Gammon Percussion Y1049 5-Piece Junior Acoustic Drum Set w/ 16" Kick (Discontinued)


90 out of 100. Incorporating 650+ ratings and reviews.

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Gammon Percussion Y1049 5-Piece Junior Acoustic Drum Set

This was the highest rated 5-piece junior drum set back when we thoroughly examined the category in April 2018, however the Ludwig LJR106 was a very close second.

Items Included in this Drum Set:

  • 16" Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • 2 Mounted Toms
  • Floor Tom
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Hi Hats
  • Throne/Stool
  • A Pair of Drum Sticks
  • Kick Pedal
  • Drum Key
  • All necessary hardware included


  • Single braced stands
  • 12 lug bass drum


"Great value for the money" or words to that effect were common in customer reviews. Many people also said they found setting it up relatively straight forward.

Julian Jeun, the Principal Percussionist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, said in his review, "Overall, I would highly recommend the Gammon Junior Drum Set to parents looking for a first instrument for kids 10 and younger.".


There were a number of customer reviews that complained about the low quality of the cymbals but this complaint is common to nearly all low cost and junior drum sets.

Some of the product images contradict each other meaning that they show different drums or hardware. One knowledgeable drummer who wrote a customer review said the toms he received did not match the dimensions of the ones photographed, and I saw different types of bracing in different photos.


It's very hard to find the Gammon Percussion Y1049 available is stores these days, so unless you can find one second-hand, you'll probably need to get an alternative which you can find in our guide to The Best Junior Drum Sets For Kids.