The Strike Pro is the flagship electronic drum kit sold from Alesis. It comes standard with eleven pieces and
As we’ve mentioned before, Alesis has been dominating the electronic instrument market for the last few years. They are making everything from drum kits to digital pianos.
With such an attractive price point when compared to the higher-end models from Roland, does the Strike Pro stand up to the competition?
I believe it does, but there are some negative aspects to having such a low cost.
The Strike Pro kit recently made it into our roundup article on the best electronic drum sets. Let’s now dive deep on the kit on the good and bad.
The Alesis Strike Pro is a professional electronic drum kit that comes with four tom pads, a snare pad, kick pad, four crash cymbals, and a hi-hat controller.
The pads are made from nylon mesh, which is the standard for most electronic kits these days.
Note: the kit mentioned in the article is the higher-end model of the Strike, though I own the regular Strike kit with one less pad and two
Included also is the Strike module that has a sleek design with faders, an LCD screen, and buttons to control parameters. The module comes pre-loaded with over 1600 multi-sampled instruments.
By all means it’s a solid drum kit.
What’s in the box?
The kit itself is fairly large, so you’ll need a bit of time set aside to set it up prior to playing.
The box the Strike comes in is very heavy, so if you have stairs, you may have to unpack the boxes outside and bring them in seperately.
Included in the box is as follows:
What’s in the box?
- 14″ kick drum pad (1)
- 14″ dual-zone snare drum pad (1)
- 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ dual-zone tom pads (4)
- 16″ triple-zone ride cymbal pad (1)
- 14″ dual-zone crash cymbal pads (2)
- 12″ hi-hat cymbal pads (1)
- Chrome rack (1)
- Strike drum module (1)
- Pair of drum sticks (1)
- Cable snake and wraps (1)
- Drum key (1)
- Power supply (1)
- Assembly guide (1)
One big downside to buying the Strike Pro is the fact that you have supply your own kick pedal and hi-hat stand. The pedal is no problem for me, but I think they should supply some sort of hi-hat stand honestly.
Differences between the eleven and eight-piece kits
The eight-piece kit is significantly cheaper than the