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Old 02-11-2011, 03:10 AM
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Default Roland TD-4K2 (-S)

Anyone have one yet? How do you like it? Does anyone have any reviews?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:04 AM
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I have the TD-4K (no 2) I think the 2 has all mesh pads..Personally I dont mind the rubber toms..I get more bounce with them then the mesh snare...it is an E set if I want a true acuostic feel I'll play an acoustic set...I find I can do more as far as incorping faster paradiddles in rolls ect with the rubber toms.plus they are sensitive hit it soft and you get a quieter response...as for the brain I think they are the same..there is 25 sets each drum is tunable everything is adjustable volume wise..the sound through hi quality headphones is eyond superb!! I made some changes on about 1/3 of the kits..I also like there is an extra crash plug that excepted a cheaper cymbal I has laying around...my only prior experience was with a real cheap set..so needless to say I am blown away with the quality of this thing. I have decided to actually use it at a smaller venue gig next month..coming from someone that has 15 + cymbals on my gigging set to want to use it at a gig it has to be something special..
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:19 AM
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Been using a Roland td4kx for about a year now with 2 upgraded cy-12 cymbals, and it id fantastic, love it! The new td4k2 kits are great value, with full mesh heads or without :)
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:09 AM
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I have the TD4 the one with a mesh snare and rubber toms. I can certainly see what the previous poster was saying about doing more complex stuff on the rubber pads but the mesh snare has a dual trigger for rim shots as well. Its a great really well made set they were running a $200 cash back rebate on it. There is room for a double pedal and it works quite nicely with the trigger. I also got a CY12R for a better ride. Great for practice and with good headphones it sounds excellent! It has a left and right out on the brain as well as an input for your I pod or Laptop etc.

this might help and there are others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwsErTub8zI
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:04 PM
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Cool demo ZarrDoss. Thanks for posting :) Watching this guy is inspiring :)

I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the real advantage is of having a VH-11 "true" hihat as opposed to the hihat that's included in the TD4KX2
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:40 PM
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I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the real advantage is of having a VH-11 "true" hihat as opposed to the hihat that's included in the TD4KX2
IMO the hi-hat is the V-drums biggest weakness. With that said the V-11 is porbably the best/closest thing I've played on, that atleast comes close to having a real hi-hat feel.

It works with a TD9...not sure about a TD4 tho.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:47 PM
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Hi Linear, thanks for the reply. Yes, the VH-11 is compatible with the TD-K4X2 (and the 'older' TD-K4 as well, if I'm not mistaking)

Can you tell me a bit more? Why do you think the standard hihat is the weak point in these kits?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:05 PM
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The best way I can explain it is to go to GC and play a TD4 hat and then play on a TD12 as the V-11 is standard on that model.

The difference is night & day...
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:14 PM
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The best way I can explain it is to go to GC and play a TD4 hat and then play on a TD12 as the V-11 is standard on that model.

The difference is night & day...
No idea what "GC" is, but I'll give it a try at my local dealer :)
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:57 AM
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GC- Guitar Centre- huge retailer of drums and guitars
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:04 PM
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GC- Guitar Centre- huge retailer of drums and guitars
Ah, I get it. Thanks. We don't have 'GC' here. Too bad, I must say (looking at their site with envy :-) )
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:38 AM
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Sorry to bring this back up, but I am looking into electronic kits and am looking into this set in particular. I am also not clear on the difference (if any) between the 4K2-S and the 4K2. I'm not a drummer by trade, but produce primarily within Ableton Live. I'm curious if anyone has experience integrating it with a DAW, most specifically with routing and velocity sensitivity. And finally...how is it, for those who have played it?????

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