Sound Quality ~ ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! I cannot praise this highly enough. Whether struck with beaters or hands, the sound emitted holds a beautiful depth of tone and lasting resonance. From the absolute novice and first strike, confidence will undoubtedly flourish.
Drum sides ~ super tough covered with a highly durable visually enticing, vibrant Rain Forest design. The four feet are a toughened rubber which prevents sliding; from carpet to tiles and laminate floors. They don't leave marks either. The lower support they are attached to is also super tough... an apparent Remo theme. Total Height approx 7 7/8 " 20 cm.
Drum head ~ extremely securely attached and hard wearing FIBERSKYN'3 not animal derived. The underside is a smooth type of plastic with a top 'skin-like' layer. This has a grain look and texture similar to that of a natural skin head. Beautifully smooth yet not slippy, a pleasure to play. This does not need tightening, as the picture shows there are no keys. Our drum has been out in the full heat of summer and in the deep freeze of our house winter nights with heating off. It's as new, absolutely no warping or distortion. Diameter approx 10 " 25.5 cm.
Beaters x 2 ~ super sturdy black non shatter, slight flex plastic handles. Firm rubber/high density foam heads, unsure exactly what, covered with soft black fabric. This is securely bound onto the handles with a soft black plastic 'twine-like' fixing. The ends are capped with black soft plastic, giving a little cushioning. They both look very neat and professional, just like the drum. Total Length approx 10 6/8 " 27.5 cm.
After looking at countless drums including toy versions, we repeatedly came back to Remo. Every aspect of this drum is completely child friendly. It's a perfect size for kneeling at, sitting cross legged, legs either side or sitting on a low stool to play. Witnessing Remo surviving use of an industrial scale within the school environment, shows it's virtually indestructible.
My little one has enjoyed the Floor Tom now for over two years, drumming hard both with the beaters and hands. This has withstood incredible force when a manic 'sesh' is in full swing. Often a line of saucepans, up turned buckets and boxes are included in larger 'gigs'. This is aiding learning to create a variety of sounds for different moods; from the deeper middle of the drum head to the higher pitched outer edge with finger tips. Everything about this drum just makes 'you' want to play it. Absolutely brilliant purchase!