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The Alesis Surge Mesh Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit featuring dual-zone mesh head toms, dual-zone mesh snare drum, and 8” mesh kick pad. Mesh head drums are the proven best choice with electronic drummers for their natural feel and ultra-quiet response. Alesis rounds out the kit with three cymbals, kick drum pedal, and hi-hat pedal....  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Alesis Surge Mesh Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit featuring dual-zone mesh head toms, dual-zone mesh snare drum, and 8” mesh kick pad. Mesh head drums are the proven best choice with electronic drummers for their natural feel and ultra-quiet response. Alesis rounds out the kit with three cymbals, kick drum pedal, and hi-hat pedal. These all mount to an included 4-post chrome rack that is quick and easy to assemble. The included cable snake conveniently connects this drum kit to the powerful Alesis Surge electronic sound module, with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kit (24 Preset + 16 User), 60 built-in play-along tracks and an auxiliary input so you can play with your favorite music.

Features

  • All mesh drum heads for a quiet and natural response
  • Dual-zone technology: play two different sounds on each drum
  • 10” snare drum, three 8” toms, and 8” kick drum
  • 10” cymbals: hi-hat, ride w/ choke, crash w/ choke
  • 4-post chrome rack – super solid and quick to set up
  • Kick drum pedal, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included
  • 40 (24 Preset + 16 User) ready-to-play classic and modern kits – 385 drum and percussion sounds
  • 60 built-in play-along tracks, sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder
  • CD/MP3 aux input to play along with your own songs
  • USB/MIDI connection for virtual instruments and recording software
  • MIDI in and out ports connect directly to stand-alone MIDI gear
  • Stereo line inputs and headphone output
Specifications
Configuration
  • Tom pad(s): 3
  • Cymbal pad(s): 3
  • Snare pad: 1
  • Kickpad: Yes
  • Total pads: 7
  • Country of origin: China
Module
  • Display type: LCD
  • Drum kits: 40
  • Sounds: 385
  • Effects: Not specified
  • Trigger inputs: Not specified
  • Line input: Yes
  • Headphone jack: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • MP3: Yes
  • MIDI: Yes
  • Training functions: Yes
  • Click: Yes
  • Memory: Not specified
Pads
  • Pad material: Mesh
  • Hoop material: Rubber
  • Zones: Dual
  • Tom pad size: 8"
  • Snare pad size: 10"
Hardware
  • Rack material:
  • Hardware pieces: 4
  • Kick pedal: Yes
  • Throne: No
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One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
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AlesisSurge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Double bass drumming works fine

I've been learning drums on and off over the past year and finally decided to get an electric kit so I can practice whenever I want.
One of the big things I was concerned...Read complete review

I've been learning drums on and off over the past year and finally decided to get an electric kit so I can practice whenever I want.
One of the big things I was concerned about was responsiveness of the bass pad for double bass drumming.
I have tried other electric kits in this price range and have had to return them due to a lack of responsiveness.
I scoured youtube and reviews before buying this to try and see if it would fit my needs until I finally just decided to buy it and find out myself (hence why I titled my review as I did).
For the fact that this is a $500 electric kit with mesh heads and is responsive enough for double bass drumming/blast beats (IE Metal drumming) I have to give it 5 stars. I haven't found anything else in this price range that meets these needs.
A nice bonus was being able to re program the rims for each pad to be whatever sound I wanted.
So my snare has a rim shot, my 1st tom has a cow bell, my 2nd tom has a deeper crash, and my floor tom has a tighter hi hat.

The only down sides are: It does not seem to have a way to leave the hi hat pad "closed" without leaving a weight on the pedal and the brain certainly needs some more snare sounds.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

my surge has a major issue.

This is my first EDK having only played acoustic previously. My biggest frustration with this set is the kick drum. I'm not quite sure why but the volume on the bass drum is barely...Read complete review

This is my first EDK having only played acoustic previously. My biggest frustration with this set is the kick drum. I'm not quite sure why but the volume on the bass drum is barely audible compared to the toms ,snare and cymbals. Interesting when you press the kick drum button on the module you get to hear how it suppose to sound. But using the kick drum pedal forget it. I'm not sure if this is a defect or what. Waiting to hear from Alesis. I would hate to return the kit(packaging not easy to put back together) but without a audible bass drum the whole kit is useless.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressed so far

By Snarebottom

from NYC

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Recording

    Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

    I'm quite impressed with the build quality, and the sounds are decent, as well. Brain is easy to program. The weak link is the 25 pin cable. If one part develops a short, or disconnect, the whole thing is toast. Mine came with a bent rim on that connector, which I straightened with a pair of needle nose pliers. Not everyone will have those handy. Added a Roland V-Drum pad, and a Yamaha cymbal pad to fill out all of the connectors.

    The USB connection appears to have way too much latency to record, or practice using Superior, or another drum software. I'll try other ports, but I might have to use the MIDI out port, and another interface. Comes with everything you need in the box, including a drum key, and a pair of sticks, which looks like maybe 7Bs, wooden tips.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Double bass drumming works fine

    By Jerkstore

    from Herndon VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Sensitive

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

    I've been learning drums on and off over the past year and finally decided to get an electric kit so I can practice whenever I want.
    One of the big things I was concerned about was responsiveness of the bass pad for double bass drumming.
    I have tried other electric kits in this price range and have had to return them due to a lack of responsiveness.
    I scoured youtube and reviews before buying this to try and see if it would fit my needs until I finally just decided to buy it and find out myself (hence why I titled my review as I did).
    For the fact that this is a $500 electric kit with mesh heads and is responsive enough for double bass drumming/blast beats (IE Metal drumming) I have to give it 5 stars. I haven't found anything else in this price range that meets these needs.
    A nice bonus was being able to re program the rims for each pad to be whatever sound I wanted.
    So my snare has a rim shot, my 1st tom has a cow bell, my 2nd tom has a deeper crash, and my floor tom has a tighter hi hat.

    The only down sides are: It does not seem to have a way to leave the hi hat pad "closed" without leaving a weight on the pedal and the brain certainly needs some more snare sounds.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely worth the money

    By Travis

    from Brighton, co

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

        This is my first electric drum set, I've been playing acoustic sets for 20 years, my daughter was just born figured I'd give it a shot. I've been very impressed so far, sounds great very responsive super sensitive. Only thing I don't like it you can really get a good roll on the snare or high hat as you would on a acoustic set. For a cheaper set I'm very happy, I like how I can hook my iPad up to it and play songs with headphones on, closest thing to actually playing with a band. If this is your first electric drum set I'd say it's worth every penny.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Latency issue solved

        By Snarebottom

        from NYC

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

        Just an update to my review: I found the source of my latency problem with the USB MIDI port, and it is now perfect for recording, as well as playing

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible Value

        By NORBERT

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

        I'm a guitarist who couldn't resist the call to be able to pick up some drum proficiency and this is a really great kit for my limited needs.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty fun kit

        By Joshua

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

        For the price is drum set is amazing although I do not use the hi-hat snare or bass drum because I have my own that are better quality. Everything is very responsive. The biggest problem I've had with this is sending midi information to my computers and getting different daws to read it. It is a really fun kit

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Similar to a Tube Screamer®

        By Snarebottom

        from NYC

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

          Very nicely constructed pedal, with a high voltage tube stage. It appears to only be using one of the triodes in the tube, but it still gives it a nice, organic driven tone**. The tone controls are limited IMO, but do give some adjustability in the tone. Same annoying Vox LED behind the tube. I wish they would eliminate that. The design is pleasing, but the pedal is wider than a Roland-Boss-style pedal, by what looks like about 20mm or so (about 3/4"). Everything feels sturdy, and solid. The switch action is very smooth.

          It might be possible to wire in the second triode, but getting the pedal apart will be a bit of a challenge. Having no external fasteners to undo, you'll be pulling lots of those thin pot nuts off to gain access to the innards. I modify almost everything I use for recording, or gigging, so this is a minor annoyance.

          I bought this on sale, and feel it has enough value to keep it. I would recommend this to someone looking for a pre-drive pedal for a live rig, or something to bump up the input drive for a rack system, like Eleven, etc..

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Be careful buying discounted merchandise

          By David

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

          I haven't been able to use because package did not include power adapter and no manual as well but I can download that. Super annoying that this drum kit was not complete and GC has not responded to my 2 phone calls. Still waiting

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          You Get What You Paid For

          By JSA

          from Chicago

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Great for practicing
          • Looks Nice
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Bass Drum Issues
          • Flat Sound
          • Limited sounds

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

          I've had the Alesis Surge kit for about 2 weeks now and I thought it was time to write a review. Let me start by saying this isn't my first electronic drum kit and I've been playing for over 7 years. Right out of the box the Alesis Surge kit looks great, the sturdy chrome frame and all black pads give it a looks similar to kits worth twice as much. The response from the new mesh heads is ok but with some tuning of the sensitivity, threshold, and curve velocity you can get it to sound great. The cymbals used for this kit are exactly the same from the ones used in the Alesis nitro kit which are subpar at best and their ability to be choked leaves much to be desired. Thus if you play many songs that require this feature you should probably look elsewhere for your next drum kit. The bass drum...... as is common with low end Alesis kits the bass drum is an issue, when using headphones it sounds like a faint electronic ding that is barely audible. After some tuning I was able to get a decent sound out of it that allows you to hear it better during recordings than while you are actually playing it. This is my biggest issue with this kit and I ran into a similar problem with the Alesis nitro kit. This can be easily fixed if you connect your computer and use drum software such as superior drummer, but I wanted to try both out for those that won't be purchasing drum software. The drum module itself is the Alesis Nitro drum module, if you've had a chance to use it you know its limitations. The module comes with a limited number of kits that sound almost all the same, there are over 100 voices per pad that you can choose from but overall they sound the same. The module comes with practice sounds, an aux in to connect your ipad, phone, mp3 device to play alongside your favorite tracks, midi in and out, and connections for audio. The module does have a recording feature that last about 100 measures and you can only save 1 song at a time. Overall I would recommend for practicing.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice ROMpler set for UVI Workstation, or Falcon

          By Snarebottom

          from NYC

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

            A decent set of sounds that you might think come from their respective synth original patch set, but it ain't so. I used to own an SY77, and none of the few sounds were from the factory set. Fair enough, as I know that licensing from these companies might present a problem. The sounds are good, some very good, but not five stars worth of good. Yes, there are fat pads, and nice synth sounds, but you might very well find yourself using these for pre production, and replacing them with bigger sounds in production, or post. For the price, a nice addition to my toolkit.

             
            5.0

            Great quality

            By LISA

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

            Great quality, sounds amazing.

             
            5.0

            Great set of drums

            By David

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

            Great set of drums, sound great play great. Fast shipping

             
            4.0

            Yes good product kit for the Money

            By RichieRich

            from Silver State

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Sensitive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              ****Wow**** What,, Electronic drums,,Awesome!! Unpack this massive package, took me over an hour just to unpack, took the better part of the afternoon to examine and get to know all the parts,,you got to have just a little common sense putting together this Kit,, after completed assembly, just looking at the Kit is a pretty picture, Alesis , so far I'm giving thumbs up for this Kit, really just getting into it, but they sound good, haven't had chance to scroll threw the Different sounds, will give a second Review in a couple of weeks

               
              2.0

              my surge has a major issue.

              By John

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              This is my first EDK having only played acoustic previously. My biggest frustration with this set is the kick drum. I'm not quite sure why but the volume on the bass drum is barely audible compared to the toms ,snare and cymbals. Interesting when you press the kick drum button on the module you get to hear how it suppose to sound. But using the kick drum pedal forget it. I'm not sure if this is a defect or what. Waiting to hear from Alesis. I would hate to return the kit(packaging not easy to put back together) but without a audible bass drum the whole kit is useless.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ehh...

              By Chris

              from Joliet, Il

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Non Sensitive Bass Drum

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              I just got the drums all set up and tested, and I'm thoroughly disappointed in the fact the bass drum isn't very sensitive compared to the other drums. It is a very important component, and it's very disappointing, as a first time drum kit buyer, to get parts that don't work as well as the others.

               
              5.0

              Great set! Will upgrade/ add to when necessary.

              By MIKE

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              I use the drums for practice/gigs at small venues. The feel and quality are better than I expected. Would highly recommend.

               
              5.0

              Amazing Sound!!!!

              By VICTORIA

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              Easy to set up and breakdown. Great sound!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great!!!

              By Melanee

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              This drum set has been everything that I have dreamed of and more. I wish the warranty would have been free since I had to pay so much for my set.

               
              5.0

              Great kit

              By Reinaldo

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              Works great!!!

               
              4.0

              mesh is good

              By Sonja

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Alesis Surge Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set:

              seems to be great.haven't used much. sound seems strong. preentered beats are good.Mesh is the way to go.

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