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Beginner's Gear Guide: Electronic Drums

Beginner's Gear Guides: Electronic Drums

Ready to start playing an electronic drum kit? Find the gear you need with this guide.

Electronic drum kits combine the sonic possibilities of an electronic module with the natural feel and playing style of an acoustic drum kit. Your first decision is whether to choose a complete electronic drum set, or a more compact one-piece electronic drum.
Complete Electronic Drum Sets
Electronic drum sets are designed to mimic the sound, feel and setup of their acoustic counterparts, offering as realistic a drumming experience as possible. Well-known as fantastic practice tools, electronic kits are often overlooked for their use in live settings. Showing up to a gig with a complete electronic drum set is like showing up with a stadium-filling rock kit, a jazz combo set, a hand percussion rig and more, all in one package.
Alesis DM7X Session Electronic Drum Set
 
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Yamaha DTX400K Electronic Drum Kit
or 6 payments of $83.34
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KAT KT1 Electronic Drum Set
or 6 payments of $83.33
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Roland TD-1K V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit
or 8 payments of $62.38
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One-Piece Electronic Drums
One-piece electronic drums are ideal learning tools because of their low cost and space-saving designs. They're also great for drummers and percussionists who want to add an electronic element to their acoustic setup or have an alternative for gigs that can't accommodate a full kit.
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Drum Pad
or 8 payments of $99.88
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Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drum Kit
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$174.95
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or 4 payments of $55.00
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Korg WaveDrum Mini Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer
 
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$209.95
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Alesis SamplePad Pro Percussion Pad
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$234.95
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or 6 payments of $49.84
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Amps and Headphones
Most electronic drum sets don't have built-in speakers because they couldn't hope to compete with other instruments in a band setting. If you plan on playing your kit with other musicians, you'll want a drum amplifier to make sure you're heard. If you don't plan on having the kit leave your practice space or bedroom, invest in a solid pair of headphones.
Yamaha MS40DR Drum Monitor System
or 6 payments of $45.00
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Headphones
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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Electronic Drum Accessories
Complete your electronic drum set up with the right accessories. It's a good idea to have a few pairs of drumsticks -- we like 5Bs for beginners -- as well as a stick bag to carry them. Because they aren't typically included, most electronic kits will also need a bass drum pedal and drum throne.
Vic Firth American Classic Extreme 5B Drumsticks
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World Tour DSB6500 Stick Bag
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
Drum Workshop 2000 Single Bass Drum Pedal
or 4 payments of $22.50
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Cannon Percussion UP197 Double Braced Drum Throne
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
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