Electronic Drum Kits
Browse through our comprehensive range of Electronic Drum Kits, offering a compact and versatile alternative to your acoustic kit! We stock both top of the range kits like the Roland V-drums series and more affordable options from Alesis and much more!
Electronic Drum Kits
Electronic Drums have come a long way in the last 50 years. The quality and technology is now so good that the top V-drums are looking, feeling and sounding closer and closer to a real acoustic kit. Advancements such as Roland's mesh drum head, multi-trigger cymbal pads and high quality sampling mean that professional players are no longer restricted in what they can do when playing an acoustic kit. Rim shots, pitch bends and different cymbal timbres are all now possible with the top end kits.
Electronic drum kits are also fantastic for beginners too. Simple and affordable setups take up less space in the home than an acoustic kit. they are also easier to maintain, and can offer silent practice on headphones; an invaluable tool in a home environment!
Yamaha DTX Kits are always a good starting point when looking at Electronic drums. They offer the full range of options, from compact starter kits to the top of the range DTX920. Roland are the industry leaders in Electronic drums with their Roland V-drums series being one of the most authentic options on the market. Their flagship TD-50 kit is pretty much the bees knees in electronic drums, however they offer a number of cheaper alternatives like the TD-11 and TD-15 as well as some smaller scale portable kits like the TD-1. Alesis offer fantastic range of affordable options like the Nitro and the DM-Lite, but also have the Strike kit which offers a good balance between pro features, authentic feel and an affordable price.
From the DTX-Pad to the Roland Mesh-Head, each kit will have a different style and feel and ultimately it's down to personal opinion. Smaller scale companies like 2-Box offer another alternative design that will affect feel and playability. If you can get down to the store, it's worth trying these kits for yourself to see which design responds best to your style of play
Electronic Drum Kit FAQs
What is the best electronic drum kit for beginners?
It depends how much you're willing to initially invest. Roland make entry-level kits like the TD-1K which costs £360. If you want to spend a bit more, the Roland TD-1DMK is an excellent option, featuring mesh heads that make for a more realistic playing experience, with a module that delivers higher-quality kit sounds and extra features.
Is it ok to learn drums on an electronic kit?
Yes. Electronic drum kits are perfect to learn on. You can plug in headphones for silent practice and hook up your smartphone to play along to your favourite tunes; most even feature an integrated metronome and coaching features that are designed to improve your playing.
Does an electronic drum kit need an amp?
No. You'll be able to plug in a set of headphones, allowing for silent practice. However, you can plug most electronic drum kits into an amp if you prefer to play out loud, or are looking to use your kit in a live setting.
Which is the best electronic drum kit?
Roland's TD50KV is one of the most versatile electronic kits on the market. With all mesh heads and responsive cymbal pads, it's just as expressive and authentic as a real acoustic kit. Prismatic Sound Modelling ensures every nuance of your playing style is delivered in excellent detail.