Carlsbro was founded in 1959 in the English town of Nottingham, England. It started out as a British guitar amplifier company where they made amps and sold them directly to musicians. Their amps were being used by some famous bands like Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Carlsbro was eventually acquired by Soundking Group, which is China’s biggest musical equipment and professional audio company. Through their parent company’s production and manufacturing capabilities, Carlsbro has been able to advance and expand their product line and eventually getting into electronic drum kits.
One of Carlsbro electronic drum kits is the CSD130XXX. This electronic drum set by Carlsbro is their lowest priced kit. It is also one of the lowest priced kits on the market right now. The CSD130XXX competes with the Alesis Nitro Kit and Roland V-Drums TD-4K, which have an affordable electronic drum set for beginners.
The Carlsbro CSD130XXX is a great value electronic drum kit with great customer satisfaction. One reason is that of its durability. It has a compact and lightweight rack but is stable. The pads and cymbals are also made with quality rubber. This is backed by Carlsbro’s one-year limited warranty.
The CSD130 is an 8 piece electronic drum set which includes a dual-zone snare pad, three single zone tom pads, single zone hi-hat cymbal pad, single zone crash cymbal pad with choke, single zone ride cymbal pad with choke, hi-hat controller pedal, and bass pad with the kick pedal. Carlsbro listened to professional drummers and combined their recommendations with innovative technology to create an electronic kit that delivers the acoustic drum feel and sound. The pads are made with Silica and rubber.
This electronic drum kit also comes with Carlsbro’s Commander 150 drum module. The Commander 150 provides 250 CD quality percussion sounds with 10 user defined drum kits and 20 preset drum kits. It also comes with 20 demo songs to play along. The CSD130XXX features a USB interface and MIDI input/output, record and playback, adjustable sensitivity and crosstalk, Aux input, line output, headphone output, trigger curve settings, reverb, and metronome.
No electronic drum kit is perfect and the same goes for the Carlsbro CSD130XXX. There are reviews that the setup is not ideal with a manual that is hard to understand. I have also heard that the folding up of the kit can be difficult. The frame might be short for some players and the sounds might come up short.
The negative reviews and its faulty aspect do not make the drum set a poor product. It also does not mean that the drum set is not a great drum set. I believe the positive aspects of this drum set weighs more heavily than the negative reviews. Additionally, the price point is a major plus to this great product. If you want to check out this product for yourself, please visit this site with a review on the Carlsbro CSD130XXX, which compares all the positives and negatives between the Alesis Nitro Kit and Roland V-Drums TD-4K.