Electronic Vs Acoustic Drumkits

One of the questions most drum beginners have is, “What are the best drumkits?”

Acoustic drumkits are the traditional ones – metal cymbals and wooden shells. Electronic are pads with rubber or plastic drumheads, and the sound is heard through a headset or an amplifier.

Beginners and hobbysts certainly have different needs than a pro player. Not only that, a first purchase commands much more care from a beginner. And to complicate things further, pricing is quite similar.

So, you need to consider practicality. Do you have a proper space where you can enjoy the sound of your acoustic drums or will you annoy neighbors with the noise?

As for space, the floor footprint required is similar for both types, however cheaper electronic drums have smaller pads, so your playing position is cramped.

However, the most important distinction is the feel. Rubber pads simply feel different compared to an actual drum head.

Consider these three elements when choosing your drumkits. And have fun!