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Old 01-27-2014, 02:45 PM
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Default Alesis drums...bad rep?

So I been reading and it seems most here indicate that Alesis e- drums are not that good...durability issues....but how does it sound when you compare an DM7X
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-ALE-DM7XKIT-LIST

with a Yamaha DTX450K
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-YAM-DTX450K-LIST

Is there that much difference between these two?
Also the other day I saw an add for a slightly used Alesis DM10 studio kit for around $850 which is about $150 less...just didng see any pics of it...in any case will this one be a better purchase?
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Alesis drums...bad rep?

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So I been reading and it seems most here indicate that Alesis e- drums are not that good...durability issues....but how does it sound when you compare an DM7X
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-ALE-DM7XKIT-LIST

with a Yamaha DTX450K
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-YAM-DTX450K-LIST

Is there that much difference between these two?
Also the other day I saw an add for a slightly used Alesis DM10 studio kit for around $850 which is about $150 less...just didng see any pics of it...in any case will this one be a better purchase?
It sounds worse, and it's no more durable. Save money and go elsewhere. I have seen plenty of friends throwing money away with Alesis electronic kits. Alesis used to make quality stuff, I don't know what happened. Now most of the drum stuff they make falls apart in short order.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: Alesis drums...bad rep?

Beg to differ. I have an Alesis DM10. Three years and still ticking and boy, do I give it a licking. It's not particularly high quality, i.e. a bit plasticky, racks are lightweight. But the pads are durable and the module is doing well. Can't complain. It's affordable seems to be the best thing going for it, not a complete POS at any rate.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: Alesis drums...bad rep?

I agree... every edrum kit is going to sound worse than the real thing... if you pay $500. or $10,000

so no matter what you get... use vst's.

rolands are built well with amazing quality.. the yamahas are pretty good too. but you pay alot for both

the rest work good.. but you HAVE to use vst's for the most part.. and they won't last quite as well in the long term
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Alesis drums...bad rep?

Alesis showed a couple neat related things at namm - samplepad pro and the sample rack:

http://www.alesis.com/tradeshows/wnamm2014/alesis.html (scroll down).
Not a lot of info about them yet, but they look interesting.
Alesis has always excelled at mostly lower cost gear. I've had a lot of it, with very few complaints.
Never had their e-drums though. I use Yamaha and Roland pad sets.
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