In addition to producing some of the most consistent and reliable professional and mid-grade drumsets on the market, Yamaha also continues to up the ante in the entry-level price point by making smart, value-increasing upgrades. Earlier this year, the company replaced its GigMaker beginner’s kit with the Rydeen, which is named for the Japanese god of thunder. These drums, according to Yamaha, are “designed to inspire drummers to keep playing on a kit that will last.” Let’s see how they fare.

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