Top 5 E-drums of 2020

Top 5 E-drums of 2020

Electronic Drum Sets (E-drums for short) are very popular in 2020, which might be due to the fact that manufacturers have lately introduced many interesting new products. Additionally, the Covid-19 pandemic, which forces people to spend more time indoors than ever before, plays a role because musicians need a quieter drum kit to practice on. Whatever the reason is, here we present you with our Top 5 list of E-drums for 2020:

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Millennium MPS-750X

If you think that you can’t get a full-fledged e-drum set for less than 500€, you’ll be amazed with the MPS-750X of Millenium. All drum pads are ten-inch mesh pads, offering a highly realistic feel. The ride cymbal has 3 playing areas and with its 697 sounds there’s no chance of boredom. If the number of available pads isn‘t enough, you have the possibility of connecting 2 additional pads to the mix. The module can connect to other devices via Bluetooth. If you are looking for a fully-equipped and comfortable-to-use e-set for little money, you should definitely check out the MPS-750X.

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Roland TD27KV

For those who find the large V-Drumsets too expensive, but still don’t want to live without the excellent Roland workmanship and professional features, the TD27KV is a complete package that leaves nothing to the imagination, everything is there. Snare and ride pads are designed as “digital pads“, they work together with the module in a particularly accurate and realistic way.  The module comes with over 700 sounds and 500 importable samples with a total length of 24 minutes. Together they provide a powerful performance. If you like to play along to songs, you can simply stream them via Bluetooth to the control unit. The effects section is equipped with studio-quality reverb and many other effects.

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Roland VAD506

It’s supposed to be a high quality e-set, but looks like an acoustic drum set? VAD stands for “V-Drums Acoustic Design” and offers real wood shells on the toms and bass drum. The snare and ride use Roland’s digital technology, which makes the playing nuances very realistic. Like the TD27KV, the VAD506 uses the high-quality TD-27 control unit, which features over 700 sounds, up to 500 importable wave samples, Bluetooth streaming and high-quality effects. If you can do without the Roland flagship module, but want maximum realism for drums and cymbals, you’ve come to the right place.

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Gewa G9 E-Drum Set Pro C6

Since last year the German company Gewa has enriched the market of noble electronic drums with the G9. Developed in cooperation with DW, the kit offers everything the heart of the high-end fan desires. The module with touch display offers 128 GB internal and 4 GB flash memory. More than 20 high-quality effects can be added to the huge selection of 400 factory sounds, and its 8 direct outputs allow individual routing of the channels. Additional sounds can also be downloaded via WiFi/Bluetooth. Only the finest ingredients are used for the pads and hardware. Genuine carbon shells provide a great look and the double-layered Remo-USA skins bring an authentic playing feel. All in all, the G9 is probably the most modern e-set currently available.

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Alesis Crimson II SE Mesh Kit

Our next candidate, the Alesis Crimson II Mesh Kit, is located in a much more relaxed area of price ranges compared to our previously mentioned top e-Drumsets. For a little more than 900€ it offers not only a fresh look with red accentuated pads, but above all a powerful control unit with all important features and realistic playability. All pads are equipped with mesh skins. The tom- and snare-pads are designed as 2-zone pads, the ride cymbal has 3 zones. A drum rack is included as well as a double-strut snare stand. If you’re looking for a high-quality brand name e-set, but can’t or don’t want to spend too much money on it, you should definitely try the Crimson II SE.

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Did our top 5 list of e-drums inspire you? Are there any that you like most or really want to try? Let us know with a comment!

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Joe has been singing since he can remember and started playing guitar when he was 10. He's been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires musicians who create these in unique ways. Check out his alternative / indie projects Best of Feelings and Zef Raček.

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