I’m not gonna bore you with the History of Electronic Drums Kits or how they are made, it’s a lot more fun to play them. I will say that there are plenty of advantages to Electronic Kits over Acoustic Kits. So … Here’s just a few reasons to choose an Electronic Drum Kit or eDrums as they’re sometimes called.
Advantages of Electronic Drum Kits
- You can use headphones to practice in private.
- They are usually easier and lighter to move around than acoustic kits.
- One E-Drum kit can contain 100’s of drum sounds.
- You can switch sounds instantly. From a Funky drum kit sound to a Rock drum kit sound for example.
- Electronic Drums don’t need microphones in the studio or live concerts.
- Many have built in ‘Learn’ functions for teaching beginners.
There are many manufactures of E-Drums now. Top brands include Roland, Yamaha, Alesis to name just a few.
I’ve put together a collection of current Electronic Drums below. All different prices to suit all different budgets. You can also check my Best Electronic Drums for Beginners Page.
The 1st Electronic Drum was created in the early 1970’s BTW.
The latest 2019 E – Drum Kits from the leading manufacturers
ROLAND TD-1DMK Electronic Drum Kit
£505.00 in stock
- Learn faster and refine your skills, with 10 on-board coaching functions for tracking your progress and motivation to play, record function and built-in metronome to improve your timing
- With Roland’s legendary quality and durability, the TD-1DMK’s is built to last, with a sound engine that contains 15 pre-set drum kits with authentic, expressive drum sounds for an accurate, true-to-life drumming experience.
- Roland’s Acclaimed double-mesh drum heads, with adjustable tension let you play and practice quietly, without worrying about the neighbours whilst retaining Roland’s market leading low-latency triggering.
- Lightweight and easy to move around your space, the TD-1DMK features a dedicated input for connecting your smartphone, so you can play along with your favourite tracks
- Additional noise damping accessories are also available from Roland, such as the NE-10 Noise Eaters. The TD-1DMK does not include a kick- pedal, such as the RDH-100 or RDH-102. This can be purchased separately.
Alesis Surge Mesh Kit | Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Heads, Chrome Rack and Surge Drum Module including 40 Kits, 385 sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks and USB/MIDI Connectivity
- Natural feel, premium response – 8 Inch mesh kick drum tower with kick drum pedal (included), 10 Inch dual-zone mesh snare and three 8 Inch dual-zone mesh tom pads
- Express yourself – (3) 10 Inch cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
- In-demand sound – Surge drum module with 40 kits, 60 play-along tracks and 385 sounds
- Connectivity covered – Sequencer to record your own playing, connect your mp3 player to the Aux input for jamming to your favourite tracks or record/control MIDI using on-board USB MIDI inputs/outputs
- Everything you need – Four-post chrome rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
Roland TD-1K Entry Level V-Drums Kit with Rubber Snare Pad
£345.00 in stock
1 used from £289.99
- Acclaimed V-Drums sound and performance in an entry-level set
- Enjoy drumming in any musical style with 15 expressive drum kits
- Space-saving, ergonomic design and stylish looks to suit any room in your home
- Sturdy drum rack with quick and easy height adjustment for every drummer, from kids to adults
- Intuitive user interface for easy operation
Yamaha Digital Drum Kit DTX402
£412.66 in stock
- The sounds combine years of experience creating authentic, top-quality drum sounds with 10 built-in drum kits.
- 10 built-in training functions and improve your groove and expression as a drummer.
- Combining newly developed drum pads with silent kick unit.
Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Aluminium Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
£319.00 in stock
2 used from £286.44
- Mesh performance – All-mesh drum heads deliver the most realistic, responsive and immersive playing experience drummers demand
- Premium eight-piece configuration – 8 Inch dual-zone snare pad, (3) 8 Inch tom pads and (3) 10 Inch cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
- In-demand sound – Nitro drum module with 40 ready-to-play kits, 60 play-along tracks and 350+ expertly curated sounds
- Powerful educational features – 60 built-in play-along tracks, sequencer, metronome, Aux input and performance recorder help to hone and develop your drum skills
- Everything you need – Four-post aluminium rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
Carlsbro CSD130 R Electronic Drum Kit 8 Piece MIDI Sticks, Headphones, Stool
- Ideal for beginners to more advanced players requiring a no-nonsense easy to use kit with incredible sensitivity on all pads. The pads Real Feel touch is extremely close to an acoustic kit, due to the specially selected Silica/rubber, chosen for all CDS models by professional drummers. Snare drum Pad is dual zone allowing open/closed rim-shots, plus dual Chokable Cymbals. A high quality acoustic kick drum pedal is included. Play along using your smart phone, mp3 player etc via the aux jack.
- The rack is light yet very stable, allowing it to be folded complete for easy storage and transportation. Midi in/out is not often seen on kits at this price point is a additional feature along with a high quality acoustic kick drum pedal. The CSD100 R-PLUS comes with CCS3 stool with padded seating and tripod design for strength and durability, and a pair of DCN2 headphones for accurate and pure sound. Compact size, ultimate comfort with high quality headband and soft leatherette earpads.
- Main features at a glance; 8-piece electronic drum kit with drum module, Collapsible design for easy transport, Digitron drum module display, 250 high-quality percussion voices, 20 preset drum kits, 10 user-defined drums kits, 20 demo songs, Aux input, Line output, Headphone output, USB interface (USB to device), MIDI In/Out, Recording and playback facility, Adjustable sensitivity, Adjustable crosstalk, Trigger curve settings, metronome, reverb, CSS3 Drummers Stool, DCN2 Headphones
- Other features and specifications include; 1 x Commander 130 Sound Module, 1 x 2″ bass pad with bass kick pedal, 1 x 7.5″ Dual-zone Snare pad, 3 x 7.5″ Single-zone Tom pads, 1 x 10″ Single-zone Hi-hat cymbal pad, 1 x 10″ Single-zone crash cymbal pad with choke, 1 x 10″ Single-zone ride cymbal pad with choke, 1 x Hi-hat controller pedal, 1 x Ultra compact, portable 3-legged drum rack with all mounting hardware and invisible cabling, Includes drum key and cable management strips
- Electromarket Cable Tie Included
Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit | Seven Piece All-Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super-Solid Steel Rack, 100+ Sounds, 30 Play-Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
£247.95 in stock
- Enhanced mesh performance – All-mesh drum heads deliver the most realistic, responsive and immersive playing experience drummers demand
- Premium seven-piece configuration – 8 Inch mesh snare drum and (3) 8 Inch mesh toms, (3) 10 Inch cymbals and custom-designed Alesis hi-hat and kick pedals
- In-demand sound – Turbo drum module with 10 ready-to-play kits and 100+ expertly curated sounds
- Powerful educational features – 30 built-in play-along tracks, metronome, Aux input and drum coach help to develop your drum skills
- Everything you need – Sturdy steel rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
Carlsbro CSD120 Ultra Compact Electronic Drum Kit Bundle with Headphones, Stool and Drumsticks
£264.00 in stock
1 used from £219.19
- 8-piece electronic drum kit with drum module
- 250 high-quality percussion voices, 20 pre-set drum kits, 10 user-defined drums kits and 20 demo songs
- Collapsible design for easy transport
- Aux input, line output, headphone output, USB interface (USB to device) and MIDI In/Out
- Includes headphones, drum throne, drumsticks, drum key and cable management strips
RockJam Mesh Head Kit, Eight Piece Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Head, Easy Assemble Rack and Drum Module including 30 Kits, USB and Midi connectivity
£210.83 in stock
- Four mesh head velocity sensitive pads, for great feel and natural response
- Two high quality rubber cymbals and 1 x Hi-hat
- USB out/ aux in/ headphone out/ MIDI out
- Bass/hi-hat control pedals
- 30 authentic drum kit voices and multiple demo songs
Digital Drums 400 Compact Electronic Drum Kit Package Deal
- Complete digital drum kit, with accessories
- Needs very little space as it’s compact and foldable
- Specially designed to help start or improve your drumming
- Headphones included – so you can practise quietly
- It’s time to become a drummer…
Alesis DM Lite Kit | 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set with Collapsible 4-Post Rack, Built-in Drum Coach with Play-along Patterns, 10 Ready-to-play Classic and Modern Kits (Drum Sticks Included)
£195.99 in stock
- Learn drums fast – Seven-piece electronic drum kit with responsive LED illuminated drum and cymbal pads enhance built-in learning features
- Built-in drum coach – DM Lite drum module with play-along patterns and exercises to develop your drum skills
- Packed with sounds – 10 ready-to-play kits-over 200 drum and cymbal sounds
- Connectivity covered – 1/8 Inch stereo aux input for jamming to your favourite tracks, 1/4 Inch stereo outs connect to any sound system and 1/8 Inch headphone out for private practice
- Recording, simplified – USB/MIDI connection for use with audio recording software and virtual instruments