GP Percussion GP50 3-Piece Acoustic Junior Drum Set w/ 16" Kick (Discontinued)
This is a budget kit and the highest-rated 3-piece junior kit in 2019 and 2020 before becoming unavailable.
Items Included in this Drum Set:
- 16" x 11" Bass Drum
- 10" x 5" Snare
- 10" x 6" Tom
- 10" Crash Cymbal
- Bass Drum Pedal
- Drum Key
- All stands and hardware included
- 6 lug bass drum
- 5 lug tom
- Single braced hardware
It gets good reviews for durability with some parents reporting that it's still going strong well after a year since they bought it. Many people said in their customer reviews that it was fairly easy to set up when it arrived, however, some said the exact opposite. The number of people who found assembly relatively easy well outnumbered those who had trouble with it. While it can't be considered a 'professional' drum kit, it does the job well of introducing young children to the instrument and it will last long enough for them until they require moving up to a higher level kit.
The main complaints were about the quality of the cymbals - quite a common complaint with budget drums. There were a few complaints about the difficulty in setting up the kit, some suggested there should be better instructions included and some said parts should be labeled. It only has single braced hardware, but that's strong enough for young kids - just be careful about letting adults sit on the drum throne.
Several customers said that this kit is good for 8-year-olds or younger, but probably too small for older children.
Although this was previously on our recommended list it is no longer available. You can find excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Junior Drum Sets For Kids - A Guide For Grown-Ups.