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  • Acorn Triple-D5

    Hello all,
    I'm thinking of buying the above mentioned drum kit, but I have some issues with those rubber pads it's got. According to this article, it's not a very different feeling from banging on a proper drum
    Did any of you try it? Does it sound good, and more importantly, does it feel good?
    I moved to a new flat, so that opportunity - to practice with headphones on, is just what I need.

  • #2
    Reading from your other post, you say you are just starting.

    You can search in this forum for loads of info regarding e-drums.

    I've seen a similar kit at the department store here. I tried it.
    Does it sound good, and more importantly, does it feel good?

    No, and no.

    Since you are just starting, maybe you will not expect anything special.
    Maybe you will get bored and move on to other things. If so, that $350 kit will be good enough.

    If you are serious about this, and will need something better than a toy, know that a kit will cost you at least $1,000 and can get to a lot more!

    Serious kits can be had from Alesis, Roland, Yamaha, 2Box. Also, since those are serious kits, they keep their value longer and there is a healthy second-hand community, where you can buy and sell parts or kits as you grow as a drummer.

    Your choice.
    If you're looking for a toy, that Acorn will do fine.
    If you are serious, you will need to save a bit more to invest in a new or second-hand kit.
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    • #3
      I'll tell you upfront: I'm sceptical!
      What's your desired budget, currently?

      The module doesn't look like there's too much to tweak regarding sounds, and the overall appearance seems to be just another rebranded piece of Medeli. I didn't find a lot of useful info on it, either - just a video, in which the guy presenting it is japping endlessly holding a pair of sticks in his hands ...but doesn't play it!

      Maybe that's a sign that should tell something...

      As a suggestion, take a look at the DTX-400 by Yamaha. It is featured in the May 2013-issue of 'Digital Drummer' magazine, where you'll find reviews that truely deserve the word 'review' (!)


      Another good contender in the entry-level price-bracket would be a used Roland TD-4 kit.
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      No matter which of the suggestions you pick, you will have much more satisfaction, than with the rather toy-ish Acorn kit!


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      • #4
        I totally agree with what hairmetal has sais above. If you want to learn and play drums for the long term, this acorn kit will disinterest you very quickly. A used td4 or even an alesis dm6 would be a major ane significant improvement and help your chances of learning and sticking with the drums on a more permanent basis.