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Yamaha Rydeen 5-Piece Drum Set

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The level of equipment and manufacturing techniques found in Yamaha's Rydeen 5-Piece Drum Set easily equals that of kits costing hundreds more. The 6...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fabulously cost effective!

The level of equipment and manufacturing techniques found in Yamaha's Rydeen 5-Piece Drum Set easily equals that of kits costing hundreds more. The 6-ply Philippine mahogany shells are built with Yamaha's Air Seal System, providing exceptional durability. The bass hoop is made of real wood with an inlay that matches the shell. All hardware is double-braced and the set includes a pair of ball clamp mounts and tom holders. Cymbals not included.

FEATURES
6-ply Philippine mahogany shells
22" x 16" bass with wood hoop
12" x 9" and 13" x 9-1/2" toms
16" x 16" floor tom
5-1/2" x 14" wood snare
Kick pedal
Tom clamps
Snare stand
Straight and hi-hat cymbal stands

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4.8

(based on 115 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bang for the Buck.

So let me start by saying that I read every review for nearly all acoustic sets on the market -not only from Musician's Friend but also from all of their competitors. Needless to...Read complete review

So let me start by saying that I read every review for nearly all acoustic sets on the market -not only from Musician's Friend but also from all of their competitors. Needless to say, it was quite the exhausting experience. My goal, therefore, is to try to save the rest of you some time and give you a comprehensive review of this drum kit versus other sets. Hopefully, you will find this informative.First of all, let me say what a pleasure it is to deal with Musician's Friend. I have dealt with them for years and have never had a bad experience. I have refered friends and bandmates on to this site and they have all been pleased too. I don't meant to sound like a commercial, but I really feel this way. I have contacted sites such as zzounds.com and ams.com and their tech people don't hold a candle in terms of service, guidance or general knowledge. Onto the set...This kit has been fantastic for me. The bass drum has a nice punch and the toms have very little overtone. The snare doesnt quite have that "crack" that I was looking for, but overall, still has a great sound. i am still using the heads which came with it- which are single-ply, clear remos. I had intended to replace them with coated ambassadors, but I have taken a liking to the sound they produce. This is my frst experience with a Yamaha set- and I rather like their tom-mount system- which uses a rotating ball for adjustment purposes. You can get the toms exactly where you need them. Also, as far as the toms go, they are about an inch shallower then standard toms...which is great for me because I am 5'7- and I have great reach on them. My best advice, having been a drummer for merely 3 years now, is to NOT buy a set that comes with cymbals, sticks, throne, etc...Spend the money where it counts...the drums. Save and buy your other pieces seperately. In the past, I have played a Pearl Rhythym Traveler, which did it's job in the studio, but didn't have that full-size feel live. I have also played and owned a 70's era Rodgers Jazz Kit and have played countless other sets. All in all, this set is the best buy for the money- according to all reviews across the net and by my personal expereince. It is top notch quality and I would certainly continue to buy Yamaha's products for years to come.

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Disappointed

I play this set at church. Maybe I need to try the new head route - I'm having a lot of trouble getting this set to sound the way I want it to. Toms...Read complete review

I play this set at church. Maybe I need to try the new head route - I'm having a lot of trouble getting this set to sound the way I want it to. Toms have rings, buzzes and overtones I'm can't eliminate. Snare is weak. As much as Yamaha talks about hardware, I find this set's hardware flimsy. This truly is a "cheap" set. I much prefer my personal "inexpensive" Pearl Export equipment. Nothing personal, Yamaha, just disappointed in the quality of this product.

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5.0

Rydeen

By YamahaDrummer24

from Westfield, Ny

Great buy for the drummer on a budget. I have owned these for about six months now and they are great. Since I bought them from a local store they already came with good Remo heads. And nice Paiste cymbals. So no matter how good or bad you are buy these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

interesting

By Wyatt-78Nq2

from McCook, Ne

I bought this set and it is extremely good quality. It's no professional set and needs some effort to tune it but onece set up it rocks! I suggest this set to anyone needing an awesome, high quality, affordable set.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great kit for loading and unloading

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this kit used and replaced the heads, kick and high hat. the older kit came with a 18 in kick that I tuned with a foam pad set up and it sounds great and the small size makes it easy to load and set up. Great quality hardware and 6ply shells sound great on the recordings we produced.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good for anyone

By spdrumman

from tennessee

these are great.very easy to set up,they have a great sound after you replace the heads.they go great with any selection of music.they have big sound for such a small price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Yamaha Rydeen---BAD

By DrummerGuy-v-ZpL

from South Eastern Oklahoma

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I used this set because I didnt want to take my set to the house I was playing at and I must say.... This thing is horrendous... worst set I've ever played.... If you have a little bit more money then buy a Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau. It is 100000x better. Buy some new heads, some Zildjian A Custom cymbals and you have a supurb sounding set. DONT BUY THE RYDEEN!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

rydeen set

By leather and the suede's drummer

from Columbia, SC

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Ok, the guitarist in my band built a studio at his house and he bought a rydeen for it. The bass drum is a piece of crap. I've tried different heads, pedals, head tension, and it simply does not have the capability to give a "booming" sound. The snare drum was exceptional for the price of the set, and the toms sound fantastic with the proper heads and tuning. I would recomend remo pin-stripe heads.

 
5.0

This Drum Set ROCKS!

By QuickDecision

from Jerseyville, IL

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When I got this set from a local music shop, ( In fusion sizes) I figured It would just be a cheap-o kit that would need replaced in a few months. I am glad to say that It has held up for a year of being on the road, knocked over, jumped on and all around abuse. The heads do need chaged or at least add some dampening rings, but other words it is a great set for starter or intermediate players.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Born_to_Roundabout

from Atlanta

I play this set at church. Maybe I need to try the new head route - I'm having a lot of trouble getting this set to sound the way I want it to. Toms have rings, buzzes and overtones I'm can't eliminate. Snare is weak. As much as Yamaha talks about hardware, I find this set's hardware flimsy. This truly is a "cheap" set. I much prefer my personal "inexpensive" Pearl Export equipment. Nothing personal, Yamaha, just disappointed in the quality of this product.

 
5.0

Great kit for the $$

By The Bretman-YCIiR

from Iowa City

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A friend of mine bought this a couple of years ago, and we use it once a week in clubs for jam nights. I've got to say, it's a great little kit! It comes with cheap heads, but that's easily and inexpensively remedied. The hardware is better than you'd expect, as are the tom mounts. I don't like using a drum key to adjust the floor tom legs though. The kick pedal is surprisingly quick, and the hihat stand pretty solid. The paint job is pretty, and it looks very nice under stage lights. IMO absolutely the best kit for the price.

 
4.0

Stuff

By cooldude2010

from C.S. Texas

Great kit. Toms have a little too much ring in em. Nice color and finish. Good hardware. I'd love to own it, I play it in a band at my church, and my youth group just got it.

 
5.0

Bang for the buck!

By Bryan-ACtaL

from maryland

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This drumset is definitely comparable to other drumsets that cost hundreds more. Although with the snare I can't quite get the sound i'm looking for, the rest of the set is quality. point blank. The cymbals it comes with are definitely for begginers but thats just something extra...the hardware is very nice. This set is good for the price.

 
5.0

GREAT

By Drumaster802

from Cheektowaga, NY

I got mine about 5 years ago, and it's still working fine. I recommend getting a Remo Rock Pro Pack for the heads, as the factory heads don't sound good at all.

 
5.0

Awesome begginers drumset!!!!

By Git-R-DoneforJoey

from Las Vegas, NV

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This is an excellent drum set for beggingers. The hardware is strong and the shells sound strong. The only thing bad about the set is the symbals, buy some Zildjian or Sabians. Oh and stock heads are crap too. The best heads to buy are Evans g2 genre. I put some on and the sound just as good as a maples.

 
5.0

Throne sucks

By scottybeammeupdude01

from graham nc.

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The throne on this set sucks the rest is good. The bass drum is great thie hi-hat stand dosent have a balencer for the bottom Hat but it works the snare doesnt have a dampner tape and an old sock fixed that. Bass drum pedal it perty fast for a stock pedal. Toms sound great floor tom realy booms.

 
5.0

Great amatuer set

By OriginalEQ

from Victorville, CA

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I got this kit because I didnt want something totally cheap, but didnt want to fork out alot of cash. This was about the max on my price range. I've played Yamaha Stage Customs before and was hoping this set would match up.I bought this set with Remo Pinstripes and man this kit is 10x better than the Sunlite kit I had.The heads it comes with are ok, the batter and res. heads for the toms are the same so I'm saving the batters for res. heads since I put my Pinstripes on first thing.Hardware is good and sturdy. And the ball-clamp tom mounts are the only way to go.

 
5.0

rydeen rules

By shia

from new york

I've had the rydeen set for over 3 years. I love it and never had a problem with it. They sound and look great too. It's great for entry level and intermediate players. Over time I have added new cymbals, double bass pedals, and skins. I play classic rock and punk rock and this set gets the job done. Remember that your getting Yamaha quality at a LOW price.

 
5.0

the god of thunder

By julian moreno

from denver,co

this drum set is awesome. i bought this set about three months ago and ilove it. i put some remo pinstripe drumheads on them and they sound great. i would recommend this drum set to anybody.

 
5.0

Rydeen Drumset

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love this set it has great hardware and the drums sound great, once you get some new drumheads on. The drumheads that it comes with arent that great but the drums sound great once you put some new remo heads on. This set is also a good buy for what they charge. if you are a begginer or even and intermediate drum I would recommend this set to you.

 
5.0

Very Happy Beginner

By kfprev

from Scituate MA

Out of the box, I was extremely pleased with this kit. The quality Yamaha built into the drums and hardware means I'll be playing this kit for a very long time! As mentioned in other reviews, the stock heads may not be the best, but add a set of Remos or Evans to the buy and you won't be sorry. You may want to pad the toms and bass if you prefer no aftertones, but that's just a matter of taste. This is simply the best kit for the bucks for any beginner! Thanks!!

 
5.0

A great set!

By 'Tallica dude

from Memphis, TN

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When I got this drumset I was a bit worried about the Yamaha brand as a drumset since they make so many other things. But after hitting the snare for the first time, I knew that it was a great set. I have owned 4 sets of drums and this is most likely the best to me. I recommend this set for all players. Great set!!

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