We only have basic drums, and actually they are the wired RB1 version so they can't be upgraded to Pro.
Sometimes I think I'd be nice to move to Pro Drums, which I guess they are plain and simple more fun to play I wonder what is your opinion with regard to the three main options to play Pro Drums in RB3:
1- official Rock Band Pro Drums
2- ION Drums
3- eDrums with Rock Band midi adapter
These are presumably in order of cost, however I've never seen the official RB Pro Drums (or the cymbals alone) on sale locally around here, and the Amazon prices are higher than second-hand ION Drums. The obvious benefit of the more expensive options is a more realistic 'feel', and the ability to play those drums also outside the game itself.
What I wonder mostly anyway, is how these 3 options can be used to handle the hi-hat pedal. I can see that in the RB3 game there are options in drums settings to enable hi-hat pedal, but does it really work? The official RB Pro Drums don't have it by default, and I know a second pedal can be plugged in but isn't that normally used as a double kickdrum?