Budget Electronic Kit for very basic playing

Stev01

Member
First things first
1. I am not looking to progress to an acoustic kit
2. This is for music therapy only (mental health)
3. I will not be playing in a band
(Yes I nearly put 'playing with myself')
4. I'm not planning to play every hour god send
5. Desktop kit wont work as I need to move as that's the point.

Right the question
I'm looking for the following
1. Budget is £250 - £280
2. Needs to be foldable or some way to save space when not in use
3. Preferably some tracks to play along with or ability to play from phone etc.
4. Enough different sound kits to keep it interesting.

If possible
1. Teaching mode of some sort
2. Record mode, or external option

I am looking at the following (so you get an idea)
Carlsbro csd130
Alesis turbo mesh
Tourtech TT-12s


Thanks for any ideas, pointers, thoughts
 

Intruder

Senior Member
Save your money and play with yourself. LOL
those kits won't be engaging enough or last long enough for an adult.
Wait til you have more $ for a proper kit. At least double your current budget and look at 2nd hand Yamaha or Roland.
Electronic is not cheap to get into and you get what you pay for.
Just one opinion.
Best of luck to you.
Cheers.
 

Stev01

Member
Save your money and play with yourself. LOL
those kits won't be engaging enough or last long enough for an adult.
Wait til you have more $ for a proper kit. At least double your current budget and look at 2nd hand Yamaha or Roland.
Electronic is not cheap to get into and you get what you pay for.
Just one opinion.
Best of luck to you.
Cheers.
Thanks for the advice
 

electrodrummer

Senior Member
I am looking at the following (so you get an idea)
Carlsbro csd130
Alesis turbo mesh
Tourtech TT-12s

Thanks for any ideas, pointers, thoughts
None of those.

Get a 2nd user Yamaha or Roland if you want something to last more than a month.

Where are you in the UK?
 

electrodrummer

Senior Member
North west, near Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool
£100 (bargain) then use excess budget to maybe upgrade a pad or two (needs a new cymbal pad, apparently - few quid on ebay)
 

Stev01

Member
£100 (bargain) then use excess budget to maybe upgrade a pad or two (needs a new cymbal pad, apparently - few quid on ebay)
Thanks will have a proper look at used Roland and Yamaha (was also noted by previously poster) as I looked for nearly new or current models only
 

electrodrummer

Senior Member
Thanks will have a proper look at used Roland and Yamaha (was also noted by previously poster) as I looked for nearly new or current models only
I have Yamaha DTXs that are 20 years old in my collection - still working fine - and all my stuff is gigged. Hence recommendation.

Better to buy a good kit 2nd user than a rubbish kit new.
 

Mr_Runner

Well-known member
First things first
1. I am not looking to progress to an acoustic kit
2. This is for music therapy only (mental health)
3. I will not be playing in a band
(Yes I nearly put 'playing with myself')
4. I'm not planning to play every hour god send
5. Desktop kit wont work as I need to move as that's the point.

Right the question
I'm looking for the following
1. Budget is £250 - £280
2. Needs to be foldable or some way to save space when not in use
3. Preferably some tracks to play along with or ability to play from phone etc.
4. Enough different sound kits to keep it interesting.

If possible
1. Teaching mode of some sort
2. Record mode, or external option

I am looking at the following (so you get an idea)
Carlsbro csd130
Alesis turbo mesh
Tourtech TT-12s


Thanks for any ideas, pointers, thoughts
Hi I have a KAT KT2 that I'm looking to sell in the near future. Yes it's not as good as a Roland or Yamaha generally speaking but you'll pay for that alright - even second hand stuff here seems to be quite a lot to the point that you may as well just buy it new almost unless you got a really good deal which probably isn't that common.

I think the KAT KT2 is a really good first and starter kit and really good value for money (even brand new price). I never knew how expensive electric kits were until I looked into Roland and Yamaha and what you get for your money.
 

Stev01

Member
First off thank you for all the comments. I did take note although it may not appear so.
After a friend put me in touch with a drummer who uses an electronic kit to practice and acoustic in his band we had a good chat and (for my individual needs) I have the Carlsbro csd130.
Before the haters start, we discussed all the points in my original post and concluded this was the best option for me.
I could go into why second hand, build my own, just get module and so on does not work in my individual case but there it is.

I do thank you as it gave me more options to look into to decide what was best for me.
 

Stuflyer

Junior Member
Good luck with it mate. Music is good therapy :) I've had mental health problems, serious ones, for years, and music is one of the few things that helps.
 

Mr_Runner

Well-known member
First off thank you for all the comments. I did take note although it may not appear so.
After a friend put me in touch with a drummer who uses an electronic kit to practice and acoustic in his band we had a good chat and (for my individual needs) I have the Carlsbro csd130.
Before the haters start, we discussed all the points in my original post and concluded this was the best option for me.
I could go into why second hand, build my own, just get module and so on does not work in my individual case but there it is.

I do thank you as it gave me more options to look into to decide what was best for me.
No worries and glad you got sorted. You did the right thing with your research from several angles. As long as it's a good kit for you and your requirements at the time I don't think it matters too much. Other opinions can really help but sometimes some of them can be from their own view, partly requirements and experience which aren't necessarily yours or going to be yours even if what they're saying has some truth or even a lot of truth generally speaking. I guess that could be a bit of a skill of someone who may have a lot of experience and knowledge - to be able to advise perhaps a beginner and their requirements. Some may not have these skills and maybe better with people at their level which is also ok, not everyone is going to be a teacher and have the skills and patience to do it a bit.
 
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