The 2Box Electronic drum kit is the “New Kit On The Block” in South Africa. These Swedish-made electronic drum kit has a few amazing features that set them apart from the other electronic kits in the price range. Firstly, the rack is made from lightweight aluminium and is therefore sturdy and can be adjusted to suit any playing style. It is also one of the first electronic kits to give you the option to replace the standard mesh heads they are shipped with to the drum head of your choice. This allows all the “purists” out there keep the feel of a real drum head, with the awesomeness of electronics. The snare “pad” is 12”, and the tom “pads” are 10”. The bass drum is 14”, so slightly larger than industry standard electronic kits and in my humble opinion more comfortable to play while almost silent when playing. The snare pad is separate from the kit, and is mounted on a snare stand which comes with the kit. It also includes a hi-hat stand that connects to the rack itself ensuring no tripods or legs get in the way if you are using a double pedal. It comes standard with 100 pre-set kits while including sampling capabilities. This means you can easily connect it to your lap top and load your own samples too. There are also some really cool “loops” on some of the patches to keep things interesting. The DrumIt5 module is really great, it has 10 individual inputs for 10 pads, and has 6 output channels. Yes, I said 6 outputs. This gives you great control over what signal is sent where when used in a live environment. The module is also great to use with the “TrigIt” triggers which are also available and manufactured by 2Box themselves. The triggers are cast iron, so being hit with a stick should not pose any real problems.
Feel free to pop into Mars Music to have a jam and check it out for yourself.
All I can say is that I am glad it was not invented by 2 Afrikaans guys☺
– Review by Drum specialist and Van Coke Cartel drummer Dylan Hunt