PylePro Drum Sets Overview and Review

PylePro PED021M kit
PylePro PED021M kit

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You might know the brand name Pyle because of the audio equipment the company makes, especially woofers for high-end stereo systems. PylePro drum sets are not their most well-known products. In fact, it feels like an afterthought that they are in their full product catalog.

Here are some other items listed in that catalog, many of which you wouldn’t expect from a company that started by making woofers.

  • Sound equipment for cars and boats
  • Portable pressure washers
  • DVD Players
  • Money counters
  • Projectors
  • Stands, cables, speakers
  • Amplifiers and megaphones
  • Turntables
  • Microphones
  • Guitars
  • Drum sets
  • Headphones
  • Cameras
  • Metal detectors
  • Steam cleaners
  • Arts & crafts
  • Scales
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Ear thermometers
  • Toothbrushes

As you can see, Pyle has greatly expanded their offerings over the past several decades.

Obviously I’m going to concentrate here on the PylePro series of electronic drum sets. As of this writing, there are 5 different sets shown on the Pyle Audio site, but only 3 of them are listed in their catalog.

This would seem to indicate that 2 of the drum sets have been discontinued (as one listing on Amazon suggests), but I have not been able to confirm this. Even if it is true, you may still be able to find all 5 sets for sale.

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Which Drum Sets Are in the PylePro Line?

Here is the short list of PylePro electronic drum sets. You can click on any link to check the pricing and availability of these drum sets at Amazon.

This list shows the sets in general order of pricing and quality from low to high. I assume “PED” stands for “Pyle Electronic Drumset”. I have no further information on the model numbering system.

It’s difficult to tell exactly what is included in each drum kit. The pictures and descriptions don’t necessarily help that much.

Sometimes the description will say that you get 5 drum pads, but one of them might actually be for cymbals. Here is what I believe you will get in each set as far as pads and pedals are concerned.

  • PED041 – 2 Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, 2 pedals
  • PED04 – 2 Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, 2 pedals
  • PED07 – 2 Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, 2 pedals
  • PED021M – 3 Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drum, 2 Cymbal Pads, 2 pedals

I think the only significant difference between the PED04 and the PED07 is the addition of a Dummies book and CD. One of the reasons I believe this is accurate is that there is no manual available for the PED07 on the Pyle website. The other reason is that pictures of each set look the same.

Note that PylePro drum set racks are not U-shaped like many other kits. Everything is in a line in front of you. The only way you can achieve any depth is with the attachment that comes with the hi-hat.

This means that you can’t really adjust the pieces of the kit to fit your personal preferences or physical needs. You will probably have to reach farther to hit all the pads than you would with most other drum sets.

What Is Included in the PylePro PED041 Drum Set?

PylePro PED041
PylePro PED041

These are the pieces you get in a box from the manufacturer. You should expect all of these even when getting a used set.

  • Digital Sound Module
  • 5 Angle Adjustable Drum Pads – 2 Tom-Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drums, and Crash Cymbal
  • Hi-Hat Digital Pedal Controller
  • Bass Drum Digital Pedal Controller
  • 1 Pair of Drumsticks
  • Drum Rack Frame
  • Audio Connection Cables – connect to your smartphone, tablet, computer, synthesizer, DJ controller, etc.
  • Power Adapter

The Digital Sound Module has these features.

  • Front Panel Button Control Center
  • Built-in Metronome and Reverb Switch
  • 11 Preset Drum Kits with 4 Level Variations
  • MIDI Output
  • Volume Control
  • Aux Audio Input (3.5mm)
  • Headphone Jack (3.5mm)

What Do You Get with the PylePro PED04 Drum Kit?

Keep in mind that this is one of the two sets that may be discontinued. As of this writing, it is still available online.

These pieces are included in a complete set.

  • Digital Sound Module
  • Bass Drum Pedal
  • Hi-Hat Pedal
  • 2 Drum Sticks
  • 5 Drum Pads
  • User Manual
  • Drum Rack
  • 110V~220V Auto Switch Power Adapter

The sound module has pretty much the same features as the PED041 but is a different design. It is more horizontally arranged than the vertical unit on the PED041.

What Is Special About the PylePro PED07 Drum Set?

As I mentioned above, the only difference between this kit and the PED04 is the addition of the Drums for Dummies book and accompanying CD.

One item in the official description of the PED07 is that the cymbals are chokeable. If that is true of this set, then I would think all of these kits have chokeable cymbals. This would include the PED04 and PED041, however I don’t know that for a fact.

The sound module appears to be the same as the one that comes with the PED04 model.

One reviewer of the PED07 mentioned a significant item that may at first cause you some consternation, unless you get it right.

“I think some people who couldn’t get it to work didn’t realize that all the cords are interchangeable…except one. The stereo cable (the blue one) HAS to go to the crash/ride cymbal or it won’t work at all. That cable will work for the other drums…but that pad will only work with that cable.”

What Is in the Top-of-the-Line PylePro PED021M Drum Kit?

With this kit, you get 9 total pieces which includes snare, hi-hat, 3 toms, 2 cymbals, and 2 pedals – one for kick drum and one for hi-hat control. Obviously the frame, cables, and power adapter are all part of the set as are a pair of drumsticks. No mention is made anywhere as to the size and weight of the sticks, so you may want to get a pair of your own separately, if you find that these are not to your liking.

The sound module for the PED021M has three times more preset kits – at 33 – than the less expensive models.

You get a USB output jack for connecting to all your favorite USB devices, which these days is almost everything.

PylePro Drums

Check out the pricing and availability of a PylePro Drumset at Amazon.

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