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DM5 Pro Drum Kit with Surge Cymbals package £449 inc delivery @ DV247
DM5 Pro Drum Kit with Surge Cymbals package £449 inc delivery @ DV247

DM5 Pro Drum Kit with Surge Cymbals package £449 inc delivery @ DV247

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This drum kit is available most places for £449 but this deal includes the drum stool bass pedal headphones and drum sticks package too.

It also includes the other cymbals too, so you get three brass surge cymbals as well as the original cymbals, 6 in total.

Delivery is also included in the great price of £449

This is by far the best deal around at the moment.

Please don't vote cold just because you prefer acoustic, these kits are great for in the home.

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Alesis DM5 Pro Electronic Drum Kit News: The Alesis DM5 Pro Kit With Surge Cymbals Bundle consists of the DM5 Pro Kit (normally £379), Surge Cymbals (12" hi-hat, 13" Crash & 16" Dual Zone Ride) add-on pack worth £199 plus a FREE drum stool, FREE kick pedal, FREE sticks (2 pairs!) and a FREE pair of practice headphones for only £449 inc.vat.

http://www.dv247.com/assets/news/dv247/Alesis-DM5-Surge-Cymbals.jpg

This deal is actually better than it seems because the Surge Cymbal pack is in addition to the rubber cymbals you get with the standard DM5 Pro Kit. However, please be aware that the number of trigger inputs on the DM5 Pro Module means you could only connect up to 4 of the 6 cymbals. That said, you still save £200 with this deal.

If you don't want the Surge Cymbals, you can still get the Alesis DM5 Pro Kit Bundle with FREE drum stool, FREE kick pedal, FREE sticks and a FREE pair of practice headphones for only £380 inc.vat.

Are these the best Electronic Drum Kit deals in Europe? Probably and either would make a fantastic christmas gift. If you are thinking spoiling a loved one (or yourself) this Xmas, why not contact a store and place a deposit to guarantee stock of either the Alesis DM5 Pro Kit Bundle or Alesis DM5 Pro Kit With Surge Cymbals Bundle.

Thanks for posting this.

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So how does this link up to the 360 / PS3?

neon123;6304548

So how does this link up to the 360 / PS3?



It doesn't lol I want one anyway though!!

neon123;6304548

So how does this link up to the 360 / PS3?



thats the ion drum rocker

i've owned 1 of these, i returned the first head unit because of constant lockups. got a replacement that suffered from the same problems. according to staff in the shop this is a common fault and not something that alesis had cured. i returned the whole kit for a refund.

although it's a great sounding kit, i really wouldn't recommend buying one....sorry! the alesis doesn't have an aux input for an mp3 player or built in metronome, 2 things that are almost a neccessity on something like this. spend a bit more and get a yamaha or roland

This kit is getting a bit dated now compared to the sounds in a lot of other kits around at the mo but seems quite a good deal i guess.

The place i work does a Medeli kit for less than this (£419) and its alot better (Better samples, ability to plug into a PC via USB and use the PC as a sound module) but you dont get the Kick drum pedal or stool. You won't of heard of the Brand name but its a good kit and its taken a beating and stood up well.

I believe they are just about to launch a new Alesis kit which is probably why they are trying to shift these quick

Great price and voted hot but a few things to consider...

Firstly prices will undoubtedly fall in the future with the arrival of the new Alesis DM10 Pro kit (brand new module with 12 dual zone inputs and USB loading for new sounds plus loads of other improvements to both module and hardware). The DM10 Pro will be streets ahead but you are looking at twice the price of this.

Secondly the DM5-Pro is now 11 years old - that's a very long time for a drum module. However it still sounds passable although the user interface is a bit awkward to use and frankly it is getting on a bit.

The pads are reasonable, 8" though unlike the 10" on the new version. They aren't mesh heads but use real heads with a foam backing inside which does mean they are loud in comparison (though no worse than most rubber pads). Build quality isn't that hot but this is a budget kit.

If you intend to use the DM5-pro for midi triggering of VST's I can't recommend it - it doesn't track nearly as well as Roland/Yamaha. Not sure if it's down to the pads or the module knocking on a bit but something to consider now that more and more edrummers are switching to VSTs

Personally if I was in the market for a entry level edrum kit I'd look for a second hand Roland or Yamaha. However this is a great price for this kit but I'd recommend auditioning a few first before taking the plunge and comparing how they sound.

cRuNcHiE;6304708

The place i work does a Medeli kit for less than this (£419) and its alot … The place i work does a Medeli kit for less than this (£419) and its alot better



Have to disagree there, from personal experience I'd say avoid Medeli at all costs - cheap and sturdy and you gain some features but the feel is awful, sound poor and terrible build quality (especially the cymbals). It's a cheap Chinese brand and the same models get rebranded everyewhere as Millenium, Legend, Verve, Concepts, ION, OPS, Yoki, Simmons, Koncept etc with slightly different specs but built around the same range of modules - DD502, 505, 506 etc., they are always all over ebay. Cheap but nasty with it, just search for reviews on any of them and you'll see a whole host of complaints from people.

Great deal. You're looking at £340 ALONE for the cymbals.

Strange deal....

Why if you buying an electric kit would you want actual cymbals??

Nutz!

Also, you can beat roland so get a TD-6!

mmmmm

To give you the right feel. They are actual electric drum triggers by the way.

I've tried the hi-hat one out. It looks and plays like a dream, but christ are they ever noisy. Personally I'm sticking to the Roland stuff.

Cool, good deal, and you can use them with rock band / guitar hero, just need a midi converter ;-)

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TheOvenglove;6305107

Strange deal....Why if you buying an electric kit would you want actual … Strange deal....Why if you buying an electric kit would you want actual cymbals??Nutz!Also, you can beat roland so get a TD-6!mmmmm



They are not actual sounding cymbals, they are brass cymbals with a deadening pad on the back to kill the sound. ;-)

I've just got a Yamaha Gigmaker traditional kit for my son, it takes up quite a bit of space but you can't beat a traditional drum kit can you?

I've had a yamaha, my nephew has a roland - they're both a step up on this in terms of quality, with the Roland a cut above everything else.
I'd recommend getting a second hand roland over this - for the same money you'd get so, so much more.

razorwire;6304842

Have to disagree there, from personal experience I'd say avoid Medeli at … Have to disagree there, from personal experience I'd say avoid Medeli at all costs - cheap and sturdy and you gain some features but the feel is awful, sound poor and terrible build quality (especially the cymbals). It's a cheap Chinese brand and the same models get rebranded everyewhere as Millenium, Legend, Verve, Concepts, ION, OPS, Yoki, Simmons, Koncept etc with slightly different specs but built around the same range of modules - DD502, 505, 506 etc., they are always all over ebay. Cheap but nasty with it, just search for reviews on any of them and you'll see a whole host of complaints from people.




I'd agree with the other models like the 505 and 506 that get rebranded as Session Pro etc etc but the latest Medeli which isnt even on their website is sold soley by ActiveMusic Distriutors and is leaps ahead of the models you mention.
http://www.activemusic.co.uk/images/brands/medeli2.jpg

The older models were crap, especially the kick drum which pretty much needed you to stamp on it and have the volume up loud to even hear it.

Heat just for the avatar! 3-1 good win last night! Also I like drums! LOL

I tried a lot of electronic drums kits and in my opinion you'd be far better off with a 2nd hand Roland TD-6 off eBay, which should cost £400-£500 but it's worth every penny. For £100-£200 more you can get a TD-8 with all skin pads (rather than rubber pads).

I have had a TD-6 for years and have been upgrading and I have a TD-10 now. I tried other cheaper alternatives like Yamaha, Session Pro, Alesis,...etc - they're all rubbish compared to Roland.

refaey;6305490

I tried a lot of electronic drums kits and in my opinion you'd be far … I tried a lot of electronic drums kits and in my opinion you'd be far better off with a 2nd hand Roland TD-6 off eBay, which should cost £400-£500 but it's worth every penny. For £100-£200 more you can get a TD-8 with all skin pads (rather than rubber pads).I have had a TD-6 for years and have been upgrading and I have a TD-10 now. I tried other cheaper alternatives like Yamaha, Session Pro, Alesis,...etc - they're all rubbish compared to Roland.


Got to agree. Have used roland for over 10 years. Use a TD8 and TD12. Fantastic kits.
This offer is the same price at GAK guitarampkeyboard.com/en/…364.
If you only want the kit (with pedal,sticks etc) its £379 at Gak guitarampkeyboard.com/en/…119.
PS. No I dont work for GAK.
Also available at Gear for music for £449 inc delivery. gear4music.com/Dru…8PS.
PPS Still voted hot. Excellent deal and will be great as a starter kit for any age.

So what makes the roland better then ? I was looking at the Traps E450 set, as they are based on real drum head sizes, and can actually accept real drum skins, at the moment I have the DM5 brain and the Session Pro 505 Kit, I am just a relative beginner and think i am outgrowing these already *had for less thana year* What is the advantage to Roland etc, I thought this kit would be a good step up from the 505's which i have.

Soulreape;6309671

I was looking at the Traps E450 set, as they are based on real drum head … I was looking at the Traps E450 set, as they are based on real drum head sizes.



The Traps kit suffers from really poor triggering - rolls get lost, play too fast or too soft and it doesn't get picked up. The cymbals are rubbish too, single zone and poor quality. On the plus side it feels pretty good to play and uses real world sizes as you say but I can't recommend it.

I'm not an expert, but the huge advantage with the Roland over every other electric kit I've played is the feel. it feels so much more like a real kit, the responsiveness is superb, it gives just the right amount, bounces just like it should. The yamaha I had ragged my hands after playing for more than 30 minutes or so - it was really really hard rubber. The best thing you can say about the yamaha was if you can get a good drum roll going on that, you can get one going on anything. Go on the yamaha first, then go on the roland, and you feel like you're a rock god.
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