This time, I will explain how to set up an entry drum kit for those who are considering purchasing a drum set and those who are interested in drum sets.。
The drum set to be set up this time is here.
The set contains everything you need so you can play the drums right after you set it up, so I think it's attractive for beginners that you don't need to buy any additional items.
Let's open the boxes.
The toms have heads installed right from the beginning, and so you can play the drums immediately after setting it up. (Note however that head tuning is required ...)
Let's set it up immediately. An easy-to-understand manual is included, so let's proceed while looking at the manual.
I set it up without looking at the instructions. I have experience setting up drum sets, but this set is easy to set up, so you can probably do it without instructions.
Let's start with the bass drum!
Since the head of the bass drum is not tightened, fix the head and rim using the attached bolts.
Do the same for both sides, but put in the included cushions before installing both sides.
This cushion is to be attached with Velcro so that it is on contact with the striking surface and mutes the sound when the head is hit. When you have finished installing the heads, let’s install the legs on the bass drum. Adjust the angle and length of the legs so that the drum is firmly fixed in the place where the kit will be used, and use spikes as necessary. This time, I didn't use spikes because it was wood flooring. Let's continue with the stands.
Basically, you stand the stands on their feet and tighten with screws.
The hi-hat stand is completed by inserting the rod of the kick pedal into the holes.
It's a good idea to keep the snare stand wide open, place the snare drum in the support arms, and then tighten the screw.
Only legs are installed in the floor tom, but be careful about the direction. Toms are installed in the tom holder, and setting it on the bass drum.
The order is up to you, whether you install the holder in the bass drum before or after the toms are installed. Now, all you have to do is set up the cymbals and the pedals. Adjust the pedal so that the beater hits the center of the bass drum.
Set the top and bottom of the hi-hat so that they are sandwiched between the parts on the stand.
After the set-up is completed, the last step is tuning, and basically the point is to tighten the diagonal lug bolts in a crossing pattern. Be careful not to overtighten and break the head. You are now ready to play. Try it out and see how it sounds.
I actually tried it out, and it sounded perfect. Even after having used a lot of different drums, I found this to be a good set for practice. Since the toms are small caliber, I personally think that it’s better to tune them to a high pitch. In addition, the included bass drum mute cushion was very attractive to me… I usually just put a blanket or something similar in the bass drum for muting.
Everything you need is included and it’s easy to set up! I especially recommend it for those who are thinking about purchasing their first drum set. This may be stating the obvious, but drums are very loud. This limits the places where you can play them, so when purchasing a kit, be sure to consider the environment in which it will be used!