Summary: I just recently purchased the Alesis DM8 Pro kit from Zzounds. First off I would like to thank and glorify zzounds for a sec. Zzounds has the absolute best costumer service in the music gear industry! I have never expereinced such great service in any store I have shopped at. I did all my homework before choosing alesis, everything from specs to pricing. I must say it did pay off. Right out of the box, it was quick to setup and start playing.
"Buy the kit, but don't count on Alesis' customer service being much help"
Jill T in New Bern, NC, zzounds.com
14 November 2012
Summary: Ordered and received the kit from zZounds in about two days. Unpacked everything and spent a good bit of time getting everything set up just perfect and to my liking. Connected the snake to the pads, cymbals and module only to discover that the 14" cymbal did not work. I called zZounds customer service and their answer was to either pack everything back up into the box and ship it back to them at my expense or to call Alesis.
Summary: For the money the DM8 Pro is th best, this kit has Drum heads similar to the Acoustic sets. The repsonse times are dead on, no lag. The cymbals are nice, I had to find the sweet spot when riding the Bell. I didn't think I would care about the zillion different sound settings you could use. I was wrong. It is lots of fun.
Summary: the best purchase I have made as far as drum set, I have been playing nonstop in my apartment with no complaints except for my wife she says the pads gets too loud if I hit them too hard.... You can do multiple things with the module to best fit your sound with the custom drum sets.. I would recommend to get Dre Beats Studio or Pro or any type of high quality sound canceling headphones with a 1/4 input.
Summary: Honestly, I can't believe what you get for this price. I've played rolands and yamahas. They're great and all, but for the price, they suck. When you can have a set, this capable, for this price, it's a no-brainer. It's completely expandable and customizable. Look into the mesh head mods for more info. I personally haven't converted yet, but the only reason I would, would be to make the set a bit more quiet. The rebound that it has out of the box was great for me.
Christopher Ramos in North Lauderdale, FL, zzounds.com
1 November 2012
Summary: Great buy Great buy Great buy Great buy! Was debating between the DM10 or the DM8 and honestly, for the price you can't go wrong. Great value. Looks amazing and sounds great too. This kit makes you feel like you are playing a real acoustic set.
Summary: I purchased the DM8 Pro Kit with a Transactive amp. The kit was pretty easy to set up but the instructions on using the module could use some work. I use this kit pretty much every day and get together once a week with my son and two others to play some music, so the kit gets a lot of use. The construction is good and seems pretty durable, the only thing is the arm that holds the snare drum.