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Moose0130

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Nov 16th, 2017 06:08 PM        

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. <br /> Saw a decent price on a KAT KT1 but really have no idea what a quality brand would be nor what to look for. <br /> <br /> thanks<br />



Hammond101

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Nov 17th, 2017 09:47 AM        

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. <br /> <br /> $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.<br /> <br /> 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        

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. <br /> <br /> thanks



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Nov 17th, 2017 01:38 PM        

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



Hammond101

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Nov 17th, 2017 01:52 PM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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        

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.<br /> <br /> Now we simply need to learn how to play...



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Jan 2nd, 2018 12:25 PM        

My bad I didn't fully read your post that you got something.<br /> <br /> Nevermind.<br /> <br /> Have you considered something like this Yamaha (linked below),<br /> <br /> My son has one he started with when first starting lessons. It is about 5-6 years old and he is selling it.<br /> <br /> If your interested let me know.



Hammond101

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Jan 2nd, 2018 12:40 PM        

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



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