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14 years ago
Originally posted by Ted If you're looking at used stuff, you may be able to pull it off...do you have a double bass drum pedal already?-Ted
So either buy used or cough up twice more than what I want to spend, right?
The PA can do the job but it's probably not a good idea? What would you recommend to amplify and deliever the sound?
Originally posted by Ted Unfortunately, that's pretty much it...the least expensive kit we carry runs about $1300 new, and doesn't include a kick drum pedal, so you'll need to budget in a little more for that, especially if you want a double kick.Actually, a PA is probably the best thing if you want to reproduce the kit at a "natural" level...most other systems would have a hard time going loud enough. What type of situation are you going to be using the kit in? One of the nice things about electric drums is you don't need to run them at the full level of an acoustic kit. If you're looking more for something to use at home, headphones work fine as well...-Ted
Originally posted by Ted It depends on the kit you got...some kits have a pad that's big enough to attach a double-kick pedal to, and some come with little triggers that will only accomodate a single pedal. It'll probably be a wash either way...most decent double-kick pedals run from about $200-$400 (I think...I haven't bought one for over ten years so I'm not exactly up to date on pricing), where the little triggers run about $150 but then you'd have to buy two single-kick pedals as well...-Ted
Originally posted by Chris Jude If you can be a little more specific, I might can give you some pretty specific responses. I'd need to know what you mean by "standard" kit (how many pieces, cymbals, etc.), what kind of music you will be doing, and whether you have any other special needs/preferences.Most kits won't come with a throne or kick pedal(s) and many don't give you a snare stand. Good entry level kits start around $1,000, and top end kits can go for over $4,000 for just the off the shelf stuff.
The Hart Prodigy, Yamaha DT Express, and Roland V-Club kits can generally be had for around $1,000. The V-Club lists for $1,200 per Roland's pricing policy, but can be bought for less as I say.
And just to add another monkey to the wrench, mesh head pads can be had for starting around another $250 more. Many prefer the feel of these to the rubber pads.
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