Written on: 08/10/2008 by whizzkid09 (3 reviews written)
A brilliant drum kit, built brilliantly.
The high hat control pedal has to be pressed hard to get a sound.
The Session Pro DD505 is a very good drum kit which seems to be very strong and extremely well built. I have had one of these for about three months and has been fantastic so far. The 4 tom tom pads have a hard plastic rim so if you miss hit the pad then you will know with a hard "clack". The cymbal and high hat pads are full circles rather than the segments of pads that you get on other cheaper kits. The DD505 consists of:
A snare drum,
A high tom,
A mid tom,
A floor tom,
A high hat,
A crash cymbal,
A ride cymbal,
A bass drum,
A bass drum pedal,
A high hat control pedal,
A control panel "brain"
And a stand to hold it all together.
The pads are held onto the stand by metal rods and clamps which tighten onto the bars of the base and then onto the pads themselves. Everything is completely adjustable by just untightening (which isn't hard at all) and then moving. On the user interface the controls are very simple and easy to use and a small screen which displays information like which drumset your using and the tempo of the songs you are playing which can be easily changed. Underneath the screen is a set of nine buttons which light up depending on whether you hit the corresponding drum pad. There is a output plug which can be connected toapairof headphones or dowhat i do and lug it into a guitar amp. The only bad point i can find is that the high hat control pedal which has to be pressed right down before it works but that is about it. I think the Session Pro DD505 is best value for money electric drumkit ever. I would definitely recommend this to either a beginner or even a professional. It really is that good.