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    So I'm just learning to play drums. And I can't yet justify getting a full-blown kit - either acoustic or electric. It's just way too loud (even electric) and takes up too much space, and the kids wouldn't appreciate that. And even entry level e-kits are kind of expensive.
    I've been looking at DW's Go Anywhere practice set (http://www.dwdrums.com/hardware/hw.a...cpPADTS5&w=p65), but I kind of wish it were electronic.

    I think it I could have something as compact as that, but electronic, so that I could plug in my headphones and not interfere with anyone in the house, could be perfect.
    I'm even thinking my smartphone could be used as the drum module to make it even more compact and affordable.

    What do you guys think of the idea?

  • #2
    this was first kit: http://www.roland.com/products/v-drums_lite_hd-3/

    I think you might find the HD-1 as well 2nd hand
    Roland TD-25KV, Drum-tec 14" pro Snare Sapeli, 2xPDX-100, 1xPD-125BK, 1xCY-14C, 1xCY-13R, 1xCY15R, Tama Iron Cobra HP600D Pedal, Tama HH905N Hi-Hat Iron Cobra Lever

    For sale AD2 with 4 ADpacks: https://www.vdrums.com/forum/mark...-drums-2-with-4-adpacks

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    • #3
      Try the Roland TD4KP. You can find a used one for cheap and it folds up when done to take up little space.
      Owner of TD11K. Pearl P900 bass pedal. Vater Sugar Maple Super Jazz sticks.

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      • #4
        Great, thanks. Didn't know it could fold. Will go to my local GC to check it out.

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        • #5
          check Roland td-1kv, it's quite compact. It even gets into the rear seat of my car without disassembling it

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mibane View Post
            check Roland td-1kv, it's quite compact. It even gets into the rear seat of my car without disassembling it
            Why would you ever disassemble your car to fit a drum kit into it?
            lol
            Kidding, it just looks funny as written!
            "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

            Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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            • #7
              Right. You want compact? http://aerodrums.com/aerodrums-product-page/

              (alternatively, what you do want to spend? Makes it easier to recommend. On man's "expensive" is another man's "cheap")

              ps. most e-kits can "fold up" - just depends on how you set 'em up.
              *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
              DTX modules. Roland TM-2, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPad. Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Loads o' synth modules. And...a ukulele or three.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by electrodrummer View Post
                Right. You want compact? http://aerodrums.com/aerodrums-product-page/

                (alternatively, what you do want to spend? Makes it easier to recommend. On man's "expensive" is another man's "cheap")

                ps. most e-kits can "fold up" - just depends on how you set 'em up.
                +1 For aerodrums, no quieter edrum, only the flow of air.

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                • #9
                  Both Roland kits mentioned are built on the MDS-TDKP1 folding rack, which is singularly why I originally purchased the TD-1KV kit back in December (and replaced every single piece, at least once, since). That rack IS super handy though and I've actually built my "mini" kit on it to get back to the portability I originally picked it up for.

                  If you're looking for super compact (as the heading suggests) and still want drums that don't look or play like a toy, then you'll do very well with any kit built on this rack.
                  Main Kit: TD-30, PD-128-BC, PDX-100 (x4), CY-5 (x2), CY-15R, CY-14C (x2), CY-12C (x2), CY-8, KT-10 (x2), FD-9, BT-1 (x6), SPD-SX, Gibraltar GCS-ERK, QSC K10 & KSub, Yamaha MG10XU, Westone AM Pro 30, Bose QC35, Roc-N-Soc Nitro
                  Mini Kit: PD-85 (x4), CY-5 (x3), CY-13R, MDS-TDKP1 folding rack

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by td20td20 View Post

                    +1 For aerodrums, no quieter edrum, only the flow of air.
                    Now that's something interesting! And checking it out, I also fell on this: https://www.freedrum.rocks/. Seem to be very interesting things. Hehe... imagine going to try out in a band and bringing nothing but one of these two . And then the face of the band members when while you air-drum, they can hear what you play, LOL!
                    'lectric drumma
                    Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.

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