Donner DED-200 Mesh Head Electronic Drum Set

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$449.99
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The DED-200 first appeared on our recommended list for Electronic Drum Sets Under $500 in October 2020 and remained there until July 2021 when it was out-ranked by other kits.

It ranked high enough to go back on the list in April 2022 but was removed in October 2022 due to a price increase that made it ineligible for the list.

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Notice

Some retailers list this as an 8 piece kit because they count the cymbals, but it’s actually a 5 piece kit.

Overview

The Donner brand is known for affordability, but it can be a hit or miss when it comes to quality.

The DED-200 5-pc set is a good example of what the company can do when they do things right, which is to keep the quality and features up, while keeping the price low.

It comes with features that you’d normally only find on more expensive kits, notable features include all-mesh heads and chokeable cymbals.

For the money it gives you three toms and a snare pad, all of which are dual zone, something that’ll be hard to beat in its price range.

It also comes with a full complement of essential cymbals which include hi-hat, ride and crash pads.

There is even a small bass pad that you can trigger much like acoustic drums via the included kick pedal, and it has a dedicated foot controller for the hi-hat.

At the heart of this set is a drum module with over 225 sounds.

Some experienced drummers report that the set is not as sensitive to nuances in playing style as they had hoped, but they do commend it for being a basic practice kit for students.

You can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Cheap Electronic Drum Set For Beginners.

Specifications

  • Snare: 8″ Snare (Dual Zone)
  • Toms: 3 x 8’’ Toms (Dual Zone)
  • Cymbals: 2 x 12’’ Ride & Crash Pads (Dual Zone)
  • Hi-Hat: 10’’ Hi-Hat Pad (Dual Zone)
  • Kick Pad: 8″ Kick Pad with Kick Pedal
  • Drum Stand: Foldable Rack
  • Drum Module: DED-200 Module with
  • Module Sounds: 225 timbres
  • Extra Features: Dual Zone Pads, 30 demo Songs
  • Module Inputs: 1/8″ Audio Input
  • Module Outputs: 1/4″ Audio Output, 1/8″ Headphones Out
  • USB: Type B MIDI I//O
  • Power Supply: 9V DC adaptor
  • Dimensions: 28.74″ x 32.28″ x 15.75″
  • Weight: 39.68 lbs.

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