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                               Rubber Pads                 V-drums              Student Model       Professional Model
                          Ok, but cymbals sound much softer than
Live - heavy              expected and sometimes when hitting two pads
                                                                         Best                       Best
playing (rock etc)        simultaneously, one doesn't play. The hardware
                          is not designed to be easily transported.
                                                                               Ok, but consider
                     Not recommended -               Not recommended -
Live - light playing                                                           investing in a
                     Tracking not sensitive          best to use real                               Best
(jazz etc)                                                                     good jazz ride
                     enough                          cymbals
                                                                               cymbal.
                                                                               Ok. Make sure
Recording -heavy          Good - clean, direct output, no mics to set up.      you have good-
                                                                                                    Best
playing (rock etc)        Make sure you like the inbuilt drum sounds.          sounding hi hats
                                                                               for recording
                                                                               Ok, but consider
                          Not recommended -          Not recommended -
Recording - light                                                              investing in a
                          Tracking not sensitive     best to use real                               Best
playing (jazz etc)                                                             good jazz ride
                          enough                     cymbals
                                                                               cymbal.
                                                                               No, but pads help to muffle sound
Quiet Practicing?         Best (using headphones)
                                                                               slightly
                          Rubber pads should be      Kevlar stretched
Look for:                 responsive to the stick    heads should trigger      Maple or Birch shells are best
                          and not feel 'dead'.       even light touches.
                                                                               Fusion sizes are smaller and very
                                                                               popular. Younger drummers find them
Sizes?                    -                          -                         easier to get around than Traditional
                                                                               sizes, which are larger and sound
                                                                               deeper.
                                                                                                    Choose single-
                                                                               Make sure fittings
                                                                                                    braced hardware for
                                                                               are steel and not
                                                                                                    lighter transport,
Hardware?                 All hardware is included                             die-cast metal
                                                                                                    double-braced
                                                                               which breaks
                                                                                                    hardware for heavier
                                                                               easily.
                                                                                                    playing styles.
                                                                                                    Consider buying
                                                                               Drums don’t          good quality
                                                                               usually come with    cymbals individually
Cymbals?                  Cymbal pads are included.                            cymbals - consider   so that even if you
                                                                               purchasing a         upgrade your drums
                                                                               cymbal pack.         you can keep your
                                                                                                    old cymbals.
Ghost notes?              NO - Tracking not
                                                     Tracking is Ok            Best                 Best
(very soft notes)         sensitive enough
                                                                               Best (when head      Best (when head
Buzz Rolls? (very         NO - Tracking not
                                                     Tracking is Ok            tension is not too   tension is not too
fast notes)               sensitive enough
                                                                               loose)               loose)
Rim Clicks/Rim            NO - a very important      Ok - especially with
                                                                               Best                 Best
Shots?                    consideration!             dual trigger drums
                                                     Ok - tensionable
Response                  Bouncy (artificial feel)                             Best                 Best
                                                     heads
                                                                               Best (with coated Best (with coated
Brushes?                  NO                         Yes (plastic ones only)
                                                                               snare head)       snare head)

                          Some models won't
Able to connect
                          allow both beaters to      Yes                       Yes                  Yes
double pedal?
                          hit the pad

				
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