ddrum DD Beta vs DD Beta XP Drum Set Review

ddrum DD Beta kit
ddrum DD Beta kit

The ddrum signature red and black styling is impossible to miss in both their DD Beta drum set and their DD Beta XP kit. Let’s take a look at what’s behind, inside, and under the flashy coloring by comparing the DD Beta and the DD Beta XP.

If you are already set on getting one of these two ddrum drum kits, you can click either of the links below to check the pricing and availability at Amazon.

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ddrum DD Beta D Lite Drum Set Review

You’ve probably heard this question: What’s in a name? When it comes to this drum manufacturer, this is my question: What is the name? Is it ddrum or ddrums? And why no capital letter?

Okay, it’s for style. I get that. But then let’s have some consistency. Even the ddrum DD Beta D Lite drum set is formatted differently in different places – including on the manufacturer’s own website.

Now I know that this is nit picky stuff that doesn’t really matter, but it’s still a little annoying. Pick a name and stick to it so others (like me) know what to call you and your products.

So, all that said, let’s take a look at a cute, little drum kit called (I think) the DD Beta D Lite. There’s a pun there. Did you get it? D Lite = Delight.

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PylePro PED021M Electronic Drum Set Review

Pyle PED021M kit
PylePro PED021M kit

The PylePro PED021M electronic drum set is currently the top of the line from Pyle. For a company originally known for their speakers and now for many non-musical products as well, this electronic drum kit isn’t bad.

Let’s take a quick look at the PED021M so you can see if it’s a drum set that you would be interested in acquiring. Continue reading “PylePro PED021M Electronic Drum Set Review”

ddrums Electronic Drum Sets Overview and Reviews

ddrum DD1 Plus kit
ddrum DD1 Plus kit

ddrums currently makes four electronic drum sets – DD1 Plus, DD Beta D Lite, DD Beta, and DD Beta XP. You can probably spot ddrums electronic drum sets a mile away. Their signature bright red design is easy to recognize. Continue reading “ddrums Electronic Drum Sets Overview and Reviews”

PylePro Drum Sets Overview and Review

PylePro PED021M kit
PylePro PED021M kit

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You might know the brand name Pyle because of the audio equipment the company makes, especially woofers for high-end stereo systems. PylePro drum sets are not their most well-known products. In fact, it feels like an afterthought that they are in their full product catalog.

Here are some other items listed in that catalog, many of which you wouldn’t expect from a company that started by making woofers.

  • Sound equipment for cars and boats
  • Portable pressure washers
  • DVD Players
  • Money counters
  • Projectors
  • Stands, cables, speakers
  • Amplifiers and megaphones

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Roland TD-1K Electronic Drum Set Review: Small Set, Big Sound


Roland drum sets are known for their great sounds. Even in a starter kit like the Roland TD-1K, they use their signature V-drums which just might be the best electronic drum in the business. (The “V” may stand for “virtual”. If it doesn’t, it should.)

Let’s take a quick look at what you get in this drum set. You can also watch a very good video demonstration of the set that will probably convince you that this is the kit you were looking for. Continue reading “Roland TD-1K Electronic Drum Set Review: Small Set, Big Sound”

Behringer XD8USB Electronic Drum Set Review: Hit or Miss on Quality

The Behringer XD8USB is a German drum set made for beginners. Here I’ll take a look at the pros and cons of owning this set, so you can decide for yourself whether or not it’s one that you’d like to get. Continue reading “Behringer XD8USB Electronic Drum Set Review: Hit or Miss on Quality”

Alesis Nitro Electronic Drums: Great Set for the Money

When you are quite sure that learning to play drums isn’t going to be just a flash in the pan or when you know that your beginning drummer, whether it’s you or someone else in your family, is going to practice for more than a couple of weeks, you might want to consider a beginner’s drum set that has a few more features than most.

That’s when you want to give the Alesis Nitro electronic drum set more than a passing glance. Continue reading “Alesis Nitro Electronic Drums: Great Set for the Money”

Yamaha DTX400K Electronic Drum Set Review: Does Popular = Good?

A popular choice for beginners is the Yamaha DTX400K Electronic Drum Set. It’s shown above without all the cables attached.

It has some limitations, but that’s why the price is fairly low and why it’s considered a starter set. Continue reading “Yamaha DTX400K Electronic Drum Set Review: Does Popular = Good?”