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Old Yesterday, 11:56 AM
sandokan sandokan is offline
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Default Help! roland TD15K vs TD15KV

Hi all! Please help me! :-)

TD15K for about 1500€ with rack
TD15KV for about 2100€ with rack but hi-hat stand a part (100€)

Same sound module TD15 and rack.

The main difference are on pads and hi-hat:

- PDX-8/6 vs PDX100-PD-85BK
- CY-5 with FD-8 vs VH-11 (hi-hat pedal/stand required)

The cost difference between pads are only 10€ per pad, not so much.
The VH-11 seems to have only 3 position (closed, semi open and open) and I need to buy a 80-100€ pedal/stand a part.

700€ difference... Why buy the 15kv insted of 15k?

Part of the saving can be used for an additionl cymbal and pad or a better snare drum.

Please, can you help me to choose?

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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Macarina Macarina is offline
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Default Re: Help! roland TD15K vs TD15KV

I own (going on two years) and play every day the TD-15K. I did buy it for the cheaper price. I had to also purchase the throne, bags (to transport), Headphones, sticks and VST kit (cause the kits supplied just don’t cut it). As you mentioned, I did not have to buy a hi-hat stand.

I’ll tell ya what I know about this kit. It serves my purpose for practice for myself and with the band. The band loved the sound and especially the ability to control the sound level.

I was initially hesitant about playing the FD-8, but I tried it at the store and it convinced myself it would work for my needs. And it does. Though after 2 years of playing and a lot of improvements on my skills, I view the FD-8 as not quite sufficient. There’s little nuances I attempt to do and can’t quite get it. 99% of the time it works fine. I do not know if the VH-11 could step up to the plate and fulfill that missing nuance.

Comparing the pads… the 15K pads work great. It’s appears there is just a physical change (vs. a performance difference) on the 15KV where the snare and tom’s are more like a half shell shape, then the 15K molded bowl shape. I view the pad size as adequate. Instead of complaining about the size, I just view them as disciplinary means to make my striking the pad more precise.

The cymbals (K vs. KV) are the same. They work fine with me.

It’s so easy to pack up and transport as well.

With all that said, it’s time for me to upgrade to another kit. G.A.S. if you will but for other reason’s as well. We can talk about that if you want. I want to keep the 15K for practice.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Stixnergard2 Stixnergard2 is offline
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Default Re: Help! roland TD15K vs TD15KV

In your price range I would take a look at the Yamaha DTX 700K and the hihat stand is included too. Otherwise the TD-15KV is worth the extra $500US currency over the TD-15K. Try contacting RMC Audio Direct for great Roland pricing as I would think they would ship to your country..
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Old Today, 06:46 PM
sandokan sandokan is offline
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Tks for your usefull opinions.

For VST kit wich one? I have a small laptop with windows 8.1 pro and cubase elements 7...

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Old Today, 07:10 PM
sandokan sandokan is offline
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Thanks, the DTX700K is a good alternative (there was great discount in past months both for 700k and 750k) but at the moment it is dfficult to find 700k in Europe stores. I think that probably Yamaha can release a new model/variant in near future. Roland probably too (new models announced every 2-3 years in the past).

Must be considered import taxes and Italian VAT (about 30%) so 500$=500€ if not worse :-(. Also the US warranty it is not valid for Roland Italy.

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