ION Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set for Xbox 360 is $300

Yesterday, news of the limited edition ION drum set for Rock Band 2 surfaced due to an article in the August issue of Game Informer. Today, ION has opened up their website for pre-orders and if you want a drum kit that will not only allow you to play Rock Band 2 on your Xbox 360, but one that is also an electronic drum set – it is yours for the taking. Providing you can afford to spend $300 on it.

That may seem a little high, but again, it is an actual electronic drum set as well, plus I am sure there are people out there willing to pay the price for a drum peripheral that they can show off. We have all seen people pay an exhorbant amount on worse things than something like this.

From the site:

Drum Rocker delivers the most realistic drumming experience available to any gamer, regardless of platform. That’s because it was built by the engineers at Alesis, one of the largest manufacturers of professional electronic drums in the world. As a result, you get a kit that’s designed to take a real beating, with all the positioning flexibility that professional drummers demand. While other drum controllers lock you down to a pre-molded plastic array of pads, Drum Rocker’s professional aluminum drum rack lets you position your snare, tom and cymbal pads wherever you want. When you’re ready to move from playing Rock Band to playing in a rock band, you can swap the game controller module with one of the professional drum brains made by Alesis, and you’re ready to hit the road for real!

If you would like to pre-order the kit, click here.

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20 Comments on ION Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set for Xbox 360 is $300

iKiddo

On July 12, 2008 at 12:47 pm

$300 for a fisher price toy … DAMN!

Wu

On July 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm

You idiot…. It ain’t even close to being a toy. Its a REAL electronic drumset. What did you think it would cost? 80 bucks like the Video Game “TOY” drumsets?

Rollett

On July 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Yeah, That one is a real electronic one… runs about the same as a low end keyboard.. you could ofcorse spend ALOT more on a E-drum set.

iKiddo

On July 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm

£100 for an electric drum set.
Go figure.

Hawkeye

On July 12, 2008 at 3:50 pm

That still seems like a ripoff though. I recently just bought an old electric drumset for $250 and I’m sure it’s a better quality set than this.

exhale, pull trigger

On July 13, 2008 at 12:21 pm

i love the minimalist pictures, got your floaty tv, pitch black drum set, with a absoulutly stark white background. jeez almost like an gdamn apple commercial. lulz

Steve

On July 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Told ya it would be $300 ;)

Jaison

On July 14, 2008 at 11:12 pm

if the could make this so it can be reconfigured to work for guitar hero world tour also then i’d pay 300 in a heartbeat. 2 games but only one drum set would be great!! it has 2 cymbals and i’m sure you can move the drum heads to make a 3 drum setup. save a ton of space in the house.

DOT COM

On July 17, 2008 at 11:24 am

Jaison: Activision has confirmed that Rock Band perphiperals will work with GH: World Tour.

Stephany

On July 17, 2008 at 11:50 am

Yep: http://news.filefront.com/e3-2008-guitar-hero-world-tour-compatible-with-rock-band-instruments/

Cody

On July 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Um DOT COM I don’t where you learned that from but guitar hero world tour has a different control configuration for the drums there is a red, blue and green pad and then there are two symbols one of which is orange and the I other I belive is yello. The rock band set only has for colours and a footpetal which is orange, the guitar hero footpetal is purple. It would be kinda weird. So I don’t think the rock band perphiperals are compatible.

Jaison

On July 18, 2008 at 10:48 am

i read that too, but so far it says only for xbox 360 and i have ps3. hopefully that’s only because ps3 rockband 2 doesn’t come out till later in the year. this ion set has so many possibilities. i bet you coud add drumheads if you wanted for the electronic drum functionality. i’d like to be able to add a second pedal, some of the bass is tough with one pedal.

STEVE

On August 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I DON’T KNOW WHAT MOST OF YOU ARE THINKING,THIS IS AN AWSOME DRUM KIT.LOOK AT HE CHEESY KIT YOU GET WITH ROCK BAND,300.00 FOR A KIT LIKE THIS IS VERY REASONABLE.I PLAY DRUMS,AND THIS KIT COMPARES TO THE REAL THING.HAT’S OFF TO ION AND ALESIS

dustin

On September 1, 2008 at 2:58 am

i agree w/steve :mrgreen:

Boom

On September 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I thought this was really cool until I read that its an additional $359 for the module that makes it a real electronic drum kit.

Anthony

On September 2, 2008 at 4:59 pm

:mrgreen: This is the coolest ever…$488 with extra pedal and cymbal and that includes the $75 shipping cost…YEA $75 WTF include that shipping b.s. they should be shipping it for free.

Kev

On October 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Hey yall this is a quality pro grade set from Ion/Alesis
Its not top of the line but for a video game its fine. You think
$300 is expensive? Wake up and visit your local Guitar Center or
Sam Ash. You could pay over $350 dollars just for 1
tom tom for a top grade drum kit. People want somthing for
alittle more than nothing. You gotta pay to get some quality.
Its still cool even if the drum module (brain) doesn’t come with
the $300 drum kit. If your not a drummer or a person that wants to
pursue drumming professionally or as a hobby its not really
important to have the module. And if you want it YOU GOT TO PAY!

Boom

On October 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

I DON’T KNOW WHAT MOST OF YOU ARE THINKING,THIS IS AN AWSOME DRUM KIT.LOOK AT HE CHEESY KIT YOU GET WITH ROCK BAND,300.00 FOR A KIT LIKE THIS IS VERY REASONABLE.I PLAY DRUMS,AND THIS KIT COMPARES TO THE REAL THING.HAT’S OFF TO ION AND ALESIS

hollywood

On November 28, 2008 at 6:51 am

:?: im new at this rock band is it worth the money

outlaw A7X

On December 4, 2008 at 9:43 am

i have had the pleasure of playin on this set and let me tell you…THIS THING IS F-IN AWESOME!!! i am a drummer and it plays just like the set i have.