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    Default My son's 1st drum set for Christmas...

    He's 8, and I think this will work out ok...

    http://www.siglermusic.com/images/swf/dd502.swf
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    Here's a thought, voivod: It would be neat if the two of you did this first, as the two of you can make it together. And then afterward, you could surprise him with the real kit.


    http://www.kinderart.com/multic/cofdrum.shtml

    COFFEE CAN DRUM
    Grade: K-4
    Age: 4-8

    Drums are an important part of life and ceremony in many cultures. Here is a simple method for you and your students to create a fun sounding drum as you celebrate the cultures of the world.
    What You Need:

    * An empty coffee can with a plastic lid (small, large, whatever you have).
    * Construction paper, glue & scissors.
    * Paint or markers.
    * Paintbrushes & water.
    * Dowels or sticks from trees in the park.
    * String, leather, feathers, beads ... any bits of scrap material you might have.

    What You Do:

    1. You have two options here. Either paint the coffee can with paint or cover the can with construction paper. Leave the plastic lid on the coffee can ... this will be your drum head.

    2. If you cover the coffee can with construction paper, you can paint or draw designs and creatures on the coffee can. Have a look at pictures of different kinds of drums and the images found on them. (Try covering the can with aluminum foil for a neat effect.)

    3. After the paint is dry, you can glue all sorts of wonderful things to your drum.

    4. Using wooden dowels or simply wooden sticks, drum away on your new coffee can drum.

    5. Older students may want to try pounding the bottom of the coffee can with a rubber mallet to make a Carribean-style steel drum.

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    I bought a little drum kit for about $30 bucks Australian - you might want to look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    He's 8, and I think this will work out ok...

    http://www.siglermusic.com/images/swf/dd502.swf
    Cool drum kit. I wish I had one of those to start out on instead of the crappy kit I got off my cousin.
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    I thought about getting a dd502. To run it through dkfh and play late at night.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with that kit for the $$, the only question will be, will the pads hold up over time. Some of the cheaper elec kits, the pads die after a short time, (or so I have read in many a review), but that is a very versatile set that if it holds up would suite him quite well for a time.

    BTW, I bought a Gretsch Catalina Jazz set from Siegler (sp?) and they were great to deal with, and the OSP hardware that came with the set was/has been quite good as well.

    Good Luck!!

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    Dude, he's gonna love it! You're gonna love it, too, until he asks for a bigger amp. Ha ha ha!

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