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Old 10-17-2010, 09:55 PM
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Default Cheapest electric kit worth buying?

Basically, I'm looking to buy an electric kit for practise, and on a budget, so, please, what would you recomend?
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:42 AM
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I have a TD3 with mesh snare. It's a great practice kit and used ones are in the 3 to 400 range. It's the only one I have ever used so I know nothing of any others. I just know this one has been working well for years now. Plug your MP3 player in, put on the headphones and go.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:24 PM
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TD4KX is the minimum spec IMHO. You get mesh heads and add your own pedals and so you can set-up as you would your acoustic kit. I don't know the Yamaha equivalent but the cheap Yamahas are worth avoiding as is the TD1. How Rabb plays those foot pedals is beyond me - they don't feel like any pedal I've ever used. Plus everythings too close.

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:51 PM
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Alesis DM10 studio...gets my vote. At $999 it's hard to beat if you just need something for practice. Pads can be converted to mesh if you desire. It has very good sounds for the price.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:43 PM
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The module is the critical piece on an e-kit. I've got a Roland td3 (basically a td4 quality). It's a "cheap" playable option. I would not spend the money to get an all mesh td4 unless you don't want to expand. It just does not have enough inputs to expand. You only get 3 cymbals, 3 toms, kick, & hats. IMO the foot pedal hat sucks on these kits. You could buy the vh11 hat as an add on.

If you do want to have a bigger e-kit the td12 is probably the best Roland option.
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