10 Best Professional Electronic Drum Kits with Adjustable Mesh Heads
for December 2022

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Electronic drum sets are great for beginners to advanced players, and with adjustable mesh heads, you can customize your drum sound. The mesh heads allow you to adjust the pitch of each drum, so you can play higher or lower notes, depending on your skill level.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, we test electronic drum sets for performance, including the ease of setup, playability, and sound quality. We also look at ease of use, such as how the drum pads eject, the pads themselves, and how easy they are to clean. We also look at durability, such as how durable the drum pads are, and how easy it is to replace the mesh heads.

Our top-scoring electronic drum set is the Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit, which received top marks for performance, ease of use, and sound quality. This drum set comes with a 10-inch mesh head, 14-inch mesh head and 16-inch mesh head, each of which can be individually adjusted. The drum set includes three drum pads, three drumsticks and three drum sticks, as well as a sustain pedal and a kick pedal.

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Alesis Drums Strike Kit - Professional Electric Drum Set with USB MIDI Connectivity, Adjustable Mesh Heads, 110 Kits & 1600+ Multi-Sampled Instruments

Alesis Drums Strike Kit

by inMusic Brands Inc.

Ultimate Response, No Limitations Professional eight-piece electronic drum kit with Large Dual-hop pads, wood shells and adjustable mesh heads

If you're looking for a kit that combines high-quality sounds with a compact, affordable design, the Alesis SR-15 is hard to beat. The kit has a clean, modern look, and its solid construction makes it feel sturdy and reliable. The kit comes with everything you need to get started, including 14-inch kick drum, 14-inch snare pad, 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch toms, 16-inch triple-zone ride cymbal, 14 crash cymbal, and 12-inch movable hi-hat. The kit's built-in sampling capability lets you record your own samples. The kit's module has decent sound, but it falls just short of the quality of the Alesis DM7 and DM22, which have better-sounding modules. The kit's mixer has balanced outputs that are well-suited for portable power amps, and it has a 5-band graphic EQ with sweepable mids. The kit includes a USB port that lets you connect the kit to your computer and copy or import samples from your USB drive. The kit's software editor lets you import .wav files, edit them, and create your own drum kits. The kit's onboard Sampling capability lets you record up to 30 seconds of audio. The kit's 8GB SD card lets you store up to 140 samples. The kit's 4.3-inch full-color LCD has clear, easy-to-view graphics, and it's easy to read in low light. The kit's kick pad features a built-in sensor that detects how hard you strike it, and the pitch of your snare drum and toms can be adjusted using the module's 10-degree pitch bend wheel. The kit's module has versatile connectivity options, including 3.5mm stereo inputs and 1/8-inch stereo outputs for connecting external microphones or other devices. The kit's dual-zone snare pad has a recessed snare zone for playing rimshots, and it's height-adjustable. The kit's 10-inch toms have padded snare rods, and they come equipped with clear, polycarbonate shells. The kit's 14-inch crash and 12-inch hi-hat have dual-zone, mesh heads, and they're height-adjustable.

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RockJam Eight-Piece Electric Drum Set with Adjustable Mesh Heads, 30 Kits, USB & Midi connectivity. Electronic (DDMESH1000)

RockJam Eight-Piece Electric Drum with Set Adjustable Mesh Heads

by RockJam

Pedals: This electronic drum kit comes with both a bass & hi-hat pedals

The RockJam Electronic drum set is the affordable, portable, and compact answer to your drumming needs. It's an excellent starter kit for anyone wanting to learn to play drums, and an excellent upgrade kit for anyone looking to expand on their drumming skills. The RockJam's electronic drums are incredibly easy to play, and are very responsive to even the slightest touch. We like the RockJam's mesh heads, which allow for natural drumming feel and resonance, and mesh heads are easier to clean than standard drum heads. The RockJam has three toms that are mounted to metal frames, which gives the kit a more professional look. The RockJam's heads have different levels of sensitivity, giving drummers of all levels something to strive for. The RockJam's electronic drum kit comes with 30 drum beats and 30 demo songs, all of which are suitable for beginners. The RockJam's kit also contains a USB & Aux input, an SD card slot, and MIDI & Headphone Outputs.

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Electric Drum Set,Kmise All Mesh Drumhead Electronic Drum Kit for Professional Adults Beginners with Dual-Trigger Cymbals,5A Drumstick,225 Sounds,15 Set Drum Track,Support MIDI Headphone,Recording

Kmise Electric Drum Set

by Kmise

MULTIPLE EXTERNAL INTERFACES:The electric drum can be connected to headphones, silent practice does not disturb others;MIDI jack allows you to connect computerfor learning, playing and composing,perfect for beginners even professionals to practice

The electric drum set doubles as a midi controller, so it's ideal for musicians who want to use their drum set to program music. The kit's 225 sounds are stored on the drum module, so you can play through multiple songs with a single module. The kit comes with 15 different set tracks, and you can also load your own songs using USB. The kit's 8 tom-toms have responsive, natural-sounding mesh heads, and the 10 snares have good snap. The cymbals have good response, though they're not quite as crisp as I'd like. The kit is loud, and its sound quality is good. The kit's dual trigger technology reacts quickly to drum edge and drumhead, and volume changes naturally. The kit's pedals are responsive, and the kick pedal is loud enough to sound great. The kit's hi-hat pedal is responsive and responsive. The kit's drum module is responsive, but I wish it was more responsive out of the box. The kit's recording function works well, and it's convenient to record your drum tracks and save them to SD cards. The kit's USB port works differently from those of other kits; with this kit, you can use USB to import drum tracks, but you can't actually *play* the imported tracks. The kit's controls are responsive, and its software interface is intuitive. The kit is easy to set up, and it comes with everything you need to get started. The kit's carrying case is convenient, and it's well-made.

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Alesis Drums DM10 MKII Pro Kit - Professional Electric Drum Set with USB and 5-Pin MIDI Connectivity, 700 Sounds, 80 Drum Kits & Adjustable Mesh Heads

Alesis Drums DM10 MKII Pro Kit

by inMusic Brands Inc.

Fully adjustable snare stand for optimal positioning

The Alesis DM10 MKII Pro Kit is a great budget drum kit for beginners and hobbyists. It comes with 4 Alesis mesh drum heads, 10 drum pads, built-in speakers, and 80 drum kits with adjustable sensitivity. The kit's pads are responsive, and while the 8" kick drum is relatively small, it's surprisingly deep. The 28" kick drum is a deep 4", and the toms and snares feel punchy. The included 10" and 12" toms have double-zoned pads, which allow you to play both toms separately. The dual-zone snares have adjustable sensitivity, allowing you to play them more or less sensitively. The included cymbals may sound a little thin, but you can adjust their volume using the buttons on the pedal. The kit comes with 700 drum kits, and you can download more using the Alesis DM10's USB and MIDI ports. The DM10 MKII Pro's USB and MIDI ports also let you connect external instruments, such as a keyboard or electronic drums. However, because the DM10 MKII Pro only has two 5-pin MIDI ports, you can't connect two keyboards or drum kits at the same time. The DM10 MKII Pro's built-in speakers are decent, and you can use the kit's headphone jack to plug in your own headphones. The DM10 MKII Pro's 2 hours of battery life is too short for serious gigging, and while the kit's carry case makes it easy to transport, it's too large to carry comfortably.

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Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit Bundle – Complete Electric Drum Set With an Eight-Piece Mesh Electronic Drum Kit, Drum Throne, Headphones and Drum Sticks

Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit Bundle – Complete Electric Set Drum With an Eight-Piece Mesh Electronic Drum Kit

In-Demand Sound - Nitro Drum Module with 40 ready-to-play classic and modern electronic drum kits & acoustic drum sets, 60 play-along tracks and 350+ expertly curated sounds

The Alesis Nitro Mesh kit is great for beginners and pros alike. It's well built, sounds great, and includes everything you need to get started playing right away. The kit is easy to set up, and its sturdy mesh drum heads deliver an incredibly realistic drumming experience. The faders, pads, and cymbal pads all feel solid and responsive. The included headphones are comfortable, and easy to control with volume, bass and treble knobs built into the earcups. The hi-hat pedal and kick pedal are responsive, and you can adjust the kick pedal's sensitivity using the knob on the back of the pedal. The starter kit comes with 60 free drum lessons, which are fun to play along with. The kit's sequencer is fun and easy to use, and it's easy to record your drum performances using the USB connection. The kit's included software, Drumagog, is intuitive and easy to use. The free lessons are a decent value, and you can download additional lessons from Alesis' website.

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Roland TD-07DMK Electronic V-Drums Legendary Double-Ply All Mesh Head kit with Superior Expression and playability – Bluetooth Audio & MIDI – 40 Free Melodics Lessons, Black

Roland TD-07DMK Electronic V-Drums Legendary Double-Ply All Mesh Head kit with Superior and Expression playability – Bluetooth Audio & MIDI – 40 Free Melodics Lessons

by Roland

Conveniently compact and ideal for drumming at home, the TD-07DMK V-Drums kit delivers the superior expression and playability of high-end V-Drums in a budget-friendly package.

The TD-07 is a full-featured electronic drum kit that features Rolands legendary double-ply mesh heads, which provide an un-rivalled feel and wont disturb other people with a near-silent playing experience. The TD-07 also features 25 preset kits, 25 user kits, and 143 instruments, including 40 free Melodics lessons. The TD-07 has PDX-8 8-inch snare pads with independent head and rim zones, PDX-6A 6.5-inch single-zone tom pads, and three PDX-3 3.5-inch single-zone kick pads. The kick pads have independent heads and rims, so you can assign different sounds to different zones. The kick pads also feature Rolands patented SR-60 module, which provides more control, offering instant access to popular bass drum sounds and the ability to trigger them with the hi-hat pedal. The TD-07 also features Rolands 15-pin connector, which allows you to connect additional electronic drums and accessories. The TD-07 also comes with an A/V cable for connecting to a TV or stereo, and a free Drum Play Along App. The TD-07 also connects with your computer via USB, so you can record your performances directly to a computer. The TD-07 is also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can connect it to your computer or mobile device via Bluetooth, and use the audio output of your device to play along to your performances. The TD-07 is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The TD-07 comes with 40 free Melodics lessons, from beginner to advanced. The TD-07 also comes with Rolands free Drum Play Along App, which helps you to develop your drumming skills. The Drum Play Along App gives you unlimited play-along tracks, and allows you to record your performances, so you can play along with the tracks, and as your drumming skills improve you can create your own custom play-along tracks.

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Roland TD-07KV Electronic V-Drums Kit – Legendary Dual-Ply All Mesh Head kit with superior expression and playability – Bluetooth Audio & MIDI – USB for recording audio and MIDI data – 40 FREE Melodic

Roland TD-07KV Electronic V-Drums Kit – Legendary Dual-Ply All Mesh Head kit with superior expression and playability Bluetooth – Audio & MIDI – USB for recording audio and MIDI data – 40 FREE Melodic

by Roland

Conveniently compact and ideal for drumming at home, the TD-07KV V-Drums kit delivers the superior expression and playability of high-end V-Drums in a budget-friendly package.

The Roland TD-07KV is an outstanding electronic drum kit that gives you the freedom to explore your artistic vision. The TD-07 module has 25 drum presets and 25 user kits, with 143 instruments to choose from, and each of these sounds can be tweaked using Rolands V-Edit editing software. This versatility makes the kit perfect for any style of music, from funk metal to industrial, hip-hop, and reggae. The kit also includes the KD-10 kick pad, with realistic rebound and beater feel, and CY-8 12-inch crash and ride cymbals with choke support, so you can create professional-sounding tracks right out of the box. The hardware is well made and compact, and the TD-07KV is easy to set up, with an integrated foot pedal for adjusting hi-hat settings. The kit also connects to your computer via USB, so you can record and edit your performances right on the kit, and you can also use the kit to play along with your favorite music tracks. Rolands 40 FREE lessons are another great addition, and you can download them directly from the kit using the USB connection. The TD-07KV is a great value, and it offers a lot of bang for the buck.

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Alesis Kick 8

Alesis Kick 8" Mesh Head Bass Pad with Acoustic for Feel Electronic Drum Modules (Stand and Cable Included)

by inMusic Brands Inc.

Includes integrated stand with adjustable spikes and 1/4" connection cable

The Alesis Kick 8" Mesh Head Bass Pad with Acoustic Feel for Electronic Drum Modules (Stand and Cable Included) is my new favorite bass drum pad. It's small and light, yet it has deep and detailed bass response. The Kick 8"'s mesh head replicates the feel for acoustic drums, and it's super quiet, so you can practice or perform without disturbing others. The Kick 8"'s velocity-sensitive design produces superior dynamics, and the pad's adjustable head tension makes it easy to adjust for speed. The pad's silent head mount is adjustable, so you can adjust the angle of the pad, and there's a built-in stand that makes it easy to mount next to a speaker. The Kick 8" comes with a drum cable and a foot pedal, and the pedal has an adjustable, soft-touch foot pad. The pedal's feel is lighter and more responsive than our previous pick, the Alesis DM8, and it's quieter too. The adjustable tension on the pedal makes it easy to control, and the pedal's tilt adjustment lets you position the pedal for maximum comfort. The pedal's foot pad is more comfortable than the DM8's.

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Electric Drum Set, 8 Piece Electronic Drum Kit for Beginner Adult with Real Mesh Fabric, USB MIDI Connectivity, Mesh Drum Pads, Drum Throne, Headphone, and Drum Sticks, Light & Portable, by Vangoa

Vangoa Electric Drum Set

by VANGOA

[All Mesh Drum Head]: The electronic drum set adapt all mesh 8-inch drum head, which is more dense and durable, without mesh deformation and slack, providing the most realistic responsive and immersive performance that modern drummers need to experience

The Vangoa 8-piece Electric Drum Set is an under-the-radar option that we really appreciated. The kit is easy to set up, and once you get the hang of it, you can produce surprisingly realistic drum sounds. Our only complaint is that to adjust the volume, you have to go to the kit's settings menu, which takes a few extra steps. The kit also has quite a few buttons, so it's easy to accidentally switch programs or modes. Plus, the kit's sound quality was average, and the volume was noisy. The kit also doesn't have built-in headphones, so you have to put the headphones on yourself and plug them into the kit. That said, we found the kit's sound quality to be excellent, and the kit's wide variety of functions made it easy for beginners to use. If the kit had built-in headphones, we wouldn't even have mentioned it, because beginners would probably prefer to learn with headphones. Overall, though, the Vangoa 8-piece Electric Drum Set is a great kit for beginners, and it's well worth the money.

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LyxJam 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit, Professional Drum Set with Real Mesh Fabric, 448 Preloaded Sounds, 70 Songs, 15-Song Recording Capacity, Choke,Rim,Edge Capability & Kick Pad, Drum Sticks Included

LyxJam 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

by LYXJAM

COMPLETE 8-PIECE PROFESSIONAL DRUM KIT | Premium Electronic Percussion Set Comes with Everything a Drummer Needs to Play Like a Pro | Configuration Includes [3] 8 Mesh Tom Pads, 10 Mesh Snare Pad, 12 Crash Cymbal, 12 Ride Cymbal, 8 Hi-Hat Cymbal with Controller, 6 Kick Pad, Sound Module & Drum Sticks

The LyxJam 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit is an excellent choice for both beginner and intermediate players. It contains 448 onboard sound modules and 70 songs, and it provides an amazing variety of drum sounds, including snare drums with layered rims, kick drums with edge and choke capabilities, and cymbals with edge and choke capability. The kit's included drum sticks are also great, and we found they were easy to control, which makes it easier to play. The kit also has two recording modes: a 15-Song Recording Mode, which records each play through to a microSD card, and an All-Song Recording Mode, which records all of the sounds in the kit at once. Both have features for beginners, such as metronome, auto fill, auto stop, and mode switching. The kit's display is easy to understand, and the kit's onboard sound modules are easy to load, play, and store. The kit's drum pads are also great, and we found they were responsive and were covered with mesh material that felt soft and comfortable. The kit is easy to set up, and the kit comes with all the connection cables, rods, fasteners, adapters, and other supplies needed to build your own rack and plug-in. The kit also ships with a handy toolkit that includes extra pads, drumsticks, and stands, so you can build the kit's rack and start playing right out of the box. The kit's microphone is also a great tool for practicing rudiments, overhead rolls, and flams. The LyxJam 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit is one of the best kits we've tested, and it's an excellent choice for both beginner and intermediate players.

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