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Simmons SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit   (Open Box)
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Product# H99035
OVERVIEW

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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SPECIFICATIONS

SDXpress2 Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

  • 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 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (19)
  • Great sound (16)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Sensitive (7)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (8)
  • Accompaniment (7)
  • Practice (4)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (8), Professional musician (8)

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 starter or practice kit

By 

from Fresno, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Responsive

Cons

  • Can't adjust the hight.
  • Tough to keep presets

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practice

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

Sturdy design, moderately featured. Worth the price.

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4.0

Got what I expected

By 

from Portland or

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Good used condition. Everything in box but manual. Easy to put together anyways. Son loves it.

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      5.0

      Great starter set

      By 

      from Minnesota

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

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

        I received this set as a bonus for purchasing another Simmons set. This little set was given to my nine year old grandson who is just starting his drumming life. I wish you all could have seen his face when this set was presented to him. He has learned the module quickly and is already using the various voice and set settings. I think this set is a bargain. It can be used both for skilled drummers as well as new ones. With this set he can learn to apply what he learns on the snare at school to a full set. He's off and running.

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        5.0

        Perfect for beginner

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Practice

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

          My 13 yo daughter has been wanting a drum set but is just learning and space is limited. This set was perfect. It fits nicely in her room, sounds terrific and the price was great- if she changes her mind I'm not out a fortune. In the meantime she is enjoying the check out of her set and getting better every day!

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          5.0

          Great Value!!

          By 

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Put Together
          • Great First Time Set
          • Great Sound
          • Sound It Excellent
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Purchased this set for my teenage drummer. It has been a great first time set!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not bad

              By 

              from tracy, ça

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  The price is a good deal and the sounds is great. However, the toms are too small and was laid flat. The ride is hardly audible too and the snare has little sweet spot. I still recommend this kit for a small venue and skiffle group.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for driving VST on PC or laptop

                  By 

                  from Québec, Canada

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Drive Vst On Computer
                    • To Drive Vst Xln On Daw

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

                    Drum kit cannot be used on a standalone basis: the sound from the speakers or headphone is too low. Can't even hear the kick pedal! The only way to use this kit is through USB connection to a computer & use it to drive software like addictive drum or EZdrummer.

                    For the price it is a great kit to use a midi controller to your drum software application. You have the feeling of the "real" thing. Specially useful for guitarist...

                    I used mainly to add drum tracks to my recordings: I'm a guitarist composer mainly

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    decent drum kit sounds in a tight space

                    By 

                    from homestead,fl

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Transport Prob A No No

                    Best Uses

                    • Beats A Drum Machine
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

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

                    I purchased this item(on sale) for middle school ROCK MUSIC CLUB. We neither had a budget nor space for a "real" drum kit. 3 weeks in & its taking the full licking that the 13 yr old drummers are unleashing on it. I'm NOT a skin basher by trade but if you ask me, for the $$$$ this thing goes far beyond sonic expectations. I like this thing so much i just ordered a 2nd one for my own kids @ home! enjoy.

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                    4.0

                    great starter drum set

                    By 

                    from Miami, Fl

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy to carry
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Value
                    • Very Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Cymbals Not Sensitive

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice Drum Set
                    • Small Venues
                    • Starter Electronic Drums

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

                    some sounds are excellent, excellent value for the price to performance. the set is a bit shakey when played hard. the hit hat sensitivity is poor, the volume with the pedal is much louder than with the stick. overall definitely it worth it.

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                    4.0

                    This is all I wanted

                    By 

                    from Sun Prairie, Wi.

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Price Compact Ez Assemb

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I can recommend this if you understad what your getting. The price is the indicator. The drums have a small strike area, the bass drum has to be really wacked for it to be hearable and the cymbals become indistinct when you do a roll on them. But it is a nice set if you are looking for something to play at home that doesn't take up a lot of space. I'm pleased with what I got because for the price I was worried that it would be worse. The assembly was easy, I can play along with my favorite tunes or with my musician kids and that's all I wanted.

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