Electronic drum pad sales are still struggling to recover from the recession, but a new study suggests that they’re cheaper than they used a decade ago.
The new research by the University of Michigan and Duke University, published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds that people in the United States today are spending about $4,200 a year on electronic drums, which include drum pads, pads for electronic instruments and the like.
That’s up from $2,600 a year in 2007, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
But that’s still well below the cost of other types of drums, such as a traditional drum set or an acoustic guitar, according the study.
In fact, people who spend less than $1,000 a year are spending the same amount as they did 10 years ago, according a previous report from Pew.
But the researchers note that electronic drum sets are not always as expensive, and the researchers did not count the costs of additional items.
And while the researchers looked at sales data from the year before the recession and the year after, it is likely that sales of electronic drum kits have not returned to pre-recession levels.
The study found that the average cost of a new drum set has gone up about $200 since 2007, to about $3,800 a year.
That compares with an average increase of about $250 for acoustic guitars, according that study.
But in a separate report, Pew Research found that drum kits are still cheaper than the instruments they replace.
According to that study, the average price of an electronic drum kit has increased from $1.00 in 2007 to $2.25 in 2018.
The average price for acoustic guitar kits has increased only slightly, from $3.25 to $4.95.
Overall, the researchers found that electronic drums are still less expensive than the other types that used to make up a drum kit.
But they said that the cost increase has been a factor in people’s decisions to keep using electronic drums.