Yup, I gotta say that over all, I'm pleasantly surprised with my PDP CX maple kit. I like the idea that at the price I paid, my 22 inch bass drum has 10 lugs per side as does the snare. When I got this kit 14 months ago, there were NO kits in this price range with 10 lug bass/snare drums. Even now, as far as I can see, there's only 1 out there, the Sonor
Force 3007 maple kits and they are a bit more expensive than the PDP. Good luck to your son!