Hi to all! Being that I own a ‘row home’, I bought my V-Drums Kit for practice in my home studio-to save me the expense & travel of renting a drum room elsewhere in Allentown, PA. In the 5 years that I’ve had the V-Drums Kit, I havn’t had a single complaint from any neighboor(s)! I use headphones (Vic Firth SIH-1’s), but I do own a drum amplifier (Roland PM-30), for the times that I want to hear myself w/out phones covering my ears & to play along to CDs, MP3s, portable CD players, & iPods (that way I can hear the music & my V-Drums)!
My acoustic kits are for playing out, although my DW remains set-up at all times here in my home studio. Being that it’s semi-soundproofed (& that my home is @ the end of the row), when I have students over, they use the acoustic kit & I sit accross on the Roland.
My V-Drums are soley for practice/teaching @ the home studio. I have yet to play out w/ them, & really don’t have a burning desire to either! But I do love them & would suggest to any drummer that can afford to…get a set of V-Drums, no matter how many acoustic kits you may have. I have a relativley simple model (the TD-4 KX) & I love the sounds that it affords me! & yes, there are times that I really love letting loose on them, just as much as my acoustic drums—sometimes more!!!
Thanks for the Thread, Andy! & a good question it IS! Take care for now! Brian Jezuit