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The Rydeen is Yamaha’s flagship entry-level drum kit, packed with 50 years of design experience. This classy-looking setup is inspired by the Japanese god of thunder and packs a punch of similar might.
Including a bass drum, floor tom, tom tom, snare drum, and hi-hat, crash and ride cymbals, the Rydeen has everything you need to get playing straight away. This 20-inch bass drum model is the slightly smaller of the two in the range. It’s more portable and cuts through a band setting well because of its higher frequencies.
The Rydeen isn’t just powerful for a beginner kit. It’s powerful, full stop. Affordable drumkits can be flimsy or weak in presence but the Rydeen has a huge kick and vibrancy. It’s also surprisingly woody in character. It has the sensitivity of more expensive drums when varying your hit placement on the heads.
All of this is contained in a light and foldable easy-to-transport package. Made from white Poplar wood, the Rydeen has a beautiful contemporary finish. Yet you’ll be taken back by the thunderous resonance just waiting to be unleashed. Parents, beware!
The kit punches above its weight thanks to top quality hardware from Yamaha, who are lauded for their sturdy and reliable designs. There’s nothing to worry about when it comes to breakage. Even with a heavy-handed playing style. It will last through years of practice.
On top of that, every lug, screw and nut is made with beginner players in mind, so makes the drum kit extremely simple to set up. You won’t want to quit out of frustration before you’ve even started, like when dealing with other entry-level kits.
The likes of the Rydeen’s stylish hi-hat and bass pedal continue to impress in both functionality and looks. You might get one or the other with less experienced companies. Yamaha combine their distinct, classy aesthetic with toughness and great playability. If you feel good behind a kit, you’ll play better too.
- Clamp: CL940LB x 2
- Type: Separate lug
- Thickness: 6 ply (7.2mm)
- Material: Poplar
- Top: SD : Coated , TT / FT : Clear
- Bottom: SD : S-side , TT / FT : Clear
- Front: BD : Ebony w/ring mute +Yamaha logo
- Batter: BD : Clear w/ring mute
- SD/TT/FT : Triple Flange Hoop(Steel 1.5mm) , BD : Steel Hoop w/matching color inlay
- Bass Drum: 20”16x”
- Floor Tom: 14”x13”
- Tom Tom: 12”x8”/10”x7”
- Snare Drum: 14"x5.5"
- Tom Clamp: CL940LB x2