Best Kids' Drum Set
Available from Amazon.
Price: $299 at time of publishing
- Superior construction quality for a kids' set.
- Everything needed is included.
- On the pricey side.
- Poor assembly instructions, according to reviews.
Takeaway: When it comes to kids' drum kits, experts say you really do get what you pay for in terms of quality and durability. This Ludwig Jr. drum set, also called the Ludwig Junior Outfit drum set, is one of the few beginner kits that can take a thrashing from young drummers who haven't yet learned how to finesse their playing and still sound okay. It also carries a one-year warranty, something many other cheap drum kits for kids lack. And, unlike some drum sets for kids, although the size is scaled down the drums and cymbals are all in the same places they'd be in an adult set, which can help younger players develop proper drumming technique. As with nearly all drum kits, many owners say the included cymbals are pretty lousy, and we also read a handful of complaints about the quality of the kick pedal. But, for a child who's serious about learning to play drums, this kit from a brand favored by a host of drumming legends is worth paying a bit more.
Kit includes: bass (16" x 10"); 2 rack tom-toms (8" x 5" and 10" x 5"); floor tom (13" x 10"); snare (12" x 4"); crash cymbal (10"), 2 hi-hat cymbals (10"); mounting hardware, stands, kick pedal, drum throne and sticks. Model LJR106