Although I am a big fan of acoustic drum sets I also came to realize the benefits of electric drum sets so I thought I would list my top 5 electric drum sets:
Roland TD3SW V Compact Electric Drum Set
The TD3SW is the upgrade to the current TD3SV, and features Roland’s new PDX8 snare mesh V-pad and CY5 hi-hat cymbal pad. The most affordable kit in the V-Drums family now performs even more like its bigger V-Drums brothers.
Roland TD9SX V Tour Electric Drum Set
With a new advanced sound engine at its core, the mid-range V-Drums family has new bragging rights. The new TD-9 sound module is loaded with fresh sounds, and offers a deeper level of expression. Together with Roland’s most advanced triggering technology, this kit is destined to become a big hit with drummers worldwide.
Alesis DM5KIT Electric Drum Set
hipped with an included kick pedal, support stand, and interconnect cables, the DM5 Electronic Drum Set provides expressive feel and a rich collection of world-class sounds - making the DM5 the ideal drum/percussion solution for players at every stage of their musical career. With a broad assortment of percussive timbres that range from sampled acoustic instruments through the most innovative electronic sounds, the DM5 sound module contains 540 percussion sounds and 21 pre-programmed drum/percussion sets. Recorded in true stereo at 48 kHz with ambient effects, the DM5 sound module provides a stunning assortment of instruments and percussive effects that will appeal to the most seasoned musicians—all in a single rackspace module. Featuring an ultra-fast trigger to MIDI conversion system with twelve trigger inputs and five programmable parameters for each trigger, the DM5 sound module’s feature set is comprehensive and provides drummers/percussionists with a wide range of control.
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Electric Drum Set
The Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Special Electronic Drum Kit has an all-new set of voices that makes this the best sounding DTXPRESS kit yet. The Special version shares the same module as the Standard, but has a larger snare pad and more cymbals with our real hi hat pad. With the new learning tools in the module you have the ideal electronic drum kit for practice, teaching, or gigging around town.
The Ion Audio iED01 Electronic Drum Set includes 233 natural drum sounds and 50 preset rhythm patterns, to be sure to keep things interesting. ION's exclusive Dynamic Articulation feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances. The iED01 Electronic Drum Set features everything you need to start playing drums right out of the box. The kit includes headphone so you can practice privately or includes auxiliary output cables for when it's time to get loud.