I was a little bit skeptical about 300$ entire drumset , even with a throne, that would not fall apart after assembling it AND i was wrong!
Drums and hardware were really simple to assemble, manual wasn't really required. Everything is steady and solid.
-- I advise to tighten every nut and screw (factory screwed in) while assembling, because they might be loose.
Tuning of drums is really easy, and you can tune them pretty low.
KICK - sounds perfect with 58Hz batter and 49Hz Reso
FLOOR TOM - isn't really good, couldn't make it sound awesome in any tuning, but it's actually livable. Batter head sound a little bit too plastic.
-- Edit: Switching batter and resonant head worked well, now floor tom is significantly louder, and has better low tone!
RACK TOMS - 12" tom sounds really awesome in my current tuning
(104Hz Batter; 208Hz Reso) and i don't really use or need 10" tom.
SNARE - snare is nice and loud, tunes easily, and works well with low and medium tunings. High tunes lack a bit of resonance.
-- Overtones on snare are very strong so dampening is really needed!
CYMBALS - i didn't expect anything from cheap hi-hats and 15" crash/ride, and that was good decision. Crash is pretty bad, lot of overtones and very dirty sound, almost unusable as a ride, tho hi-hats are quite good, closed and slushy sound is okay but open hats aren't really good.
HARDWARE - hardware is fine, bass pedal is probably the weakest one.
-- You need to tighten spring screws very much or they're gonna loosen and fall off.
Throne is very nice for the money, hole height regulation, enough tall for mine 191cm.
Hi-hat stand feels okay, need lot of pressure to close it very tight.
Cymbal stand is also okay, could be a boom stand tho.
Other (maybe useful) info:
- it takes about 1 to 1 and a half hour to assemble and set up entire set.
- Remember to grease lugs (little bit of grease included),
- Get some dampening on snare and bass drum at least,
- Remember to tighten all screws,
- Stretch heads before tuning (after hand tightening lugs),
- Use tuning phone app like Drumtune Pro
I'll post whole review and set-up video of this set on my youtube channel soon! /Akapibara
If you want to know something more about this set, you can contact me on discord: Akapibara#7677