Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set  

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A practical solution for those who need a quiet practice set that works for playing live!

With the Pearl Rhythm Traveler drum set, you get a complete set of quality drums and hardware, specifically designed to be lightweight yet sturdy and durable. Rhythm Traveler shells are manufactured by Pearl's patented Heat Compression Shell Molding System, which is the same process used for every drum Pearl makes. Tom sizes are 10", 12", and 14" in diameter; and their 5" deep, single-headed design allows them to neatly stack for compact travel while producing a great tone for live performance. Rhythm Traveler's wood-shell snare drum is 13" x 5" and produces a very warm, full-bodied snare tone with excellent crack.

If you're like most drummers, rehearsal time is limited. Simply finding a place to practice without disturbing the peace can be tough. But imagine being able to practice anytime of the day or night, on a full-sized, 5-piece kit, without disturbing anyone. Then imagine carrying the same kit, neatly stacked in the passenger seat of your car, to a live gig. Rhythm Traveler combines both these drumming necessities at a price well within reach of any working drummer. Rhythm Traveler is the go-anywhere, practice-anytime kit of your dreams.

With Rhythm Traveler, you get 2 complete sets of heads, one for live performance and one set of Pearl's Muffle Heads for silent practicing. Muffle Heads are manufactured of a super-strong mesh fabric that responds like a regular drumhead, while producing virtually no sound. Rhythm Traveler produces the realistic feel of a regular kit, complete with rim shots, every time you rehearse. And the best part is that changing from a practice kit to a live kit is as easy as changing the batter heads and adding cymbals. Speaking of cymbals, the Rhythm Traveler comes with real cymbals for live playing: a 16" crash/ride cymbal and a pair of 14" hi-hats. Thick rubber cymbal mufflers are included for practicing. Rhythm Traveler is great for the working drummer needing a small portable kit, the beginning drummer needing to get started with a quality set, or any drummer that's tired of practicing at someone else's convenience.

Compact Travel
Rhythm Traveler's toms neatly stack to create an extremely compact kit for transport. Every facet of the kit, including every piece of hardware, has been designed with the working and rehearsing drummer in mind. Pearl's sturdy 70W Series hardware offers both double-braced legs and a low-mass, lightweight design, making it the perfect complement to Rhythm Traveler. You no longer have to have a large vehicle to be a drummer. With Rhythm Traveler your kit can even fit in the passenger seat of your car.

Live Performance
Rhythm Traveler is the perfect kit for most any live performance situation where space, or the lack of it, is a major concern. With Rhythm Traveler, you're set up, sounding great, and ready to play before most drummers could even unload their set. And when the gig is over, you're out just as quickly. With Rhythm Traveler, going from practice to live performance is as easy as changing the batter heads and adding a couple of cymbals.

Silent Rehearsal
When you're ready to practice, there's no substitute for the feel of a real drum kit. Rhythm Traveler's silent Muffle Heads and cymbal pads allow you to keep the response of a drumhead and quietly rehearse anytime you choose. Plug in a set of phones and play along with your favorite tunes, or just grab a few minutes when everyone else is sleeping—with Rhythm Traveler anytime can be rehearsal time.

Rhythm Traveler Hardware
Rhythm Traveler comes complete with a full set of Pearl's all 70W Series double-braced hardware. This impressive hardware line was developed to provide maximum stability and durability, while keeping weight to a minimum for ease of transport. Every function and feature on Pearl's 70W Series hardware is straightforward and dependable with ease of use as the ultimate goal. All pipe joints feature an extended nylon joint bushing providing an extremely strong and stable adjustment system.

Rhythm Traveler's H-70W hi-hat stand offers a direct link pull system for precise feel and strong action, sturdy double-braced legs, full height adjustability, and a fully adjustable cymbal clutch. The S-70W provides adjustments for both height and basket tension, and its double-braced leg tripod and low center of gravity make it an extremely stable stand. The C-70W cymbal stand provides a 3-section adjustment system, a deep gear cymbal tilter, and sturdy double-braced legs. The P-70 bass drum pedal features a great-feeling, strap-drive cam system; full adjustment over spring tension; and Duo Beat beater for use with both standard and Muffle Heads.


Notable features

  • Double-braced stands
  • Brass ride/crash cymbal
  • Brass hi-hat cymbals
  • Rubber cymbal mufflers
  • Muffle heads (mesh)
  • Plastic heads

Drum sizes:

  • 20" x 8" bass drum
  • 10" x 5", 12" x 5", and 14" x 5" toms
  • 13" x 5" wood snare drum

Cymbals included:

  • 1 CX-316C 16" brass cymbal
  • 1 CX-314HH 14" brass hi-hat cymbal pair
  • 2 RP-14C rubber cymbal mufflers
  • 1 RP-14B rubber cymbal muffler

Hardware included:

  • AX-20 adapter
  • 2 TH-70 tom holders
  • TH-70S tom holder short
  • C-70W 3-section Double-braced cymbal stand
  • P-70 pedal with Duo Beat beater
  • H-70W hi-hat stand
  • S-70W snare stand

Drumheads included

  • RC-10: 10" clear head
  • RC-12: 12" clear head
  • RC-14: 14" clear head
  • RC-20BD: 20" clear head
  • WAS-13: 13" coated head

Onstage or for practice, Rhythm Traveler delivers the versatility you want! Order today.

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PearlRhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great set

By Ron-v2TC0

from Laurel, MD

Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

The reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because the cymbals that came with this are garbage. Also, don't expect the best sound from this set out of the box. The heads should be changed out on all the drums for a better sound. Which ones? I am going with Remo Pinstripes for the toms and a coated Ambassador for the snare like a lot of people do. I might later try the ebony pinstripes and see what sound that gives. Eventually I'll probably end up with a Pearl Piccolo as my main snare too. I personally don't mind the stock kit for now as I'm just learning but this kit is great for those limited on space or need to carry it around for where you need to go. It's also a shame that Pearl didn't also include carry bags/boxes for this set.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great compact set.

By BaileyBrosDrummer

from Jackson, MS

Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

I've had this set for over four years now, and I love it. I replaced the pearl heads with remo, and they really came to life. I've played a lot gigs with this set, and even recorded with them. There is a lack of depth with the shallow drums, but your average listener wont be able to tell the difference. Set-up/Breakdown time for me is 5 minutes flat. I'm usually done before anyone else even starts. The muffle heads are very quiet, but at the same time you can change the tone to mimic real drums. They take up very little space, maybe 4.5'x5' that's including you sitting behind them. The cymbals are pathetic, i use mine for frisbees. Overall a quality set, and worth every penny.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


This kit can serve anyone.

Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

I bought this kit to round out my home studio/rehearsal space. I feel like I received more than what I paid for. I do not primarily identify as a drummer and I've played better sounding kits, but this is still a tremendous value loaded with features for the less than dedicated percussionist. I'm particularly pleased with the compactness and low price. I doubt wholehearted drummers will be pleased with this kit, as serious drummers should have serious kits, but this would serve them very well as no more than a backup or practice kit. For the rest of us, who just need something basic or a kit to keep on location to make our drummers' lives easier, this is a great product.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


Good second kit

By juleswolley

from Livermore, California

Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

Good for a second practice kit. Not too loud, the heads that it comes with are good, the snare needed a little work to get that dry snap. The cymbals are aweful as are the practice cymbals. I used the mesh head as the exterior head on the bass drum... that took care of the tonal reverb on the bass. Overall it's a good kit for travelling & intimate gigs.

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(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


great set!

Comments about Pearl Rhythm Traveller 5-Piece Drum Set:

the school i teach at has this set and its good for the price. the snare has a kind of doubling affect wher you hit it once and it sounds like twice. i like it but some might not. the toms sound good to but bass doesnt. the bass sounds like somoene hitting a wall. overall a good set.

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