Electric Drum Kits
Big Music is your Electronic Drums specialist with the full range of Yamaha and Roland Drum Kits including the bestselling Roland V-drums and Yamaha DTX Series.
STARTER'S GUIDE TO BUYING A DRUM KIT - SHOULD I GO ELECTRONIC OR ACOUSTIC?
These days all over the world Electronic Drum Kits out-sell traditional acoustic drum kits by a ratio of around 2:1. If you're trying to decide what's best for you or your child, here are some key considerations for choosing between a traditional acoustic and an electronic drum kit.
How much sound can you make where you live?
There is no getting around the fact that acoustic drums make a lot of sound, and this often rules them out in apartment buildings, unless you have very tolerant neighbours. If sound levels could be an issue for you, then electronic drums may be the way to go, simply because you can play using headphones, or at lower volumes through an amplifier.
How much space do you have for your drum kit?
You really need a floor space of 2-2.5 square meters to accommodate a full acoustic drum set and drummer, whereas some of the smaller sized electronic drum kits take up less space. If you have limited space in the spare room then this may be a factor for you.
How authentic is the playing experience?
Another factor to consider is how the drums actually feel. Pads and Cymbals on Electronic Drum Kits that are made from rubber, plastic or mesh won't feel quite the same as hitting a real drum head or steel cymbal. But the technology is getting closer all the time. Some say that drummers who regularly play on electronic drums can have a hard time transitioning to acoustic drums. In our experience at Big Music, where we teach dozens of students every week on electronic kits, it doesn't take long to adapt and the fundamental muscle memory and skills transfer easily.
Come into our store to try our extensive range of Electronic Drum Kits and for expert advice on the drum kit that is right for you.
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