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The Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set is the next step up from the popular SD7K model. Electronic drum sets are valuable for the variety of sounds tha...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set is the next step up from the popular SD7K model. Electronic drum sets are valuable for the variety of sounds that they offer. Famous drummers like Vinnie Colaiuta and Josh Freese are known for incorporating electronic drum sets into their live performances. With electronic drum sets, different sounds can be integrated and backing tracks can be added to enhance a performance. The Simmons SD9K uses a module with 700 realistic sounds. It features 40 preset drum kits and allows the drummer to customize up to 59 others. Play along with one of the 110 preset songs or create and store up to 100 of your own. The built-in metronome maximizes practice time and has a range of 30-280 beats per minute. This electronic drum set includes dual-zone snare and cymbals for realistic, natural sounds. With this feature, this drum set can execute rim shots or rim clicks. The bass drum pad accommodates either a single or double pedal. Use the Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set for practice or integrate it with your band™s performances for a multitude of performance options.

FEATURES
Components:
(1) SD9 Module
(1) Kick pad
(1) 11" dual-zone snare pad
(3) 9" tom pads
(1) 11" floor tom pad
(2) Dual-zone crash pads with choke
(1) 14" dual-zone ride pad with choke
(1) Dual-zone hi-hat pad with choke
(1) Hi-hat controller pedal
(1) Sturdy 4-legged drum rack with all mounting hardware

Drum kits
Drum kits: 100 total (40 preset kits + 59 user kits + 1 external MIDI kit)
General MIDI kits: 12 GM kits

Instruments
Drum voices: 725 (drums, percussion, SFX) + 19 hi-hat combos
General MIDI backing voices: 128 GM instruments
Maximum polyphony: 64 notes

Effect types
Reverb/Delay
4-band master EQ

Sequencer
Preset songs: 110
User songs: 100
External MIDI control song: 1
Song parts: 7 (drum, percussion, part 1 - part 5)
Play modes: one shot, loop
Tempo: 30 - 280
Resolution: 192 ticks per quarter note
Maximum storage function: 12,000 notes
Metronome function
Track mute function

SD card reader
Save/load kits, songs and user settings
Play standard MIDI files (up to 16 channels)
Update operating firmware

MIDI and USB ports
Trigger external drum sound generator (sound module, computer software)
Use the SD9K as a 16-channel general MIDI sound module for MIDI sequencing

An affordable and powerful electronic drum set! Order today.

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SimmonsSD9K Electronic Drum Set
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (6)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Huge tone (4)
  • Sensitive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Kit...read THIS review!

8
This is one solid kit for the money. Everyone bashing this kit and saying "buy a Roland" must have way too high of an expectation. I've owned...Read complete review

8
This is one solid kit for the money. Everyone bashing this kit and saying "buy a Roland" must have way too high of an expectation. I've owned 2 Roland TD-3's ganged together to mimick my double bass kit, and it was nice. Roland is definately a high quality kit by all means, but in all honesty, they dont sound or play any better than my SD9K. As a matter of fact, my Simmons offers many more tuning options than Roland has... hands down. The Simmons kit offers all the options of a Roland, but then offers a wide spectrum of tuning capabilities. Lets get straight on this... I'm comparing a TD-4 to the SD9K, both are comparatively priced. The Simmons offers 4 toms, the TD4 only 3. The Simmons offers 2 extra aux trigger inputs to expand the kit, Roland...none. The quallity of the pads are identical, same rebound, sensetivity, etc. Roland has no volume control for an MP3 input, Simmons does. Roland uses standard straight rack tubing, Simmons uses the much user freindly Curved tubing. I've owned and played both kits extensively...honestly, I love the sound and feel of the Simmons, and the price as well! If your reading reviews to base your purchase of an electric kit, this is an un-biased review, both kits are great, having owned and played both I'm just telling it like it is. Dont hesitate to part with the money for the Simmons... their great drums!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so great, but not super bad

I bought this in 2009 without doing much, if any, research. I just wanted a smaller electronic set I could use in my small house. Within the first 6 months I had to...Read complete review

I bought this in 2009 without doing much, if any, research. I just wanted a smaller electronic set I could use in my small house. Within the first 6 months I had to have two cymbals and on drum pad replaced. The drum pad's thumb screw broke and both cymbals started to seperate. The drum module had to be replaced also. After the warrenty was up, I had to take apart the module to re-solder some bad connections. I ended up replairing all the cymbals using small nuts and bolts to hold them together.
Now that all those issues have been fixed, I can still use it both at home and in the church band I am in. Dispite the issues I had, it is not that bad of a set providing you are not heavy-handed.

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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Kit...read THIS review!

By Classic Rocker

from Peru, New York

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This is one solid kit for the money. Everyone bashing this kit and saying "buy a Roland" must have way too high of an expectation. I've owned 2 Roland TD-3's ganged together to mimick my double bass kit, and it was nice. Roland is definately a high quality kit by all means, but in all honesty, they dont sound or play any better than my SD9K. As a matter of fact, my Simmons offers many more tuning options than Roland has... hands down. The Simmons kit offers all the options of a Roland, but then offers a wide spectrum of tuning capabilities. Lets get straight on this... I'm comparing a TD-4 to the SD9K, both are comparatively priced. The Simmons offers 4 toms, the TD4 only 3. The Simmons offers 2 extra aux trigger inputs to expand the kit, Roland...none. The quallity of the pads are identical, same rebound, sensetivity, etc. Roland has no volume control for an MP3 input, Simmons does. Roland uses standard straight rack tubing, Simmons uses the much user freindly Curved tubing. I've owned and played both kits extensively...honestly, I love the sound and feel of the Simmons, and the price as well! If your reading reviews to base your purchase of an electric kit, this is an un-biased review, both kits are great, having owned and played both I'm just telling it like it is. Dont hesitate to part with the money for the Simmons... their great drums!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Wish I got a Roland...

By Marduk7

from Philly PA

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Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

I would like to start this review with a huge Sigh.I wish I got a roland...First off for any people looking to play Double Bass, The kick drum that comes with this is basically a piece of metal. Its terribly hard to keep steady on with NO bounce back. Its also very loud.Where to next? Both my crash cymbals have fell apart which I've had to make shift fix(After 3 months of use) The Choke feature in these cymbals are just not good, Mine messed up and would choke on random so I had to go in and rip out the choke strip just not to go insane...Pads are Pads, They feel fine, The module Is great, I enjoy the sounds. But for money you could spend on this get a roland. YES you get 1 more pad with this, one more cymbal, But its quality that countsI regret buying this kit so bad... So many frustrating nights throwing my sticks against the wall.With a roland you will get a nicer kick PLUS a mesh Snare pad... No please, Listen to me like I should have listened to my friend, Roland is the way to go friends, I promise you this.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Honesty Is the Best Policy...

By Lasik124

from New Jeresy

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

Keeping it short and simple, and brutally honest.I've seen other reviews saying the same thing I'm going to say, Get a Roland.I've owned this kit For Six Months and BOTH of my crash cymbals are cracked, pieces missing, and do not work at this point.The bass Drum Module that this comes with is very loud, and honestly does not feel good at all, Very stiff, no bounce back. I replaced it with a Roland KD8.Do you hit your Toms hard? Then your out of luck, When ever I hit my toms My cymbals Ring out as well. I've tried everything and found it un-fixable.I spent One Grand on this kit, What took me a while to save up. To be honest, it was a Huge disappointment, and I ended up buying a Roland TD 4S For the same price, and its quality is incredibly superior in Every Aspect.Why would I make this up, I'm trying to save you from the same mistake I made. Stick with the Roland, You'll be happy you did, especially for the same price.Quality Over quantity

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome kit!

By PatFo Simmons

from Maryland

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

If you're looking to buy an electric kit but dont have a lot of money to spare, this is definently the one you want. I have played on roland kits many times and I think this kit is just as good. I love how you can plug your ipod or mp3 right into it and play along to your favorite songs. This is great for improving your fills or even just beats. I definently would reccommend this kit to anyone!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Get Some Rolands Instead!!!

By Guidrummer

from Cumberland, MD

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Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

Let me make this VERY simple: Simmons=quantity, Roland=quality. I've played both the Simmons and Roland sets of comparable price, and the Rolands FAR exceeded the Simmons in quality and overall playability. Yes, the Simmons set comes with two more pads and lots of features. But quite frankly, two more pads=two more pieces of useless junk. As for the features, this is the one (and ONLY one) area I will admit that Simmons has Roland beat. However, what's the point of more features on a piece of junk? Do yourself a favor and get item #580565 (or save up a little longer and buy #491358).

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST VALUE FOR PRICE

By WICKTANA

from HIXSON, TN

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    Having a small recording studio I had to have a set of drums. It should be noted that I could have purchased any set I wanted, since money was not an option. However, I am very careful on what I spend my money on. After looking at the Rolands, and other models, this one caught my attention. While my main instrument is the guitar, I do know how to play the drums. Nevertheless, I got a true drummer to play each set I looked at. Dollar for dollar, beat per beat, this set came out on top both in value and little differeance if any in sound. There was no way I was going to pay $7000.00 dollars for the high end Roland, and their set that was around $1.300.00 dollars didn't impress me enough to pay the difference. One thing I do know about any type of instrument, since I have 13 high priced guitars, and 7 well known tube amps. Any piece of equipment can be broken if abused by it's user. If you are a person who beats the hell out of your drums, DON'T BUY THIS SET, NOR ANY OTHER ELECTRIC DRUMS. Those of you who thnk that the drums should over power everything, then you are stuck on yourself. Because of this, you need to purchase accoustic drums with large expensive cybols so you can beat your drums to death. I wouldn't suggest these be used by metal players, since playing loud seems to be the main goal. Other than that, this is a great set of drums for those who play classic rock, country, R&B, & MOTOWN.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Great Buy

    By pup

    from Morganton, NC

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    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I purchased this set on 8/8/09 and so far, I'm very pleased, so far. The sound that it has is very close to an acoustic set. I've played several different sets over the years and have always been if'y on the whole electric drum set sound, till know. Have already done a recording with this set with the rest of the band and "OMG" the clearity is great. It has a great recordable sound, don't know yet about playing out live with it because I love my Gretsch set so we'll wait and see.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hard to beat

    By Megajeff

    from Kingston, ON

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    Overall, this has to be the best kit for the price. 4 toms, 3 cymbals, and over 700 voices. Positives:The snare pad is dual zone which gives you rimshot options (or any other voice you want to program to the rim). The cymbals are dual zone, and the ride cymbal has a sensitivity setting for the bell sounds. So, you actually get 7 cymbal sounds from 3 pads which is great. I have my kit set up as 2 rack toms and 2 floor toms, which the rack barely accomodates, but it does. Some cool pre-loaded songs which let you play along to various styles, metronome, easily accomodates ipod for jamming too with independent volume level.Drawbacks:Pads are LOUD - these are NOT vDrums! The kick pad is especially loud, sounds like hitting a block of wood. Buy some sound isolation headphones. Rack clamps feel plasticy - you almost don't want to tighten them too much as it feels like they'll eventually strip. The diameter of the 2 boom arms is different than the 1 straight cymbal arm, meaning you can't swap places as the boom arms fit into the vertical rack legs. Simmons - where is the full user manual??!! Still not on website.Overall:My rating of 4.5 says it all. For the price this baby is marketed at, you can't beat it. Quality is fine and sounds fantastic. All kinds of fun!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent Set

    By CBOne

    from Austin

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    After wanting the Yamaha DTXpress IV Special and going to buy it only to find that they had no racks for the kit, only the pads and module, I got this one. I actually got the SD9KR which is the red version that Simmons put out. It looks really nice and the module far exceeds the rest of the kit. For a grand, I would at least expect a mesh head snare. Yeah, you get the extra tom and cymbol, but it's hardly an even trade. Overall the sounds are decent. The kick is louder than it needs to be. The ride cymbol needs to be a little louder, but maybe that's just me. The kit is easy to set up and the features that the module offer are excellent. Now if Simmons could just work on the pads, making them a little....ok, a lot better, they would have a real contender for Roland. Until then, this kit is just a budget kit for the novice player who wants to beat on something.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simmons SD9K

    By Mike James-bX2c6

    from Charlotte,NC

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    Have owned kit for 8 months and have been pleased with its performance.As far as dealing with warranty issues be prepared to wait about 2 weeks for replacement parts. Overall it is worth the money.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    SDK9

    By Disappointed-xjb5s

    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    Everything about it is great except for the kick drum. Within the first 6 days the kick drum failed to trigger any response. I emailed Simmons and they sent me a new one in about a week. After I received the 2nd kick drum, 6 days later it failed again to trigger any response. I'm highly disappointed in the quality of the kick drums durability. I'll probably email Simmons a nasty letter, and buy a Roland or Yamaha Kick Drum to replace the twice replaced Simmons kick drum. What a joke.other than that everything else seems to be great.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great way to record and practice

    By Chris Campbell

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    the diaphram on my cymbles broke, and it sounds like sothing is bouncing around inside. I have only had this set up for like three months. I think insted of getting new ones(though I like the idea of multiple triggering points on one pad) I will split the dual outputs mono, to provide for additional cymbal trigger mounts. Also though the drum sounds are nice the cymbals sound very electronic to me. Not that I'm complaining the SD9K is an exseptional value. both price and playability, aswell as the fact that when I receaved my set it took about half as long as my accustic set to go from the box to playing. And recording drum tracks are breeze. totaly plug and play,and you don't have to worry about ambiant noise(or additional cost and placment)as with traditional drum mics.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great set for the price.

    By Fortivis

    from Cresaptown, Md

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    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I love my simmons. It is easy to store away and transport. The features themselves will make you spend hours just trying all the different kits. If you need to increase you skills or practice the leds that follow the rhythm is a great plus. The sensitivity and durability of the pads are amazing. Give it a soft tap to a hard rock bang and they will still last you.I do recommend reading the manuel first before playing with the set so you can get a better understanding of the midi features and the set up procedure. I would give a full five stars, but I can only compare it to a lap system. I love how easy it is to setup and record. I do recommend getting a nice speaker system to hear the full potential of the set.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty sick

    By Danzor

    from Rochester, Michigan

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I've had this kit for a couple months now. The bouncy rubber feels great. Dual-zone cymbals are very nice, as well as the generous number of drums and cymbals. I do like it, but there are a few things that really bother me. The snare isn't unresponsive, but it seems that there one tiny little spot in the center that, when hit, is really loud, whereas the rest of the snare is normal volume. This makes it hard to set the levels with the rest of the drums. In my opinion, the bass drum feels like crap, at least with double bass. I've just ordered Roland's TD8K or whatever bass drum, which feels much more natural. Simmons really pissed me off with all of their useless gunshot, bird chirp, glass break sounds included. WHY? Just to add to the number of sounds. Overall, a nice set with tons of sounds and a fair amount of sound editing, (tuning, echo, etc.) but a few no-brainers that bug me.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good kit for the money

    By HxjtkDJo0

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I bought this kit about a month ago and I love it. Sounds great through recording soft wear and through head phones. The only thing that I found to be kinda annoying is the snare. You have to hit it perfect in the middle or you will have a different volume every time you hit it. but you could make it more sensitive and that could solve you problem but not all the time. Its a good practice kit that's for sure. Overall I like the kit, its my first one so all I can say is that nothing can compare to a real drum kit.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No Longer Available Too Bad For YOU!

    By YouSnoozeYouLoose

    from Music Hall of Fame

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Playing

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I can't speak for those of you that have had a less than stellar experience with this kit as I can obviously only speak for myself.

    But speaking for myself I can say that I'd purchase these again. In fact, I was going to purchase another kit however it appears they are no longer available. Too bad for me and expecially for you. And you could've picked these up for MUCH less than the advertised price. You snooze, you loose.

    I've owned or played many of the 'other' kits at five times the cost and these Simmons so far can keep the pace. Besides, I got an extended warranty which takes me into 2017 ( way beyond the life expectancy of Planet Earth ) so I'm not concerned. In two years I'll sell for what I paid, including the transferable warranty and be on my way into the New World Order. See you on the other side. Wake up before it's too late!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not so great, but not super bad

    By loomex

    from Ithaca, NY

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    Pros

    • Lots Of Drum Kits
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Light Practice
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I bought this in 2009 without doing much, if any, research. I just wanted a smaller electronic set I could use in my small house. Within the first 6 months I had to have two cymbals and on drum pad replaced. The drum pad's thumb screw broke and both cymbals started to seperate. The drum module had to be replaced also. After the warrenty was up, I had to take apart the module to re-solder some bad connections. I ended up replairing all the cymbals using small nuts and bolts to hold them together.
    Now that all those issues have been fixed, I can still use it both at home and in the church band I am in. Dispite the issues I had, it is not that bad of a set providing you are not heavy-handed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    GREAT VALUE & SOUND

    By WICKTANA

    from HIXSON, TN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Frame Should Be Larger

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Recording
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    When I purchased these drums, I could have gone up to $2000.00 dollars with the budget I was on. I needed a set for my small recording studio, and wanted electric as opposed to accoustic. Being a guitar player, and just a novice drummer. I took a great playing drummer with me to GC, in order to get a true expert opinion. After looking and playing the more expensive Roland, we then tried out the Simmons. With my back to the amp being used for the sounds of both Roland and Simmons. Both brands sounded really good, and I couldn't tell the difference. If anything, the bass & tom toms on the Simmons sounded better. Even though I could have gone higher in price, I try to spend my money using wisdom. The only complaint, and the reason I only gave it 4 stars. Simmons should have made the frame larger due to the numer of drums and symbals in this kit. However, this is a small issue and doesn't really effect me that much. Since I'm from the old school, I don't think any electric drums will replace the sound of accoustics in live situations. When recording, it's much easier to mic one amp, than use several mics to record accoustics. There are 40 presets, but you can throw several out the door. Nevertheless, this is a great set of electric drums that I'm still learning what all they can do. With a 2 year warrany, and dollar for dollar. This is a great set of drums with some great sounds. The construction seems to be well made, and if they go bad it will normally be within the first two years which will be covered by the warranty. Oh yes. I also purchased an additional warranty from GC which I suggest to do on any purchase you make over $500.00 dollars.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice kit, what a steal...

    By jrich58

    from NY

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I have had this kit for about two months now, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. This is my firt time playing an electric kit, but its very responsive and can take a beating. Very much worth the money. I had a problem with one of my tom pads, and simmons shipped me another one out no questions asked, so great customer service.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My first electronic set

    By Disturbed Angel

    from Plymouth, Pa.

    Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

    I got this kit about a week ago. It didn't take too long to set up and mount the pads to my liking. It took me a bit of time to figure out how to customize the sound I wanted, but once I got the hang of it, it's easy. Now I can practice and not bother the neighbors.

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