Back in stock and lower in price once more, we've featured several deals for this piece of kit over the last few months and shoppers have happily snapped them up with speed so if you fancy getting into the groove and channelling the spirit of Lars Ulrich you'd probably better get your skates on.
You can pick up the drum kit at The Hut for just £15.96 at the moment. The Listed price is, in fact, £17.73, but entering the code NWDCOL will help knock 10% off of the price.
You get four pads, a kick pedal and two sticks for your money, and they all work fine although the build quality on thekick pedal is a little suspect. I boast a pair of clumsy size twelves at the end of my legs and, trust me, although the pads will take a hell of lot of punishment, the kick pedals can vary. It's not quite as nice a product as Red Octane's rig for GH: World Tour, but the that's why Activision kept Red Octane.
Thankfully, though, the drums' integration into the game is slightly superior to that in Guitar Hero. Whereas GH is more likely to make you feel like a six-stringed rock god than Harmonix's effort with its forgiving note timing and subsequent swathes of solo notes, Rock Band nails the drums, offering exceptional like for likepassages that never feel stale, breaking them up with freestyle sections that adjust even the most inept performance to sound like a fill straight out of a Deep Purple track.
As for alternative hardware, well you could pick up the Mat Catz portable kit for a couple of quid cheaper, but without a stand they're hell to set up in a way that won't completely screw up your back. If you can spare the extra 2 or 3 pounds I'd go for this option. Stress relief has never been more fun!
Thanks to andywedge at HUKD