First look at the official Rock Band drumset

What would E3 be without some Rock Band coverage? The guys over at Giz got a chance to sit down and play with the new drum kit for the upcoming title.

The kit does differ slightly from the mock-up that we saw before, but the overall look is about the same. One major question was answered, you'll be able to use any old pair of drumsticks on the pads. I kind of assumed that this would be so, but a small part of me has wondered if they wouldn't somehow make the drumsticks special. Looks like I'm going to have to dig out my old sticks from high school.

Overall, they felt that the drums were of superb quality, and that with a bit of practice, you'll be rocking out with the rest of the band.

Hands-On, Rock Band Drumset [via gizmodo]