Mendini MJDS-5-BK Complete 16-Inch 5-Piece Black Junior Drum Set with Cymbals, Drumsticks and Adjustable Throne

Mendini by Cecilio 16 inch 5-Piece Complete Kids / Junior Drum Set with Adjustable Throne, Cymbal, Pedal & Drumsticks, Metallic Black, MJDS-5-BK

  • Recommended Age Group: Child, Kids 2.5 ft to 5 ft tall
  • 16" x 11" Bass Drum, 10" x 5" and 8" x 6" Tom Toms
  • 12" x 10" Floor Tom, 10" x 6" Matching Snare Drum
  • 8" Hi-Hat with Chain Driven Cymbal and Stand, 10" Crash Cymbal with Bass Drum Mounted Stand
  • Includes: Round padded height adjustable drum throne, Bass drum pedal, A pair of wooden drum sticks, Easy to read set up instructions (Assembly is required)
This Mendini by Cecilio 5-Piece Junior Drum Set with Cymbals is an "all-in-one" fully functional drum set designed specifically for entry level drummers. This set has everything you need to get set up and playing in no time. It is a perfect gift for the young drummer who wants the most realistic experience but may be too small for a full size drum set. Buy with confidence as it comes with a 1 year warranty against any manufacturer's defects.

List Price: $ 159.99 Price: $ 159.99

3 thoughts on “Mendini MJDS-5-BK Complete 16-Inch 5-Piece Black Junior Drum Set with Cymbals, Drumsticks and Adjustable Throne

  1. Katie P
    55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    SO happy with this purchase!, December 28, 2011
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    Katie P

    My sister-in-law and I assembled this Christmas Eve in less than 30 minutes. The drum set looks great and our three boys (ages 5, 7 and 10) LOVE IT! They have been playing it non-stop and it sounds great. I thought it might be too small for the 10 year old, but it isn’t and he loves it. SO relieved that it was a hit! I recommend this set whole-heartedly.

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  2. MikeB
    161 of 178 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad but a few too many corners cut in manufacture., December 1, 2011
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    MikeB

    This review may sound a little too critical for a kids set, but I hope this honesty helps you decide. I do like the set and I wasn’t expecting great things but there are a few areas that really should have been better. I’ll run through each item with a brief description.

    Drums:

    *Snare drum – Shell & rim construction are fine. The skins will hold up to gentle use. The snare is just a brush of wires set against the upper skin which can be adjusted for pressure by turning the side knob. Apart from the snare sound being fairly awful, the drum itself is a lot quieter than a real snare which may appeal to many parents. (I wasn’t expecting to use this snare and ordered a 10 inch Pearl Firecracker to replace it, which is great but very loud.)

    *Toms – Shell & rim construction are as the snare and sound really good when tuned up.

    *Floor Tom – Shell & rim construction are the same, legs seem good and plenty sturdy with good height adjustment.

    Overall, the drum shells, rims and skins are very good and well worth it.

    Hardware:

    Hi-Hat Stand – Pedal is okay, it’s belt (small fabric strip) driven. Seems sturdy enough for a child (adult feet should tread lightly though). My only complaint is that the top-cymbal retaining nut was really (I mean really) badly mis-threaded and caused the top hat cymbal to rest at about a 15 degree angle. I had to go to the hardware store to find a nut to replace this, annoying as the person putting this together should have just thrown this nut away and picked up another one and saved me wasting an hour of my life.

    Drum pedal – Pedal is pretty bad. Same little strap driving it which is fine for very light use. There’s no spring adjustment and the arm link for the spring to hook onto was badly machined so the hammer only had about an inch of travel to the skin, which makes it hard to get any feel or action from the pedal. (I’ve ordered a 30 dollar replacement from ebay, as I was so disappointed)

    Snare Stand – Shockingly bad. What is supplied is different from what is in the photo in the instruction manual which should be a regular lightweight stand with height and angle adjustment. What I received was a three leg stand with a wing-nut in the top of a straight shaft and three loose pieces of metal angles to put under the wing-nut to try and balance the snare drum on. This is a really bad and cheapskate stand. I’m most upset because the instructions indicated that a real stand was included and showed how to put a real stand together. As it’s not adjustable in height, it’s too high for my son and I’ll have to find a replacement.

    Seat/throne – excellent little seat with three heights of adjust-ability.

    Cymbals:

    Don’t even think about using them unless you have the set in a soundproof room. Awful pretty much sums them up, but you shouldn’t expect anything else at this price point. They are something for the kid to hit, so I’m not complaining. I got a set of cheap 10″ Meinl hi-hats and a really cheap 10″ Meinl splash. I put the bottom hat and the splash together on the hi-hat stand and used the slightly heavier top hat as the crash. Seems to work pretty well and sounds OK.

    Overall good drums but bad hardware.

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  3. S. Gabie
    36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent beginner drums for child, December 6, 2012
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    S. Gabie (Downingtown, PA) –
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    This set is more than just a toy as are so many in this size range. My son uses this set to practice his drum lessons and the quality and sound for an 8 or 9 year old is great.

    Components:

    Assembly: Very easy. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

    Drum heads/skins: are good quality and will take a beating. For those interested in high quality sound you’ll need to know how to tune them to get the right pitch. Pretty straight forward and this is what you do for professional drums as well. In fact its added value that the drum heads/skins are not fixed in some permanent way but function like a professional drum set.

    High hat cymbals: work fine and produce a decent sound for a small set.

    High hat and bass drum pedal: not so good. I find the pedals to be very thin with a tendency to bend or warp slightly. Of course large drums sets have very heavy stands and a small child may not have the strength to work regular kick stands, so there has to be a compromise somewhere. In fact, the pedals are the only reason I haven’t given this 5 stars.

    Drums: the fact that it’s a five piece kit is very exciting, and if your child wants to take drum lessons they’ll have everything they need to progress through year 1 and beyond. (Typically in year one, lessons introduce the player through the high hat, cymbal, bass drum, and at least one tom-tom. So here you’ve got all you need.

    Cymbal: call it ride or crash cymbal – well it’s fairly basic. You could in time easily replace it. Not a great sound but a child doesn’t know the difference. My only issue really with the cymbal (given that it’s a child’s drum kit) is its fixed position. The position makes it more of a crash vs. ride cymbal. It would be great if it came with a floor stand instead.

    Summary: Frankly, if your child is interested in drums, especially for more than just slapping a stick on them, and has an interest in lesson but needs a child size set, I don’t think you can beat this drum kit either on quality or price in this price range.

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