It was not expensive. The pedals are the problem. I bought to keep "my chops up" (using feet). The base & hi hat pedal has an annoying delay (in reaction to action). When one releases pedal (especially hi hat) the INTENT is delayed. Practicing with this product will actually negatively effect when seated behind a real hi hat (cymbals that clap together in real time). A drummer may be the only one (other than Pyle) that would understand. It's like one has to release early to have real time effect. I should have read reviews. I hope this helps. Pads also cant be reversed for a Lefty. Each kit (7) should have a "lefty reverse button." This would have been an easy configuration.