Karyl Trejo

Karyl knows a lot about many things, including music! Her specialty is drumming, and she loves to bring you the most up-to-date product reviews on various drum sets and drumming technology! With her expertise in freelance writing and her thirst for new knowledge, she brings top-quality content to Drumming Fanatics.

A Decent Kit, But Not the Best One Out There: My Mendini Kids 3-Piece Drum Set Review and Guide

If you are one of those parents who fantasize about their kids becoming musical prodigies, or you’ve just discovered a voluntary interest in music in them, then you have come to the right place. Today, I’ll be analyzing what makes a good drum set for kids to start learning on, as well as why the Mendini Junior …

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Mendini Snare Drum Set Review and Guide – Good Entry-Level Contender?

From leading soldiers into wars to being the central hub of any modern drum kit, snare drums have been a part of our culture for centuries now. It all began with legendary drummers like Ringo Starr and Neil Peart, who pushed their eclectic drum tones into the limelight.  These days, everyone from Chad Smith to …

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The Future Of Drumming? It May Very Well Be! (My Freedrum Review and Guide)

Freedrum is a virtual drumming kit that has taken the drumming world by storm. Users get a feel of playing real drums when they are actually just air-drumming – something that we were all admittedly guilty of loving when we were kids.  Freedrum has created what it calls the “most affordable way to learn the …

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A Decent E-Kit That Doesn’t Break the Bank? My Alesis DM6 Review and Guide

These days, electronic drums have become a staple in electronic music, in addition to many other types of fusion genres. A lot of drummers who would otherwise play mainly on acoustic drums are also trying their hands on electronic drums these days. This is a legitimate, fundamental building tool for drummers who like experimenting with …

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A Surprisingly Solid and Affordable Drum Kit? My DW Performance Series 4-Piece Review

DW Performance is held among some of the top names by the drumming community for more than one reason. Whether it’s the quality of drum shells, their construction, or the overall sound of the kit, DW seems to strike an incredible balance between all these variables in each and every drum kit they produce. DW recently …

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Drumming Your Way to Victory: My Simmons SD550 Review and Guide

Following up on the remarkable feats achieved by the SD 2000 e-drum kit, Simmons decided to introduce the SD550, a 5-piece electronic drum kit with mesh heads. This iteration was a marked improvement over its older brother, which employed advanced, “tensionable” mesh heads for variable attack and expressiveness.  The SD550 comes in a familiar configuration …

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Is It Actually Worth It? My Alesis DM7X Review and Guide

In early 2011, Alesis launched the DM7, which was a marked improvement over many of its counterparts in the same affordable price range. This USB kit was loaded with some of the best functionalities and sounds at the time. However, the new Alesis DM7X is an enhanced version of its older brother. It offers more pads and features while …

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Save Money, Make Music: Five Awesome Cheap Budget Drum Sets for 2022

Are you thinking about stepping into the world of drumming, but aren’t interested in breaking the bank? A hobby that can potentially change your life can seem very exciting at first but keep in mind, it’s definitely an expensive passion.  If you are also looking for better deals and the best price on drum sets, …

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