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#104339 by drummergirl13
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Im looking to buy my first electric drum set. I basically just need this for when I need to practice quietly, which is more frequently then not. I know I can get silencer pads, but the idea of an electric drum set to thinker with sounds like a lot of fun.

I dont know anything about electric drum sets. Basically I need to find something for around $600 max thats not a piece of crap. Any suggestions?

Also, someone was telling me to just kinda create my own by buying the heads and a cheap brain, any suggestions on this?

Thanx

#104592 by sanshouheil
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:15 am
Don't.
That be my suggestion.
We tried the whole ED thing, and that's pretty much what it was like.
Cept ... Viagra don't help.
#104601 by RGMixProject
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:04 am
drummergirl13 wrote:Im looking to buy my first electric drum set. I basically just need this for when I need to practice quietly, which is more frequently then not. I know I can get silencer pads, but the idea of an electric drum set to thinker with sounds like a lot of fun.

I dont know anything about electric drum sets. Basically I need to find something for around $600 max thats not a piece of crap. Any suggestions?

Also, someone was telling me to just kinda create my own by buying the heads and a cheap brain, any suggestions on this?

Thanx


Alesis DM6KIT Performance Electronic Drum $499.99 new do a google search for cheaper price.

#104990 by Chippy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:44 pm
@ RGM.
Can you get or add on extra pads to these devices? Will it need a bigger brain and what is your take on the homebuilt kits that some people make?

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ele ... ule-Req_d/

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f

It's just a mate and I were talking about just this yesterday.
Cheers

#105070 by RGMixProject
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:25 pm
I'm A Cabbage wrote:@ RGM.
Can you get or add on extra pads to these devices?


Yes

chip wrote:Will it need a bigger brain


I only recommend this kit as the best BASIC electronic drums for very good semi-pro and DEMO use. Just one note "Do not use electronic drums for jazz"

chip wrote:and what is your take on the homebuilt kits that some people make?


Sounds problematic :wink:

As with any ED's I do not use the ones with rubber pads. After about 30 min of play your sticks will heat up the rubber and they will get a sticky feel to them.

Just one other note. If you use ED's with a band you must "and I repeat" you must use the drums with their own amp and a pair 15" speakers angled directly behind the drums towards the band or they will fail. There is nothing more screwed up than hearing drums coming through the mains and monitors ONLY :evil:

#105078 by Chippy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:45 pm
Thanks RGM.
That was my biggest concern which you answered for me thank you. The rubber pads I mean. I hate this little DD50 for that, there just doesn't seem to be the response time no matter what I do with it?

Ok thanks for this.
Chippy.

RGMixProject wrote:
I'm A Cabbage wrote:@ RGM.
Can you get or add on extra pads to these devices?


Yes

chip wrote:Will it need a bigger brain


I only recommend this kit as the best BASIC electronic drums for very good semi-pro and DEMO use. Just one note "Do not use electronic drums for jazz"

chip wrote:and what is your take on the homebuilt kits that some people make?


Sounds problematic :wink:

As with any ED's I do not use the ones with rubber pads. After about 30 min of play your sticks will heat up the rubber and they will get a sticky feel to them.

Just one other note. If you use ED's with a band you must "and I repeat" you must use the drums with their own amp and a pair 15" speakers angled directly behind the drums towards the band or they will fail. There is nothing more screwed up than hearing drums coming through the mains and monitors ONLY :evil:

#107214 by Chippy
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:06 pm
RGM what do you use as a brain?

#107249 by RGMixProject
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:40 am
Chippy wrote:RGM what do you use as a brain?


A Alesis MIDI'ed to a computer for the sampled sounds.

SW is Propellerheads Reason.

#107273 by Chippy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:25 pm
Cheers RGM.

#107365 by RGMixProject
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:41 pm
Chippy wrote:Cheers RGM.


At the Channel 8 Studios I have a domestic Japanese TAMA eight piece Rockstar with all older Zildjian cymbals a four piece 1968 Ludwig Hollywood Rocker with very rare Paiste formula II cymbals "They were made for the drumer in the 70's band, Crow" and last but not least The Roland TD12's with a couple of SPD 8's added. Its funny because the only time I use the acoustic sets is if I am playin' outdoors.

#107368 by Chippy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:48 pm
I think I had just one of those RGM a while back. IT was the only named cym I had in fact :D
Playing outside? Cannot remember what that is like anymore. Looking forward to doing it sometime again though.

RGMixProject wrote:
Chippy wrote:Cheers RGM.

At the Channel 8 Studios I have a domestic Japanese TAMA eight piece Rockstar with all older Zildjian cymbals a four piece 1968 Ludwig Hollywood Rocker with very rare Paiste formula II cymbals "They were made for the drumer in the 70's band, Crow" and last but not least The Roland TD12's with a couple of SPD 8's added. Its funny because the only time I use the acoustic sets is if I am playin' outdoors.
#110472 by airzillarocks
Mon May 03, 2010 6:37 pm
I have a Yamaha Electronic Kit for sale and it is in perfect shape. Drop me a note if interested.
#111870 by dchurch376
Tue May 18, 2010 4:33 am
I have performed on electronic sets. I have found that the triggers tend to break and have to be replaced. It all depends on the person's personal choice. I do perform on both acustic and electronic sets. I perfer acustic over the electric one, but that's my choice.

#113340 by Chippy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:38 am
Thanks folks.

@ DChurch that is what worries me, the triggers. If that happened live your sunk aren't you.

#117182 by Derrick The Percussionist
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:54 am
I've used electronic drums since 1979 and even though today's generation of electronic drums are more advanced with sound quality, there just isn't "that feel" that you get when you use an acoustic kit!
Today I play an acoustic kit with triggers on them which trigger the sounds of an Alesis DMPro module and an Akai Z4 hardware sampler so that way I can get the best of both worlds. :D

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