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Old 04-28-2013, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: Met a guy who really likes his E kit

I too love my e-kit but not because it is as good or better than an acoustic kit.
I have also tried high end electronic kits and they are an instrument that is all be itself and they should be treated that way.
I bought my inexpensive e-kit for practice. It works great for that purpose. It is also great for learning tunes.
I soon found out that my e-kit is good for another use. I could use it as an exercise machine that I wouldn't be board with.

My doctor told me that I had some medical issues and I had to do a cardio workout 3 times a week. I hate treadmills, etc.
My Roland e-kit has pedals built in. I can make the left pedal either a hi-hat pedal or a bass drum slave pedal.
I began to play fast heel up double bass patterns while hooked up to a heart rate monitor. I reach my target heart rate and I don't get board and lose interest. I am addicted to it.
I have a blast while I exercise.
I have been doing this for about 3 months and my condition has improved according to the results of my last check up.
I kind of like old drums:)
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