In this Pyle Pro Electronic Drum Set review, we will be taking an in-depth look at this more entry-level drumkit. Our aim is to decide whether it is good value for the price and whether or not you should consider investing in it for your own drumming enjoyment.
Design and Features
The Pyle Pro Electronic Drum Set is clearly a more entry-level drum kit.
This is apparent from the frame which only has a single flat unit. Rather than sitting in the center and then wrapping the pads around you, this drum kit is one that you simply sit in front of and then reach with your sticks. That means that you may find it hard to get everything in the position you want it. But with that said, it also means it’s a smaller item to fit into your home.
It is still pleasing to play and it features a very high general build quality. Fortunately, it’s also adjustable – allowing you to change the height and angle as much as possible on the flat surface.
As for the actual drums themselves, you get 7 pieces which include two regular pads, one hi-hat, and two that act as cymbals. The thing to keep in mind here is that these are not shaped to act like hi-hats and cymbals. That is to say that, they essentially work just like any other electronic drum pads and therefore don’t have quite the same realistic feel to strike. Not a big deal of course, but also a little bit of a disappointment if you want the most authentic experience possible.
Kick Drum Foot
What is good is that there is a kick bass drum foot (though no actual pad) and this comes included – which it doesn’t always.
Fortunately, the pads themselves are well made. They only have one zone but feel pleasant to hit and are durable and resilient meaning that they’ll last you a long time.
Other features include an LCD control panel that you can use to easily change sounds and more. There are a great range of sounds and they all work very well. And you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack!
- This is a great option for someone who is starting out
- It’s affordable
- well made
- Gives you all the pads you need in a single package
- Has a good range of sounds and options, and is generally everything you need to start drumming.
- With that said, the Pyle Pro Electronic Drum Set is still very much a beginner’s set
- It unfortunately lacks multiple zones on the pads, meaning that you lose the nuance of being able to create different sounds
- It also has a flat construction, reducing the amount of customization in terms of where you want to place your pads
Pyle Pro Electronic Drum Set Conclusion and Rating
Overall, this is a great drum kit for those starting out. And the important thing to recognize here is that you don’t need every single feature to get started. The mistake a lot of people make is to get the idea in their head that they want to play the drums, spend a small fortune on a drum kit, and then lose interest.
Start with the Pyle Pro Electronic Drum Set instead, and you can ease yourself in in the best way possible.