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Old 04-02-2008, 05:53 AM
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Default Alesis DM5 Pro Electronic Kit

Hello all,

My birthday is approaching in May, and I am thinking about getting an electronic kit. I will probably only be able to spend 400 to 500 USD.

I have done a bit of research and can find this kit on eBay, from reputable sells in this price range.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...490095/rpp=10/

I understand that they do not sound like an accoustic kit, but my wife usually goes to bed about 2 hours before me, so playing my LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE Bonham kit just doesn't work.

I could get a lot of practicing in on this kit, as for the most part, they are quiet.

Kit comes with everything so that is good.

Reviews seem to be good, but if any of you have played this kit, I would love your opinion.

Here is a link to it on musiciansfriend, so take a look if you would like.

Thanks!

Mike
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Alesis DM5 Pro Electronic Kit

Watch Ebay, you may able to find something or the same cheaper....

Ever consider making your own? Its pretty easy....
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:29 AM
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Hello all,

My birthday is approaching in May, and I am thinking about getting an electronic kit. I will probably only be able to spend 400 to 500 USD.

I have done a bit of research and can find this kit on eBay, from reputable sells in this price range.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...490095/rpp=10/

I understand that they do not sound like an accoustic kit, but my wife usually goes to bed about 2 hours before me, so playing my LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE Bonham kit just doesn't work.

I could get a lot of practicing in on this kit, as for the most part, they are quiet.

Kit comes with everything so that is good.

Reviews seem to be good, but if any of you have played this kit, I would love your opinion.

Here is a link to it on musiciansfriend, so take a look if you would like.

Thanks!

Mike
Hey Mike,
Instead of getting an Alesis, I recommend getting a used Yamaha or Roland. I highly suggest that you get nothing besides Yamaha or Roland. There are many used kits on Ebay that are 400-500 dollars.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:36 PM
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Hey Mike,
Instead of getting an Alesis, I recommend getting a used Yamaha or Roland. I highly suggest that you get nothing besides Yamaha or Roland. There are many used kits on Ebay that are 400-500 dollars.
Hi, but is it true that Yamaha (Yamaha Dtxplorer for example) e kits can not provide the acoustic feel? For me, Ive tried it before and found that the snare pads is almost the same as that of a practice pad. Just my opinion. cheers
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:46 PM
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Hi, but is it true that Yamaha (Yamaha Dtxplorer for example) e kits can not provide the acoustic feel? For me, Ive tried it before and found that the snare pads is almost the same as that of a practice pad. Just my opinion. cheers
Ofcourse, no electric drum will provide you with the EXACT feel. Also the Yamahas will be rubber pads. If you are looking for 400-500 dollars, you will only get rubber pads or crappy "mesh" or "real" heads that will break in a year. Get a Yamaha because it will be good for practicing. But make sure that you play on an acoustic once in a while though.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:43 PM
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Oh i see, because actually i'm looking at getting a Dtxplorer for 1380(new) or an Alesis DM5 PRO for 950(used) or 1150(new) all in SGD. Thanks for your advice too.
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:14 AM
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All the electronic endorsees never play the e-drums in real life! If i'm wrong feel free to correct me.
You're wrong, Craig Blundell plays his rolands all the time.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:14 PM
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Oops. You live and learn:) Hard to imagine anyone enjoy those horrid rubber frisbees.
I don't.

I do quite enjoy the mesh heads though :)
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