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The Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Kit is the next step up from the popular SD7K, with the expanded functionality and sequencing capabilities that capture the essence of the electronic drum realm at an ... Read More

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Overview

The Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Kit is the next step up from the popular SD7K, with the expanded functionality and sequencing capabilities that capture the essence of the electronic drum realm at an affordable price.

Upgraded features
The pads feel incredibly life-like, with over 700 realistic sounds and an expressive hi-hat. The bass drum pad accommodates a double pedal. With a dual-zone snare pad, dual-zone cymbals with choke capability, 40 preset kits and space for 59 user kits, the SD9K delivers state-of-the-art electronic sounds with USB connectivity at an unbeatable price.

Lay it down and play it back
No matter what style you play, you owe it to yourself to explore the world of recording and sequencing possibilities that this electronic kit offers. With its 110 preset songs and 100 user songs you will never get bored of practice while playing along or creating your own songs. It also features a built-in metronome that has a range of 30-280 bpm's (beats per minute).

Imagine the possibilities
The Simmons SD9K Drum Set has live, electronic pads and hand percussion options letting you add exotic sounds that would otherwise require a large and space-consuming collection of instruments. Drum giants like Vinnie Colaiuta and Josh Freese incorporate electronic drums into their live kits, giving them a far broader palette to work from. Plus, with many bands playing live to sequenced backgrounds, electronics are essential for triggering and interacting with your backing tracks. In the studio, the wide variety of sample libraries available make electronic drum sets more useful than ever. Just play the song, and use the SD9K kit's MIDI signal to trigger your choice of samples, and you'll have drum tracks that can be endlessly altered as you mix. Replace the snare, kick or toms, or combine multiple samples for a massively powerful wall of sound.

Bass pedal sold separately.

This Simmons Electronic Drumset comes with an industry leading 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.

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)
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SimmonsSD9K Electronic Drum Set
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

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Best Electric Set Ever

For whoever wants a great sounding and perfectly durable drumset, this one is for you! I play a lot of heavy metal and this thing can take a beating! It never breaks and...Read complete review

For whoever wants a great sounding and perfectly durable drumset, this one is for you! I play a lot of heavy metal and this thing can take a beating! It never breaks and is always sounding great! I have never had a problem with it! Best drum set ever!!!

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Need to re-think some hardware

Okay here it goes. I got this set so I didn�ۡ���t have to keep taking down my acoustic down, putting it in cases,...Read complete review

Okay here it goes. I got this set so I didn�ۡ���t have to keep taking down my acoustic down, putting it in cases, hauling to practice or gig and then set it back up at home to practice or work on drum parts�ۡ��_blah, blah, blah. Here are my pros and cons: Pros: Love that it comes with 4 toms, the cymbals are all dual zone with choke, great number of sounds and you can build a huge number of personalized sets. All pads are tunable and you can EQ the entire set or each pad. 2 AUX so you can expand the set. I have added one more tom to match my acoustic set which is great. The wheel on the brain makes scrolling through the 700+ sound quick and easy and with some EQing, the set sound really good recorded. You can play along to music via the AUX in jack from either a computer or MP3 player. Very easy to record with and lay into a multi track editor for adding drum tracks to your bands guitar and vocal tracks. Easily transportable and set up is about 5 to minutes. Great for practicing with the band if we have to watch our volume. Cons: The hardware is anything but. Very poorly made. The tension rods that tighten to secure the drum pads to the �ۡ��̏L�ۡ�ݕ�_ rods break way too easily. 2 have broken already and since they are part of the pad itself, you can�ۡ���t fix it or get a new tension rod so now the drums just rest on the �ۡ��̏L�ۡ�ݕ�_ rod. While the cymbals have nice dual zone and choke features, I have had 3 break and I have had to replace them. The plastic under the rubber cracked causing the cymbal to miss-trigger. I don�ۡ���t feel that I was hitting them too hard but I�ۡ���ll be looking for more sturdy cymbals in the future. The crash cymbal arms don�ۡ���t tighten all the way or at least mine don�ۡ���t. And I must echo what others have said about the kick pad. WAY too loud. Sounds like a block of wood and the problem is if you are going to play with an amp. You have to turn up the volume very loud if you don�ۡ���t want to hear the sound of kick pedal on wood. There you have it. I hope it helps.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1 year 2 months later

By Robert Foster

from Elkton, Maryland

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

Had to drop by again to say this,....its been almost 2 years and not one single problem with my Simmons Sd9k.....or the DA200s amp...both are still rocking!!!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not a bad fell but poor quality!

By Stephen Denty

from Newark, OH

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

Got these as a Christmas present way ahead of time. First they shipped in two separtate boxes, yet from the same warehouse - still trying to figure this one out since the rack box showed up 4 days later. Then the arm that holds the brain was not in the box. GC said it would come before Christmas but it's still not here. The AC adapter plugs into the brain but is loose or something becasue you have to wiggle it to keep the power on. Had to file a warranty calim to get a new one which could take 6 weeks according to Simmons. Pads feel pretty good and there is a good selection of sounds. Not very loud through headphones and can be distorted if all the way up. Sensitivity is just ok. Good practice set I suppose if all the parts where there and the brain was dependable. Don't think I would recommend this to someone who is particular about things working properly and a high qulaity product.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great at first, then you start to see the true lack of quality

By Ryan M

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

I bought the SD9K from Guitar Center a few years back. I played it alot for the first few months and it was ok. The triggers are slow to transmit the signal, so there are many things that you can't play on this. After 2 months, the hi-hat trigger went out (and yes, I know how to play an E-set...very softly). So I mic'd my real hi-hat and got rid of the Simmons hi-hat. Problem solved...for now. Then, I moved to an apartment and the neighbors complained about hearing the pedal hitting the bass drum, so I couldn't play them anymore for a year (and I was in a 2-story townhome on the ground floor!)...until I moved into a house, not connected to neighbors. Once I started playing again, the control unit began cutting off intermittently. I have done nothing but fight with kit since day 1. Now (about 40 hours of playing later) I can only play for 2 minutes and it cuts out. So I contacted support with Simmons and they said they'd send me another power supply (even though the problem is in the brain). I said ok and 25 days later, I still have no power supply. I contacted support again with no reply. I spent $1,200 on this kit a few years back and this was my experience. I HIGHLY recommend biting the bullet and getting a Roland with mesh heads if possible. Their quality is SOOO much better. Don't be fooled by Guitar Center's "Top Selling Item!" Hope this helps and good luck!

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5.0

Good Set

By Bob Carter

from Bethlehem pa

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

This IS A very good drum set, but you must learn to adjust the cymbals, and drum pads .and have a good amp to really hear it. Always cut module off plunging it up and learn to save settings, I play five instruments and have a pro band and we use this set live and it rocks and never had any problems and my drummer has a Roland says they sound similar I would highly recommend this product .

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The truth doesn't always hurt

By Vincent

from Los Angeles

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

First of all,if you take care of your things, you have nothing to worry about as far as the kit being sturdy. Second,if you have bags of money,then by all means get a more expensive kit. Now for the great stuff! This kit rocks! I have researching and reding reviews before I bought this kit. I only played on a roland before and was looking for a deal that not only fits my budget but fits the purpose. This kit does that and more! The feel is acctually better than a rolad.Roland much too bouncy. The rubber heads are acctually better to my suprise than the mesh heads. Module is amazing with all the pre programmed songs and song styles you can jam too! If I was rich, yes, I would get a roland. But this kit is AMAZING for what it is . A stay in shape kit!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why say bad things about a good product!

By Robert Foster

from Elkton Maryland

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

Its a long sad tale about a drummer who lost his whole drum set.......but I wont bore you with such a tale....instead I will say this.....a lot of people knock this drum set....I have had this kit for a few weeks now, it was a sinch to put together.....and the sounds, if you take your time, and work with it....it sounds perfect...I've been a drummer for over 30 years....played with a few bands....had a 62 piece ludwig, tama set.....thats right a lot like a certain Rush drummer.....that being said, I am well versed in the art of purcussion, I don't have much room, and have neighbors, so an acoustic set was out of the question....I went to Guitar Center....sat down at a Roland set.....great feel with the mesh pads...the bounce back was perfect.....sat down at an acoustic set ......nothing like the real thing.....now my old set was worth over $62,000.00.....sold it for 45,000.00....again long story....now the Roland set was over 6,000.00.....to 1,400.00.....then I saw the Simmons SD9K set....I saw what you got....the brain of the kit...(thats what I call it)....was easy to read...set up....and fine tune....the bounce to me was closier to the real thing then the mesh pads.....so my wife bought it for me as a birthday present....thank you my love....now if I were you I would get the insurance....its not that much more money but well worth it in the long run.....if any of the tales come true about this set, you wont go wrong, and be able to get whatever goes wrong fixed or replace.....needless to say I got the extra insurance.....but no problems so far, I play everything from Jazz to Metal.....yes even Country from time to time....and the kit never misses a beat....double bassing is a breeze...if you get the double bass pedals...I got the DW 5000 set....really nice......like I said b4 if you take ur time, and fine tune the kit....which took me 2 days.....it truly sounds like a real drum set......I went back to Guitar Center and bought the Simmons DA200S amp for my kit....and that thing really rocks...a must buy for any electronic set....I bought the floor model amp and they threw in 3 sets of sticks free.....and bought the extra insurance for that as well....but all in all...like one other drummer here said....if you dont wail on the kit it should give you years of enjoyment.....if you buy a real kit and wail on it it wont last either....but to me its the best kit out there for the money.....you can't go wrong with this kit the amp and the extra insurance...take it from a drummer......BUY THIS KIT!!!!!! Thank you for your time! Robert Foster

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(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I would give it 0 stars if possible.

By Rob Tovar

from Plano, TX

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

I chose this kit due to it's retro styling and features. Unfortunately, none of that matters if the kit is not playable. Several of the pads were dead out of the box. I contacted tech support via email, since there is no other way to contact the company. Several months later, I received the replacement pads. In the meantime, several other pads stopped working and the hardware started failing. Each time I contacted Simmons, it took them several days to months to respond. Eventually, Simmons setup a pad replacement hotline. (Apparently, I was not the only person with dead pads.) Although the outgoing message implied the number was sometimes answered by a person, I never found that to be the case. About a month after I sent my response email to the comany requesting my drum set be replaced or refunded, I resorted to calling the hotline almost daily and leaving messages. I'm still waiting on a response.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simmons-not

By Ray Thackston

from Douglasville, Georgia

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

I have a set I bought at Guitar Center 2 years ago this December, and I have had to send the brain back twice. Still does not work right. The cymbals have thin plastic mounts inside where the screws mount the two pieces together, and glued weights. The plastic with the screws have broken off and the weights have feel loose inside. I have double triggers, extra voices on a pad or cymbal for no reason, and it just shuts down and reboots for no reason at all. This returns the brain to the #1 preset position each time. Can not use it live, and get too agravatted sometimes to practice on them. Unless they have fixed these issues...there not worth $8.99 much less the $899.00 they sell for. I am a 40 year player with 20 years of road experience, and these are the biggest mistake I have made in a drumming purchase!

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(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

a good starter

By n9x

from iowa

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

so i bought this a little over a year ago and overall im pretty satisfied. the included drum samples arent too bad, i would say about 40% of the kits are good useable kits, the rest are a little gimmick-y. all the mounting hardware works well, never had any issues with it. the snare isn't quite as sensitive or responsive as the roland variety, but you do kind of get what you pay for. the first real issues ive had with it is the kick drum trigger and one of the crash triggers stopped working just recently. but overall, if you are looking for a good electric set to get started on drums, this is a pretty good way to go.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but needs Improvement.

By D.H.C.

from Olathe, KS

Comments about Simmons SD9K Electronic Drum Set:

I've owned the the SD9K for a little over a month now and so far I am pleased with the purchase. The issues that I have with the set are the same annoyances that others have noted. The bass drum trigger is loud and feels like a rubber covered metal plate. I've also noticed the small sweet spot in the dual trigger snare pad. I was able to compensate a little for the sweet spot by adjusting the snare/rim sensitivity settings in the SD9K module. I am very impressed with the SD9K module. It has tons of settings and sounds and it's very easy to create custom kits. I recently replaced the Simmons Bass drum trigger and snare with a used Roland KD-8 kick pad and PDX-8 snare. I then added the Simmons snare as a 5th tom, added a 4th cymbal and purchased the Simmons DA200S amplifier . Now I can truely say that this kit Rocks! It's still not a Roland but for the price it's definitely worth a look.

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