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Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit  

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Overview

  • SDXpress2 drum module
  • 3 tom pads pre-mounted to crossbar
  • Base with built-in hi-hat and kick pedals
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    $499.99
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  • On Sale Today:
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    $17999
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      A sub-compact, all-inclusive e-kit for early or casual percussionists.

      The SDXpress2 Electronic Drum Kit by Simmons is a super-compact electronic drum kit with a powerful module, pre-mounted, sensitive drum pads and an all-in-one configuration. The SDXpress2 module sets a firm, digital foundation with 10 pre-programmed drum kits, 193 individual drum sounds, 10 song styles, and song recorder.

      A trio of sensitive, pre-mounted pads fit seamlessly on an easy-to-assemble rack, which also features built-in kick and hi-hat foot pedals. With three velocity-sensitive pads (hi-hat, crash and ride) overhead, this electronic kit is an affordable starting point for drummers of all ages.

      Features

      • SDXpress2 drum module
      • 3 tom pads pre-mounted to crossbar
      • Base with built-in hi-hat and kick pedals
      • Support bars
      • Owner’s manual

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      SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit Specifications:

      • Drum module includes:
      • 193 drum sounds
      • 10 preprogrammed drum kits
      • 10 song styles
      • Song recorder
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      SimmonsSDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
       
      4.1

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      94%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Responsive (12)
      • Great sound (10)
      • Versatile (6)
      • Sensitive (5)
      • Huge tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment (6)
        • Small venues (5)
        • Practice (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great low cost entry level e-drum kit

        My primary use for this is studio work and although I will be using samples the stock sounds on this are good enough for full band rehersals. The touch and response is pretty good...Read complete review

        My primary use for this is studio work and although I will be using samples the stock sounds on this are good enough for full band rehersals. The touch and response is pretty good and the hi hat response is good as well. I think the price point is a real winner with the quality and features this provides. Especially compared to drum pads as well as other more expensive e-drum kits.
        The only con is the instructions, pretty sparse and ere is not map layout for the midi notes for each piece. You will have to use trial and error in your daw and drum sample mapper.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        OK kit - suited my intended purpose

        My original purpose in buying this kit was to replace my daughter's broken Rock Band kit (with the 3 cymbal add-on)... I was disappointed to learn only after it arrived that the...Read complete review

        My original purpose in buying this kit was to replace my daughter's broken Rock Band kit (with the 3 cymbal add-on)... I was disappointed to learn only after it arrived that the MIDI connection is USB as opposed to the standard 5 pin plug (search as I might - before and after - I could find no mention of this or see it in the pictures). BUT, being a professional musician familiar with MIDI, it was no big deal to hook the kit's USB MIDI up to a computer, run a standard MIDI cable out of my MIDI interface into the Squire MIDI controller for Wii that I also purchased, turn on MIDI Thru in my sequencer software and the kit worked perfectly without needing to remap any notes!!
        The control placement is a little odd and I found myself tweaking the hi-hat and crash pad locations to try to protect it from my daughter's stray hits...
        I've also used it myself to wrap my hands around a tune before rehearsal... the internal sounds are OK but again you'd need to go through a computer (as I did above) to get it to trigger an external drum module like a D4 or what have you.
        I also found the headphone send to be a little underpowered for my taste... maybe that's by design so users aren't killing their hearing or blowing up headphones then blaming the company... :) Running everything through a small mixer gave my ears just enough extra.
        On the whole I'm pretty pleased with the kit - even with its layout falling somewhere between conventional and Rock Band - and you can't beat (sorry - no pun intended) getting the Simmons name on a kit for the price!!

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        4.0

        GREAT BEGINNER DRUM SET

        By Becky

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • The Toms Are Flat

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands

        Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        We have purchased many items from Musicians Friend,at a store in Texas and have always been very pleased, the electronic drum set for our grandson,is perfect for a beginner, the toms are a little flat, it all sounds better hooked to the amplifier. My grandson (15) put it together himself, and immediately hooked up his iphone, turtle beach wireless head set. He was so excited, he drumed for hours.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        SDXPRESS2 Review

        By cwisor

        from Curwensville, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Price
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Practice
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        I bought this kit as a gift for my son's 3rd birthday. I loved the idea of volume control. I can't emphasize that notion enough.

        First and foremost, this kit is entry level. Even having said that, it came equipped with more than features than I expected. It has 10 preset kits, and one "user kit". I was most impressed with the sound offerings, there are a plethora of snare, tom, bass, cymbal, hi-hat sounds in addition to the 10 sample kits. You really can create a great sounding custom kit.

        Downfall: Volume has to be pretty high to hear the sensitivity of the hits, the pads are very small, and you have little freedom in terms of adjusting positions of pads once they've been installed.

        My 3-yr old is a huge fan of the kit, and I enjoy it quite a bit myself. It's not a high risk-high reward deal. It is a good kit at an affordable price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not a bad little digital drum set

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Good quality
        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Small Toms

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        Finally bit the dust and got myself a digital drum set, and....I really like it! The sound is good (but you need an amp) and the heads respond well. Yes this is a low cost small set - but it really does the job. I am not disappointed. I have played (in store) other sets, and this one compares pretty well for home practice or small venue use. I noticed online that it seemed a little flimsy as some played it - but this is sturdy. I think they must have been of a high pile carpet. This little deal isn't going to fall over. YES - the assembly directions aren't much help - but it isn't that difficult to set up either. GLAD I'm marching to my own beat!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Makes a great practice tool

        By Ruser

        from Northern Minnesota

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not Sensitive
        • Ride Cymbal Barely Audibl
        • Too Much Reverb

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        Bought this set for my son for practice. Sound is very good except the ride cymbal is always barely audible. He uses it to practice with his band because the trap set is too loud in the room and with an amp this unit works just fine. Portability is great, he often moves it out in front of the TV to practice his timing without hooking up or turning it on. My expectations were not too high because of the low price but you can't beat what you get for your money.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little kit

        By The Fish

        from Thomasville,N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Great Value For The Price
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        This little kit works for me. Compact and great for pounding without disturbing others.

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        4.0

        Great beginner set

        By JoshJam

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beginner

          Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          This is my 11 year old son's first set. It was budget friendly and quiet. Perfect for introduction. I was reluctant to invest a lot in case the interest was fleeting.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Easy Set Up-They Just Don't Work

          By IronEddy63

          from Upper Ohio River Valley

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Set Up
          • Light weight

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Non Working
          • Poorly Made

          Best Uses

          • Silent practice

          Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          The reviews for these are very mixed, and I now understand why. They set up very easily, and quickly. The power supply that comes with it is the poorest quality I've ever seen. This kit never powered up, had a better quality power supply that matched up spec-wise, and it burned up in less than a minute! Needless to say, I packed them up and returned them, and now I'm looking for another low-priced kit, that's made a little better.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than you would think

          By AnimatedMusician

          from Kaunakakai, HI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

            This set is actually great for the price; it's touch sensitive and is pretty customizable as far a sounds go. To get the best out of it, it is best to make a user customized set (refer to manual). I'm not kidding, you can actually use this for a small gig if you wanted to.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Drum kit

            By Buz

            from Baldwinsville, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

            Did not know that you needed to ad an amp, and speakers. My previous kit had both built in. Extra cost. Also, tom toms should be tilted towards the musician. Off and on switch should be located where the console is, very awkward, at the bottom.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent electronic drums

            By Gonzo

            from Highland, MD

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                This is my son's first set of drums. He loves them and the rest of the family does too. The beauty of the electronic drums is that he can put his headphones on when others may need quiet time. I was impressed with Musician's Friend's website and the ease in purchasing used instruments. Although this set was used, the condition was like new.

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