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The Simmons SD1000 is a 5-piece electronic drum kit that appeals to the senses of the seasoned drummer, while appealing to the budget of the working or hobbyist musician. The setup is powered by the S... Read More

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The Simmons SD1000 is a 5-piece electronic drum kit that appeals to the senses of the seasoned drummer, while appealing to the budget of the working or hobbyist musician. The setup is powered by the SD1000 Sound Module, which features 99 drum kits (55 preset, 44 user), 516 voices, 210 songs and a large collection of classic sounds. The module is also loaded with rehearsal tools like a programmable metronome, an auxiliary input (for MP3 or otherwise), 10 trigger inputs and a headphone output for quiet rehearsal.

The pads offer a sensitive and authentic feel while V.A.R. (Variable Attack Response) provides realistic response by triggering different samples for different velocities and drum rolls. Variable Attack Response combines more internal memory and intelligent sample triggering across 4 different velocity zones for each trigger input. The result is natural dynamics, smooth decay times which eliminates artificial-sounding "machine gun" playback or ghost notes when playing rolls. Additionally, the multi-position hi-hat foot controller produces different responses for open, closed or half-open positions.

The Simmons SD1000KIT features all-new Simmons components: SD1000 sound module, eight S1000 Series pads, new multi-position hi-hat controller, and a sharp looking, anodized-blue aluminum rack. If a big kit is your style, this e-kit is compatible with all S1000 single or multi-zone pads.

Features
  • SD1000 Sound Module with 99 drum kits, 516 voices, 210 presets and 100 user songs
  • Advanced V.A.R. technology for authentic response
  • Expanded sample ROM
  • S1000 series pads
  • Multi-position hi-hat foot controller
  • Programmable sequencer with a 7-track capacity
  • MP3, USB and MIDI connectivity
  • 128MB of memory
  • SD Card for external storage
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SimmonsSD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set
 
3.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!

I bought this set, yes because it was on sale, but also because drumming is my passion. I also have a 2 year old and a full time job aka NO PERSONAL TIME....Read complete review

I bought this set, yes because it was on sale, but also because drumming is my passion. I also have a 2 year old and a full time job aka NO PERSONAL TIME. Nap time = Drum time! These have amazing pitches and the dual zone cymbals are amazing. The 3rd tom has multi-zone so the rim actually doubles as a mini splash and other sound effects. You can full customize your own set, plug your phone into the back of the brain and headphones to the front and jam to your favorites from back in the day. Quality is 10 for 10. The heads are rubberized and have an amazing feel to them along with the hi-hats and cymbals. The set does not come with a throne or kick pedal so be aware of that. I actually preferred that though, it allows you to get your oh style instead of a generic set. Setup took about 20 minutes by myself and I was jammin in no time! If you're thinking about getting the set I'd say its worth every cent!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pads and playability don't last

The looks and price of this kit seem attractive, but I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you like carrying huge boxes back and forth from the store. In my experience, the kit sounded...Read complete review

The looks and price of this kit seem attractive, but I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you like carrying huge boxes back and forth from the store. In my experience, the kit sounded fine for a week or two after purchase. Then the pads started breaking down one by one. A cymbal pad would cut out entirely. Then you'd get the dreaded crossover whereby you hit a tom pad but hear the snare drum. Then another cymbal pad (or a specific zone) would go out, etc. Very soon, the kit was unusable. So overall, the quality of this e-kit is simply absent. Guitar Center staff was great to work with in replacing the defective kit under warranty, but after having to do so TWICE, I gave up on this manufacturer.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I Wouldn't Buy This For My Worst Enemy

By Jesse

from Kewanee Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Sounds
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made
    • Unresponsive

    Best Uses

    • Bad Bar Band

    Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

    Sounded okay the first time playing. Second time jamming the hi hat stopped functioning and every time I hit the hi hat or snare it triggered the cymbal. The sound samples are very poor quality and really annoying even for just a practice kit. The kit I received didn't put out any power, even turned all the way up and every amp I tried it on was very quiet. When played through head phones you will never hear the sounds over the clicking of the pads.

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    5.0

    Best drumset ever, don't listen to haters

    By IG-88

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording songs
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      This is a great product. I saw a review where somebody said "I hit hard, and this thing stopped working". you don't have to hit hard at all, just up the volume and it's great. So many ways to change the sounds, great for recording or playing live. The buttons work great too. If i had to bring this to a show all I do is lift it up, and bring it to the show. It's so much easier to move than a real drumset, and this is better than a real drumset because it's over 500 sounds to make your own set. Easy to use.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing!

      By That dude that drums

      from Prescott, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kids nap time
        • Late night stress sessions

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        I bought this set, yes because it was on sale, but also because drumming is my passion. I also have a 2 year old and a full time job aka NO PERSONAL TIME. Nap time = Drum time! These have amazing pitches and the dual zone cymbals are amazing. The 3rd tom has multi-zone so the rim actually doubles as a mini splash and other sound effects. You can full customize your own set, plug your phone into the back of the brain and headphones to the front and jam to your favorites from back in the day. Quality is 10 for 10. The heads are rubberized and have an amazing feel to them along with the hi-hats and cymbals. The set does not come with a throne or kick pedal so be aware of that. I actually preferred that though, it allows you to get your oh style instead of a generic set. Setup took about 20 minutes by myself and I was jammin in no time! If you're thinking about getting the set I'd say its worth every cent!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great kit!!!

        By Zachery

        from Bowling Green va

        Site Member

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        This is my first drum kit and it is amazing! When we bought the kit we bought a 2 year warranty. The warranty covers anything that you do to the kit. I mean you can blow it up and it will be replaced. So far the only problem I have had with the kit is my hi-hat. Called simmons and in 3 to 4 days I had a new hi-hat and my door. This kit has a lot of awesome features... you just have to learn how to work them. I also bought the simmons DA50 speaker and it has an amazing sound. It also gives me the option to plug in a mp3 to play along with. Over all I would recommend this kit to anyone!!!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Pads and playability don't last

        By Don

        from Albuquerque, New Mexico

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        The looks and price of this kit seem attractive, but I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you like carrying huge boxes back and forth from the store. In my experience, the kit sounded fine for a week or two after purchase. Then the pads started breaking down one by one. A cymbal pad would cut out entirely. Then you'd get the dreaded crossover whereby you hit a tom pad but hear the snare drum. Then another cymbal pad (or a specific zone) would go out, etc. Very soon, the kit was unusable. So overall, the quality of this e-kit is simply absent. Guitar Center staff was great to work with in replacing the defective kit under warranty, but after having to do so TWICE, I gave up on this manufacturer.

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        MY BAD

        By Jake Rohlwing

        from IL

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        I meant to give a 1Star for HOW BAD IT WAS in my last review. Sorry for the confusion.

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        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DON'T GET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By Jake Rohlwing

        from IL

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        I have had this drum kit since Summer 2013 and I have used it for not even and hour. The pads that it comes with are HORRIBLE! I get a snare sound when I tap on the crash and a crash sound when I hit the snare. I also get a tom sound with the ride. Also you can't change the built in metronome. Its default is a man saying 1 2 3 4. It is HORRIBLE! I save you $700! Since I still have my warranty, I am returning it!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Would be a fine kit if the pads lasted more then 2 day's

        By Tom C

        from NH

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        I bought this kit because I didn't want to spend $1000 plus for the amount I use them and they sounded OK in the store. I got it home, played for a couple of hours night 1, fine tuned the triggers and got it to work OK, not great. The high hat is just terrible and you have to really change the way you play to get it to do what it should. Even then the sound quality is like a poor MP3 on the high hat. The Tom's, bass and snare sound very good. The rim on the snare however sounds terrible in just about every mode. The following night I played for another 2 hours and the ride just died. I swapped cables to verify it was the ride itself and it was. After a web search it seems this is very common which is too bad. I liked the setup, it gave me infinate positioning possibilities and could live with the sound for the price. I'm returning because if I lost 1 pad in 4 hours, I cannot imagine what it would be like after a year of ownership.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent practice kit

        By CHRIS CAPRARO

        from Ardmore, OK

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        I have been wanting an electric kit for practice at the house so i dont have to drive to the studio. They put this set on sale a couple weeks ago and threw in an da 50 monitor. easy set up, all kinds of sounds and kits. get a decent over the ear headphones, plug in your phone or mp3, pick a set and practice. it is so nice to be able to practice whenever i want and not disturb the rest of the family. yes the hi-hat is slow some times and i need another crash, but for the money and what i need it to do i have been very pleased. i am really looking forward to hooking it up to our sound system some day to see how it sounds through a PA system. i have only been playing this set for a couple of weeks, but if i had to do over, i would still buy this product.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Couldn't ask for a better way to get back into drumming

        By james shepherd

        from Birmingham, AL

        Comments about Simmons SD1000 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        Hadn't picked up sticks in years, but wandered into the Guitar Center in Birmingham, AL the other day and thought I'd walk through the drum zone. I have bought lots of audio gear from GC (I'm a TV producer), but hadn't looked at drums because I knew I would have noise issues with the family. I started pecking on the digitals, and found myself really attracted to playing again. That's the full story of how I fell off the wagon-percussion wise. With the SD-1000 5-piece on sale -and the DA 50 monitor included, it was too good to pass up. And I'm very pleased with what I got for the money. It was simple to setup - if you've ever assembled a desktop computer, you can put together digital drum kits. And the control unit is pretty intuitive although you will have to do some digging into the manual if you want to change individual elements-I found the cymbals too-soft, so I did some digging and found out how to change those settings. It has been a few weeks since I got my kit, but I'm really happy that I picked it up when I did. I have added a fourth (floor) tom and additional crash cymbal and have a kit that's perfectly capable of any sort of playing I want to do. As a 70's era rock and roll guy, I've realized a lot's changed since my maple Ludwig kit, and I'm really enjoying the tired wrists and joints that have reminded me I'm really out of practice. The Birmingham percussion guys are great - and I couldn't be happier with my kit. If you've debated getting back into drumming, give the digital kits a serious look. Quiet when you need them to be, and capable of putting out enough sound through the ams to play along with live musicians, too. There are only four stars instead of five because I'm not current enough to rate all the kits available. But they've more than suited my needs.

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