Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set  

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The Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set brings Yamaha's renowned electronic drum technology within reach of the beginner, hobbyist, and educator. The 5-piece electronic drum set features high-impact ... Read More

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The Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set brings Yamaha's renowned electronic drum technology within reach of the beginner, hobbyist, and educator. The 5-piece electronic drum set features high-impact rubber pads with natural feel and rebound, a kick pedal, hi-hat controller module, rack, and coded cabling for easy set up. At the heart of the DTXPLorer is its compact trigger module, with a 16-bit/32-note polyphony tone generator that produces amazingly realistic, physically modeled voices. Choose from 214 drum and percussion sounds, 22 preset songs, and 32 preset drum kits covering rock, funk, jazz, reggae, and Latin styles. An array of onboard digital effects let you tweak your sound to your liking. Create and store up to 9 custom kits. The module also includes the Groove Check practice feature, a multifunction metronome, backlit LCD display, and simple plug-and-play connections. Auxiliary inputs and MIDI outputs expand the kit's versatility, allowing you to connect to a PC or other device. The headphone output allows quiet practice.

Features
  • High-impact rubber pads with natural feel and rebound
  • Kick pedal
  • Hi-hat controller
  • 16-bit/32-note polyphonic tone generator
  • 214 drum and percussion sounds
  • 22 preset songs
  • 32 preset kits in various styles
  • Create and store up to 9 kits
  • Onboard digital effects
  • Auxiliary and MIDI inputs
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YamahaDTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great set at a reasonable price

I just bought this set last night, but I've been looking into them for a few months. I went with the Yamaha because I wanted something that sounded and reacted good, at a...Read complete review

I just bought this set last night, but I've been looking into them for a few months. I went with the Yamaha because I wanted something that sounded and reacted good, at a price that wouldn't empty the bank account. Some of the lower-end sets were junky and missed beats, and of course the Roland sets are nice but very pricey. Setup on this was easy, it only took me about 30 minutes, and most of that was unpacking the boxes. The pads are a very high quality rubber, and the frame is a very sturdy but light metal. I assembled the set in our living room, and was able to move the unit as one piece by myself into the music room. The sound and action on the XPLORER are both very nice. The sound is very close to a true set, and after getting accustomed to the difference between hitting a pad and hitting a real drum/cymbal, playing is very comfortable. Two things to note: first, Guitar Center thought that there was not a bass kick pedal included, but that is not true, it does come with one. It's pretty cheap though (nylon strap drive, rather than a chain drive), with very little action, so you may be better off just getting the cheapest chain-driven pedal you can, if you don't already have one. Second, my only complaint is that the crash and ride cymbals are oddly shaped, not round like a real cymbal. I don't know if this was an attempt to distinguish themselves from the competition, but I just think it looks weird. I think Yamaha should just go with a traditional round shape in the future. All in all, this is a great set for playing around the house, and I'm sure with an amp even at smaller venues it would work just fine. If you're going to be doing some serious recording or huge venues, maybe upgrade, but other than that, you'll be very happy with this set.

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You get what you pay for!

I have had this kit for 2 years now. The saleman talked me out of a more expensive kit and I agreed to purchase it. It is a great set for quiet practice,...Read complete review

I have had this kit for 2 years now. The saleman talked me out of a more expensive kit and I agreed to purchase it. It is a great set for quiet practice, and comes with some good functions. Sometimes when I hit the cymbal pads or the kick pad I get no response. Also the hard plastic below the pad can break easy if you are practicing rim shots. Pretty good overall, wish I spent the money on a Roland. In any case familiarize yourself with the owners guide before you buy. You can find it on their website.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Double Bass with only 1 bass pedal

By Alec Kelly

from Ohio

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

This kit is a great way to kick off if you have infant/toddler siblings living in your household. You can of course use headphones, but if you lack children under 5 who nap everyday, then get your hands on a gemini amplifier. It comes with ready to use pre-made sounds, but you can actually make your own custom sounds out of it. I have owned this product since mid-late February. If you use a custom drum-set and edit it correctly, you can get double bass without a double bass pedal. But the downfall is is that you cant get a good open hat sound with it, but good crash and ride. It has the feel of rubber (thats what it is) and has a rubber smell for the first day or two. It feels good until you play on an acoustic kit, then you will either a. want to upgrade asap or b. stay with electrics. All in all good way to kick you off.

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5.0

The BEST kit for the $$$!

By J B

from Olympia, WA

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I purchased this kit recently at GC ! It's everything I need - Great looks, great features, great sound, sturdy hardware. I ordered up an additional cymbal pad / arm to add some versatility. I've got the best of both worlds... headphones for quiet play and I added an Ampeg BA-108, 25 watt bass amp for the "real feel" of an acoustic kit. The Ampeg is an awesome little amp with BIG sound! I was told by a local music store employee (actually where I bought the amp) that this amp would not bring out the mids and highs. WRONG! It's got a 3-way EQ and gets all the freq ranges. I've created a few customized kits including assigning a kick drum to the HH pedal. So cool... don't need to go buy a double pedal. I've been drumming for nearly 40 years and I've had plenty of experience with numerous acoustic kits. What I like most about having a digital kit is all the options in sounds you can't get with an acoustic kit. I've been around other digital kits and you are not going to find a better all around quality kit for the money... ain't happening. Thumbs up for DTXPLORER!!!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect starter set!

By David

from Pacific Palisades, CA

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

We bought this set for our son's 11th birthday. It's a great kit with a solid sound that's (fortunately) confined to the headphones. No complaints from other family members or neighbors, and yet in your phones, you're on stage. I grew up with an acoustic drum set and the sad truth is no one really wants to listen to you practice! This is the ideal solution at a reasonable price.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, amazing kit

By Paisteburst101man

from Glendale, AZ

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I played this for a superbowl halftime show for my parents at my cousins house. I was extreamly impressed with the sound quality and response on the double bass. The only thing wrong with this kit-and all electric kits, is that the hi hat is always the first thing to stop working. The open and close sensor sometimes doesnt work and I always hear complaints about it. other than that, a REALLY nice kit and I would recommend it for anyone! If you are a beginning drummer, go out and get yourself this kit. So you can play ALL the time and get ready for a real acoustic kit.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best

By Nikmaster78

from Ft.Lauderdale, Florida

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

Well I got this Drumset for christmas and since then i became so much better and it will be a good bye for some people who are somewhat experience and know how to play i would not advise to get if you are a bigginer.....Umm there is only one thing that i dont like that much is the frequncy for instance when you put in a imut ipod,mp3 etc. it might have alot of static

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set

By Susan Bray

from Gleason TN

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I bought my 10 year old son this set to play in church...it has made a such a change in his playing and his eagerness to practice and play. The only problem we have had is we get a ring back sometimes when the bass & guitar to close, seems like it is picking up vibrations but we have adjusted and it is better. I will be getting the other Yamaha set next year just for the little extras needed.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You get what you pay for!

By JC

from La Center, WA

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I have had this kit for 2 years now. The saleman talked me out of a more expensive kit and I agreed to purchase it. It is a great set for quiet practice, and comes with some good functions. Sometimes when I hit the cymbal pads or the kick pad I get no response. Also the hard plastic below the pad can break easy if you are practicing rim shots. Pretty good overall, wish I spent the money on a Roland. In any case familiarize yourself with the owners guide before you buy. You can find it on their website.

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great set at a reasonable price

By Hexydes

from Flint, MI

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I just bought this set last night, but I've been looking into them for a few months. I went with the Yamaha because I wanted something that sounded and reacted good, at a price that wouldn't empty the bank account. Some of the lower-end sets were junky and missed beats, and of course the Roland sets are nice but very pricey. Setup on this was easy, it only took me about 30 minutes, and most of that was unpacking the boxes. The pads are a very high quality rubber, and the frame is a very sturdy but light metal. I assembled the set in our living room, and was able to move the unit as one piece by myself into the music room. The sound and action on the XPLORER are both very nice. The sound is very close to a true set, and after getting accustomed to the difference between hitting a pad and hitting a real drum/cymbal, playing is very comfortable. Two things to note: first, Guitar Center thought that there was not a bass kick pedal included, but that is not true, it does come with one. It's pretty cheap though (nylon strap drive, rather than a chain drive), with very little action, so you may be better off just getting the cheapest chain-driven pedal you can, if you don't already have one. Second, my only complaint is that the crash and ride cymbals are oddly shaped, not round like a real cymbal. I don't know if this was an attempt to distinguish themselves from the competition, but I just think it looks weird. I think Yamaha should just go with a traditional round shape in the future. All in all, this is a great set for playing around the house, and I'm sure with an amp even at smaller venues it would work just fine. If you're going to be doing some serious recording or huge venues, maybe upgrade, but other than that, you'll be very happy with this set.

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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Def a good set for apartments, gigs, etc.

By BCP1578

from USA

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I love this set. Ive had it for a year now, and its been great to me. No problems yet. Def. buy this set if you live in apartment, want low noise to your family, neighbores, and like to have a bunch of different sounds,kits etc. I play this at 1-2 am in the morning, and i live in an apartment. No issues, nothing. I play whenever i want. I use it for gigs too, just hook into the PA system. Great set for the price.

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5.0

dtxplorer

By jebby

from Undisclosed

Comments about Yamaha DTXPLORER Electronic Drum Set:

I have owned this set for about a year. I love it! I practice almost every day. its a great home set and if you want to practice or jam this is the way to go. If you tap the simble like a drum role, it sum what cuts out. but its great.

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