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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
  • 14 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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

  • Not sensitive (3)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Accompaniment (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

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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(1 of 1 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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    (4 of 4 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

    (2 of 2 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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great set at this price.

      By 

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Happily surprised by total package at this price. Good tone, easy setup, versatile.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great practice kit.

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy Set Up
          • Easy Set Up Great Sound
          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Midi Out
          • Sensitive
          • Usb

          Cons

          • No Hand Clap
          • Only 10 Kits
          • Small Pads

          Best Uses

          • First Kit
          • Home Studio

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

          Great first kit for kids! Pads are kinda small but responsive. Big sound! Kick drum will blow a small PA or cheap headphones so be careful . Great choice for small home studios!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for the beginning drummer!

          By 

          from Bloomington, IN

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

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

            Bought this set for 199.99 on the black Friday special. Only had the set for a few days but pleased so far. It seems very well made, easily configurable, and sounds decent through an amp. Plus they can practice quietly with the headphones and run their mp3 players or phones through the aux input. They don't sound like an acoustic drumset but I never expected them to.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good for the cost!

            By 

            from Amos, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Not Sensitive

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Practice
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

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

            Very good value considering you can purchase this drum for almost nothing. Sounds of the included module are not the best, but I used the MIDI to send it into my laptop, and with a good drum machine the sound is very good.

            Lacks a little sensitive precision, but that's to be expected from a cheap drum. Structure is partially made of plastic, but so far everything holds together without troubles.

            I highly recommend this for learning or just having a little fun!

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            DO NOT BUY

            By 

            from Richmond VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Sensitive
              • Poorly Made

              Best Uses

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

                Please do not spend your money on this set.
                The drum kick and hi-hat pedals are made of plastic and poorly designed. Head phones output from the module played as if this was a drum kit out of a cheap convinient store. I was expecting a whole lot more from a drum kit that retails over at a high value. I would not even buy this for my kid.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great for price

                By 

                from Charleston SC

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Easy to assemble
                • Great Sound
                • Looks Professional
                • Module Not Overly Complex
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Solidly Built

                Cons

                • Can't Be Upgraded
                • Missing Some Sounds
                • Single Sensors

                Best Uses

                • Beginner
                • Beginner Beginner

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

                Great for price. No rim shots. No tambourine, no ride bell. Can't add drums or cymbals. Still a ton a fun. Sounds great, well built. Could gig with an occasional show or small venue. Nothing more. Fantastic first e-drum set.

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