The challenge - the smallest usable electronic drum kit

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  1. NYFrank

    NYFrank Very well Known Member

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    There have been many threads about electronic kits, but this one has a twist - what would you suggest as the smallest easily portable kit where you can legitimately practice with it. To be legit, it needs:

    - Small pads - not those table top toy mats

    - Responsiveness - so that you can actually practice doubles and jazz buzzes on the pad

    - Enough pads to have SD, BD pedal, HH pedal, Tom, Ride, Crash

    - Doesn't sound like junk, but doesn't need to be the greatest sounds either - as long as it responds properly.

    Ok, place your bids.
     
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  3. Mongrel

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    Kick: Roland KD7 https://goo.gl/images/qcYrd3
    HH: Roland FD7 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51LGTFLRwyL._SY355_.jpg
    HH #2: VH11 (look it up, be easier)
    Snare: Roland PD10 https://goo.gl/images/PnYhVn
    Cymbals: CY12/14
    Module: TD8/10/12/20 heck, even a TD6v would meet your basic criteria.

    You could put all of that in a single bag with a lightweight hardware pack like the one from DW.

    Note: most of what I suggested is yesterdays news, but can be picked up in great condition and relatvely cheap compared to the newest edrum gear....
     
  4. wolfereeno

    wolfereeno Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about the same idea. A setup like the dw practice kit, where everything's mounted to a single folding stand. But not made for a child like the low end roland's seem to be. And ideally you don't have to disconnect much to transport it.
     
  5. K.O.

    K.O. DFO Master

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    Not really a traditional kit but you can add bass drum and a snare drum pads to a Roland Octapad and then the cymbals and toms (or whatever sounds you want) are on the octapad. That would be about as compact as you could get.

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  6. swarfrat

    swarfrat tympanus laqueus XV

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    Hmmm the octapad is interesting like that. I'm considering selling my Catalina 26/12/13/16/18 kit, keeping my cymbals and a snare. Get another E-kit that'd let me shoehorn 3U/2D (something that's never been an option with a 26" BD) into a smaller corner of the music room, and drag out the real snare and cymbals for recording (and just record with triggered toms/kick). Octopad would give 8U -bwahaha. Ok, maybe 4 up and 4 effects. Keeping the ability to keep my real cymbals would mean it'd be a little bigger than what that video shows but it could still be pretty compact.
     
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    I'm interested in the Yamaha dd75. I haven't seen it, but I've seen people gig with the earlier dd65 and dd55 units.
     
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    xsabers World's Second Most Okayest Drummer

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