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#1
i know i souldnt post this in the guitar thread so ill post it here. which are better? electric or acoustic. i dunno what to get.

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#2
Electric drums are probably better to learn on because they don't make as much noise. They take up less space as well. Also beginner drum kits sound horrible.
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#3
Uhm, maybe you should tell us more information.

Do you want to play loud? Or should it be neighbour friendly?
what kind of music do you want to play?
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#4
Acoustic. Electrics just don't feel right, not enough bounce, sounds wierd unless you get a verry expensize kit etc.
But if you live in an apartment and don't want any loud noises you can get a decent yamaha electric kit for around $600-$1000USD
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#5
get a electric. till you've improved quite alot, then get a good acoustic set.
#6
yet its more hardcore to play on an acoustic, the electric has the advantage of taking far less space than the other ones and the volume may be adjusted, which is very useful.as the user above said, i think begginer's cheap drums would sound ****ier and i wouldnt reccomend buying anything expensive till you dont know whether you like it or not
#7
electric is basically only for practising, i mean u cant just say what is best cause it depends.

do u have much space
can u make as much noize as u want

if i was a beginner i would start on acoustic drums cause they feel most real.

but the yamaha el sets are also fine and cheap
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#8
Acoustic..
You learn more..
Like controlling dynamics and stuff..
And I reckon has a more synthetic feel to it
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Electric drums are probably better to learn on because they don't make as much noise. They take up less space as well. Also beginner drum kits sound horrible.


Although all Electric drumkits sound like ****!! get an Accustic also whats your price range?
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#11
get an acoustic when starting out, electric kits are ok for silent practice, and certain genres f music, but good velocity and pressure sensitive ones (this is essential for learning properly) cost a crapload.

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Although all Electric drumkits sound like ****!!


no they don't, a lot of them don't really sound "real" but that synthetic sound is great for certain applications.
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#12
accoustic no doubt.
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#13
I have an electric kit, i'd prefer acoustic because I think they just feel/sound better overall. But alas, I have no room
#14
if you get a cheap electric kit you'd be better off building your own kit out of pots and pans.

seriously, if volume isn't an issue, get a cheap acoustic.
#15
electric first, less noise more practise time. there are elements like hi hat pedal which make it harder but the drums are closer together. i played electo drums for 3 months and went back to acoustic and was like **** this is easy they are so big!
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electric first, less noise more practise time. there are elements like hi hat pedal which make it harder but the drums are closer together. i played electo drums for 3 months and went back to acoustic and was like **** this is easy they are so big!


I have to disagree with this, cheap electric kits have pretty much no dynamic control, nor do they have multiple zones, both of these things are pretty important when learning.
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#17
Just don't get a CB kit whatever you do, their horrible sounding and the cymbals are an absolute joke. You'll probably need to spend about £600 including cymbals to get something that will last a while, unless you go second hand.

A half decent electric kit will cost you a lot more than a half decent acoustic one
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#18
other band members will love you if you have an electric. You will be able to turn down the volume, and then everyone can play a bit quieter and not have their ears ringing at the end of practises
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#19
Your post is too vague so we can only offer a vague answer.

Acoustic kits have the advantages that they feel better to play on, you can learn to control dynamics and velocities in hitting the drums for different applications in music, they generally sound alot better. But they are loud and can take up space.

Electric kits have the advantage that they are quiet, you can practice them using headphones, they take up less space.
But they never sound or feel like the real thing, and in order to get a quality electric you'd have to fork out alot of money for them, higher end ones are £4k+(about $6-$8k, I don't know what the exhange rate us nowadays).
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Electric kits have the advantage that they are quiet, you can practice them using headphones, they take up less space.
But they never sound or feel like the real thing, and in order to get a quality electric you'd have to fork out alot of money for them, higher end ones are £4k+(about $6-$8k, I don't know what the exhange rate us nowadays).


High end electric kits start at a about $4k here as well, and you forgot to mention that they are pretty much indispensable if you want to do any sort of electronic music without sequencing.
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High end electric kits start at a about $4k here as well, and you forgot to mention that they are pretty much indispensable if you want to do any sort of electronic music without sequencing.


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#22
sorry it took me hours to get back on, i made the original post at school..

anyway

it should be neighbor friendly i guess, but i would get silencer pads. but that probably makes it sound ****. and i dont have much space.

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#23
acoustic.

it shouldn't even be a question.
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#26
Electric kits are quieter ! And that's a plus cause you get to practise with minimal noise concerns. But if you want an electric kit that sounds as good as an acoustic and feels good then you're going to spend a lot of money !!!

What do you need it for? It it's gigging then i'd suggest acoustic. Unless you want to go electric. You can get decent cheap kits but don't expect too much. And another plus with electric is the ease of recording.

But the feel and presence of an acoustic is a whole another thing.
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#30
ACOUSTIC. with electrics you have to pay a lot just to get one that sounds remotely like a real drum set.
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#31
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sorry it took me hours to get back on, i made the original post at school..

anyway

it should be neighbor friendly i guess, but i would get silencer pads. but that probably makes it sound ****. and i dont have much space.


get the acoustic. electrics suck ass. it's worth the room it takes up, and the noise it makes.
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#32
Electric sound horrible compare to acoustic but they are cheaper and you can control the volume.
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acoustic most deff FTW
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#36
After playing in a band on both an electric and acoustic set, I have to say I prefer electric. There's so much more control over everything from the sound of the drums to the volume (one problem I have a lot with acoustic sets is they're just too loud).

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#38
acoustic

theres always keyboards/synths and drum machines to do more elctronic based stuff
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#39
Why choose? You could have a half acoustic, half electric kit. How awesome would that be? You'd be able to do synthy stuff or realistic stuff. In the same song.
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Why choose? You could have a half acoustic, half electric kit. How awesome would that be? You'd be able to do synthy stuff or realistic stuff. In the same song.


alot of drummers do that with triggers
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