisco) as well as a Yamaha DTXtreme (the original). Trust me, the Pulse kit is not worth even $50.

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      4.0

      Quality for the price

      By Ajnewsong33

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Quality For The Price

      Cons

      • No Directions

      Best Uses

      • Beginning Youth

      Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

      A good set for the price to get an interested youth started. Written directions would be helpful.

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      4.0

      Great for youth beginner!

      By Coalrunner

      from Coal Township, PA

      About Me Novice

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            Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

            Bought these for Christmas for my 6yr old son. He loves them! They were perfect for him. The only downfall and the reason I didn't give a 5-star rating was the lack of directions but I had a friend who is in a band and he helped me put them together. I'm sure you could also Youtube directions. They really were not that hard to put together once I saw him do it. Great product for the price!

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            5.0

            Great Set for Kids

            By Sully

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

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                  Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                  I got this kit for my 8 year old daughter. She had been playing on a few of my sets but it was obvious while watching her that the setup was just too high. I found this set while browsing and took a shot.

                  We were not disappointed at all. It's perfectly sized for her and her siblings (6 and 10). They look incredible (wine red). Setup was easy, but take note that there are no instructions. Only things requiring assembly were the high-hat stand and putting the heads on the bass and floor tom. Shouldn't take more than an hour. Look at zoomed in pics online if you want to know where the hardware goes.

                  A little time tuning and the toms sound great. The snare could use a heavier head, but works none the less. Put a bath towel in the bass before you install the heads to make sure you get a nice thud with no ringing.

                  The cymbals will never win any accolades, but are great to start. I would rather she learns how to properly hit these cymbals than something more expensive. My recommendation would be to get a starter pack of Zildjians (or whatever brand you prefer) after your kid shows committed interest in playing.

                  I got it for two hundred and think it was well worth it. Seeing my daugther jump on her kit and start wailing is proof enough for me that it's a good set.

                  Enjoy.

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                  5.0

                  Drummer Boy

                  By Amanda

                  from Athens MI

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home Use

                    Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                    The only thing about setting up was there were not any instructions so my husband had to Youtube it to make sure he got it all together right.

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                    3.0

                    OK for a toy.

                    By theduke82

                    from Clinton Twp., MI

                    About Me Experienced

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                          Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                          Got it for my 2 1/2 year old. He loves it. But I had to change the bass pedal mounting screw because it wouldn't allow the pedal to hit the drum. Also the cymbals are of poor quality, no ring to them what so ever. But for the price and our use (a toy), I would say it's a ok deal.

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                          5.0

                          vERY nICE

                          By SKEY

                          from IRMO SC

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Responsive
                          • Sensitive
                          • Sound Ok With Stock Heads
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment
                            • Instruction
                            • Jazz Clubs
                            • School Bands
                            • Small Venues
                            • Soundtracks
                            • Symphonies

                            Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                            REPLACED THE STOCK HEADS WITH EVANS 360'S USED A DRUM DIAL FOR TUNING AND THE KIT SOUNDS AWESOME I MEAN AWESOME ADDED A 22 IN IMPERSSIONS CYMBAL ALONG WITH HBT HIGH HATS. BOUGHT THE KIT FOR MY GRANDBABY SOUNDS AS GOOD AS MY GRETCH SET (ALMOST). JUST HOPE SHE IS HALF AS EXCITED AS I AM. LOL
                            PS I GOT THE 4 PIECE

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                            4.0

                            No directions but well make product

                            By Dommi

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Construction Is Good
                            • Fair Price For Product
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • No Directions

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment

                            Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                            We purchased these per recommendation of a friend. They are great quality for the price. Definitely a lot of bang for your buck. However, one major flaw, there are NO directions and none online. For beginners, it took us over 2 hours to put it together.

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                            5.0

                            Don't think, buy it.

                            By Bobby D

                            from Lititz Pa.

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Great Starter Kit

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Young Drummer's First Kit

                              Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                              I am very familiar with the Pulse product. I have several students with younger siblings. This set is the one that gets them out of the box and running. The set up and configueration of the toms is perfect for them. Down the road, change the heads and hardware, and you have what we call in the industry, a club set. In answer to the cons that it needed to be assembled or there were no instructions; add a zero behind this price and you will still need to assemble it and there will be no instructions. You got a future drummer on your hands, don't think, buy this kit.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Junk

                              By n

                              from tahoe, ca

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Poorly Made

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                                  Fell apart in 6 months. Hardware is cheap, cheesey, flimsy. Don't buy.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  not very satisfied

                                  By buddy

                                  from long island

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • The Size

                                  Cons

                                  • 1st Time With Drum Set
                                  • Drum Skins Not Assembled
                                  • No instructions
                                  • No Tuning Device

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Childs 1st Learning Set

                                  Comments about Pulse 5-Piece Junior Drum Set:

                                  we had to assemble the drum set with no instruction or a device to tune it with. no experience in assembling drums, even for an experienced drummer its not easy to tune. my son is 9 and learning, not a good start. now i need a device to tune it. other then that the set fits us fine.

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