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Dd1, aged 7 has been having drum lessons for a few months, we've been putting off buying a kit until we got a feel for whether she was likely to stick with it. She's still really keen and has asked for a (second hand) drum kit for Christmas, the poor girl s currently using my youngest's wooden high chair to practice on (foot rest bass, seat snare, back high hat ). Thing is we just can't decide whether to go the electric route or not. I've heard electric can be trickier and not sound as good but we live in an end terrace and need to consider the neighbours. Also wondering if full size would be too big, she's quite small.
I don't drum, but my friend has an electric set. They are fab!! Sound great (to me, anyway), and you can turn down the volume/wear headphones. If you are at all worried about neighbours, I think there's no question that an electric set would be better.
Well done your DD! I'm jealous - have always fancied being able to drum
DS who is 7 has had an acoustic one for a couple if years, we didn't go down electric route as thought he may get bored if it and wasn't going to spend so much for a passing fad. He has kept up with it though and although drum kit is 2 floors away is bloody noisy so if you can afford it I'd got for an electric set and headphones.
Oooh, more replies, thank you. Currently watching an electric set on ebay. The thing that worried me about an acoustic kit was Dd1 is the eldest of three and I really can't see the neighbours, or myself for that matter enjoying listening to a 5 and 2 year old trying it out every time I turned my back. Great to hear you both have dcs who have stuck with it too!