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FDP Forum / I'd Hit It! - Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drum Kit Recoo

Moose0130
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Nov 16th, 2017 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Any recommendations for an electronic drum kit for beginner drummer? Expect it will be used both by me and my young kids - both of who are keen on drums in a vague kind of way.
Saw a decent price on a KAT KT1 but really have no idea what a quality brand would be nor what to look for.

thanks


Hammond101
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Nov 17th, 2017 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a used Yamaha e-kit from a CL ad for $250. It served me well. Yamaha and Roland are the pro names but for something to just hammer on around the house Alesis and Simmons could be considered.

$500-600 new and $250-400 used would be about the entry fee unless you want junk. You can spend thousands and the Roland brand would be where to do that.

This gets you going and playing with headphones. I used an older Alesis Sumo keyboard amp with my Yamaha kit. Guitar amps are not suitable as the bass frequencies will kill the speaker(s).

Moose0130
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Nov 17th, 2017 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Perfect, thanks for the feedback. Alesis seems to be shaping up to be the right starting point and your point of view helps affirm that.

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willie
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Nov 17th, 2017 01:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

I would also check out the Roland TD-1KV...excellent value and dependability.

Sweet

Hammond101
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Nov 17th, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Although a pretty cool entry kit, that Roland above does not have a kick drum pad. With new players (and from a drummers point of view)learning the feel and rebound of a kick pedal is important to a student. That beater hitting something is key in learning to use your feet.

The Roland electronics are outstanding and best in the biz IMO. Personally I'd look for something with a kick pad trigger.

Moose0130
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Jan 2nd, 2018 11:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Got the $300 Alesis kit from Sweatwater. The kids (and the big kid who purchased it) are having a lot of fun banging around on it. I have a junky old guitar amp (and headphones) for now but will pick up something more appropriate as a speaker soon.

Now we simply need to learn how to play...

damuniz
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Jan 2nd, 2018 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

My bad I didn't fully read your post that you got something.

Nevermind.

Have you considered something like this Yamaha (linked below),

My son has one he started with when first starting lessons. It is about 5-6 years old and he is selling it.

If your interested let me know.

External link

(This message was last edited by damuniz at 03:13 PM, Jan 2nd, 2018)

Hammond101
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Jan 2nd, 2018 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Congrats! Speakers are cool when you are playing the kit but headphones are a beautiful thing when you must only listen!

zenland

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Jul 13th, 2018 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

willie-Since you know my music room, would the link you listed be good for me?

Just looking to lower the drum volume!

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