Pearl ePro Live Electronic Drum Kit Review: Are the Real Wood Shells Worth It?

Pearl ePro Live
Pearl ePro Live

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Pearl has long been known for top notch acoustic drums. With the Pearl ePro Live electronic drum kit, they entered the electronic world of drumming several years ago.

The chief distinguishing feature of the ePro Live, which comes in two variations, is the real wood shells used for the drums. You can swap out the electronic pads for acoustic heads and play them as an acoustic kit.

Would you want to do that? Is the ePro Live worth getting for that reason and just because it has wood shells? Continue reading “Pearl ePro Live Electronic Drum Kit Review: Are the Real Wood Shells Worth It?”

Roland TD-30K and TD-50K Review: Best Electronic Drum Kits

Roland TD-30KV electronic drum set
Roland TD-30KV electronic drum set

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The Roland TD-30K and the Roland TD-50K (and their near relatives the TD-30KV and the TD-50KV) are arguably the best electronic drum kits in the market today.

If you need top notch equipment and sounds, you will want to check out these V-Pro flagship sets from Roland.

I’ll take a look in this article at each of these four sets and compare them so you can decide which one is best for the money in your situation. Continue reading “Roland TD-30K and TD-50K Review: Best Electronic Drum Kits”

Roland TD-25K Electronic Drum Set Review: Near the Top of the Line

Roland TD-25KV
Roland TD-25KV

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You say you want a top of the line electronic drum set from Roland but can’t swing the price tag?

Check out the Roland TD-25K which Roland says has an “advanced SuperNATURAL sound engine based on the flagship TD-30” and the “sound quality and expressiveness equivalent to the top-of-the-line V-Drums.” Continue reading “Roland TD-25K Electronic Drum Set Review: Near the Top of the Line”

Roland TD-11K Electronic Drum Set Review: Best Compact Kit?

Roland TD-11K
Roland TD-11K

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While not as small as the TD-4KP, the Roland TD-11K electronic drum set is considered a compact kit. If a compact drum set is what you need due to a limited amount of available space, you should check out this kit.

In this review, I’ll look at the TD-11K in some detail and compare it to the TD-15K which is in many ways very similar. Continue reading “Roland TD-11K Electronic Drum Set Review: Best Compact Kit?”

Roland V-Drums Overview and Review: The Best Electronic Drums Available?

Roland TD-25K Electronic Drum Kit
Roland TD-25K Electronic Drum Kit

If you’re in the market for a really, really good set of electronic drums, you simply must check out the kits that Roland offers. Many drummers consider these to be the best electronic drum kits available today, especially if the set includes mesh drum heads.

But I’m getting ahead of myself just a little.

What I’m going to do in this article is introduce you to the 6 basic kits that Roland manufactures today. You may see older kits still available online or in a store, but these are the models that Roland touts on their website as of this writing. Continue reading “Roland V-Drums Overview and Review: The Best Electronic Drums Available?”

Roland TD-4KP Review: The Portable Kit for the Drummer on the Go

Roland TD-4KP Portable Electronic Drum Kit
Roland TD-4KP Portable Electronic Drum Kit

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Are you looking for a great sounding electronic drum kit that you can pack up quickly and carrying to a practice session or a gig all by yourself? If so, then you’ve come to the right place, because the Roland TD-4KP (P = Portable) fits the bill.

If you just need a small e-kit for a tight space, you’ve found the right one in the TD-4KP as well. This set has a tiny footprint compared to most others in the market.

In the review, I’ll take a look with you at this sometimes overlooked offering from Roland. I think you’ll see that, just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it’s lacking in quality. Continue reading “Roland TD-4KP Review: The Portable Kit for the Drummer on the Go”

Yamaha DTX720K and DTK760K Electronic Drum Set Review

Yamaha DTX720K Electronic Drum Kit
Yamaha DTX720K Electronic Drum Kit

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The Yamaha DTX720K and DTX760K aren’t quite the company’s top of the line electronic drum sets, but they’re close. Both of these DTX700 series kits are high quality sets of instruments.

It’s unfortunate, then, that it is so hard to find complete information on these kits. Yamaha’s own videos no longer match their offerings. The videos are about the DTX700K, DTX750K, and DTX790K, as of this writing. But they sell only the DTX720K and DTX760K.

In this review of the Yamaha DTX700 series, I’ll do my best to explain what you apparently do get when you purchase one of these kits. I’ll also show the differences between; that is, upgrades and additions from the Yamaha DTX720K to the Yamaha DTX760K. Continue reading “Yamaha DTX720K and DTK760K Electronic Drum Set Review”

Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K Review

Yamaha DTX522K
Yamaha DTX522K

When you want a solid, midrange electronic drum set that will last you a good, long time, one brand to look at is Yamaha and their DTX502 series.

I’ll cover all three of their current 502 models in this review – the DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K – because they are so similar to each other. Continue reading “Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K Review”

Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit Series Overview and Review

Yamaha DTX522K electronic drum kit
Yamaha DTX522K electronic drum kit

Yamaha electronic drum kits are some of the most popular sets in use today. It seems that especially the 400 and 502 series kits are very well liked.

In this article I’ll briefly look at the sets available (plus one discontinued model) in all four of their series – the 400, the 502, the 700, and the 900. (I’d be interested to know why it’s the 502 and not the 500 series.) Continue reading “Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit Series Overview and Review”

Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Kit Review

Would you like a little extra glitz to go with your drumming? If so, the Alesis DM Lite electronic drum kit may be just what you need.

Quick to setup and compact in size, the Alesis DM Lite has light-up LED drum and cymbal pads that produce a blue mini light show around the rims when hit. Continue reading “Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Kit Review”