Electronic Drums

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by skidmarkbass, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. I'm looking to get a cheap ($500) electronic drum kit for my studio for, so that I can invite a drummer over for rehearsal (with volume control) or quick recording. Can anyone recommend a decent brand. I know nothing about them. Thanks
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
  3. I would look for a used Roland or Yamaha set in your price range.
  4. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
  6. Bardolphus

    Bardolphus Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Another for this. As a drummer, there's not any of the new $500ish e-kits out there that I'd really want to bother with or even consider good enough that I wouldn't just bring mine instead.

    With that, I'm not sure what you're going to find even used in the $500 range. My brother has an Alesis DM10 kit that's ok but the Alesis stuff doesn't quite trigger like the Roland and Yamaha kits do - especially the kits that don't use those terrible rubber pads.
  7. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
  8. Putting on my drummer's hat, I have to agree with TxLawDawg on the inexpensive new kits. The worst thing about them is the crummy pedals that are included for hi-hat and bass triggers. I own a Roland TD-15k and wish I had stepped up and used a high hat/trigger that used a real high hat stand and pedal. I realize that this is way out of the price range new, but I would really search for a used kit that at least used real bass drum pedal. I think most drummers would prefer to bring their own pedal and the pedals that are built in to the cheap sets are horrible.
  9. Syxz_ML


    Apr 10, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I own the Alesis DM6 . Have to agree with whats been said before. I got it used for $125 so it was a steal but immediately bought a real bass kick. And an extra cymbol to add a ride. Problem is I bought it for myself to jam and learn. Encountered what TxLawDawg said, when my drummer came over he felt it ok and could pull of a jam, but didnt feel real enough so he ended up bringing his own kit instead next time. For my personal use I love it though. Learning and jamming just fine.
  10. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    I bought a used Pintech set a few years back with all mesh heads. Had to replace the hi hat and kick drum triggers,but it worked out real well. Pintech are/were built under license from Roland.