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New Yamaha DTX550K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX550K

Yamaha DTX550K Digital Drum Kit

The new Yamaha DTX550K electronic drum set brings the power of DTX drums to anyone. The DTX550K incorporates Yamaha’s new 10” DTX-PAD for the snare, real-hi-hat trigger and stand, plus three-zone cymbals.

The compact configuration of the DTX550K is centered on the Snare, Hi-Hat and Ride Cymbal, three of the core components of any drum kit. With an amazing feel and a diverse array of functions, the DTX550K comes with an impressive range of sounds that make it an ideal choice, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage. When it comes to making the right choice, check the musical instruments reviews at CGuide, some research before making your mind is a must.

As the focal point of the drum kit, the DTX550K features a newly-developed DTX-PAD Snare, the “XP100SD”. In developing this drum pad Yamaha set out to do more than just offer a drum head that plays like an acoustic drum. Yamaha worked with top musicians to find out exactly how the feel of a drum encourages a drummer to keep playing. The DTX-PAD is the result of this collaboration, and features a “Textured Cellular Silicone Head” with an air bubble configuration optimized to give it the perfect response for continuous play and subtle stickwork.

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Yamaha DTX550K Features:

  • New XP100S 10” 3-zone snare pad
  • RHH135 2-zone real hi-hat pad
  • PCY155 3-zone ride cymbal pad
  • PCY135 3-zone crash cymbal pad
  • KP65 kick pad
  • DTX500 Drum Trigger Module
  • 427 drum and percussion, 22 melody voices
  • 50 Preset/20 user drum kits
  • Genuine Yamaha HS650A hi-hat stand
  • Featuring RS85A aluminum rack system
  • Bass drum pedal not included

New Yamaha Keyboards At Winter NAMM 2010

Yamaha will introduce several new keyboards and digital pianos at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California this January. Scheduled for an April 2010 release are the PSRE423 portable keyboard and the DD45 digital drum.

The Yamaha YDPV240 Arius digital piano is scheduled for a March 2010 release, and the new YDP141YDP161 and P95will ship in June. In July we can expect to see the YDP181DGX640C and DGX640W keyboards.

For additional information about these and other Yamaha keyboards, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit

Yamaha DTK900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha has combined their expertise in acoustic drums with their latest digital sound technology to create the new Yamaha DTX900 Electronic Drum System. Yamaha designed its innovative new DTX-PAD featuring a Textured Cellular Silicone (TCS) head with input from the company’s legendary stable of drum artists.

Utilizing sound technology from the highly acclaimed Motif XS and DSP effects from their high-end digital mixers, the DTX900K Drum Trigger Module has professional sounds that bring your drumming to life. The DTX900 Series lets you express yourself without thinking about the fact you are playing electronic drums, but it has all the advantages of a completely digital system, the great news is that if you want to involve your kids, you can also find the best drum sets for kids.

For quiet practice, playing live or as a controller for VST instruments, the revolutionary new T.C.S. head’s playability and feel combined with Yamaha’s acclaimed digital sound technology, make the Yamaha DXT900 Series Electronic Drums the one to beat.

The Simmons SD600 is an affordable, sturdy electronic drum set that plays great and is easy to set up and adjust. Its mesh drum heads and larger ride cymbal make it feel a little more like a real drum kit. It offers 35 different simulated kits, including classic rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, and more. A few of them don’t sound as realistic or detailed as we’d like, but the SD600 offers an unusually diverse array of sounds, and you can easily modify the simulated kits and sounds through an iOS app.

The Alesis Nitro Mesh is something of a minor miracle—a very affordable kit that gives beginning drummers everything they need and nothing they don’t. It’s smaller than the other kits we tested, so it may be a tight fit for large adults. It also may not be sturdy enough to tolerate the pummelling that a skilled drummer may produce. But for the grade-schooler or teenager who wants to try out drumming, it’s an ideal choice.

For more information on the Yamaha DTK900 Electronic Drums, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit