Want to buy an electronic kit - but I don't know where to start!
Hey all, recently I've become interested in buying an electronic drum kit. I've been playing drums for about 8 years now, and living away from home going to school, away from a drum kit has gotten pretty annoying. So, I've decided to look into getting an electric kit to curb that frustration. Thing is though, I don't know where to start! I DO know that I really hate the feel of rubber pads - a friend of mine used to have an electric kit and those pads (at least for the toms) were just not my thing. I really like the feel of the mesh heads (which is probably a pretty popular opinion). My acoustic setup at home consists of a crash, hi-hats, ride, kick, snare, 1 rack and 1 floor tom, and I just want to emulate that with an acoustic kit. Being a student also means my budget's limited - another reason why I don't want to go beyond the setup mentioned above. So, my question is, where should I look to find an electric kit that includes mesh heads for the snare, floor tom, and rack tom, the cymbals mentioned above, all on a budget ($5-600 [as a bit of a stretch], anything less than that is also good too. I'm aware i'll probably have to look into used)? I figure I'd use my spare kick beater and hi-hat stand, along with throne, that I already own. Thanks!