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I'm thinking of using a bit of my clowning income to buy a set of electronic drums. I'm looking at sets by Pintech and Hart Dynamics. I'm only vaguely familiar with these name brands. Does anyone have these drums? If so, how do they play? Are the dynamics suitable for Jazz and Top 40 Smile
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My old man used to play drums and my son plays in a Band-however good the modern synthesized stuff is it "ain't the real thing".Might take up less room though!! and easier to cart around.
Stick to Ludwig and buy a Grene Krupa.DVD
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I like Tama and Pearl but since I live in an apartment building and need to convert everything into MIDI for my computer's sequenceing program (Cakewalk Pro Audio), I think the electronic set would annoy the neighbors much less and be easier to work with. I do have some acoustic trap set items (especially cymbals) that I intend to use as the synth-produced sounds lack the timbre of the real McCoy.

I have been playing Drums and Keyboards over 25 years. My instructional background includes Melvin Parker (James Brown) and lots of Marching Band experience.

Favorite drummers are Louie Bellson, Simon Phillips and Omar Hakim.
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Go to a site called musiciansfriend.com

They have a very wide selection of drums. I should know. I am a drummer my self.
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That's where I order all of my equipment from. They have the best prices and a pretty friendly staff. Smile
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I have a Roland kit, and I love it.

The cymbals I use are those shaped like actual cymbals (12" to 15", but you can set to sound like practically any).

It has become a bigger time sink than TIVO (or The Magic Café)...just so much fun to play...I'l take the same groove and try it on a dozen or so "different" kits...amazing.

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I played a Roland Kit once and thought the dynamics were pretty good. I just curious how trhe Pintech and Hart Dynamics brands compare. The ones I'm looking at are here and here
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I was just going to say beforeI read your posts, that Roland is a nice electric kit. I have played around on one a few times, and they are pretty good. But there is nothing like a good real drum set. I love the drums!
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I finally decided. After reading every possible review, I decided against both of them and ordered a Kit from Yamaha. I'll let you guys know what I think in a few weeks.
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I would recommend the roland V-drums. If you have ever played on them they are just like playing on the real thing. They have tuning capabilitys like real drums built in the brain. There is alot of stuff the brain will let you do to get that custom REAL drum sound out of it.--Jason
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Two days after they shipped, Musician's Friend put the DS10 Kit on sale for the same price. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
How's that for service?
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You should really go to a music store and try out each kit.

Roland has clinics approx every quarter for those interested in their v-drums and for those who want to learn more technique.

Sometimes when you visit store to store and try them out you can get a better deal than online.
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I'd love to but I don't have that particular option here. The closest store doesn't carry the brands I'm interested in. Besides, they're in the mail now so good or bad I'll work with it. I've never heard anyone complain about the Yamahas.
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there's no reason for them
not to be able to order a demo in.
next time i totatlly suggest you do that.

i'm not fond of yamaha.
personal choice of course.
been a huge roland fan for
many many years.
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Rob,
My son say's their drummer (he's got a set of Ludwig) tried out a Yamaha set of Digital drums the other day - thought they were Brilliant!! Cost over £5000 though.

As you say plenty of famous names seen using Yamaha drums,pianos,guitars,flutes,Hi-fi's,motorbikes,jet ski's..somebody must be doing something right.
Maybe you can..Please All of the People All of the Time Smile Smile

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Quote:
On 2003-06-23 13:31, Marshall Thornside wrote:
there's no reason for them
not to be able to order a demo in.
next time i totatlly suggest you do that.



In Europe, things progress a bit differently. If I wanted them to bring a test kit in they would expect payment. The communication between me and the local music store is predominantly point and pay. We don't speak a common tongue. My Keyboards, for the most part are Roland,(A-30, A-50, HP-2000, MT-32), Kurzweil and Kawai. Roland would have also been my first choice if money were no object but the kit I liked was not within my price range.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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Received my Yamaha Kit today and I'm quite pleased. They are quite playable and the dynamics are not bad at all. I'll definitely be using acoustic cymbals for the inherent dynamics that they provide.
My next purchase will be a mesh snare.
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