Acoustic. An acoustic( which I have) sounds great, looks great, and is just plain cool. An electric, on the other hand, is simply hitting rubber pads. It's extremely hard to play a clean buzz roll on them, but you can have a seemingly limitless number of great sounds, and they are easy to tear down and set up. But, overall, in my opinion, acousitic just grooves better. It's more work to play them, but it's fun work, and has a great sense of achievement, from learning what a sixteenth note is, to conquering all 40 rudiments, to playing your first gig and blowing the audience away with your driving rythyms. But, that's just my opinion.
I have a Roland electric with all mesh heads. the acoustic set within its 50 preset drum kits sound exactly like an acoustic set....in fact even better. all the cymbals can be choked like any acoustic. I run it thru a mixer and then to the PA system. the great thing about the electric is you can practice with headphones and also at very low volumes while still maintaing force to head hit consistecny.
Now that being said, as soon as the cat dies, which cannot be trusted, i will get me a rockin acoustic set too
got $4000 into my kit which has double bass pedal, two crashes, one ride, hihat, and 4 toms and snare of course. btw, I love the Vic Firth Kinetic Force drum sticks.....check them out
acoustic ofcourse! i can't see why you're even asking this question, it's foolish. 1st of all, if you want an electric kit that sounds like A DRUMKIT you have to pay a fortune. on the other hand just by giving like 700 euros you can get a fine ACOUSTIC kit that sounds like A DRUMKIT. jeez. u suck big time. you must be like a ten year old that thinks he's a cool drummer or so, but in fact you have no idea what drumming is about. get a life and leave the drums for people who can appreciate them