This listing is for a Simmons SDS 1000 drum synth module (1986) and matching set of 5 original SDS 9 trigger pads (4 small and 1 kick drum). Included here is the drum module itself, the 5 white drum pads, and the necessary 1/4 leads to connect the two.Please study the attached pics. Everything is in good working order, and the cosmetic flaws are minimal, surprisingly good for the age and the vulnerability of the plastic casings on the drums. There are no breaks or cracks present in the plastic, and a couple of very small splits in the black surround of the kick drum pad around the screw holes. And the expected but minor stick wear on the rubber pads with no tears or dents. The pads are a very 80s white, although time has seen them age to a more creamy off white colour, which in my opinion is a nice aged look.
The big kick pad is still quite a fresh white, however it has also yellowed slightly but not as thoroughly as the others. It is most present on the top edge and in the middle/top section of the front on the kick. This is all cosmetic and varies on the light in the room anyway but wanted to mention. The module works and buttons and lights function. Some of the text print has faded as seen in pics, particularly on the "select" button.I would remedy this with some tape or a fresh label which i have done with some of my other vintage equipment. This SDS 1000 has some great sounds, especially kicks and snares.
All sounds are adjustable using the knobs on the front. Inputs and outputs are located on the back, and ill send the 5 instrument cables needed to connect the pads up. They just use a 1/4 jack connection. The little digital readout is working fine, the glare is given off by the Perspex screen with i dont think is original.
It looks to have been re cut at some point. I dont have the hardware to sell with this kit, as its being used with another kit of mine now. But its compatible with standard pearl export hardware, thats all i was using with these pads which is really handy. A normal pearl tom tom holder 22mm i think they are? Will clamp into these pads no problem.As for the kick drum legs, those Pearl tom tom arms will work as legs too. Though I would recommend setting the kit up on a drum rack instead as the long kick drum legs will form an annoying trip hazard (take my word for it). I have owned this set for a while now and played and recorded some original music with it. Its great but i have an SDS 2000 with the black pads that just satisfies my setup better. I dont want to sit on two kits anymore as i know they are pretty few and far between now. It took me ages to find one, and then two came up fairly quickly. Im always keeping an eye on the Simmons market. All things considered i think this is a good deal. Please see all the pics. The last pic is just to show the kit when set up and in situ. Just pads and brain included in sale.
Let me know any questions, ive tried to touch on everything. Will send via courier well packed. Totally 80s, electronic drum kit.The item "Simmons SDS1000 Vintage Electronic Drum Kit 80s" is in sale since Monday, August 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Percussion\Drums\Drum Kits". The seller is "tomemily11_1" and is located in Poole. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.