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Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads

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Product Price $549.99
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The Simmons SD550 full-sized 5-piece mesh-head electronic drum kit creates an ultra-realistic drum configuration with features normally reserved for ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Join the mesh head revolution.

The Simmons SD550 full-sized 5-piece mesh-head electronic drum kit creates an ultra-realistic drum configuration with features normally reserved for much more expensive kits. It’s ideal for gigging, practicing, recording and learning.

The tension-able mesh heads capture more nuanced playing than ever before. Enjoy advanced functionality via the 10 in. dual zone, dual-ply snare drum, three 8 in. dual-ply mesh toms, a crash cymbal with choke plus a no-slip grip on the kick pedal and hi-hat controller.

The SD550 Module offers 352 awesome drum sounds across 50 drum kits, making this kit ideal for virtually any musical genre from jazz to pop; from blues to rock and beyond. If you’re looking for power, versatility and value… the Simmons SD550 is your electronic drum set.

Plus, the free, downloadable Simmons Basic iOS App offers effective teaching tools and sound-editing capabilities unheard of at this price range. From kit selection and editing, to game-like learning environments, to “play along” functions, the class-leading Simmons Basic iOS App makes interacting with your new kit fun and easy.

FEATURES
Pads and Controllers
  • Sleek look, realistic feel, stay in place design
  • 10" tension-able dual-zone, dual-ply snare drum
  • 8" tension-able dual-zone, dual-ply tom pads (3)
  • 10" crash cymbal with choke function
  • 12" ride cymbal
  • 10" hi-hat pad
  • Hi-hat pedal
  • Kick pad module with integrated kick pedal
SD550 Module
  • Sleek new look with easy navigation
  • 16 character, backlit, blue LCD screen
  • Detachable stick rest
  • High quality custom Simmons drum library with 64MB sample ROM and 64 voice polyphony
  • 50 Drum Kits
  • 352 drum sounds
  • 60 songs with 50 customized drum patterns for practice
  • 2 Demo songs
  • Variable Attack Response (V.A.R.) technology for better playability and performance
  • Intelligent sample playback
  • Pads respond differently base on dynamics
  • Round-Robin alternating samples on snare and ride cymbal
Other features
  • USB / MIDI connectivity to computer
  • Stereo 1/8" TRS input for audio from MP3 player
  • 8 total trigger inputs on single multi-pin connector for clean cable management
  • Rugged steel rack with robust custom T-fitting and extra stable rubber feet
  • Includes free, downloadable interactive Simmons Basic iOS App

Grab this impressive kit today.

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SimmonsSD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sensitive (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Accompaniment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock Your Heart Out!

By Critty

from Midland, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

    Great set of electronic drums that have an acustic sound to them, when needed. Lots of fun beating on the mesh heads and the heads can take punishment. I suggest you also buy the Simmons drum amplifier with two monitor and one big bass woofer, to complete this awesome piece of luxury for a small price.I have had rubber pads and these are very close to the 1000$ mesh pads from other manufacturers. Im not a pro, but it sure sounds like I am now.Very nice sound.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice drums for the money.

    By Brasstap

    from Mansfield,Mass.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

      Teaching percussion with these drums.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not quite what I expected

      By DW

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

          Frankly, the sounds are impressive, but the instrument let me down in responsiveness. I need to hear the sound when i play - not delayed a fraction of a beat.

           
          4.0

          I would definitely buy this product again.

          By CPick

          from Vancouver, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

            Mostly for practice and smaller instructional venues.

             
            4.0

            Good practice or beginner kit for the price

            By NoiseMan

            from MA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • All mesh heads
            • Great value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

              This is probably one of the best values in electrical drums. Especially during holiday sales. Sounds good. All mesh heads. Yes, it's not a Roland but if you're on a tight budget or just beginning this is the kit for you.

               
              5.0

              SO FAR SO GOOD

              By Beachbum

              from Panama City, Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

                Guitar player, occasional drummer. 2 nice Pearl kits previously, first electronic kit. Seemed the best deal for the money...did not disappoint. A bit smaller than I expected, but worked for me as I have limited space. Easy to assemble, the 550 has great sound and a nice feel. I think the mesh heads help that, and the processor is easily navigated and instinctive. Wide variety of sounds and mods, but not too much. Packaging was well engineered and if the set is as good as the packaging and marketing it will be a winner. Time will tell.

                 
                4.0

                Nice

                By None

                from Home

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Lefthanded set up????

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

                None

                 
                5.0

                Good midi controller for home recording

                By Joel

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Too Much Reverb

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads:

                Great as a midi controller for home recording, not so much for the included sounds.

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