TAMPA, Fla. — ddrum® kicks off the 2023 NAMM Show with the new DD E-Flex BT9 Complete Electronic Drum Kit. Offering several improvements from the original E-Flex, the BT9 is designed with more surface area on the mesh pads and cymbals, a new bass drum pad, and a new module with Bluetooth Connectivity, as well as more preset kits. Whether players are just beginners or are more experienced and looking for a simple, quiet practice solution, the ddrum E-Flex BT9 delivers the complete package in a compact footprint.
ddrum first introduced the E-Flex in 2022, offering responsive mesh heads for quiet, responsive playing. The updated 2023 E-Flex BT9 takes those basics and expands upon them, providing more bang for the buck — in the most literal sense. The BT9 has a wider rack and bigger 8-inch mesh pads, compared to 6 inches, on the three toms. Whereas the original E-flex offered just a bass drum controller, the BT9 now has a 10-inch bass drum pad with bass drum pedal. The snare drum also has a mesh head with dual-zone playability, which is great for rim shots, ghost notes, and other nuances, contributing to an overall realistic performance.
With the E-flex BT9, ddrum also expands the cymbals to 10.5 inches, compared to 9 inches. A fourth cymbal pad is now included and can provide a second crash with choke function, in addition to the ride cymbal with bell zone and choke, and hi-hat with controller. To offer players more practice options, the BT9 offers a new module with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing players to stream and play along to their favorite tracks. For quiet practice, simply plug into the standard headphone jack.
Of course, one of the best parts of an electronic drum set is playing with the preset kits, and the BT9 offers more to choose from, a total of 20 with great sounds. ddrum’s bass drum and hi-hat controllers are highly responsive. In Double Bass mode, the hi-hat controller can be used as a second bass drum.
With the E-flex BT9, the ddrum team has pulled out all the stops to get beginners playing, even including a drum throne, drum sticks, and drum stick holder. The onboard metronome is a great tool for beginners and experienced players alike.
Sleek and compact, the E-Flex BT9 kit from ddrum takes the entry-level electronic drum kit to new heights, setting a higher standard for quality and control. Street Price is $649.
NAMM Show attendees can get a closer look at the E-Flex BT9 Complete Electronic Drum Kit at C206. Learn more at www.ddrum.com.
Founded in 1983, ddrum pioneered digital percussion and expanded its product line to become a full-line drum company. Acoustic drum sets, electronic drum kits, industry standard drum triggers, and high-quality drum hardware Powered by ddrum™ deliver the performance and innovation desired by today’s drummer. Learn more at www.ddrum.com.