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Old 05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
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What would fall into this category currently?
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:42 AM
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The Roland TD series are my favorites. Unfortunately, they are also pretty expensive.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:56 AM
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The Roland TD series are my favorites. Unfortunately, they are also pretty expensive.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:07 AM
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Personally, I like yamaha's module sounds better (I've owned both roland and yamaha)...and yamaha's are considerably cheaper in price.....
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:09 AM
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Personally, I like yamaha's module sounds better (I've owned both roland and yamaha)...and yamaha's are considerably cheaper in price.....
Cough, cough, biased, cough, cough. :)
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:39 AM
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Cough, cough, biased, cough, cough. :)
I'm only biased!..cause it' the best...;)
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:40 AM
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+2. Have packed mine up in boxes, mailed it overseas and back, still works great.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:56 AM
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So is it safe to say the TD20SX is the best kit on the market?
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:02 AM
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So is it safe to say the TD20SX is the best kit on the market?
Definitely. I wouldn't spend that much money again on an electronic kit, but I am in a new phase of my drumming life now. My TD10 served me quite well for a long time. I took it back and forth to church every Sunday for about 12 years. Never had a problem.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:28 AM
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Definitely. I wouldn't spend that much money again on an electronic kit, but I am in a new phase of my drumming life now. My TD10 served me quite well for a long time. I took it back and forth to church every Sunday for about 12 years. Never had a problem.
Cool, ya it's a lot. I can get one for around 5 grand. It's a big chunk of change but I don't want to get some cheap and then be disappointed. I will be going from a TDH1 which I outgrew in about 6 months.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:50 PM
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So is it safe to say the TD20SX is the best kit on the market?
I've played them both (TD-20SX, DTX 900) and I wouldn't trade my DTX for a TD-20SX...they both have their strengths and weaknesses...my main problem with the 20 is price...even at $5000..it's overpriced IMO...

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:54 PM
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I reckon anything without the plasticy toms! The Roland TD20 fits that bill.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:04 AM
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I've played them both (TD-20SX, DTX 900) and I wouldn't trade my DTX for a TD-20SX...they both have their strenghts and weaknesses...my main problem with the 20 is price...even at $5000..it's overpriced IMO...
ya it is expensive, but it costs Roland around 4300 to actually make it if you can believe it. (estimated retail value is $7000-8000)
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:23 PM
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ya it is expensive, but it costs Roland around 4300 to actually make it if you can believe it. (estimated retail value is $7000-8000)
$4300 to produce it????....I doubt that!...if that was the case, they wouldn't be in business for long....
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:42 PM
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ya it is expensive, but it costs Roland around 4300 to actually make it if you can believe it. (estimated retail value is $7000-8000)
How do you know this? Is the entire kit made in Japan? I 'm pretty sure the module is made in Japan but not sure about the rest of the kit.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:42 AM
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I would have to pick the TD20. The TD12 is close the 20, I was actually looking for a TD12 set when I came across the 20 for a price I couldn't pass up.

The high end Yamaha is supposed to be very nice, but I've never played it, so no comment on it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:07 AM
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I reckon anything without the plasticy toms! The Roland TD20 fits that bill.
Plasticy toms ? Are you referring to the new DTX pads ? I do not agree with your comment at all. If I hadn't so much money locked in Roland right now (a TD9 coupled with TD12) or if DTX pads triggered correct with a Roland module, I would have got the new DTX myself.

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Old 06-18-2011, 06:57 PM
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im another yamaha biased person hahaha. but realistically speaking

yamaha's interface and module are on par with roland.
yamaha's drum sound samples are much more realistic(they recorded their own real drums)
roland's pads beat the yamaha black rubber ones
BUT the new yamaha silicon pads beat rolands by far
yamaha hardware(esp tom clamps) are much more user friendly
roland's racks for the low end kits are much better
yamaha's highest end has it's hex rack which is alot better than rolands(you can even use it for your acoustic if you wanted!)
roland sets have more flexibility(if you want to have a crazy big kit or different kinds of pads/bass drum pads or weird set up)
yamaha has it's own hardware which is great.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:18 AM
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im another yamaha biased person hahaha. but realistically speaking

yamaha's interface and module are on par with roland.
yamaha's drum sound samples are much more realistic(they recorded their own real drums)
roland's pads beat the yamaha black rubber ones
BUT the new yamaha silicon pads beat rolands by far
yamaha hardware(esp tom clamps) are much more user friendly
roland's racks for the low end kits are much better
yamaha's highest end has it's hex rack which is alot better than rolands(you can even use it for your acoustic if you wanted!)
roland sets have more flexibility(if you want to have a crazy big kit or different kinds of pads/bass drum pads or weird set up)
yamaha has it's own hardware which is great.

You forgot to mention that Yamaha's top end e-kit also:
  • allows sampling (as well as the new mid-level kit - DTX700) - roland does not
  • has more inputs (than roland) - to add more toms/cymals, etc..
  • has more editing capability than the 20
  • definitely sounds more realistic - but you mentioned this already - thought its was worthwhile to mention again...:)
  • has better cymbal sounds - real Paiste sound samples
  • has third party sounds/kits that you can download..
  • has three zone capability on snare, toms and cymbals
  • and the list goes on...:)
just to name a few...I play both top end kits/modules (td-20 and DTX900) regularly..the yamaha is a better kit and better overall value...

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:20 AM
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I was playing on a Yamaha DXT (I think thats what they called it...) in the store the other day. Felt so real, and the sounds were nice too.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:14 AM
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Just bought a DTX900k - waiting for it to arrive. Will probably never look back.
Roland is far too overpriced - and personally I hate the mesh head pads.

I will not get the Hexrack however - but then again, I don't have the space nor the inclination to gig with it. Will be used for intense practicing and studio recording.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:09 PM
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Just bought a DTX900k - waiting for it to arrive. Will probably never look back.
Roland is far too overpriced - and personally I hate the mesh head pads.

I will not get the Hexrack however - but then again, I don't have the space nor the inclination to gig with it. Will be used for intense practicing and studio recording.
Make sure you get the 512 mb DIMM...that way you can load the extra kits that are offered over at DTXperience..also you'll be able to load other DTX owners user kits...I have been known to share my user kits;)
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:49 PM
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Make sure you get the 512 mb DIMM...that way you can load the extra kits that are offered over at DTXperience..also you'll be able to load other DTX owners user kits...I have been known to share my user kits;)
That would surely be appreciated. How do I go about getting the extra 512 MB by the way?
Local dealer I suppose? I have noticed that the OWD sets are for download to the module, so I reckon that would really be a good idea. Should mention that i have OWD as VST in Kontakt, if I have a craving.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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That would surely be appreciated. How do I go about getting the extra 512 MB by the way?
Local dealer I suppose? I have noticed that the OWD sets are for download to the module, so I reckon that would really be a good idea. Should mention that i have OWD as VST in Kontakt, if I have a craving.
You can find the DIMM over at DTXperience..in the shop area..

http://shop.dtxperience.com/magento/...-dtxtreme.html
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:02 AM
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Right - I hope they have retailers here in Sweden then, since Yamaha stuff seems to be difficult to get overseas normally.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:33 PM
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Why has noone mentioned the 2box?
Probably because theyr'e hard to get...but they seem to be a very good kit (and reasonable as well)...

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:11 PM
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jobeky prestige, or maybe one of the drum-tec natural series. you can find 2box easily online with european shipping.
hooked up to an interface (apogee, m-audio, motu, focusrite) via alesis trigger I/O (+TI firewire card if needed) & a good sample library like OWD Gold, SSD, SD 2.0.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:55 AM
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Looks like the memory can be updated to 1Gb!
http://shop.dtxperience.com/magento/.../memory/id/45/

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You can find the DIMM over at DTXperience..in the shop area..

http://shop.dtxperience.com/magento/...-dtxtreme.html
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:53 AM
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The Jobeky Prestige kits look pretty impressive, and from what i hear the new 2box Drummit 5 sound module is a gigantic leap ahead of any other module at the moment, with 4GB worth of extremely detailed sounds, mixing the 2box sound module with the jobeky kit which looks great looks like a great way to go. Plus you can get the whole lot for roughly the same amount as a Roland TD-12KX but from the looks of it, the combination would be far far superior to a TD12. Sounds like a bargain to me! :P
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:16 PM
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Ive played both TD-20 and the Yamaha DTX 950K, and in my opinion the yamaha is better. The hardware and silicon pads are awesome, and I'm not biased because I own a td-10 !
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No such thing as best!

For example I prefer the TD12 over the TD20 because the TD20 is bigger and I don't want to cart that around.

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Old 11-30-2011, 02:24 PM
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No such thing as best!

For example I prefer the TD12 over the TD20 because the TD20 is bigger and I don't want to cart that around.

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:57 AM
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After owning and playing at DTXtreme IIs for 18 mos and a Roland TD20s (with a Hart Dynamics snare) for two years, I have to say that the Roland is leaps and bounds ahead of the Yamaha in sound, feel, and expressiveness. I had a chance to play the latest DTXtreme kit last year at the NAMM show and while the pads and module were much better than the previous model, it still is behind the Roland stuff. Yes, Yamaha's hardware is MUCH better and is interchangeable with their acoustic drums, but the bottom line for me was "how does it sound and play". In that regard, there's just no comparison.

This is hard for me to admit because I am a HARD CORE Yamaha fan and own two Yamaha acoustic kits, but the truth is the truth. If I were going to own another electronic kit, I would probably build a DIY with Roland triggers, Alesis IO, and a laptop running BFD2 or EZDrummer.

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I think the Roland wins because it feels better but they're both just too pricy. I went with a 2box, you should definitely take a look.
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Haven't read the whole thread, but my immediate reaction is always that none of the kits I've heard have playable sounds unless they are $10,000 Roland kits, and even those still sound electronic. The best thing to do is buy a TD-4 (or anything under $1000) and run Superior 2.0 or one of the VST kits through a computer with it. None of the ekits feel like real drums, but at least you can find some good sounds to use.
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