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Old 04-18-2008, 07:49 AM
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Default Opinions Wanted on Best Electronic Kit with Best Feel??

So I'm going nuts without a drum kit. I've been looking for a convenient place to store an acoustic kit near my new apartment (I'm in Hillsboro OR), but can't find anything I like. So I've decided to forgo getting an acoustic kit and will get an electronic kit.

I've played on some expensive $1500 - $2000 Roland kits that were nice. Thing is, I don't really care about the "brain" of the whole thing and how many presets they are. All I care about is a nice, compact e-kit with good response and feel like an acoustic kit would get. I think the cymbals will be the worst in terms of feel no matter what kit I get, but I'd hoping to at least kind of use my own metal hi-hats (hi-hats won't make that much noise compared to the other drum pieces being "real").

So can anyone recommend a brand/model that in there opinion best mimics the kind of "feel" from an acoustic kit? Any comments MUCH appreciated... I can only do rudiments on my practice pad for so long... thanks!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Opinions Wanted on Best Electronic Kit with Best Feel??

Take a look at the Roland TD-12. I'm not far from getting one, myself. Everything I've read about them has been very positive, especially in the context of how similar they feel to a real kit. It's basically the TD-20 (argued to be the best feeling kit on the market) but with a smaller footprint.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: Opinions Wanted on Best Electronic Kit with Best Feel??

Yes the TD12 is a great kit. But do yourself a favour and change the Roland heads to Hart. The response is much closer to real heads. You will not regret it.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Opinions Wanted on Best Electronic Kit with Best Feel??

The trick is not to tune the mesh heads to tight, then they feel like a tennis racket. I have a TD-20 kit. I loosened up the heads a little and it feels great. I really do not notice it at all switching between my Roland and acoustic kits anymore.
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