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Old 08-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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first of all i'm a dumb ass! i say that because even though i've been drumming over 37 years... in the past i've fallen victim to e-drum-idus i've gone Back and Forth 5 times now between e drums and acoustic drums! WHY? e-drums offered me simplicity in tone and mixing/matching different drums. i do a lot of sessions drums, thus faster in the studio to get a good sound. but alas - nobody will EVER come up with a high hat that actually feels and sounds accurate! excuse me stewart copeland - but i also depend on my high-hat tonal variations for a signature sound!

e drums have a place in music for certain - just not for me! it's acoustic all the way - baby!
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:11 AM
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So, does this mean you'll never play an edrum again? Do you hate people who do? Do you hate the people who hire you and expect you to play edrums?

Just trying to figure out what you're sayin'.

I've owned a nice kit of the V's at one time, but oddly enough I've never used them on a gig. It was my $6000 practice set. That didn't last long, either.

I'm with you, gimme some good acoustic drums and I'll play whatever you want!
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:24 PM
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I don't get the premise.

Why would anyone just play one over the other?

E-drums are certainly easier to deal with in the studio, even with their drawbacks.
And don't forget, you can mix and match your e-kit with your acoustic.
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I've been purposely trying to avoid them. As limited as that sounds, I just can't stomach the sound and feel of them.

Even for practice, nothing is as sensitive and fickle as a real acoustic drum.
They are good for people who have to practice w/ noise limitations, but I wouldn't be caught dead playing E drums at a gig.
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I've been purposely trying to avoid them. As limited as that sounds, I just can't stomach the sound and feel of them.

Even for practice, nothing is as sensitive and fickle as a real acoustic drum.
They are good for people who have to practice w/ noise limitations, but I wouldn't be caught dead playing E drums at a gig.
I was at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and upon entering the big round casino, they had a band with the drummer using V-drums, elevated up against the round wall. The acoustics were horrible in the entire room. The V-drums didn't help, either. I didn't know what they were thinking!
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For me, it's not one or the other. It's both.
Like owning an acoustic guitar and an electric.
On the acoustic side, I have my big Ludwig kit. And I have my Yamaha Recording Customs.
On the electric side, I have my Tama Techstar 305's. Also, a Roland TD7. And a Yamaha DTXpress. A Roland SPD-S. And a Korg Wave drum.
Different tools, for different jobs.
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I recently bought an e-kit for practice. I was dumb and scrimped so I have now have this pile of crap with dead spots on the cymbal pads unless you club the tripe out of them, and the kick drum pad totally ignores anything but a rock thump. I guess that's why you get a pair of sticks with the kit that make 2Bs look like matchsticks. Awful.

On the plus side, I now have a practice pad kit - at least that way I get a true response, even if it's just different grades of thud.

@ Dave, I agree about the hats. Very frustrating.

@ Larry, I sympathise. E-kits are a poor substitute for an a-kits. Still, as Harry said, that's not the point in a way ... an electric guitar is a poor replacement for an acoustic if you're playing folk or classical, but it works brilliantly in its own right. However, the true equivalent to electric guitar is a fully mic'd drumkit, with or without triggers - amplifying the acoustic response. The real guitar equivalent to an e-kit would be more like this.

The problem is between functionality and use. I suspect most people buy e-kits so they can practice without this happening. For practice you need to mimic acoustic kits, and unless you spend a bomb on a high end Roland or Yammy they are a total fail.

So we have a weird situation where all units seem to have a few acoustic sample kits for practice plus a heap of synthetic ones - targetted to a completely different type of customer who is playing with synths. That's the e-kit's true domain as far as I can tell.
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bo, how many expensive drum kits do u have?
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For practice you need to mimic acoustic kits, and unless you spend a bomb on a high end Roland or Yammy they are a total fail.
I don't know if I agree with you there, Pol. I had that Roland TD-10 (high-end piece of...) and although yes, it's more dynamic and all, it does not mimic an acoustic kit at all. Ghost notes, buzzes, not the same. But what's funny about it, if you can afford that, you could've bought a nice acoustic kit and some mics with a mixing board! Hell, you could probably afford to either buy or rent a house so you could play 'em too!

You're right about the people it attracts though. Synth people like it because they don't play real instruments anyway!

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:21 PM
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bo, how many expensive drum kits do u have?
Sorry, I realize as I've been posting when someone has a question on a particular drum or cymbal, I recall owning it too.

Technically, I only own one high end kit at a time. Right now it's a Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite with a Stewart Copeland snare drum.

But through the years, about every two or three years, I sell the old one and get a new one. I've owned alot: Slingerlands, Ludwigs, Tamas, Yamahas, Gretsch, (two) DW kits, Rogers. A friend loaned me a Taye kit for an event, and I even had Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood build me a custom Ringo-style kit out of Slingerland parts I had. I just finished my stint with the Sonor Force 3007 - my first mid-level kit, weird, huh?

It's not a given that the drums automatically go away for the new ones in a certain amount of time. It depends on the color. I want to draw attention to myself, but not so much the drums, so anything dark is good, and will probably stick around longer than most. The new Tamas are gun metal grey. But I've noticed if it's bright or too much of something, it doesn't look good in all situations, so that skews my thinking too. I learned my lesson when I showed up at a wedding in black and white tux with a natural maple kit, that in the pictures, looked yellow under the stage lights. The bride must've hated that drummer!

But I do treat them like clothes sometimes. I almost feel ashamed of it because most people here buy what they like, and they like it forever. If I was buying a grand piano for my house, that's one thing. Drums on the other hand, well, they're tools to me. Lovable tools.

My stint with MIDI from the early '80s 'til about the mid '90s saw me playing Roland Octapads, the Zendrum (folks loved it, you play it like a guitar), then that TD-10. I don't hate electronics, and I realize they're tools just like anything else, it's the maintenance and upkeep (and possible spares) you have to keep up with if you use them on pro gigs. You do not want your Octapad to break during a hi-level recording session (not that I've done any of those), an there's no way to fix it while the clock is ticking, so what do you do? You have another one ready to go - at the cost of $700! It was frustrating when that stuff started to break down. Mics and drums are built better for what they do!

So, does this make me a gear whore? I suppose, but at least I can play 'em! (No offense to anyone, just a statement. You know how you meet people so into what they own, and you find out they're not playing any gigs? That's what I mean.)

Sorry for the long answer to the short question - I hope I didn't derail this thread.

No electronics for me!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:24 AM
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i love and gig with acoustic. i practice on a dtxpress and i have been considering using it out on a gig. its not like an acoustic kit but i don't expect it to be...because its an electronic kit. i have a feeling that the electric kit is soon going to be like the electric guitar. right now we are at that the electric guitar is not like the acoustic guitar faze. i like it because i can make sounds that aren't found with acoustic kits.

if i had to pick one or the other tho...Acoustic ALL the way!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:44 AM
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The E-Kit has its place, I have tried them all. Some of them are very good. I like them!

I never could see spending all that cash for something that simply cannot give the feeling of acoustic drums and cymbals. It is much more fun and rewarding to select cymbals and tune drums to get that acoustic sound that you want.

I play in numerous venues and I only know one drummer that gigs with an E-Kit.
He, and his band are very good, But gigging with an E-Kit just isn't for me.
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I have a practice ekit at home...Roland HD-1. Wife wont let me have an akit. lol

At church I use older model Roland TD-6...and we are getting an even newer ekit this week.


I love and adore ekits. The mesh heads are sweet and when hooked into a good sound system, it's easy to foget you are playing an ekit.

Plus there is so much in variety of sounds.

If I had the money, I would totally do what Neil Peart did and have an combined a and e kit. And it would be based around the Roland TD-20.
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first of all i'm a dumb ass! i say that because even though i've been drumming over 37 years... in the past i've fallen victim to e-drum-idus i've gone Back and Forth 5 times now between e drums and acoustic drums! WHY? e-drums offered me simplicity in tone and mixing/matching different drums. i do a lot of sessions drums, thus faster in the studio to get a good sound. but alas - nobody will EVER come up with a high hat that actually feels and sounds accurate! excuse me stewart copeland - but i also depend on my high-hat tonal variations for a signature sound!

e drums have a place in music for certain - just not for me! it's acoustic all the way - baby!
I use both. I gig and record with both. I also often integrate electronics into primarily acoustic set-ups. The biggest complaint I have about electronic drums is having to haul around amplifiers, but I don't really like having to haul anything around anyway, lol.
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I don't know if I agree with you there, Pol. I had that Roland TD-10 (high-end piece of...) and although yes, it's more dynamic and all, it does not mimic an acoustic kit at all. Ghost notes, buzzes, not the same.
Agree Bo, it's not the same. What I meant by "mimic" is they have sampled a-kits. I use the "Jazz" setting on mine, which seems the closest to an organic sound. While it's not the same, I have found that even my crappy cheapo e-kit is at least close enough to be better than nothing. At least it's a set to practice on.

For anyone considering an e-kit - it's worth spending a bit more on a better kit. I made a mistake by buying a cheap one. The recordings of last night's rehearsal showed that I was playing the kick too hard because the kick trigger on the e-kit is hopeless. At first I was playing it too softly to trigger a sound at all (and not feathering either). Every now and then it would reach the trigger threshhold and BOOM. So I unconsciously started tapping harder to reduce the inconsistency.

So it looks like I'll be better off treating it as a glorified practice pad kit, which is still useful ... but for $700! Another $450 and I would have had a TD5 vdrum kit, which at least triggers properly ... baaad blunder.
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Agree Bo, it's not the same. What I meant by "mimic" is they have sampled a-kits. I use the "Jazz" setting on mine, which seems the closest to an organic sound. While it's not the same, I have found that even my crappy cheapo e-kit is at least close enough to be better than nothing. At least it's a set to practice on.

For anyone considering an e-kit - it's worth spending a bit more on a better kit. I made a mistake by buying a cheap one. The recordings of last night's rehearsal showed that I was playing the kick too hard because the kick trigger on the e-kit is hopeless. At first I was playing it too softly to trigger a sound at all (and not feathering either). Every now and then it would reach the trigger threshhold and BOOM. So I unconsciously started tapping harder to reduce the inconsistency.

So it looks like I'll be better off treating it as a glorified practice pad kit, which is still useful ... but for $700! Another $450 and I would have had a TD5 vdrum kit, which at least triggers properly ... baaad blunder.
Think of me with that TD-10 kit. That's the best $5500 anyone can spend on a practice drumset! And that doesn't even figure into that wonderful mid-sized PA system I already own!

But people do play both very well and integrate both very well. Just not me.
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its the cost ( the cheaper ekits cost the same as my quality acoustic ) and then its the cymbals, they can talk all day about the various drumheads and how realistic they are, but meanwhile the "cymbals" are like hitting plastic garbage can lids - terrible, and why does it seem kit prices double just to crash a ride and use the bell? i dunno...

im just having trouble justifying the cost, for me it would be a practice kit, keep the wife and neighbors happy, but they are expensive...
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its the cost ( the cheaper ekits cost the same as my quality acoustic ) and then its the cymbals, they can talk all day about the various drumheads and how realistic they are, but meanwhile the "cymbals" are like hitting plastic garbage can lids - terrible, and why does it seem kit prices double just to crash a ride and use the bell? i dunno...

im just having trouble justifying the cost, for me it would be a practice kit, keep the wife and neighbors happy, but they are expensive...
Yep. I had trouble justifying the cost which is why I bought a cheap one. They seem inconsistent in quality. The ones set up in the shops didn't have nearly as many dead spots on the cymbal pads. You didn't have to stomp on the kick pedal as though trying to kill a giant cockroach to trigger the sound either. I bought one kit, took it back but the replacement was almost as bad so I gave it up as a loss.

If you spend $5k like Bo did you'll get a good e-kit for practising on but I couldn't justify that kind of expenditure since it's just a hobby for me these days.
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If you spend $5k like Bo did you'll get a good e-kit for practising on but I couldn't justify that kind of expenditure since it's just a hobby for me these days.
Neither could I. I'm glad I found another sucker out there to take 'em off my hands. There are so many people here in SoCal that are absolutely convinced they need those things...
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Yep. I had trouble justifying the cost which is why I bought a cheap one. They seem inconsistent in quality. The ones set up in the shops didn't have nearly as many dead spots on the cymbal pads. You didn't have to stomp on the kick pedal as though trying to kill a giant cockroach to trigger the sound either. I bought one kit, took it back but the replacement was almost as bad so I gave it up as a loss.

If you spend $5k like Bo did you'll get a good e-kit for practising on but I couldn't justify that kind of expenditure since it's just a hobby for me these days.
can i ask which "cheap kit" that was? i have played some of rolands bottom end kits and was less than impressed, i havnt had a chance to play any yamahas yet, hopefully this week, im just desperate to practice my basics, so a basic set up will work, want to avoid a lemon though...
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can i ask which "cheap kit" that was? i have played some of rolands bottom end kits and was less than impressed, i havnt had a chance to play any yamahas yet, hopefully this week, im just desperate to practice my basics, so a basic set up will work, want to avoid a lemon though...
It's a Legacy DD505. I prefer the lower end Rolands, even though they have fewer sounds. At least when you hit a cymbal pad it makes a sound every time. And you need to play the kick drum rock style to get a sound. The kick pad scoffs at any attempt to feather or even tap gently. The hi hat response is bizarre - it makes me feel like a newb and left foot taps are louder than the snare. The ride cymbal is lame, the crash is ugly, and the sounds are generally pretty ordinary.

Otherwise, it's a great e-kit haha
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Neither could I. I'm glad I found another sucker out there to take 'em off my hands. There are so many people here in SoCal that are absolutely convinced they need those things...
So you're only practising on a regular kit now? How are the neighbours?
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So you're only practising on a regular kit now? How are the neighbours?
My neighbors love me....I get no complaints. On my left side are renters with a big family and they generally make alot of noise, so they never complain because they know this. On my right side is a quiet family but they never complain. We say "hi" to each other when we see each other.

The way our houses are situated, there's a huge park behind our row of homes, and my sound generally projects into the park. And there's a road before you get to the next set of houses.

But when I do practice with sticks, I keep that generally to times in the midday to late afternoon. And alot of times if I'm working out stuff, a pair of Remo Blasticks or just regular brushes get the majority of the workout. I think the quiet neighbors closest to me appreciate me 'trying' to be quiet, anyway!

The videos of my band were done in our backyard - I think the whole neighborhood liked it. We got another gig out of it!
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can i ask which "cheap kit" that was? i have played some of rolands bottom end kits and was less than impressed, i havnt had a chance to play any yamahas yet, hopefully this week, im just desperate to practice my basics, so a basic set up will work, want to avoid a lemon though...
The difference between the top of the line Roland (TD-20) and Yamaha (the newsest one with the white pads), and the rest of their products and everyone's products are the difference between night and day.

But, of course, you pay through the nose for that difference.
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Has to be said i tryed all the 2010-2011 kits back to back. The roland are know as the best, but damb yamaha's feeling and everything incluidng the cymbals are so much better. Roland need to drop their stupid prices and sort out the pricing of the whole e-kit market.

E-kits are way to expensive to be a realistic practice option for most people. As you really do need the top line kits with proper kick drums and triggers. So basically minimum spend of 3000.

You could have a yamaha maple apsolute with some stunning cymbals for 3000.. Theres no comparision, save the money and sound proof a room or rent a studio. You'll be such a better playing in the long run on acoustics and you'll have the best kit in town.

I will never return to E-kits i would rather play less on my a-kit and put more time into my chops on a pad, you can transfer it over to your kit in no time, only time you need your kit is to get songs down and to play live, Learn to play real quiet at a slow tempo to get your stickings sorted, then litrally open up the tank and neibourghs will love it anyway, your dynamics will also improve if you do this! I would recommend getting a dirt cheap old acoustic kick drum, fully stuff it with whatever so it sounds quiet, have the batter head set to how you play, and practice your kick while you do any rudiments etc. It's pretty important to practice your feet if you dont get enough time on your A-kit. E-kits kick drums are nothing like real drums, atleast not how i have my batter head tuned (pretty lose, with little rebound FAT SOUND GRR :D)
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My first kit ever was a roland TD3 with mesh snare. Been beating the snot outa the thing for years no problem. Even gigged it once at a house party where there was zero room for acoustic kit. Brought the thing in in one piece in one trip. kinda cool. Nobody knew the difference and it worked fine. My experiance is that the huddled masses are not so particular as us.
Took me a long time to figure out the hat pedal. It needs a little tweak but now it's fine. It's not my IC lever glide but it works.
Need to keep some DeoxIT handy. Give the plugs a squirt every year or so.
Gotta say though I dont relish the thought of a real gig with my little rubber drums. But they werent designed for that anyway.
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E-kits are way to expensive to be a realistic practice option for most people. As you really do need the top line kits with proper kick drums and triggers. So basically minimum spend of 3000.

You could have a yamaha maple apsolute with some stunning cymbals for 3000.. Theres no comparision, save the money and sound proof a room or rent a studio. You'll be such a better playing in the long run on acoustics and you'll have the best kit in town.

I will never return to E-kits i would rather play less on my a-kit and put more time into my chops on a pad, you can transfer it over to your kit in no time, only time you need your kit is to get songs down and to play live, Learn to play real quiet at a slow tempo to get your stickings sorted
I agree - a practice pad kit theoretically gives you a much better bang for the buck IMO, although I'm childish enough to play my e-kit more than I'd play a pad kit. I could easily play the thing with sound off, but I never do :)
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can i ask which "cheap kit" that was? i have played some of rolands bottom end kits and was less than impressed, i havnt had a chance to play any yamahas yet, hopefully this week, im just desperate to practice my basics, so a basic set up will work, want to avoid a lemon though...
Stick to Roland and Yamaha.
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On the electric side, I have my Tama Techstar 305's. Also, a Roland TD7. And a Yamaha DTXpress. A Roland SPD-S. And a Korg Wave drum.
And I just added a Mandala V1, to the herd.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:41 PM
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I always get frustrated by the "lets bash e-kits" approach to this and just about every other drum forum. How do you think it feels for those of us who have no option but to play e-kits?

Sure the decent ones are expensive and the cheap ones are horrid. But hey if it's that or nothing, i'll go the ekit thanks very much.

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:38 PM
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There's a huge difference between electric guitars and electronIc drums. The former is still an analogue instrument where direct manipulation of strings makes sound. Fundamentally, there is no difference between an accoustic guitar in front of a microphone and an electric guitar. In both, a string vibrates and a small coil of wire picks up those vibrations and sends a signal down a wire. The waveform going down the wire was created by the strings. Whereas electronic drums perform voodoo that maps a sound recording to something going thump. Their sound and dynamic are generated by the processing performed by the brain, and not by the natural resonance of the instrument. And often, it's more accurate to say that the sound and dynamics are limited by the processing of the brain, since they just aren't the same as the real thing. And if you stop thinking of electronic drums as recreations of real drums, and judge them only on their own merit, they look different.

Davo, don't forget that the world contains an awful lot of crusty old goats who fear things that are new and different. Plus a lot of them have spent a lot of money on their gear and will say anything in order to justify their own expenditures.

It's the player, not the gear, that matters.
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Soupy, I agree as per my earlier post - "the true equivalent to electric guitar is a fully mic'd drumkit, with or without triggers - amplifying the acoustic response".

Also agree that e-kits can be very good. The other day I sat down at a TD20 in a music shop. I thought I'd be there for 30 seconds. Half an hour later ... wow, the snare and kick felt ... luxuriant. Beautiful. If I had a spare 10 grand ...

Then I tried a Yammie e-kit - only $1k. Not as good as the high end Roland but excellent bang for the buck. If I'd spent an extra $300 I would have had a really fun e-kit rather than the lame one I have. The Yammie e-kits are easily the best value for money IMO
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It looks to me like price is the major argument here. If price weren't the issue, I dont think we would see so many people bashing them. I have a high end A kit and E kit. I love them both. Do the E's play like the A's? No, not really. Does it still provide a wealth of practice and enjoyment? Yes. Does a practice pad feel like an accoustic drum? No. Does it still provide a wealth of practice? Yes.

I guarantee that I if I put Superior Drummer on and let you play on my TD20 Roloand/Yamaha hybrid kit, you would be there for hours having a blast. Put the headphones on, and just have at it. Yes, it is very expensive to have a high end ekit. Buy used and you can cut the cost a lot.

Here is a great video showing BFD w / Evil Drums expansion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM9l0cMn5jo

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:49 AM
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Well, I've been gigging with my Roland TD20 for about 2 years now, most Fri/Sat nights and I gotta say for ease of set up and knowing you are going to get the same great sound everytime you hit it, nothing beats it. I can arrive, set up, plug in and be ready to play in 20 minutes. No need to sound check, tune or adjust mics or re-EQ...

To be honest, I don't think most of the punters give a hoot wether you are playing an a-kit or an e-kit, just so long as you do the songs they want to hear. For an old timer like me, the quicker the setup/pulldown, the better... Check out the bands Facebook for photos...

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Yes, I prefer a-kits but the TD20 really is incredible. Had another play on one at a music shop last weekend. One of the guys behind the counter calls it his "lottery kit". I relate to that. Every time I sit behind one I'm there for at least 1/2 hour :)

One thing I noticed on my low end e-kit is that it actually harmed my a-kit playing. I had the volume set too low (neighbours), allowing me more freedom to play a bit harder, and it seems I was adjusting my playing to pull the right sounds out of it. Then, when I played on my a-kit with my laid back band, I played with poor feel.

This week I cranked up the e-kit volume to force me to play with more restraint ... hopefully that will work better.
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so i went and rented an E-Kit! i thought it would be good to take one for a test drive before buying an "expensive practice kit" myself

its neat, now i can play drums while the wife is watching tv, late at night or 6 in the morning before work, thats the coolest part

gonna give it a month though and see if the novelty wears off, i want to see if i will actually practice with it...
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I've got a jobeky custom kit. I use it with some acoustic cymbals and some e-cymbals.
For recording on a budget (or well, just home recording at all) it's pretty unbeatable.
I run it through a TD10 module into a Profire 610 using superior drummer 2 in reaper.

I'll put some recordings up sometime.

http://www.jobekydrums.co.uk

Check out the prestige range, they look dope. I myself only have a stealth kit from them but it's great for recording. Waiting for colin to give me an endorsement before I buy a prestige ahah.
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