Since, as a child, I was going to need braces, my musical instrument selection was limited. My parents knew this so they decided that I needed to play the drums. So, I have been playing drums since the 5th grade.
Unfortunately, drums work well in auditoriums or large barns. They do not work well in living rooms. Plus, they are not something that you play while sitting around a campfire. So, my drum playing was pretty much confined. And, as time went on, as a married adult, I sold my drums for the betterment of society and my household.
Then, one day, I was in a music store that had a set of electronic drum all set up and ready to demo. So, I gave them a try. And I was impressed.
While, electronic drums have been out for awhile, earlier versions were uninspiring. But, these played like the real thing and the sound was fantastic. And the best part was that they could be played using only headphones!
Fearing that I had fallen for something way out of my price range, I flipped over the price tag. Wow! Not only were they not expensive, they were something that I could afford.
Having been misled in the past by low prices, I asked the clerk just what all was included. He said that with the exception of the stool and the bass petal, everything else was included. Wow again!
I suspected that a set of electronic drum may be on my horizon.