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It's definitely a good deal for what you get
on May 4, 2014
I use this kit for practicing in my apartment. It's definitely a good deal for what you get. Here are a few things I noticed that might be worth pointing out to anyone considering.
Using a double kick pedal puts the beaters off center to the bass drum trigger (which is in the center of the pad). This can lead to the kick not being triggered with lighter more dynamic playing. (edit: since this review I have switched from wooden beaters to plastic dw beaters and it triggers easier. Using felt double bass beaters on this kick will not trigger unless you play really hard. It will probably also ruin your felt by hitting a hard rubber surface) *update* since switching to dw beaters with felt/plastic and using the plastic sides, they trigger much better than I had with solid wood beaters.
The hihat pedal/cymbal do not operate with anything close to the feel of the real thing.
Hitting the hard rubber pads can wear your wrists out quickly. Especially when using large sticks. I would recommend using these with Zildjian Anti-Vibe sticks that absorb the shock of hitting rubber surfaces.