Product Type: Yamaha in Drums / Percussion
Newest Review: ... just stood up to it, definitely a Yamaha product. The sound bank is absolutely huge, and the editing of your pad sounds is as simple as... more
No sense of rhythm? Learn away my friends.
Member Name: Steve87
Advantages: Extensive sound bank. Durable. Fun fun fun!
Disadvantages: Sometimes laggy/cuts out.
I can't believe I found this....
When I was 12 I decided I wanted to play the drums because let's face it, they're awesome.
Well, Christmas morning comes and wouldn't you know it, I have these sitting there in all their shiny glory. Much to the annoyance of my parents I spent the next 6 months playing these babies and they were nothing but good to me, the pads are ULTRA heavy duty, they stand up to anything you throw at them.
On many occasions I dropped these things onto hard floors and they just stood up to it, definitely a Yamaha product.
The sound bank is absolutely huge, and the editing of your pad sounds is as simple as pie, any kind of drum combination you want is right there at the press of a button, and it's very easy to get to know your way around. I have always been into metal music so naturally I want double kick pedals, all I had to do was take a minute to find one out of the many choices to replace my hi-hat pedal sound and BAM!
The sound quality itself is absolutely fantastic, the sounds are crisp and clear and depending on your volume setting they can be very loud, you could always whack in some headphones and stop people getting jealous at how good you're getting, however this doesn't cut out the loud sound of stick on pad.
There is a hand percussion mode which makes the pads more sensitive and allows you to play with your hands, this is kinda cool but tbh I never really remember using it for anything except smashing out some bongos on occasion, which is always fun.
I do however have a criticism, I often found myself getting frustrated as sometimes certain things I did wouldn't register, sometimes I'd hit two things simultaneously and one or both would just cancel and I'd hear nothing at all, this obviously was a major pain in the bum as it just throws everything out of whack.
If you have a certain someone you know or even you yourself would like to learn how to play the drums I would definitely recommend these to get yourself off the ground and get yourself a basic understanding of rhythm.
I found the transition from this set to a real set very easy when it came to making the leap, this is a very cheap and effective way to get yourself going. Very fun.
Summary: Good starter definitely.