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Old 01-08-2013, 11:07 AM
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i currently have a yamaha dtxplorer at home for practicing and i would like to upgrade to a better kit. i've always fancied a roland and i've been looking at the td9-kx2 model because i like the hi-hat on a stand and mesh heads (including kick). as this kit is only for practicing my budget is 1500 (absolute max) and my priorities are as follows:
- quiet heads (i'm trying to eliminate the annoying sound you get from hitting the rubber pads on a dtxplorer)
- hi-hat mounted on a real stand (i know you have to supply the stand separate)
- heads that feel as realistic as possible
- the option to easily record i.e. via usb or sd card, etc
- a nice play along/teaching feature would be a bonus but not a necessity

my main priority is trying to cut down on the "thud" of the pads. the td9-kx2 seems to tick all the boxes, but are there any better alternatives out there?

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: replacing my e-kit. what would you recommend?...

Used TD12 would be the way to go. Better than the 9 IMHO.

Bought mine for 1500 but some sell for 1200. Great kit has mesh heads, uses a VH-11 hihat, which is on a separate stand, you can record direct into the module or via audio outputs to a laptop. The kits are well built and so used is a viable proposition. I also download new kits from www.vexpressionsltd.com.

Where do you live? You can come and try mine if you like.

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Used TD12, or TD20 would be the best way to go .
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM
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Ah I see you are from Yorkshire - not too close to me. But if you ever spend time in London we could catch up.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: replacing my e-kit. what would you recommend?...

thank you both for the advice (yeah, unfortunately i'm up in yorkshire!)

i'm happy to go down the used route, but as i'm a v-drum novice could someone briefly explain the advantages of a used td-12 or td-20 over a new td-9kx2? bearing in mind my requirements are...
- quiet heads (i'm trying to eliminate the annoying sound you get from hitting the rubber pads on a dtxplorer)
- hi-hat mounted on a real stand (i know you have to supply the stand separate)
- heads that feel as realistic as possible
- the option to easily record i.e. via usb or sd card, etc
- a nice play along/teaching feature would be a bonus but not a necessity

thanks
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: replacing my e-kit. what would you recommend?...

Fair point but the modules are better, the drums are larger, the frame is better and so you get a much more authentic drumming experience, which helps long term.

You should try them both if you can. This should help you decide.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: replacing my e-kit. what would you recommend?...

cheers davo

i also read something about "interval control" on the td-12 and td-20's??? (which i don't think is on the td-9kx2)
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