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Old 07-14-2010, 03:43 PM
Kuzune Kuzune is offline
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Default Help for a beginner

I'm a beginner looking to buy an electronic drum kit, but have absolutely no idea what to go for.

First of all, I'm a hobby musician, and will only be playing at home. My budget is around 400-500$. The main kind of music I'd like to play is Metal-ish stuff (80's metal mainly), but not only.

I'd also like to be able to record, but it seems like that won't be a problem, since most kits seem to have USB compatibility and I also have other means of recording.

So I need some general suggestions. Should I buy new or used? Any specific brands? Any other things to think about?
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:08 PM
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roland are a solid brand with a good rep!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:23 PM
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Roland is the way to go. With your budget you might just get the HD-1 kit as new, seems it goes for around 599$ in the US although Im not sure.
You might also be able to afford a used Roland TD-6 or TD-3.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:09 PM
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Yamaha also makes great electronic drumkits too. I bought a DTXplorer kit used for $500 and found it to be a great value. Roland is good too.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Help for a beginner

If you wanna buy a new drum kit, there will be no choice, only Medeli DD 508/506 or another chinese drum set. But if you are ready to buy used drum kit, Roland TD3 will be a perfect choice from my point of view.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:48 PM
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I'd also like to be able to record, but it seems like that won't be a problem, since most kits seem to have USB compatibility and I also have other means of recording.
As I know Roland TD 3 doesn't have USB output. Only MIDI. So if you buy it, you will need a sound card with MIDI input. The same can be said about Yamaha DTXplorer.
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