Fun and affordable for beginners!!!
By: Caryn McElroy from Fairbanks, AK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your general opinion of this product.
Ok so I'm not a musician. I don't know anything about drums & I haven't shopped around much to be able to compare drum sets. I have two young kids I thought would enjoy drumming. The local music studio suggested I start with a practice pad. Boring! The kids and I wanted more. Then I saw this drum set for only $299. I knew the kids would like the lights. I liked that it is compact, uses headphones, and has a built in tutor. I just got it today so I can't say much for long term dependability, but It seems to be well made. Set-up was super easy. Within half an hour of receiving the box from USPS we were playing. The kids loved it. I bought it primarily for my 4 year old son, but I think my 5 yr.old daughter likes it even more. I've never had a desire to drum before, but even I'm enjoying it. Lots of fun. From what I've seen so far I can recommend this set for a beginner. I'm guessing someone more experienced would want more, unless they would want this one for it's size and portability.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Seems well made. Just received it today so time will tell if it is dependable. It it lasts the next 2 years with my kids I will be thrilled!!! If they like drumming we are going to step up to something a bit fancier in the future.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I like that it is compact and light weight. I love that it uses headphones so the kids can go crazy without bothering me or the neighbors. I really like that it has a built in tutor to help develop basic drumming skills. I just got this today so I haven't learned all the features, but I think I would like it if I could slow down the music in the teaching mode so I could follow along more easily. I like that the pads light up for me to follow. Also, it might be nice if it could score my performance so I could see my (or the kids) improvement over time. Also, a bag to carry this might be nice since it is designed to be small and portable.
How is the tone?
With no experience in drums my opinion might not be worth much, but I think it sounds great! I'm very happy with it. I think there are 1 different tracks with different sounds. I love it!
Looks good. When folded up it takes up relatively little space and can e stashed away. When set up it looks like a small electric drum set. Pretty basic.
Was this item an overall good value?
I think so. Maybe if I shopped around I would have found a better deal on a different brand. I don't know. I did check a few different sites for this set and it was always the same price. It was what I wanted. The shipping was reasonable (free for most of you, but not us Alaskans). And I was able to break the total cost down into 3 payments. For me this was perfect and I still feel it's a good value.