Submitted February 12, 2021 by Simon S
"Nice for an eKit but..."
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The rims aren’t very sturdy, the rack and clamps are slip city, crank them down tight. The 8 inch Tom is useless so I made it a side snare. The legs on the kick are cheap and flimsy. The hardware is not quality. The pads are ok. I can’t seem to dial in the hats no matter what I do.... Comes with a cheap snare stand. It works, but cheap. It’s all cheap, but the pads are good. If the price of the Roland comes down, I will be switching to Roland and selling these. You do get a lot of stuff for the money, but you sacrifice quality over quantity. I trigger Superior Drummer, and it has USB on the back to connect to your computer, but mine DID NOT COME WITH A USB CABLE!!!! Seriously, they can’t throw you a USB cable in the bundle of cables they give you? Absolutely stupid. I really don’t think it’s worth 2500 bucks. I did set this up as a 4 piece kit, with hats ride and crash. With snare stands and cymbal stands, and no rack. And it worked just fine. I just did it to see if you could without the crappy rack. And yes you can. But I felt like I was not getting my money’s worth not using all the pieces so I did set it all up on the rack. The pads are ok, rims, kind of cheap, rack cheap, clamps cheap, cymbal arms cheap, snare stand cheap, module plastic cheap but very functional, cables thin but included and work, USB cable NOT included... it will work in your home studio. I wouldn’t play out with it. In short, it looks pretty but cut corners kind of ruin it for me. That’s just my opinion. This is of no reflection of zZounds, they were perfect in every way. I always order from zZounds, and have spent thousands,, and will continue to have my repeat business.
The module sounds ok, but I would never use it, I trigger software....
Most useful feature for me is the USB connectivity to trigger software, but it didn’t come with a friggin USB cable!
Ease of Use
Easy, but setting up hats and dial in cross talk and sensitivity and such is a learning curve, hats are going to make you mad.
Mid range, good pads cheap hardware. Corners cut on quality.
I would buy the Roland, even though it isn’t as pretty, and doesn’t have as many extras, it will be of higher quality. I would not buy an Alesis product again.
Haven’t talked to them so do not know
The Wow Factor
It does look pretty.
Multi instrumentalist 30yrs, home studio 20yrs, gig occasionally but retired.
Blues, rock, classic rock, alternative rock, southern rock, blues rock, grunge, adult alternative.
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