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Title: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Tom on July 23, 2017, 04:38:02 PM
Yesterday I visited the nearest Guitar Center and bought the Yamaha DD65 (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha/DD-65-Digital-Drums.gc) portable digital drum kit. Like a number of Yamaha "portable" products, the AC adapter was an additional $30. The intent was to add the drum kit to the tricked-out basement at our part-time townhouse in OH, set up for grandkids.

Easy/quick setup of the kit, plugged in my headphones, and a big disappointment! They couldn't be heard without the volume turned right up, and then only with some selected 'drum kits'. Not what I expect from Yamaha (I have 3 of their keyboards and a couple of their guitars). Returned it for a refund today.

Reviews on this product are generally very good. Anyone else own or have experience with one of these kits?
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Rene T on July 23, 2017, 04:47:27 PM
Tom, is there anything you can't play?   :o ::)
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Tom on July 23, 2017, 04:53:54 PM
LOL Rene. I wish I could play drums, although I can't resist sitting down at semi-high-end Roland drum sets whenever I visit a Guitar Center. In my youth, I really wanted to play drums, but family finances meant I had to settle for pots and pans. Whenever friends in bands played locally, I'd find a way to get backstage and convince the drummer to let me "play" his drums before the band went on stage.

Coincidentally, I have a client (http://brooksdrumco.com) who manufactures individual drums and kits for the pro drummer market. Haven't thought of asking him if I could play some of his products. OTOH I might be too scared of damaging something.
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: SeilerBird on July 23, 2017, 05:17:15 PM
This is the one I have been drooling over:

https://www.amazon.com/Carlsbro-CSD130XXX-Electronic-Drum-Set/dp/B00M3YZQNW/ref=sr_1_9?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1500848060&sr=1-9&keywords=electronic+drum+set

Unfortunately I really don't have enough room here to set it up. Maybe I should disassemble the rock band drum set I have set up and rarely use. I can't use the rock band set as a normal set because there is a delay in the signal. Can't keep a steady beat with a 1/4 second delay. There is no delay when it is run through the Rock Band software.
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: SeilerBird on July 23, 2017, 05:18:51 PM
Or you could run the set you have through something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOSJ68C/ref=twister_B01BZTGNDC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Tom on July 23, 2017, 05:31:06 PM
Quote from: SeilerBird
This is the one I have been drooling over .... Unfortunately I really don't have enough room here to set it up.

Space is not an issue here, but $$$ price is. I'd like to buy the Roland TD50KV (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland/TD-50KV-Electronic-Drum-Kit.gc) set for my personal use, but not for grandkids. I'd probably have the TD50KV set at our CA home, since we have more room and fewer/no HOA issues there.
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Tom on July 23, 2017, 05:32:13 PM
Quote from: SeilerBird
Or you could run the set you have through something like this:

Thanks, but I no longer have it.
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: SeilerBird on July 23, 2017, 05:46:42 PM
The one I linked to is only $30 more than the one you bought.
Title: Re: Yamaha digital drum kit
Post by: Tom on July 23, 2017, 06:25:06 PM
And the one I returned. I was looking for someone who bought &/or used the Yamaha DD65 (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha/DD-65-Digital-Drums.gc)