View Full Version : Electronic set advice
06-24-2007, 07:49 PM
I currently own a 5 piece acoustic set (pretty generic set) that i keep in my room and its pretty much gathering dust. I play it every now and again but im kind of limited because of how loud it is. the only times i really get a chance to play is mid morning coming home from class and the house is empty. im looking into selling this kit and gettiny myself a good electronic set.
im looking for a fairly affordable set (between 800-1500$ tops) and im hoping for some guidance. im not an advanced drummer i just like to play along to my music for fun and sometimes with some friends not to mention i love the idea of being able to pop in some headphones and play without bothering anyone.
any advice? =)
06-24-2007, 07:53 PM
I say you can't go wrong with the Roland TD3KV, or Roland TD6!!
06-24-2007, 07:58 PM
thanks for the welcome ^^ do you own a TD3 or 6? i was reading the reviews on teh td3 and it sounds great but im worried the bass pad isnt wide enough for a double pedal. thoughts? oh and can you plug an mp3 player right into it to play along with your own music? im curious to how it works
06-24-2007, 08:01 PM
I own the Roland TD3KV, it has a better snare pad then the TD3 and it is the samish price. It works fine with a double pedal! it even works with the Dualist Triple Pedal!!
06-24-2007, 08:14 PM
can you plug an mp3 into it so you can hear it through the same headphones? sorry about the nubbish questions =P
06-24-2007, 08:17 PM
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06-24-2007, 08:19 PM
ok last one and ill quit bugging you XD where did you get yours? i cant seem to find it in any online stores( ill sneak edit one more in here. whats the difference between the kv and the sw?)
06-24-2007, 08:33 PM
I don't actually know really, But I'd recommend the TD3KV or better still the TD6!! If you check The Roland Offical Site (http://www.roland.co.uk) you might find out. I bought mine from here! (http://www.gak.co.uk)
Thats the cheapest place I could find it!
06-24-2007, 08:35 PM
I just found out, The Roland TD3kv is no longer the roland TD3KV, it is now Roland TD3KW!
06-24-2007, 08:42 PM
thanks a lot for the help =) if that free shipping offer reaches to the states that is an amazing deal heh
06-25-2007, 06:07 PM
I've got the TD-3S, the package from a couple years ago. Perfect for quiet home practice - obviously you can get a lot more from higher end kits but on my budget it worked - I want to spend my drum $$ on the acoustic stuff I play at gigs!!
06-25-2007, 06:08 PM
The TD-3 should be all over the place on-line, and at local music stores too - like Guitar Center.
06-25-2007, 08:46 PM
how would you say it compares to playing an acoustic set? i mean obviously the sound is different but how realistic is the feel of it? is it easy to jump on an acoustic set and play the same or would you have to adjust a bit?
06-25-2007, 11:16 PM
No E kit is as good as practicing on your acoustic kit. The feel is obviously different. Mesh heads seem to make it a little better, but my TD-3 doesn't have any. BUT ... at least I get to practice when I want to. I"ve seen another drummer say that the E kit helps most with practicing your coordination, say between limbs. That's pretty transferrable. And I agree with that. Also the TD-3 has a click you can play with, and that's helped my playing, and yes you can run CDs or MP3s through it to ply along. The further up the E kit food chain you go, the bettter - having songs and beats to play too, etc. is cool and can also expand your practice options.
So the more you spend, the better use you'll get out of it. But the TD-3 does the trick for me. When I get back on the acoustic kit it shows that I've been practicing.
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