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Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit   

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The Simmons SD5Xpress is an amazingly affordable, full-sized electronic drum kit with five drum pads and three cymbal pads. Built around the SD5Xp So...Read More

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A full-size, all-inclusive e-kit for early or casual percussionists.

The Simmons SD5Xpress is an amazingly affordable, full-sized electronic drum kit with five drum pads and three cymbal pads. Built around the SD5Xp Sound Module with 14 drum sets, 107 drum sounds and 40 drum patterns, the SD5Xpress is perfect for beginning or aspiring drummers who need a quiet kit for rehearsing. It’s also great for practicing, performing or recording without breaking the bank.

Features include a sturdy aluminum rack, stable clamps and adjustable pads, so you can set up the kit just the way you want. A multi-pin cable harness ensures quick and easy set-up, as well as clean and efficient cable management. The SD5Xpress provides a complete drum kit experience for less than you would expect.

FEATURES 5-piece, full-sized kit configuration
  • Four 7.5” drum pads (3 toms + snare)
  • Three cymbal pads: hi-hat, ride and crash
  • Includes kick pedal and trigger
SD5Xp Sound Module
  • 10 preset drum kits
  • 107 drum sounds
  • 40 preset patterns
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • USB/MIDI out
  • Aux In for MP3 players
  • Stereo line level out
  • Headphone out
Rugged aluminum drum rack
  • Easy to use, ultra-stable clamps
  • Adjustable pads for personalized configuration
  • Multi-pin connector for easy set-up and clean cable management

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SimmonsSD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (11)
  • Great sound (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Sensitive (8)
  • Huge tone (6)

Cons

  • Not sensitive (4)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (7)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Soundtracks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for practice, and some recording

Overall, a pretty good kit. However, it takes a little fine-tuning to get things working the way you want them to.

For example, you may encounter the annoying issue where...Read complete review

Overall, a pretty good kit. However, it takes a little fine-tuning to get things working the way you want them to.

For example, you may encounter the annoying issue where hitting the snare drum also activates the hi-hat (especially irritating when customizing different kits). All you need to do is adjust the proximity of the two drums, and loosen the wing nuts for each if they are too tight.

Also, make sure your kick drum pedal is PERFECTLY centered with the response pad, or you will think it is broken like I did.

Do these things, and you will like this kit just fine!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some problems

This set is a bargain on paper (when on sale), but in reality I found it almost unusable. It constantly misfired on the snare (missing snare hits) and the drum module is...Read complete review

This set is a bargain on paper (when on sale), but in reality I found it almost unusable. It constantly misfired on the snare (missing snare hits) and the drum module is practically useless. If you like the movie Groundhog Day, you'll love this module. It forgets most of the settings, such as volume levels, reverb off and so forth. So you get to set these every single time you turn it on (even if haven't unplugged the module's power). Also, there is a horrible lag problem both with USB and Midi port connections. I tried tweaking ASIO drivers in Windows, but that didn't help much, still a very noticeable lag in cue mix. I gave up and sent this back after a week of frustration. Thank you so much Musician's Friend for standing behind what you sell!

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4.0

Definitly worth it!

By 

from Evanston, Il

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Only stereo analog outs

Best Uses

  • Rehearsal
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

Always wanted a midi kit controller to replace using keyboards for drums when composing. This fits perfectly.

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3.0

Not bad for the price

By 

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Not Sensitive

Best Uses

  • Quiet Practice

Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

I bought this for quiet practice and it will work fine for that. I have owned Roland electronic kits before and there is no comparison, but that would not be comparing apples to apples. I would like for the pads to be more sensitive for my playing style, but if you are just getting started, this would be a great kit.

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5.0

Its great. Finally recording drums with no mics.

By 

from Saint Augustine, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

    Overall the product is great, both in the studio and live gigs. The module is really easy to work and the sounds are quite good. The hi hat is the one thing that is not exactly perfect. It feels a little unnatural. I did not experience problems with time lag that some of the other reviewers mentioned. I also did not experience problems, as mentioned by others, with double triggering except with the bass drum pedal. I had to adust my playing a bit to work around that. Overall, I love it.

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    5.0

    Great little recording set

    By 

    from Harrison,Mi

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

      Hooked up to bass 150w amp by Peavey, sounds great even in small club

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      4.0

      Great Drums for Beginners!!

      By 

      from Colonie, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Assembly complicatd

      Best Uses

        Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        This is my very first Drum kit. The Price was awesome, and the drums sound terrific. the only problem I have is the assembly instructions are too vague. I still haven't figured out how to position the foot pedal so that it doesn't hit the wing nut every time I step on it. Other than that, everything else works great.

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        3.0

        Not made for anyone over 6 feet

        By 

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Decent sound
        • Fairly sensitive

        Cons

        • Height not adjustable

        Best Uses

        • Practice at home

        Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        This is a decent set but I would not pay more than 200 for it. The sound is decent, reaction time good but the biggest complaint is that it is hardly height adjustable. If you are over 6 feet (I am 6'4") then you will be banging on your knees. I had to get myself taller legs for the set to be able to play it properly. This is NOT a professional set but is good for beginners or as a practice set at home.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not A bad little kit.

        By 

        from Jeffersonville Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Wish It Had Duel Triggers

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        Some people are a little turned off, to theese Simmons Electronic Drum Kits, because the way the bass peddle is made. It seems like it can't be Upgraded, to a Double Bass, but, Yes, It Can...and I just figured out, how...All ya gotta do, is hook up a Delay Peddle, and set it on Slap Back, and There...ya go...hell, if ya want, you can even set it for a Triple Kick. Wow, is that cool, or what? Now, all I gotta do, is Learn, how to play, and Trust Me, I'm workin on that. LOL.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Need a small footprint?"

        By 

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          Performed right out of the box!
          Needed a small set to perform smaller venues - perfect choice!
          Cant "beat" the price & service from Musician's Friend.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good for practice, and some recording

          By 

          from East Lansing, MI

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Needs Fine Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Recording
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          Overall, a pretty good kit. However, it takes a little fine-tuning to get things working the way you want them to.

          For example, you may encounter the annoying issue where hitting the snare drum also activates the hi-hat (especially irritating when customizing different kits). All you need to do is adjust the proximity of the two drums, and loosen the wing nuts for each if they are too tight.

          Also, make sure your kick drum pedal is PERFECTLY centered with the response pad, or you will think it is broken like I did.

          Do these things, and you will like this kit just fine!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          SD5XPRESS 5 Piece drumset

          By 

          from Cottonwood, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Simmons SD5Xpress Full Size 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

            It came well packed and easy to set up. The pads are a little small but the response is pretty good. The only complaint I have is with the snare as I can't get a reasonable amount of volume out of it. Great set for beginners!

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