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mandolin8
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Posted - 15/09/2016 :  20:52:13  Show Profile  Visit mandolin8's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Having played drums from the age of 12 (I'm 59 now!), for the first time I am contemplating an electronic kit. I know little about them, though, so any advice would be very welcome. I was considering an Alesis DM10 studio kit purely based on reviews I have read and the (used)prices, but I was wondering if there was anything better possibly for around 400 or so. Thanks !

graham3030
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Posted - 24/09/2016 :  15:42:15  Show Profile  Visit graham3030's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello, I'm not the best to ask here because I've only really recently bought a budget electronic kit - a DM Lite. It is ok for the money I paid, but really cheap.

For your budget you could probably get a Roland kit with mesh heads. Roland goods seem well made. Highly recommend going to a shop to try out some before you buy to get a feel as to how plastic some products feel.

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Sharklaar
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Posted - 25/09/2016 :  22:24:53  Show Profile  Visit Sharklaar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2nd hand you can probably get a Roland TD8 with all mesh heads for that, or a TD6 or a TD4 with fewer mesh things. I would have thought Roland would be better than Alesis, but the DM10s do look pretty good.

At the bottom of the price range I've had a Roland TD6 and a Yamaha DTXpress II, and the Roland was far superior.

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barryabko
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Posted - 26/09/2016 :  19:04:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I suggest a kit with mesh heads. Rubber pad and Mylar heads cause too much hand fatigue for me.
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mandolin8
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Posted - 02/11/2016 :  08:07:10  Show Profile  Visit mandolin8's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your advice, gentlemen, Its really appreciated. I'll have a look at the TD6 before I do anything else. Half the trouble is that acoustic kits keep winking at me !
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chevvies
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Posted - 26/01/2017 :  22:49:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whereabouts are you?

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gdrumfoot
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Posted - 21/06/2017 :  15:09:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.diamondelectronicdrums.com/ Dave Chetwynd's yer man.Top geezer and a mine of information esp as your unfamiliar with leccy kits.

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