10 Best Junior Drum Set 5 Pieces
for December 2022

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If you're looking to give your child the gift of music, a drum set is a great start. A junior drum set is the perfect choice for kids ages 6 and up, and kids of all ages can have a blast learning to play. These drums are smaller, easier to play and feature smaller drum heads, so they're perfect for kids.

Our tests evaluate junior drum sets for performance, including how loud they are and how evenly they sound across their range. We also evaluate how easy the drums are to set up, whether they're a good fit for your child's height, and how easy they are to play. Finally, we evaluate how easy the drum set is to store, including how easy it is to fold up, how compact it is, and how much space it takes up.

Our top pick is the Yamaha YDP143BK 5-Piece Junior Drum Set. The kit features 4-5.5-inch drums, so it's perfect for kids ages 6 and up. The drums are lightweight and feature durable, wooden shells, so they'll last for years. The set is easy to set up, and it's a breeze to store.

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Ashthorpe 5-Piece Complete Junior Drum Set with Genuine Brass Cymbals - Advanced Beginner Kit with 16

Ashthorpe 5-Piece Complete Junior Drum with Set Genuine Brass Cymbals

by Ashthorpe

Ideal junior set: This complete starter drum set is perfect for aspiring young musicians ages 3-12 years old, providing everything needed for beginners learning to play and perfect their practice, including a 16" x 11" bass drum, 12" x 10" floor tom, 10" x 6" and 8" x 6" mounted toms, 10" x 5" snare, 8" hi-hat cymbals, 10" crash/ride cymbal, all stands, padded throne (stool), drumsticks, hardware, pedals, and drum adjustment key.

The Ashthorpe Complete Junior Drum Set with Genuine Brass Cymbals is a well-made, entry-level drum set that offers excellent value. The Ashthorpe Complete Junior Drum Set with Genuine Brass Cymbals comes with a full set of all the essential drums and accessories needed to set up a drum kit, including 16" bass drum, 12" rack tom, 13" floor tom, 18" floor tom, 14" snare drum, and 5" cymbal. The set is easy to assemble, but some assembly is required. The bass drum and snare drum are fairly easy, but assembling the tom and floor tom can be a little tricky, as they need brackets to attach the legs. Additionally, the cymbal stand is tricky to assemble, as it requires some screws to be tightened and some wires to be connected, so you'll need a second person to help you with that. The drums are well made, and come with high-quality hardware and hardware finishes. The 22" bass drum and 14" snare drum offer plenty of volume, and the 13", 18", and 14" toms are deep sounding, with a good amount of resonance. The cymbal is well-balanced, and sounds quite natural. The cymbal stand is sturdy, versatile, and can hold a wide variety of cymbals. The cymbals are slightly muffled sounding, but they offer good pop and sizzle, and have a good amount of expression. The bass drum pedal is sturdy, but it could benefit from a tighter grip, and it requires some force to depress the pedal. The hi-hat pedal is sturdy, and it offers a good amount of expression. The drumsticks are medium-weight, and offer a good amount of bounce.

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Costzon 16” Kids Drum Set, 5-Piece Full Size Complete Junior Drum Set with Adjustable Throne, Cymbal, Hi-Hat, Pedal & Drumsticks, Beginner Drum Kit with Bass Snare Tom Drum, Age 3-12, Blue

Costzon 16” Kids Drum Set

by Costzon

Great Drum Material for Great Sound: The drums have a 9-layer poplar shell to deliver a more energetic sound. Providing a larger and deeper resonance chamber, a strengthened drum cavity is able to make the overtones diffuse slowly and enhance the tone. Besides, the premium drum skins with larger tension and vibration also help achieve an ultimate acoustic experience.

Costzon's 16” Kids Drum Set is an affordable drum kit for kids. The set is well-made and durable, and it features a traditional design. The construction is solid and the drums and cymbals are reasonably loud. The drum set comes with a bass drum pedal and wooden drum sticks, and the cymbals are gong-like, so they make a nice, crisp sound. The drum set is time-consuming to assemble, but the instructions provided are detailed. The set is also fairly light, so it's easy to carry (it weighs about 10 pounds). The height of the seat is also adjustable, so it's comfortable for children of all ages. The cymbals also don't roll off the drum stand. The drum set is initially priced higher than most of our other picks, but it's a good choice for kids who are new to drumming.

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Drum Set Eastar 22 inch for Adults, 5 Piece Full Size Drum Kit Junior Beginner with Pedal Cymbals Stands Stool and Sticks, Metallic Silver

Drum Set Eastar 22 inch for Adults

by Eastar

STURDY COMPONENTS & BEARING CAPACITY - The bass drum of this adult drum kit adopts 8 drum lug structure, which ring is made of iron and the other parts are made of electroplated material. The hi-hat adopts a single-leg electroplated stand, which is durable and stylish. The drum base adopts a double-plate structure to provide excellent load-bearing capacity up to 330 lbs.

The Eastar EDS-485B is a well-made drum set, suitable for beginners and intermediate musicians. Unlike other drum sets, which use a single-ply bass drum skin, the Eastar EDS-485B uses two-ply drum skin, which makes it more durable and produces a more consistent sound. The kit's tuning is spot-on, and the drum skins are well-padded, so vibrations are kept to a minimum. The drum set is easy to assemble, and it comes with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, so even beginners can quickly assemble it. The kit comes with four drum heads, including a bass drum head with a thicker, more rigid shell, which, combined with the double-ply drum skin, produces a deeper, richer sound. The drum set is heavy, but it's well-constructed, and it sits on a sturdy, level base. The drum set comes with cymbals, but cymbals are not included, and cymbals are not included, which, along with drum sticks, are purchased separately. The cymbals included with the kit are decent-quality, and, overall, the kit produces a good sound. However, the drumming surface is slightly smaller than average, so smaller hands may struggle to play certain notes.

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Donner Drum Set 14 inch 5-Piece for Beginners, Complete Junior Drum Kit with Adjustable Throne, Cymbal, Hi-Hat, Pedal & Drumstick, Metallic Black

Donner Drum Set 14 5-Piece inch for Beginners

by Donner

What's in the kit-14 x 10 bass drum x 1,6x 4 fixed tom x 1,8x 4 fixed tom x 1,8x 4 fixed snare drum (with stand) x 1,12x8 floor tom x 1, 8 hi-hat (with stand) x 1, 10 straight cymbal (with stand) x 1, 5A wooden drum x 2,small wooden drum x 2, bass pedal x1, circular cushion adjustable drum seat x 1, easy-to-read setup instructions (requires assembly) x 1, shelf life is 12 months

The Donner DKS-220 mini drum kit is an affordable, well-made kit that is perfect for kids and adults. The shells are made of durable poplar wood, and the shells are solid and resonant. The drum heads have played an important role in the sound of the drum set, and this set uses Remo drum heads, which have a good balance between attack and projection. The kick drum is large and resonant. The bass drum is large but the bass drum heads aren't very loud. The bass drum is also slightly soft and produces a mellow bass sound. The stand is sturdy and adjustable, and the pedal is adjustable. The cymbals are high-quality and are capable of producing a loud and accurate sound. The cymbals also have a nice amount of sustain. The kit is easy to assemble, and the instructions are very easy to understand. The kit also comes with a pair of adult drum sticks, a small drum stick, and an instruction book. The Donner 5 drum kit is an affordable, well-made kit that is perfect for kids and adults.

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Drum Set for Beginners 16 inch Kids Drum Kit 5-Piece Junior Drum Set for Kids with Adjustable Throne/Cymbal/Pedal/Drumsticks by Vangoa

Drum Set for Beginners 16 inch Kids Drum Kit 5-Piece Drum Junior Set for Kids with Adjustable Throne/Cymbal/Pedal/Drumsticks by Vangoa

by Vangoa

[BRIGHT&RICH SOUND] This junior drum set adopt versatile poplar wood 6 layer drum cavity, makes the sound more powerful and richer. Using 3 layer electroplating process, wear-resistant stainless steel material, and mirror effect appearance make the artistic sense is stronger

The Vangoa 5-Piece Kids Drum Kit is a great choice for kids age 3 and up. Its all-wood construction is sturdy enough for active kids, and its 16-inch bass drum, 12-inch tom, 10-inch mounted tom, 10-inch snare, 8-inch hi-hat cymbals, 10-inch crash/ride cymbal, drum with maple drumsticks, adjustable throne, cymbal and pedal are high-quality and reasonably priced. The adjustable throne and cymbal are also great for kids, because unlike other kits with fixed-height thrones and cymbals, these are height-adjustable. The Vangoa kit is also easy to assemble, thanks to its 2 humanized drum keys of different shapes. The assembly instructions are also well-written, and it includes 6 overtone sticker sheets for even more fun. The only complaint we have is that the 10-inch crash/ride cymbal isn't very loud, so you might want to add a cymbal amplifier for extra sound.

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RockJam Complete 5-Piece Junior Drum Set with Cymbals, Drumsticks, Adjustable Throne and Accessories, Black, inch (RJ105-BK)

RockJam Complete 5-Piece Junior Set Drum with Cymbals

by PDT Ltd - IMPORT (UK Vendor, Product FOB China)

Comes with everything you need to get started right away including a lightweight pair of drum sticks and an adjustable comfortable drum throne (seat)

The RockJam Complete 5-Piece Junior Drum Set with Cymbals, Drumsticks, Adjustable Throne and Accessories is a solid choice for aspiring drummers ages 3-10. The set is scaled down in size and features smaller drums, cymbals, and hardware, so it's perfect for younger players just starting to learn to play. The set is easy to assemble (the hardware takes seconds, and the pre-drilled holes on the drum case make it a snap to strap everything together), and durable enough to last for years. The drums are made of plastic, which is less durable than metal, but younger players shouldn't expect anything too fancy. The cymbals are lightweight, and the plastic drums are light enough to be easy to carry around. The included drumsticks and throne are sized and shaped specifically for younger children, so they're easy to adjust and simple to use. The drum set is very reasonably priced, and it's an excellent value.

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Pearl Roadshow Drum Set 5-Piece Complete Kit with Cymbals and Stands, Wine Red (RS525WFC/C91)

Pearl Roadshow Drum Set 5-Piece Kit Complete with Cymbals and Stands

by Pearl Corporation

Includes cymbals and sticks - Roadshow comes complete with a 16" Brass Crash/Ride Cymbal, and a set of 14" Hybrid Hi-Hats. 2 pair of maple drum sticks, stickbag and a Pearl Drum poster

The Pearl Roadshow drum kit is a great starter set. The kit is sturdy and well-made, and the included drum throne is surprisingly comfortable. The included cymbals, while basic, are loud enough to fill a room, and the drums have a deep tone that sounds great when played with a mallet. The drums are also versatile, and you can use them to play a variety of styles of music, from pop to R&B to rock. The drums are easy for beginners to set up, and if you're more experienced, you'll be able to tweak the kit's sound easily. The kit comes with everything you need to get started, including drumsticks, cymbal stands, and drum throne, and it comes with a screwdriver to help you adjust the levels on the stands. The kit also comes with a drum key, so you won't need to invest in one. The included drum sticks are decent, but they're definitely on the flimsy side, especially for a drum kit at this price. The kit comes with padded drum bag, and it's big enough for the drum kit and all included accessories. The kit also comes with a one-year limited warranty.

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Best Choice Products 5-Piece Full Size Complete Adult Drum Set w/ Cymbal Stands, Stool, Drum Pedal, Sticks, Floor Tom (Black)

Best Choice Products 5-Piece Full Size Adult Complete Drum Set w/ Cymbal Stands

by Best Choice Products

VERSATILE SIZE: Ideal for beginning drummers and those more experienced, this set's standard size makes it suitable for users young and old

The 5-piece Complete Adult Drum Set by Best Choice Products has everything you'll need to get started playing drums, whether you want to play for fun or as a more serious musician. The set is well made, durable, and fun to play. It includes a snare drum, bass drum, floor tom, high-hat cymbal, ride cymbal, bass drum pedal, stool, 2 rack toms, and drum sticks. The set comes with a high-gloss finish, white drum heads, and chrome details. The bass drum is 23" in diameter, which is bigger than most home sets, but smaller than drum sets designed for professional musicians. The bass drum is light and easy to set up, and has a nice-sounding pitch. The drum heads, pedals, and hardware are well made, and the drums have a smooth feel. The set comes with a 1-year warranty, and customer support is available by phone and email.

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Drum Workshop Go Anywhere 5-Piece Set Practice Pad (DWCPPADTS5)

Drum Workshop Go Anywhere Set 5-Piece Practice Pad (DWCPPADTS5)

by Drum Workshop

DWSMPADLK Pad Memory Locks (4-pack with key) sold separately.

Whether you've just started playing drums or you're a pro who's been gigging for 20 years, the Drums Workshop Go Anywhere 5-Piece Set Practice Pad Set is for you. The pads have a solid feel, which is This is especially important for beginner drummers, as the vibrations from hitting a drum are transmitted to the legs and feet. The drums feature an adjustable tilt angle, so you can adjust them to suit your height and playing style. The bass drum pedal, which is sold separately, has a solid feel and a solid grip, so it's easy to use. The pedal's toe strap is adjustable, and it has a beater adjustment wheel, so you can adjust the beater spacing. The drum set is available in black, blue, green, and red. The drums are lightweight and compact, so they're easy to move around, and they come with two carry cases. The set comes with a 5-year warranty.

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Pacific Drums PDJR18KTCB PDP Junior 5-Piece Drum Set

Pacific Drums PDJR18KTCB PDP 5-Piece Junior Drum Set

by Drum Workshop, Inc.

Made from hardwood and wrapped in a durable black laminate finish

Pacific Drums' PDJR18KBTUB Junior 5-Piece Drum Set is a sturdy, well-made set for kids that's well-made and well built, but not too expensive. The set comes with five 12-inch bass drums, five 10-inch tomtoms, five 8-inch cymbals, four stands, a throne, and hardware. The hardware is a set of hickory sticks, two bass drum spurs, a cymbal holder, a snare drum stand, an 18-inch tom holder, a hi-hat stand, and a floor tom holder. The cymbals are 8-inch hi-hats, 8-inch crashes, and 8-inch rides. The toms are 10-inch tomtoms, 8-inch floor toms, and 8-inch splash/ride toms. The throne is padded and comfortable, and it comes with adjustable-height legs. On top of all that, the package comes with a one-year warranty. The set is regulated at 120 decibels, which is a lot louder than most kids' sets, so it's advisable for parents to monitor the volume. The set is made of plastic, but it's heavy and sturdy, so it won't shake and rattle or break easily. The toms are light but durable, and the bass drums are decent. The cymbals are decent, too, but they're not great. The crashes and rides are OK, but they're not great. The hi-hats are pretty good, but they're not great. All in all, the PDJR18KBTUB Junior 5-Piece Drum Set doesn't offer much in terms of quality, but it's well-made and sturdy, and the price is right.

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