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Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set

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Extended functions, more voices, and versatility that today's drummer demands.

The Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Kit is the next step up from the popular SD5K, with the expanded functionality that will please drummers and complement any stage. The drum feel is incredibly life-like, with over 300 realistic sounds and an expressive hi-hat. The bass drum pad accommodates a double pedal. With a dual-zone snare pad, 20 preset kits and space for 30 user kits, the SD7K delivers state-of-the-art electronic sounds with USB connectivity at an unbeatable price.

No matter what style you play, you owe it to yourself to explore the world of recording and performance possibilities that electronic percussion offers. The Simmons SD7K Drum Set has live, electronic pads and hand percussion options letting you add exotic sounds that would otherwise require a large and space-consuming collection of instruments. Drum giants like Vinnie Colaiuta and Josh Freese incorporate electronic drums into their live kits, giving them a far broader palette to work from. Plus, with many bands playing live to sequenced backgrounds, electronics are essential for triggering and interacting with your backing tracks. In the studio, the wide variety of sample libraries available make electronic drum sets more useful than ever. Just play the song, and use the SD7K kit's MIDI signal to trigger your choice of samples, and you'll have drum tracks that can be endlessly altered as you mix. Replace the snare, kick or toms, or combine multiple samples for a massively powerful wall of sound.

Bass pedal sold separately.

FEATURES
Drum module
One crash cymbal pad
One ride cymbal pad
One hi-hat cymbal pad
Hi-hat controller pedal
Three tom pads
One snare drum pad
One kick drum stand and pad
Supporting frame
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SimmonsSD7K Electronic Drum Set
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not too bad

I bought this because I needed to practice. The materials arent the greatest. One of the tubes was damaged right out of the box. It took me a long time to assemble. After...Read complete review

I bought this because I needed to practice. The materials arent the greatest. One of the tubes was damaged right out of the box. It took me a long time to assemble. After all the complaints, this set gets the job done. It is pretty quiet. The sounds don't have a lot of adjustments like the roland sound modules. The sounds are good enough for practice and jamming. pads have good feel. Hi-hat pedal action good. I like the bass drum trigger campared to a lot of other bass drum triggers I see for entry level e-drums. After 300 hours practicing, the cymbals are starting to come apart causing them to make a loud thud sound. I put some tape on them and it took care of it. I havent had any other issue yet. The songs onboard to jam with suck. The metrodome only has a handfull of time signatures. Overall I dig this because I was able to get a lot of practice where before because of the places I lived I couldn't. Also I am pretty sure this whole thing is going to fall apart within the next 6 months. I will just get a new one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More of a toy than a musical instrument.

As much as I hate reading negative reviews when searching for products, I would be down-right lying if I said I recommended this product.The high-hat pedal is extremely weak. Even at max volume,...Read complete review

As much as I hate reading negative reviews when searching for products, I would be down-right lying if I said I recommended this product.The high-hat pedal is extremely weak. Even at max volume, I can only hear the high-hat pedal when I'm not playing any of the other drums. In addition, the high-hat cymbal itself won't register anything more thatn 16th notes, and even those will take a prety decent whack of the pads.The rack that these drums come on is shoddy at best, and often wiggles when you play. Moving the set in one piece is nearly impossible, and reassembling the kit takes a very long time, regardles of how many times you've done it. Making it even harder is the fact that the included instruction manual doesn't have any information on setup, so you'll have to do it all by yourself. If you screw up when assembling the kit, you're going to need to take most of the kit apart in order to fix whatever mistake you made.The default volumes of the drum are quite lame, and you'll often find yourself changing the volume of the kit around A LOT. There are few voices for the ride that actually sound like a real ride cymbal, and the volume of the crash cymbal isn't very consistent, so anytime you try to do a roll on the cradh cymbal, half the beats will be quieter than the others.All-in-all, this is not a very impressive kit, and really isn't the best practice tool. I would recommend something a little more expensive, such as a Yamaha DTXplorer or an Alesis DM5 Pro kit.

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1.0

Simmons Not even close

By CQ5hf7Jsw

from Long Island

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

Just because Simmons started the electronic drum craze in 1979.They should have stayed out of business. This is absolute crap. Not worth anything near $. Why companies think they can use another companies name to sell product is beneath me!!! But don't buy this junk its plastic garbage!!!!

 
5.0

Great Set For The Price

By Ace2003-KXxGT

from Cumming, Ga

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I purchased this set because I needed an inexpensive digital set for my studio. Upon reading the manual I discovered how to get multiple cymbol/hi hat/drum/precussion sounds. Our church recently purchased a Yamaha in the same price range as this one and unlike the SD7K the Yamaha DTX Explorer did not come with any dual zone pads. The only thing is that the MIDI is a little tricky to figure out. You have to program the MIDI recording software to channel 10 and turn off the local sound processor in the module. The really cool part is you can use the internal drum kits and customize and save up to at least 30 different kits not to mention the first 20 that are preprogramed by simmons. Over all if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to accoustic drums and want a really good kit I would recommend the Simmons SD7K.

 
4.0

E-Drums for the masses

By bamckysdcs

from NYC area

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

For a couple years I have been looking to a silent alternative for practice, but I never felt like laying down a couple grand for a Yamaha or a Roland, nor did would I settle for the cheap Rock Band - style pads. When this product came to a local music store, I bought one of the first ones off of the shelf. It has a ton of quality sounds, and is has better hardware and features than the SD5 kit. This is definitely not a touring kit as it is just too fragile, as the cymbals began to fall apart within days, but is suitable for practice and convincing on recordings. My only real knock on it is that is struggles with 16th notes. I would recommend it.

 
4.0

I you have to go electric, this is a good buy.

By TLyvers

from Charleston, WV

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I bought this set because I needed something that I could quickly pack/set up at our church. For that purpose, it works very well. However, this hardly compares to an acoustic set. The crash cymbal only has one sound. The ride has two sounds, but it's almost impossible to tell how to make the drum set choose between the two. The hi-hat does not sound very realistic at all (despite the three different hi-hat sounds). The hi-hat does not pick up anything faster than normal 8th notes very well at all. It's nice to have multiple settings for the overall kit, but only a handful are useful. All in all, this kit is a good value if you absolutely need an electronic set, but it's still nothing compared to an acoustic set or a high-end electronic.

 
4.0

Simmons SD7K

By Colin-zfMQy

from Main Line PA

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

First of all, EVERYTHING IS MADE OF PLASTIC NOW!!! So, if you're looking for something made of metal, go buy a drum kit. I bought these as an input device. I don't really know how to play but these were more logical than a full set due to that and a need for quiet recording. The pads trigger well with very little cross-talk. They seem like they will hold up well against regular stick playing. My only issue, as is others issue, is that the kick pad already has a formidable dent in it and I've only had these a week. It continues to react the way it is supposed to but Simmons may wish to reconsider this pad with a stronger material. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase. It is an excellent beginning set as well as a good practice kit. For $600.00 you really can't go wrong. The samples are good quality (but not the best) and they certainly have a wide pallate to chose from.

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By Andy Brown

from Upstate New York

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

The simmons sd7k is simply amazing for the price. The drum setups are virtually limitless, the pads respond well and it makes recording easy with a simple USB hookup. Although the acoustic noise is a little louder than i would like its still an amazing practice kit for a low price.

 
4.0

Efficient

By Log 13

from Georgia

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

This set is great for a practice set. Nice and small and lightweight. It sounds good through a PA as ina church setting, and when you play in a church you dont need one that play supper fast or loud. The rack set up like a normal rack, but the plastic connections need to be tightened almost every day, so I was kinda dissapointed with that part.

 
5.0

Good Kit

By Jennifer

from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

Here is the low down.I got this set for recording and practice. I was very surprised at the response of the pads.I like the custom kits as I use the right rack to and made it a ride and the 2 cymbals both crashes. I played Roland Yamaha alesis and other kits. If you can not afford the Roland then buy this one. The velocity cure is great for getting the HH to sound louder.I liked panning the drums and it Has a very good sound You can hook up a double pedal.

 
5.0

not bad at all

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

while this drum set is not the flagship of any brand, it certainly is a very usable and enjoyable kit. I went to a friends house and played with it for a while, and I liked it. true, I cant comment on the durability, as my experience was limited; but the user friendly brain was exactly that. I am no computer genius, but within 2 minutes i had figured out how to adjust, tune and save a user kit. the pads themselves were nothing special, but nothing to laugh at either. one thing i did not care for was sounds available; while they were certainly decent and usable on stage, probably half of them i would never use to record. but thats alright, because this set fulfills its purpose; to be a cheap, user friendly and fun kit to play with.

 
5.0

I Like It

By Sal

from Silicon Valley, CA

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I had never played drums before and wanted to learn. I play a lot of guitar so I figured I could do it myself. I wanted an electronic kit so I wouldn't have to bother roomates and neighbors since I figured I wouldn't be any good. I got this one because it was cheaper than most. This kit has been great though. It sounds just fine for a beginner, and I haven't had any problems whatsoever. There are 50 different kit sounds you can choose from, some pretty similar to most, with small differences, and the interface comes with plenty more options like a metronome (pretty standard) and I'm pretty sure you can even tune the different heads. I haven't explored most of it yet. A great plus with this is it has a bass pad, meaning you get the feel of stomping on a pedal when playing the kick drum... only you have to buy your own pedal since it doesn't come with one. I bought a used $20 pedal... works just fine. I would recommend this kit for beginners!!!

 
1.0

Simmons SD7K

By Pianoman87-ZiBKg

from Florida

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

This drum set is a piece of junk! The cymbals and the high hat broke within 6 months, and the toms are going bad and the snare does not respond all the time. The bass drum is ok. The sounds are not realistic in my opinion. Don't waste your money on this set. Get a Yamaha or a Roland.

 
5.0

Great for practice

By australopithecus

from Miami, FL

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I've had this set for over 3 months now. I am really pleased with the quality of the set for the price. If you're looking for a good practice set and you're low on bucks, or just not willing to pay thousands of dollars in an electronic set, this is your best option. This is definately not a touring instrument, but it will hold up good if your intention is to practice and not bother your neighbors.

 
4.0

Good for a noob like me!

By Freebirdgonewild

from Reno, NV.

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I have been playing the bass for 24 years. I just wanted to learn a new instrument. I saw this set and the price was right, so I now own it. I have had no trouble with it so far, and I fell in love with music again. Everything is new. The set seems sturdy, sounds ok for practice, and fits in my bedroom. Sweet! Peace!

 
4.0

Not too bad

By jewboy420

from PDX

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I bought this because I needed to practice. The materials arent the greatest. One of the tubes was damaged right out of the box. It took me a long time to assemble. After all the complaints, this set gets the job done. It is pretty quiet. The sounds don't have a lot of adjustments like the roland sound modules. The sounds are good enough for practice and jamming. pads have good feel. Hi-hat pedal action good. I like the bass drum trigger campared to a lot of other bass drum triggers I see for entry level e-drums. After 300 hours practicing, the cymbals are starting to come apart causing them to make a loud thud sound. I put some tape on them and it took care of it. I havent had any other issue yet. The songs onboard to jam with suck. The metrodome only has a handfull of time signatures. Overall I dig this because I was able to get a lot of practice where before because of the places I lived I couldn't. Also I am pretty sure this whole thing is going to fall apart within the next 6 months. I will just get a new one.

 
4.0

Not bad

By Colene24

from washington

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I've had this kit for almost a year, and It's not bad. I think it should be made by better material. If your heavy handed and like to hit cymbals hard,it sounds really bad because it's made of plastic. I've had to replace 4 parts already, I suggest you get warranty when you buy the kit.

 
5.0

Nice Kit

By metalfins

from Colorado

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

Nice kit especially for the price. The bass drum "hole" isnt a hole its more of a dent. I've had the set for about a year and I've never had problems with it regardless of how hard I hit it(and I play metal) The cymbals wont respond after 1/16 and the sounds aren't too realistic but a MIDI connection with fruity loops should fix that. Overall I would recommend this set as a practice kit but dont play it at a gig unless you plan on getting tomatoes thrown at you.

 
5.0

Impressive for the money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I've owned this set for almost a year now and have had a lot of luck with it. I use it for practice and recently did some recording with it. If you find all the right sounds you like for the snare, hi hat, ext., and you save them to make your own personal setting you can get a pretty decent sound. The pads are very responsive. It does a good job with my double pedal. The hi hat doesn't pick up sixteenth notes very well, but honestly I didn't expect it to. You can't mute the cymbal which gets annoying. But other than that, it's a great value and a pretty solid electronic kit.

 
4.0

Best Bang for Your Buck

By beatmaster

from DC Metro Area

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I just needed a kit to play after hours and the Simmons SD7K offered about twice as many kits, instruments, and sound effects than the nearest competitor. Not to mention the price was about half of Roland. I have had Roland products before and they are great, but pricey. This offers a good, middle-of-the-road kit to keep (or get) sharp on. Also, the user's manual is very easy to understand and implement.

 
3.0

More of a toy than a musical instrument.

By Oblivion776

from Santa Rosa, CA

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Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

As much as I hate reading negative reviews when searching for products, I would be down-right lying if I said I recommended this product.The high-hat pedal is extremely weak. Even at max volume, I can only hear the high-hat pedal when I'm not playing any of the other drums. In addition, the high-hat cymbal itself won't register anything more thatn 16th notes, and even those will take a prety decent whack of the pads.The rack that these drums come on is shoddy at best, and often wiggles when you play. Moving the set in one piece is nearly impossible, and reassembling the kit takes a very long time, regardles of how many times you've done it. Making it even harder is the fact that the included instruction manual doesn't have any information on setup, so you'll have to do it all by yourself. If you screw up when assembling the kit, you're going to need to take most of the kit apart in order to fix whatever mistake you made.The default volumes of the drum are quite lame, and you'll often find yourself changing the volume of the kit around A LOT. There are few voices for the ride that actually sound like a real ride cymbal, and the volume of the crash cymbal isn't very consistent, so anytime you try to do a roll on the cradh cymbal, half the beats will be quieter than the others.All-in-all, this is not a very impressive kit, and really isn't the best practice tool. I would recommend something a little more expensive, such as a Yamaha DTXplorer or an Alesis DM5 Pro kit.

 
4.0

good for beginners

By covinaman

from Covina, CA

Comments about Simmons SD7K Electronic Drum Set:

I many play guitar and bass. I wanted a drum set around the house and bought this set. I'm learning to play drums for the first time. I like the variety of sounds, 808, electric ect. I let others play it and everyone gets excited to play it. Playing drums with head phones are very cool. I'm not a drummer but its helping me become one.

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