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This Yamaha DTX450K review will take an in-depth look at this drum kit from Yamaha in order to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
This is a relatively compact drum kit, in that it is located on a single frame that is relatively short. While that’s true though, a whole lot has been packed in: multiple drums, hi-hats, cymbals, tom, and kick.
All of this is designed to give you the maximum number of options when playing, which is only helped further by the very impressive 169 different voices that come from Yamaha’s standard bank (if you’ve played another Yamaha drum kit, then you will be familiar with these sounds).
This can all be accessed via a controller that makes it very easy to change the sounds and styles to your liking. There’s also an iOS app for those that want to take control via their phone.
The Yamaha DTX450K 10 Customizable Drum Kits Electronic Drum Kit is therefore great to play and provides you with a lot of different options.
What’s more, is that the drum pads themselves have been expertly crafted to deliver a truly satisfying drumming experience. This is possible for instance thanks to the 3-zone pads on the snares, which provide you with different sounds depending on how and where you strike the surface. The pads are also pleasingly large – 7.5 inches on average, with 10-inch cymbals and hi-hats.
All this creates a fantastic experience that belies its diminutive construction. Don’t let that smaller size put you off either though: the actual build quality here is absolutely superb and everything looks and feels great to use. On top of that, it is also very durable and will stand the test of time.
You also get all of the great features that you have probably come to expect from Yamaha. That means multiple different modes – including some great training features that aim to mimic the experience of having a teacher sitting right next to you. For those starting out, this is a fantastic way to learn the drums.
Includes a HH65 Hi-Hat Controller and TP70S 3-zone snare drum pad
This is a drum kit with a fantastic, high quality build and an excellent design. That’s true of the frame, but more importantly, it’s also true of the drums themselves which are highly sensitive and feel great to play
The built-in voices, modes, and training make this a good choice for a beginner or an experienced drummer and the whole thing is expertly put together
The other massive pro? This product also comes with headphones included! That’s a great value for the asking price and really helps to sweeten the deal versus the competition
There’s little to dislike here, but it does fall short in a couple of areas
For one, it’s a shame there’s no Android app – only iOS. It’s also a shame that you have to pay for the extra midi tunes if you want them – and these are rather expensive
It’s also a shame that the frame is so small, which does somewhat restrict your playing style
On the whole though, this is one of the best value electronic drum kits on the market.
This Yamaha DTX450K 10 Customizable Drum Kits Electronic Drum Kit review finds the product to be an easy recommendation!