Alesis Surge Mesh Kit – Electronic Drum Set

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The Surge Mesh Kit first appeared on our recommended list for Electronic Drum Sets Under $500 in May 2018 where it remained until October 2019.

It reappeared on our recommended list for Electronic Drum Sets Under $1000 in April 2020 where it remains today.


The Alesis Surge Mesh Kit is a complete drum kit with 5 drum pads, 3 cymbal pads, drum stand and accessories, including both the kick and hi-hat pedals, and drum sticks.

What’s even better is that the drum pads have two zones, and you can tighten or loosen the mesh to your preference – and it does all these while retaining an entry level price point.

As for the drum module, it comes with 385 different drum and percussion sounds, along with 24 different kit sounds.

Other features include 60 play-along practice tracks, MIDI connection via USB, and an Aux input for playing along with your favorite tracks.

All in all, the Alesis Surge Mesh Kit is a great buy for what it can do, a great first, even second drum kit for those with budget and noise limitations.

If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, then take a look at our recommendations for Electronic Drum Sets Under $500.


  • 1 x 10″ Dual-zone Mesh Snare Pad
  • 3 x 8″ Dual-zone Mesh Tom Pads
  • 8″ Mesh Kick Pad Tower
  • 10″ Hi-Hat Pad
  • 10″ Crash Pad – With Choke
  • 10″ Ride Pad – With Choke
  • Hi-Hat Pedal and Kick Pedal
  • Surge Drum Module with 385 sounds
  • 24 Preset kits and 16 User Kits
  • 60 built-in play-along tracks
  • USB/MIDI connection for using it as a MIDI controller with your computer
  • Headphone output, Aux Input


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