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Portable electric drums

shawnshack

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I'm starting a church a we need to go with electric drums due to the venue size. I know some people hate them but this will be a must for us. I would like to go with Roland due to my familiarity with the and I know they sound good. They have a kit that is marketed as a portable kit. YouTube clips sounded fine. But it looked very cheap and not something that would hold up well. Does anyone have any experience with an transport electric kit?

We can pay around $1,000. I'd like it to at least have a stereo out and a mix in.
 

Madsen

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I know a couple people have picked up the 2box kits recently & love em.


also the mesh head kits from Roland, Pintech & Yamaha are nice. I think all of em are over yer budget though.

the cheaper rubber head kits don't bounce back & are fatiguing to most drummers. i'd shop used.

i've had Simmons, Alesis & my current kit is scrapped together with Roland kicks, Pintech pads, Drumkat & i am hoping to pick up Zildjian gen16 hihat & ride soon.

happy hunting!
 

shawnshack

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Thanks for the post. I'll check into those. I'm planning to upgrade the rubber heads to mesh heads if I pick up the portable Roland kit.
 

Motterpaul

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The main most drummers care about is the feel - do you get the bounce from the head, etc. Some of these kits use real drum heads so they feel more real.

You can get the ones with hard pads cheap (I have one just for occasional jam sessions - paid $250) - but you can also pay up to $2500+ for the sets with great pads, a variety of samples, etc. No matter what, it takes some adjustment by the drummer.

Our band drummer uses a set for gigs & such. It blows a lot of club owners away to see them. I think they sound fine with the right PA, though.
 






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