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Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:47 am

I know, a weird request for a guitar forum, but I'd rather ask everyone here than join some other forum just to ask them.

Recommend a good electronic drum set.

I already have a nice regular drum kit, but I live in an apartment.  My fiancé wants to learn to play drums, and I want to keep up my practice, not to mention I think my daughter might enjoy it when whe's old enough (who wouldn't?).  I am totally out of the loop when I'm buying anything but guitar parts, or tools, so give me your input on brands or features I should be looking for.  Oh, I'm also an a budget.  Figure about $600 max.
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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by northern_dirt » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:38 am

Whats the cost on Rolands budget unit?..

Its V drums lite...
Its $800, but Im sure a used one after xmas might pop up


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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by idiotbear » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:19 pm

The drummer from my old band, who's the best drummer in the history of the universe, has a fairly cheap Roland job which cost him like £800 GBP. He loves it for practising on, although obviously it doesn't have the responsiveness of real heads. Better than a practice pad any day, though.

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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:20 pm

Man, Roland is like the only game in town then huh?
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Post by idiotbear » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:25 pm

For reasonable money, yeah. There's an Alesis series, but I've not heard anything about them. The DDrum ones are really nice, apparently, but you're talking like $5000.

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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by northern_dirt » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:29 pm

stereordinary wrote: Man, Roland is like the only game in town then huh?
Im assuming you want soemthign that sorta simulates the drum layout of an acoustic set...
The roland is it.. pretty much
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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:30 pm

Right, well I guess I'll just have to figure out some way of picking up one of those HD-1 kits.
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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by DarrelT » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:19 am

I'm looking at getting a Traps set for my son.  http://www.trapsdrums.com/

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Re: Recommend - An electronic drum kit?

Post by Sebastian » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:05 pm

The Roland HD-1 has only a few sounds (good quality, though) and a mesh head snare drum pad (for more realistic playing feel), but the Yamaha DTXplorer is more versatile - more samples, more edit options etc. I even know some people who use it on stage. They are both the same price here in Germany.
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