Which Electric Drum Set is Right for Me?
There are a few big advantages of an electric drum set over an acoustic kit. The main advantage is the external sound. Being able to wear headphones and practice at night is a big advantage [not to mention that your neighbors will remain friends with you]. Another plus is the ability to change the sounds in the kits. You can go from a Jazz kit to a Rock kit with the touch of a button. Much faster than setting up a new drumset.
Top 2 industry leaders in electric drums are Roland and Yamaha. We will review the main 3 levels of electric kits: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
The main parts of an electric drum set:
- Rack: The Rack
- Module: The module is the brain of the entire kit. This is where the actual sound is generated.
- Pads/Triggers: These are what you hit with your sticks/pedals to trigger the sounds in the module
To keep the cost down, most starter electric kits have rubber pads.
The sound modules will usually have a few choices for different drum kit sounds. Ten or so is pretty common.
The beginner kits are usually very compact and don’t take up nearly as much room as the intermediate or advanced kits. Most of them are designed to fit comfortably in the corner of a bedroom.
As we move up to the Intermediate kits we find what are called mesh heads instead of the rubber pads. These feel more like traditional acoustic drum heads and the mesh technology offers more realism that most seasoned drummers prefer.
They also start adding higher quality sounds that may be needed for recording or playing live gigs.
You will also find more functions in the Module including more sounds, more editing and more realistic cymbals.
They also offer tour ready top quality racks, will use “real” pedals and normally use a real Hi Hat Stand.
No matter which kit is right for you MusiciansBuy has you covered! You can reach our professionals at 1-877-778-7845 with any questions to help make sure the kit you choose is the perfect fit!