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Ldavis

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Hey everyone. Thanks for having me here. I'm fairly new to electronic drums, but I've been playing on and off for about 35 years. I owned 1 electronic kit years ago (Yamaha DTXpress IV Special). It worked great, but I missed the real feel and sound of an acoustic kit. Due to the hereditary hearing loss in my left ear, I recently sold my beautiful 8pc Gretsch kit that had an array of cymbals (mostly Zildjian A Customs) to try and preserve my hearing the best I can. So as of today, I'm waiting on an Alesis Strike Pro to arrive later in the week. It's been about 8 months since I've played and can't wait to get behind a kit again. My only worry is that being a pretty hard hitter, I'll need to change my style and hold back on striking the drums like I would normally on an acoustic kit so that I don't damage the equipment. I know there is no comparison to an acoustic kit, but I realized I'd rather play something vs nothing. So electronic kit it is. Looking forward to talking to you all. Thanks, Larry Davis Jr. New Castle, Delaware
 

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Welcome Larry! I'm sure you'll get great enjoyment from your new e-kit. I've heard good things about the new Strike Pro. I bought my first set of e-drums in 1985 so that I could continue to play while living in an apartment. I went through several iterations over the 30+ years I played an e-kit and can appreciate how far the technology has come. One of the best things about an e-kit is that you can control the volume going through your headphones in order to conserve hearing. You just need to resist the urge to crank things up because an e-kit can still produce high volume levels. I recently went back to playing an acoustic kit but use a Yamaha EAD10 with a good set of isolation headphones to control the sound level. I prefer the feel of an acoustic kit but you'll quickly see that the variety of different sounds available in today's e-drum modules makes it fun to play along to your favorite songs. Enjoy!
 

Rufus T Firefly

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Welcome aboard Larry. I went through an electronic drum phase but have been back to acoustics for many years now. The electronic kits are certainly versatile and a lot of fun to play with. Enjoy your new kit!
 

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Welcome to the forum. By the way I'm a heavy hitter and if my cheapo simmons sd350 can stand up to what I throw at it then I'm sure your alesis can handle anything you throw at it. Enjoy your new kit and again welcome.
 

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