Re: Living in apartment or flat: solutions for practice?
An e-kit is really your best solution if you need to play a kit at home. But even then, I wouldn't suggest wailing on it at 3 in the morning just because it's an e-kit. The sound and impact from hitting an e-kit can still transfer through walls and floors, although much much less than an acoustic kit. I had a Yamaha DTX-treme III kit with the rubber pads and it actually made quite a bit of noise. If I had to do it again I'd look at the Rolands because they, IMO, have a better feel and are quieter too.
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