Reviews and Problems with Alesis DM6 Electronic Drum Kit
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The K-Man, amazon.com
20 January 2012
Summary: As a semi-pro musician, I wanted to learn drums as well, so I asked Santa to bring me this for Christmas. It is a great drum kit especially for the price (look around - just prior to Christmas 2011, it could be found for 399 direct from Amazon). Be sure to get the full kit (not the Express one) with 3 toms, 3 cymbals, etc.
Summary: This was a much better purchase than I was expecting in some ways, especially for the price. The sounds really aren't that bad, even though they're limited. They did a very good job of choosing diverse voices for different styles. This is not an expandable kit though, which is a let down. It is a little louder than I hoped but good enough for use in a dorm. But so far I haven't found a way to set the hi-hat to make only a closed sound with out stepping on it.
For the price, perfect for beginners/apartment dwellers.
Aaron Cutting, amazon.com
10 December 2011
Summary: I've been playing drums for 15 years and never thought I would own an electronic kit without dropping at least a grand, but a friend had recently bought this kit and I was blown away at the quality for the price. Let me first say that you can shop around and find a better price than offered here. I bought this kit brand new for $270.00. Who this is great for: Parents who have kids that want to learn drums.
Summary: I bought a "toy" drum set to put in my music room for 80 dollars at Target. Aside from pounding on bongos, I've never played the drums, but, I had fun with the toy. So, I upgraded to this affordable kit. I can't stay away from it. It is a simple set up that is light weight, yet, feels sturdy when assembled. And putting it together takes very little effort and time. I am not good at following directions but putting this together was stress free.
Summary: I received the DM6 kit only two days ago and already now the hh pedal has failed. This is incredibly disappointing because I had hoped to use the kit in my church over the weekend. So now of course I worry about the overall build quality and durability of this kit but hope that I will be more lucky going forward. Thankfully I am getting a new pedal sometime next week. The pads are nice and reasonably dynamic though if you play really sort, you can't get them to trigger.
Summary: For basic use the 19 year old drummer says it is good. In more detail, when the snare and the hihat triggers are hit at the same time, the hi hat doesn't respond. Other then that,it is good for the price.
Summary: We've had a band for about 4 years ... Keyboard, Lead, Rythem and Base Guitar we've just added a drummer. To ease practice sessions I purchased the DM6 to travel to our practice loctions. Love the set, sound, quality and portability. If you are looking for an inexpensive solution I would highly recomend the DM6.
Summary: This is an excellent set for a beginner, or for folks like me, moving to electronic from acoustic. It's easy to set up and has good adjustment points on all parts. Nice and compact, and can be folded up for moving or storage. Pros: Adjustments, good sound, good feel and responsiveness, good price. Cons: Kick pedal bounces (second, unintended hits), ride cymbal has cowbell spot that wasn't intended, no USB cable.
Summary: THIS THING IS OK,YOU HAVE TO HIT THEM PRETTY GOOD TO GET EM,THE SNARE IS LIKE A $270 WORTH,THE ONLY THING ABOUT IT HI HATS SOUNDS SMALLER,BUT ITS A OK INVESTMENT AND FOR $400 CANT GO WRONG AND YOU DONT NEED TO BANG APARTMENT NEIGHBORS.