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Old 09-13-2009, 03:16 AM
Ragnarok96 Ragnarok96 is offline
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Default Beginning drummer looking for Electric Kit

Hello,

I want to start learning drums and I need to get an electric drum kit because I'll be moving into an apartment soon.

I have no previous experiences with drumming. I just want to learn with the basics, etc.

I'm tight with the budget and currently, I'm looking at one of these:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Simmons-...05-i1463119.gc

or

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alesis-D...95-i1321968.gc



Which one is better? Do I need to purchase anything else? Can you recommend me anything?


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Old 09-13-2009, 05:08 PM
Ragnarok96 Ragnarok96 is offline
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Default Re: Beginning drummer looking for Electric Kit

Also, what do you guys think about this?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alesis-D...64-i1449703.gc
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: Beginning drummer looking for Electric Kit

I've tried DDrum, Yamaha and Roland products - they all have their individual feel. There is no doubt the more expensive kits feel better and are more enjoyable to pay. I would be tempted to go for a second hand roland or yamaha - but the Simons and Alesis kits are not familiar to me and so you should try before you buy.

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: Beginning drummer looking for Electric Kit

G'day!

I just started a few months back. I got a Legacy dd501.

It's cheap, it kinda looks like a Rockstar kit but it makes all the right noises and has helped me to start learning a few basics and start to co-ordinate my fills. Plus it keeps the missus, cats and neighbours happy as it is quiet!

I am going to take the advice of the regulars here though and get a basic acoustic set in the next 6 months and maybe look at using a mute kit.

Anyway the legacy is a nice, cheap way to cut your teeth and it can be easily folded up to save space in smaller houses/apartments too.

Cheers!
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: Beginning drummer looking for Electric Kit

I've got a Yamaha DTXtreme II, but I have played the DTXpress and DTXplorer, and I'd recommend, for your price range, the DTXplorer. It's around 700 bucks (but they're on sale all the time, you should be able to get one for maybe around 600, even less maybe), and it has all the quality and durability that my Xtreme has. Go Yamaha, no doubt. Roland is fantastic, but Yamaha's sounds are more realistic, and rubber pads feel more like an actual drum than mesh heads do.

Yamaha gets my vote.
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