The Simmons SD1500 is the new flag ship of the current Simmons brand. Back in Feb 2013 the Simmons SD1000 Electronic Drum Set was released and it showed that the current Simmons brand was serious about making a good edrum set that could compete with the big guys at a great price. The new SD1500 kit has a some major upgrades from the original SD1000 kit. Improvements include:
• New Hex Rack system with all metal clamps. This is a huge improvement in electronic drum kits at this price point. (Very similar to the Yamaha Hex Rack system)
• Redesigned Kick tower that increases its stability under heavy play.
• New larger 11 inch 3-zone snare & floor tom pads. (two total 11″ 3-zone drum pads)
• New 3-zone ride cymbal.
• All remaining Tom pads are now dual zone.
This all plugs into an updated SD1000 drum module. The updated SD1000 module is capable of 22 total trigger zones. Because of the configuration of the new SD1500 Kit, the whole set-up is maxed out from the get go. There is no room on the SD1000 module to expand the number of triggers on the kit. Not a big deal as the six piece configuration pretty much covers the majority of edrummers out there. For more info on the Simmons SD1500 Electronic Drum Kit visit: http://simmonsdrums.net/product/sd1500kit/ and http://www.musiciansfriend.com