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    So I’ve been considering buying an electronic drum set for a while as I can’t get an acoustic because of the noise and currently with all what’s happening all the studios I went to are closed so I was thinking about getting it now like to stay playing and to improve you know, but I’m not sure if this is a good option? Also I’m not sure which I should get if I was to get one Yamaha DTX452 or Roland TD-1DMK Would like to hear your opinion guys! Also I’ve been playing for 6 months now but only 1-3 times a week

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    I have no idea how the modules compare to one another, but for $100.00 more I would say the mesh drums would be worth it.

    I would also look for used Roland kits with mesh drums in that general price range. I don't know about Yamaha, but my Roland TD-10 kit is built to last.
    Immensely powerful yet with a liquid cat-quick elegance

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    • #3
      That choice (both entry units) but I'd go for the DTX, More bits for your cash.

      Better would be going 2nd user - you'll get the next models up.

      But, that the end of the day - you need to go and hit some stuff)

      Yamaha or Roland is good stuff to be looking at.

      Avoid things with proprietary cable systems. Good things to get are 3-zone snare and other pads. MIDI IN will give you expansion.

      Go hit things!
      *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
      Yamaha & Roland modules. DTX,TM-2, EC-10, EC10m, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPads. Octapad, SamplePad, Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Zoom ARQ. Synths. Ukes.

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      • #4
        Yea what Electro said mate. I would look out for a second hand TD 17 kit with mesh heads. You might as well get the mesh heads now rather than wasting money later down the line.

        Anyway welcome to the club mate, its all about having fun and not getting bogged down with loads of technical stuff. Not to start with anyway.

        Remember mate its a drum kit, not a drum set. A set implies something that is complete, and ask any drummer if his 'set' is complete and he will say no. There is always something else you need desperately.

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        • #5
          Buy your second kit first. You’ll save in the long run.
          Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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          • #6
            I'm in the same boat. Thanks for the replies guys.

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            • #7
              Its commonly said here that you should buy your second kit first, and so save yourself a lot of money down the line.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John.b View Post
                Its commonly said here that you should buy your second kit first, and so save yourself a lot of money down the line.
                There’s truth to that sentiment. I originally bought a TD-17KVX but quickly realized that I wanted more so I began upgrading the floor tom and rack to a higher Roland model. Both of which in the end might’ve gotten me close to the drum set I really wanted which is an ATV ADRUMS EXS-5 ELECTRONIC DRUM SET.


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                • #9
                  In the end, I had to sell the Roland to pay the bills due to job loss. Now, however I’ve jump back in with a Roland TD-12 as the foundation to upgrade from. I’ve got a Roland CY15R and CY14C coming to upgrade it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by baiselmareo6 View Post

                    So I’ve been considering buying an electronic drum set for a while as I can’t get an acoustic because of the noise and currently with all what’s happening all the studios I went to are closed so I was thinking about getting it now like to stay playing and to improve you know, but I’m not sure if this is a good option? Also I’m not sure which I should get if I was to get one Yamaha DTX452 or Roland TD-1DMK Would like to hear your opinion guys! Also I’ve been playing for 6 months now but only 1-3 times a week
                    As someone who does a lot of mix and match of old gear, I'd opt for the Roland for the mesh heads. I think good hardware with a replaceable drum brain beats a good drum brain with hardware that needs upgrading down the line.

                    Also, it looks like the TD-1DMK module will send MIDI over USB which is no way as useful as din MIDI in/out jacks but you could still use the Roland kit to trigger drum software.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jimorlando View Post
                      Buy your second kit first. You’ll save in the long run.
                      Absolutely true. . . .

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                      • #12
                        What's your budget is Baiselmareo6?
                        Whatever it is I would also recommend a kit with mesh heads and better if you can stick with a mainstream brand as they're easier to upgrade or sell on as you develop.

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