"Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drum Kit"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
He is quite pleased with the responsiveness and its compatibility with his style. I understand he is exploring all the different sound settings, something not possible with his drum set. He says he is thinking much more out of the box now that he has this kit.
So far he has not mentioned anything not useful to him. He's had it for a little less than a month with somewhat limited time to get totally familiar. But he is more than qualified to say he loves every minute of playing his Yamaha DD-65. For me who gave him this gift, I couldn't be happier -- because he's happier than I've seen him in a long time.
Ease of Use:
The person using it now is very familiar with a conventional drum set, and this was not a big leap for him at all, so it was an easy transition with no big learning curve.
Hard to tell yet, but it appears to be sturdy and well made -- relatively light in weight, but not in quality.
Didn't have a problem with it.
Very well worth the selling price according to the user.
The Wow Factor:
This product greatly increases his ability to become a better drummer, and use the kit in places where a real drum set wouldn't be possible. So more time, and more possibility make it practically indispensible.
This is a product that has many advantages to a wide spectrum of unskilled to skilled drummers. I gave this as a gift to a semi-skilled drummer who has a terribly stress-filled job. This kit enables him to enjoy anything from a few minutes to a few hours of time working out, using another part of his brain, learning something new, all the while providing a familiar arrangement of a real drum set so he didn't have to re-learn how to coordinate the sounds he wanted. He can use headphones while in his office, or plug into an amp, or plug his ipod into it and accompany his favorite tunes.