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Offline RacingHippo

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These new-fangled Electrical Drum Kits
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:54:06 PM »
There's a possibility I may need to pick up the sticks again for a London-based project.
(Don't get excited - it's a very amateur thing doing covers, and necessarily so given I'm only in that neck of the woods 2.5 nights a week).
Which means I'll need something to practice hitting.
But quietly.

I am led to believe that the Niponese Ya-ma-ha people and the denizens of the Land of Ro (amongst others) have cleverly invented such a thing.
I'm also aware that really good ones cost a pigging fortune, and I ain't spending loads of dosh on one (mostly due to school fees but also due to it, as previously stated, being a very low-key affair).

So I'm looking for any advice that's out there vis-a-vis getting a decent, probably second-hand kit for as much under a grand as I can get away with.

Anyone?
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Re: These new-fangled Electrical Drum Kits
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 09:12:46 PM »
Ello sir. :)

How about a Roland TD-11K or something like that? All those kits come in many configurations, depending if you want simple pads or mesh heads on all the drums and things like that (TD-11KV). No idea about UK pricing, but that one should give you quite a lot for the money.

Or the TD-15, but that'll cost you a bit more. It's a really nice sounding module IMO. A lot of fun to set up custom kits, even an idiot like me could do that without reading any manual. But, it depends how important sound is for pure practice.

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Re: These new-fangled Electrical Drum Kits
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 09:16:49 PM »
Oh, and I believe a certain Frost* drummer has tons of videos on the different kits on Youtube, recordings of clinics etc. Convenient. ;)

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Re: These new-fangled Electrical Drum Kits
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 09:17:35 PM »
All I know us this,; the roland ones are pricy but very once, the Yamaha ones are very pricy and I don't know why and the Alesis ones are startlingly inexpensive and quite serviceable.

If you can find a Roland one at a good price it should hold its value pretty well should you decide to flip it after the gig. That's the way I would try to go.

Good luck!