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    1. Pulse B-2 Tunable 2-Tone Bongos
    $79.99 list($149.00)
    2. Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare, 14X3.5
    $208.99 list($299.99)
    3. Yamaha DD55CAD Touch-Sensitive
    $79.53 $78.95 list($99.99)
    4. Yamaha DD-20SAD Silver Body Touch
    $172.89 list($279.95)
    5. Buttkicker BUTTKICKER-LFE Low
    $26.00
    6. Bongos, Glazed Ceramic, small
    $19.95 list($30.50)
    7. Remo Rhythm Club Bongos
    $88.79
    8. Yamaha DD20 Touch-Sensitive Digital
    $39.99 list($59.00)
    9. Latin Percussion LPM200 Santana
    $49.99 list($103.95)
    10. Schalloch Wood Bongo Set, Vintage
    $29.99 list($69.99)
    11. Groove Percussion JDB-105 Bongos
    $139.99 list($149.99)
    12. Yamaha DD35AD Touch-Sensitive
    $499.00 list($799.00)
    13. Hart Dynamics Prodigy Electronic
    $12.00
    14. Extra Small Moroccan Bongos
    $149.99 list($199.99)
    15. Pacific Digital DX-100 DrumXtreme
    list($299.99)
    16. Yamaha DD55AD Touch-Sensitive
    $179.95 list($319.00)
    17. Pintech Acoustech Electronic Piccolo
    $129.99 list($199.00)
    18. Latin Percussion M201 Matador
    list($70.00)
    19. Verve Wooden Tunable Bongos
    $32.00 list($49.00)
    20. Latin Percussion LPM199 Mini Tunable

    1. Pulse B-2 Tunable 2-Tone Bongos
    by Pulse
    list price: $45.00
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    Asin: B0002F5JF4
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Pulse
    Sales Rank: 188
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    Product Description

    Well-crafted, tunable bongos feature well-built hardwood shells and authentic 7" and 8" skin heads. 4 tuning lugs. ... Read more

    Features

    • 7" and 8" wood shells
    • Genuine skin heads
    • 4 tuning lugs

    2. Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare, 14X3.5 Inches
    by Pulse
    list price: $149.00
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    Asin: B0002F5IVO
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Pulse
    Sales Rank: 619
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    3-1/2" x 14". Steel shell, triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops, deluxe throw-off. This piccolo has a bright yet sensitive and full-bodied tone that's great for percussive applications like big band where you need to cut through the mix. ... Read more

    Features

    • 3-1/2" x 14"
    • Steel shell
    • Triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops
    • Deluxe throw-off

    Reviews (3)

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good snare - but not a "piccolo" sound
    In all fairness - I ordered this drum with the understanding that you get what you pay for (after all, $30.00 is a ridiculously low price for any instrument).The Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare arrived in a timely manner and in good condition.

    I tightening up the heads, adjusted the metal snare wire, and hit the drum with the expectation of a nice, crisp, snappy quality - synonymous with a "piccolo" snare.However, no matter how much I adjusted the heads and snares - the Pulse Steel "Piccolo" Snare had as much "piccolo" tone as my Tama 14" standard snare (which weighs about 15lbs.)

    That said, the drum itself is a bargan if your looking for a great starter or back-up snare, just don't expect a great "piccolo" tone.It has a solid steel shell, and could produce good sound with a quality head.

    Since returning the unit would be more hassle and cost than it's worth, I'll hold on to it as a back-up or sell it myself.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Super value
    I bought my Pulse Piccolo snare on a whim, aftyer seieng the same price, and reading reviews here and elsewhere. I've always wanted a piccolo for that dry "snap" you can't get with a standard snare, and I have to say I'm more than pleased with this little puppy.

    Sure, it's a little crude; the vent doesn't have a nice eyelet or badge around it. The snare mechanism is simple, and there are a few rattles. But for what it cost me, it's a bargain. Grab one before they disappear or the price goes up again.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great deal on a well made piccolo snare
    I purchased this to replace the stock snare that came with my Pearl Rhythm Traveler kit (ASIN B0002FO4R8).There was nothing wrong with the Pearl snare, but it was a little too "warm" for jazz.The Pulse piccolo rectified that and has since become the snare I use with the Pearl kit.

    SOUND: crisp and snappy with the "pop" one wants when playing jazz. There is the expected ring from the steel shell and associated hardware.

    CONSTRUCTION: solid!Lugs are precision-spaced, and the throw operates smoothly.The heads are a bit thin, but I am satisified with them and have not replaced them. Stick response on the stock head is, in my opinion, superb.

    Overall, the value is incredible. If you have been planning to add a piccolo snare to your kit this one is a deal.I use mine as my primary snare, but on a larger kit this would be a welcome addition that would expand your range. I subtracted a star because of a flaw in the batter counterhoop.It does not affect the sound or sturdiness, but irritates me.Still, at the price this is a minor flaw that can be overlooked. ... Read more


    3. Yamaha DD55CAD Touch-Sensitive Digital Drums with AC Adapter
    by Yamaha
    list price: $299.99
    our price: $208.99
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    Asin: B00066N5V4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 18467
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 100 built-in rhythm styles; 50 programmed drum kits
    • MIDI input/output for computer connection; headphone jack
    • Touch-sensitive electronic drum instrument with 7 pads
    • Includes 174 stereo-sampled percussion voices assignable to any pad
    • Adjustable pad sensitivity lets people play Latin-style rhythms with hands

    Reviews (1)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good toy for drum enthusiasts who want to learn
    I love drums and rythim so I decided to learn how to play drums. I decided to buy something not to expensive nor too big so that it would not became a problem if I got disappointed during the learning process. Well, I have this set for one month now and I'm satisfied with it and it had served it purpose which is to initiate myself in the art of drumming. However, I must warn you, it's a toy, do not be fool by it having pedals and all, the product will not give you the real feeling that more professional drum sets can give. I'm already thinking about buying a serious equipment, but it won't be until Ifinished my basic learning phase ... Read more


    4. Yamaha DD-20SAD Silver Body Touch Sensitive Digital Drums with AC Adapter
    by Yamaha
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $79.53
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    Asin: B0000A1EH5
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 9301
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Built-in Speakers
    • Drums sticks included
    • Yamaha PA3B AC Power Adapter included
    • 4 Touch Sensitive Drum Pads
    • LED readout

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Son Loved It!
    My son Andrew, who formerly took drum lessons and still loves to tap on any and everything, was so overjoyed with this digital drum set!The many sounds that can be assigned to a pad kept him interested and motivated!I am so glad that I made this purchase, as a few people had said it's not the same as drums.While that may be true, it still provides anyone interested in drumming the opportunity to be creative and enhance their drumming skills!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Digital Drums
    4/5.As much as you can expect from 4 pads and then some! ... Read more


    5. Buttkicker BUTTKICKER-LFE Low Frequency Effects Shaker
    by Buttkicker
    list price: $279.95
    our price: $172.89
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    Asin: B000246U08
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Buttkicker
    Sales Rank: 5582
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    Product Description

  • Designed specifically to take advantage of the .1 and LFE channels
  • Can be used in couches, theater seating, platforms, and any type of structure
  • Frequency response: 5 - 200 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
  • Power handling: 400 watts min. / 1500 watts maximum
  • 5 1/2"W x 5 3/8"H, oval ... Read more

    Features

    • Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
    • Power handling: 400 watts min. / 1500 watts maximum
    • Designed specifically to take advantage of the .1 and LFE channels
    • Can be used in couches, theater seating, platforms, and any type of structure
    • Frequency response: 5 - 200 Hz

  • 6. Bongos, Glazed Ceramic, small

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    Asin: B0006BJIUG
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Sales Rank: 1251
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    7. Remo Rhythm Club Bongos
    list price: $30.50
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    Asin: B0002EB5CG
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Sales Rank: 429
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    Product Description

    The Rhythm Club™ bongos feature a high-density base with molded "feet" to elevate the drum so that even the smallest percussionist can produce great sounds. The Acousticon™ shell is manufactured from recycled hardwood fibers and is unaffected by climatic changes. The orchestral-quality Renaissance™ drumheads feature a textured surface and a wider (yet more balanced) spectrum of sound. (Remember, since the drumheads are not tunable each instrument may have slightly different pitches.) A quality instrument at an affordable price! No stand is available for these bongos. ... Read more

    Features

    • 4.5" high non-tunable bongos; Acousticon™ shells.
    • Features the Rhythm Kids design FabriFinish™.
    • 5" and 6" diameter fixed synthetic heads.
    • For ages 3 and up.

    8. Yamaha DD20 Touch-Sensitive Digital Drums
    by Yamaha

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    Asin: B00005MO3W
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 32350
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Yamaha DD20 touch-sensitive digital drums enable you to practice or play anywhere with a full set of drummer's tools at your fingertips. Four touch-sensitive drum pads, four effects pads, 54 assignable PCM voices, and three types of autoroll ensure you will be driving beats that fully express yourself. The Yamaha DD20 helps you master any percussion style at the tempo you choose. The LED display is easy to read. A set of drumsticks and headphone jacks are also included. The machine can be powered by the Yamaha PA3B AC adapter (not included). This unit comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes built-in speakers, drumsticks, and headphone jack
    • 4 touch-sensitive drum pads, 4 effects pads
    • 10 assignable percussion sets
    • 3 types of auto roll
    • Tempo control and tap start

    Reviews (1)

    3-0 out of 5 stars this is good for "silent practices"
    This item is definitely good when living in a house with others, and you can practice different rudiments on it, but there are no digital cymbals or a digital bass.The fell to the "drums" isn't the greatest either, but they do do the job.there are a bunch of different sound effects on this I'd never be able to pull off with the real drum set I have, which ameks me like it.So again, I think Yamaha for making this, it kept me from quitting the drums, and now my family and I get along together because there is no noise factor. ... Read more


    9. Latin Percussion LPM200 Santana Mini Tunable Bongos
    by Latin Percussion
    list price: $59.00
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    Asin: B0002F4VA8
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Latin Percussion
    Sales Rank: 609
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    Product Description

    The LP Music Collection Santana Series represents a collaboration between Carlos Santana and LP - two pioneers who've been making music history for more than 30 years. In 1968, soon after LP began designing quality percussion gear, Carlos Santana skillfully blended sensuous Afro-Cuban rhythms, blues elements, and his own fiery rock guitar, into a magical new sound that electrified fans all over the globe. It was "world music" long before the phrase was coined, and it helped bring traditional Latin percussion instruments into the global spotlight. In his long quest for personal spirituality, Santana has consistently found music to be a life-affirming celebration of the human spirit. He encourages you, too, to "Let The Music Set You Free."? The LP Music Collection Santana Mini Tunable Bongo is made from kiln-dried, environmentally friendly Siam Oak, and is fitted with chrome plated hardware. Natural rawhide heads provide a soft touch while delivering quality sound. LP's patented Comfort Curve? II Rims offer comfortable playing, and the drum's small size and easy tuning make it handy for musicians and non-musicians alike. A tuning wrench and instruction sheet are included. The rich, rainbow-colored artwork that adorns the bongo (from Santana's "Sacred Fire" album) reflects Carlos Santana's hopes for peace, compassion, and universal brotherhood. The "Let the Music Set You Free" quote represents Carlos Santana's philosophy that music is the life affirming celeb... ... Read more

    Features

    • Little
    • Cool
    • Sound great
    • Tunable
    • Oak shells

    10. Schalloch Wood Bongo Set, Vintage Sunburst
    by Schalloch
    list price: $103.95
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    Asin: B0002E56EO
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Schalloch
    Sales Rank: 610
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    Product Description

    6-1/2" and 7-1/2" bongos with hand-selected buffalo skin heads, 8mm tuning lugs, Siam oak shells, black hardware, and rounded rims for playing comfort. Interior backing plates for strength. Exclusive! ... Read more


    11. Groove Percussion JDB-105 Bongos
    by Groove Percussion
    list price: $69.99
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    Asin: B0002X0J4C
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Groove Percussion
    Sales Rank: 680
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    Product Description

    These affordable bongos come with a traditional rim and are made of aged wood. Features chrome hardware and natural calf skin heads. Comes with tuning wrench. ... Read more


    12. Yamaha DD35AD Touch-Sensitive Digital Drums with Guide Lights and AC Adapter
    by Yamaha
    list price: $149.99
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    Asin: B00005K9CH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 20054
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The new Yamaha Digital Drum System brings an exciting feature to digital drums: guide lamps. Digital keyboards have long used guide lamps to help novices play the right notes at the right time. (Yamaha has been a leader in this technology.) Now, aspiring drummers get the same assistance. This system takes full advantage of this feature with built-in activities using the lighted rings around the drum pads to make it fun and educational. The pads can be used with drum sticks or hands. Includes 4 lighted, touch-sensitive drum pads, 128 drum and other percussion voices, 100 built-in songs to play along with and hand percussion mode adds realism to playing with hands Drumsticks are also included. Imported. Total Dimensions: 4Hx9-1/2Wx18-1/4D". Weight: 3-3/4 lbs. ... Read more

    Features

    • Digital reverb and chorus DSP effects built into voices
    • 4 lighted, touch-sensitive pads
    • 100 built-in songs to play along with
    • 128 assignable percussion voices

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good sounding drum machine.
    I bought the DD-35 machine last year, It has a great digital drum sound..I play it through my head phones along with my cd player.BUT!...be warned..This machine startes to short out after about six weeks of steady playing!..I returned it to the music store for another, several weeks later the same thing. Then I ordered one from amazon,I discovered the only way to over-come this problem was to remove the rubber drum pads and place them on a SEPARATE playing platform...that way the electronics don't take a banging and short out..I had to lenthen the wires from the drum machine to another playing board. but now it should last many years this way...Yamaha should design this machine with a separate playing surface.But all and all..a good sounding drum machine.So with all that being said..it really deserves only a couple stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice gift for a budding musician
    I bought this for my 18 year old brother who is learning to play the guitar, and I've gotten nothing but positive feedback from home where he and my other younger siblings have been having a good time learning to play the drums.

    I took 1 star away because I was hoping it could be used as a drum machine, but apparently it stores less than a minute of performance, making it inappropriate for a single person to play both the drums and guitar, and it has limited drum machine functionality. Still, it has a high fun to price ratio, and I was glad to give such a well appreciated gift.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the Fidgety Teen!
    I bought this Digital Drum for my fidgety 14 year old daughter. She is always beating on something, and I thought that she would really enjoy this! She did, and all of her friends want one now! I look forward to hearing her really get going on it! ... Read more


    13. Hart Dynamics Prodigy Electronic Drum Set
    by Hart Dynamics
    list price: $799.00
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    Asin: B0002D0IJ8
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Hart Dynamics
    Sales Rank: 1992
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    Product Description

    Hart Dynamics Prodigy Electronic Drum set has all the basic features of the renowned ACUPAD electronic sets. Features include KONTROL SCREEN heads and dynamic sensitive triggers. Hi-hat pad plus 12" (ECP12) and 14" (ECP14) ECYMBAL cymbals for crash and ride have gum rubber playing surfaces, for very quiet playing. Upright bass drum has great feel, triggering and accepts all single and double pedals. Bass Drum Pedal, Throne, and Drum Sound Module are not included. ... Read more


    14. Extra Small Moroccan Bongos
    by Casablanca

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    Asin: B0002I1A0O
    Catlog: Musical Instruments
    Manufacturer: Casablanca
    Sales Rank: 965
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    Product Description

    2 1/2" and 4 1/2" diameter heads. 5 1/2" height. ... Read more


    15. Pacific Digital DX-100 DrumXtreme USB Digital Drum Kit
    by Pacific Digital
    list price: $199.99
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    Asin: B00009ETK4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Pacific Digital
    Sales Rank: 31412
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Keep the beat with the Pacific Digital DrumXtreme Digital USB Drum Set. This compact electronic drum system is great for established players or beginners with the included software tutorial and "tone effect" function. Features: rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, dance, symphony, Latin settings and more; pads for snare, tom, hi-hat, crash symbol and ride symbol; choke capability for symbols; 9 trigger inputs for easy upgrading; 110 combinations of backing sound from 10 sound sets; software that is upgradeable via Internet; drumbeat game with 4 levels of difficulty and adjustable percussion sensibility for kids. Also includes 1 pair drumsticks, stand, CD for tutorial program and application software and cables with documentation. ... Read more

    Features

    • PC-based operation offers easy to follow video and software tutorials
    • Easy to assemble, complete "drum rack" makes an ideal drum teaching system; easily configures to optimum playing positions
    • Software upgradeable; requires smaller area than an acoustic drum set
    • Includes five 7.5-inch pads with sensitivity adjustment and 1 pedal
    • 110 drum instrument samples, 14 preset, user-configurable drum sound banks (create up to 99 total sound banks)

    Reviews (8)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is meant to do
    I always wanted to learn to play the drums and was really excited about electronic drum sets. I live in a condo, thin walls, where playing a drum is just not going to go over.

    But I was not able to afford the sets I saw online and at the music store. I could not figure out why the Pacific Digital set was so much cheaper until I realized it does not come with the computer hardware the other ones come with, and you have to use a computer hardrive you already have. Not a problem for me. the only problem is that I have sound drivers and software on my computer that are not compatible with what they sell you. So, I can't play the games that come with it. It still works for playing drums, though. The music they sell for you to play along with is stuff I have never heard in my life but I can't use it anyway so I guess that does not matter.

    Set up is simple if you read the instructions. It is solid, pieces are made out of real metal with a strong feel and a good finish, and the rubber pads are durable. The stand does not walk around, and the pads stay put reasonably well. You do have to tighten once in a while, and I am thinking about maybe putting some of that rubber drawer lining they sell now between theclamps and the metal rods to help them stay put.

    The lesson section on the CD was okay for the first two days, but then I was glad to get the Sandy Gennaro Ultimate Basic Drum Lesson DVD I had ordered as a back up. That guy is great!

    So, I will play with this for a while and have fun. If I really take to it and I think it is worth it, I will get a nicer set. In the meantime, it meets the need.

    3-0 out of 5 stars They're cheaper than practice pads that do nothing
    I am waiting for a house to be built so that I can play my accoustic drums. Let's face it, nothing is like real drums. I purchased a Yamaha DTX electronic set for a thousand bucks and sold them. My house is taking longer than expected so I looked into practice pads and found these things. Let me tell you, for 90 bucks or so they're not bad. The base pedal is very plastic and I know will break soon but overall I get my workout somewhat and they're just as robust as the Yamaha set. You can't find practice pads for under 100 bucks. So why not?

    1-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT
    Do not buy!!!!This item had potential.The rack mount is good and the setup was fairly easy but the lack of customer support from PD makes it almost useless.The interface software included with the kit is just plain awful!!!For the low price I wasn't expecting much, but believe me, I got even less than expected.

    1-0 out of 5 stars save up for real drums.
    i recently bought pacific digital's drumxtreme with all intentions of using this product as a beginner's tool.i hate to say that i am dissapointed with it though.for starts, the software that comes with it hardly works, meaning the "music game, etc." doesn't work, so therefore one cannot play along with music.all it basically does is let you bang on the drums and try to figure out things for yourself.so why not get real drums instead?this product promises a good beginner's experience but does not deliver it.the sound is not good quality, and the toms are barely audiable.not to mention that this model doesn't come with a hi hat pedal, leaving the beginner to use their arm - which complicates things in the beginning and could leave one frustrated.sure, there are other models that offer this, but for one who is on a budget and just looking to begin drums, this one seems like the best bet.i personally wish i would've kept my money and used it on real drums instead, which i am going to have to do now.so save yourself the trouble, if you want to begin - begin on real drums and get the real experience, dont be fooled by this product.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for parents to buy for children
    This great for kids who want a drum kit. Parents won't have to listen to the noise that a real wood drum set can make. For a professional, probably not a road worthy buy, but for a beginner and for the low price it is a good buy. All you need is a pc and it doesn't cost $1000 to $4500 dollars... ... Read more


    16. Yamaha DD55AD Touch-Sensitive Digital Drums with AC Adapter
    by Yamaha
    list price: $299.99
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    Asin: B00005K9CI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 24170
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With seven touch-sensitive pads, tempo control, and a hand percussion mode, the Yamaha DD55AD Drum Machine allows for expressive playing and creative control, even for the beginner. It features stereo speakers with a bass port and 174 percussion voices, assignable to any pad. Two assignable foot pedals are included for kick, hi-hat, and other voices.

    The Yamaha DD55AD includes 100 built-in rhythm styles to accompany playing, 50 programmed drum kits, and one user-programmable drum kit to store a favorite setup. Reverb and chorus DSP provide effects built into voices.The DD55AD is MIDI compatible for computer connectivity. If you need to practice in privacy, the DD55AD features a built-in headphone jack.

    It is powered by an included Yamaha PA5C power adapter or six optional D-cell batteries. The Yamaha DD55AD package contains two foot pedals and two drum sticks. Yamaha provides a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

    Features

    • Digital reverb and chorus DSP effects built into voices
    • MIDI compatibility
    • 7 touch-sensitive pads in authentic drum layout
    • 100 built-in rhythm styles
    • 174 assignable AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) percussion voices

    Reviews (10)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good tools - great for MIDI input...
    I bought this today on a whim after playing around with it for about 15 minutes at BJs... I have been looking for a digital kit to mess around with as I have no space or quiet in my apartment to practice.

    General feel - I have to agree with the acoustic drummers out there - the hi-hat is very difficult to control. It also seems to be limited in the number of voices that can be played on a sound at once - this may be a limitation of the machine itself, it may not affect a drum module being sent MIDI info. In an ttempt to eliminate MIDI 'noise' the machine dampens notes which are too quiet, but also apparently too close together. So that if you do not play with a firm hand when you tap the hat, the second bounce of the stick can kill the sound altogether (i.e. it won't continue playing the original note) In other words, depending on how rough you play, you may get some stutters occassionally - the alternative it drop-outs, as a few users noted - the pads are small, which is actually good. It means that in terms of practice, I have to pay a lot more attention to where I am hitting.

    What sold me on the item was the patch selection interface and controls. The sounds are typical sounds for a GS device - I think my sound canvas has about the same quality of sounds in its drum voice. The MIDI compatability is par - no aftertouch, but then again, these are drums. You can load a midi composition of your own to practice to, which is GREAT. If that aspect were beefed up, I could really get into this thing. I also found it was great to have a metronome available that was out of the recording loop - that is, if you are passing the MIDI onto another module for recording.

    Oh yeah, this would be a great starter kit and/or kids toy, although I think it would not be too good for young kids.

    Pros: Good sounds, good MIDI, good practice options.
    Cons: Stutters or dropped notes, quiet high hat in the default position with the default sound.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic compact drum kit, ready to be amped up!
    I received this product from Amazon a few days ago. I've already put it through it's paces and it holds up pretty well. One reviewer was commenting on amplifying the sound. I ran a standard 1/4 cord from the DD55 headphone jack, into an Alesis Quadreverb (I guess any pre-amp would work), and then plugged the Quardreverb into my Peavey Amplifier. BAM! Rock and Roll! Drums as loud as you can stand it. The sound quality is hard to judge coming through the small speakers embedded in the DD55. Even using a decent pair of headphones the sound quality improves dramatically. Through the Amplifier; forget about it. It sounds better than A LOT of drums I hear in concert.

    If I could make one adjustment, I would add more than one customizable set. There are over 200 great sounds in the DD55, so the number of unique kits you could create is vast. Yamaha does supply their premade kits. They are okay, but for instance, they have fantastic retro electronic drum sounds, but none of their premade kits use them. I don't want to "waste" my only custom set on a kit that I would use for just a novelty song.

    Overall it's a great purchase. I bought it just so I could take it to band practice, instead of lugging around my full size kit. You drummers out there know what I'm talking about. And now that I can amplify it, it does the job I need. No fuss, no muss. Finally, this is the best price I've seen; $40 less than Sam Ash or Musician's Friend.

    Eric Rollence

    4-0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun!
    I bought this as a gift for my 12 year old son.I think I've had as much fun with it as he has!Neither of us are "drummers" and I'm guessing that a serious drummer would probably have little use for this.BUT...it's definitely more than a "toy" and it's a heck of a lot of fun for the rest of us!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed Results
    My 2 cents... First, the sampled sounds are really quite good. If a closet drummer out there is looking for fun way to explore the drumming experience, then I would rate it 4 stars. However, as an acoustic drummer, several aspects of this kit really frustrated me:

    1) The Hi-hat sound is TOO soft. The sound of the stick hitting the rubber pad is as loud as the closed HH sound. It destroys the aesthetic. Of course, this is solved by running the system through an amp, but that defeats the notion of low volume jamming.

    2) The triggers aren't that "touch-sensitive". I believe the claim is 6 levels of volume sensitivity. In practice, I could reliably produce maybe 2 with sticks. I had slightly more control playing with fingers. However, the bigger issue is reliably generating any sound at all when striking the rubber pad. Even if it catches 19/20 strikes, it doesn't take very many misses to drive you crazy. Thus, playing live with this as your entire kit is all but impossible.

    3) As mentioned in another review, the foot triggers are tough to control with finesse.

    In my opinion, the very best use for this is as a rhythm teacher and advanced practice metronome. It comes packed with preset rhythm styles and associated synth music. One can vary the tempo for each style and drop/add the music and each voice of the rhythm groove separately. I like to listen to the machine with headphones while playing real drums to learn new styles and to practice rock-solid timing and syncopation. For this use, I give it 5 stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT! Plug into an amp or pa and stand back!
    Almost everything about the dd55 is good. I wish they made these 30 years ago and I know I would be a better drummer. Any one who plays drums should have this machine, even if you own a huge set of acoustics. If your kid plays, you MUST have this machine, as he can learn more quickly, experience more diverse sounds, play with accompaniment, and play at a low volume level, which translates into more potential practice time, with less setup and hassle. Let's face it: acoustic drums are loud and obnoxious to most non drummers except when played along with other instruments. The dd55 snare sounds are great, the tom sounds are great, the kick sounds are great, hi hat great, ride and bell and other sounds are very good. Crash cymbals are weak, and too few. I would say with a few minor upgrades, this system could potentially become the "drums" of the future. I am in my 40's and played in bands years ago and know the "pain" of a huge set: set up, tuning, miking, sound check, tear down, hauling, cleaning, maintenance, and inconsistency of sound! (I always felt drummers should get bounus pay for all that!) My opinion for improvement: (1) better crash cymbal sounds. This is the only weakness I have found as the crash sounds are not rich and full, but rather sound short and a little "dirty".(2)at least 2 more "small" pads on theright side for bell and ride cymbal sounds. As it is now, if you want a 5 piece kit, you are limited to only 2 cymbal sounds other than hi hat. That means one crash, one ride, so what about a bell (cup), and a second crash, and even a cowbell, etc? To keep the unit small Yamaha could even make the cymbal pads a bit smaller if necessary. SUMMARY: I LOVE IT AND THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF GREAT THINGS IN MODERN DRUMMING AND WILL MAKE DRUMMING A MORE ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR FUTURE PERCUSSIONISTS! ... Read more


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