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Old 12-11-2014, 12:11 PM
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Default Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Hi all

I am looking to purchase an e-kit and am unsure which to go for between Yamaha and Roland

I can pick up the Roland TD15 for around 900 (second hand), but the Yamaha 700 series will be slightly more expensive. After playing both I am still unsure which I prefer.

In your opinion which would you go for? The Yamaha costs more than the TD15 too, but research I have conducted suggests the Yamaha kit is preferred.

I have also considered the Yamaha DTX532 as this comes with the separate hi-hat stand, but does not have mesh heads. This is the cheapest option.

This kit is only going to be used for home use to practice on and jam along to songs. Use of double kick pedals are also a must.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:44 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:33 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Crickets.....

I'm a Roland guy so I'd say TD-15, but then let's wait for some Yammie guys/gals to respond.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Ditto...

I gotta write more, cause the system is not liking just one word
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Truthfully I don't think you can go wrong with either one, it comes down to preference and whether you like the textured silicone pads of the yamaha. They are both top tier brands and sets. Before you buy, you should check out what 2Box has to offer. The sounds, according to many, are superior to either the Roland and Yamaha and it offers superior flexibility to load more and different sounds into the module. Pricewise it will be on par with a full td15 kit.
If I was buying right now. It would be 2box, no doubt!
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Brill, thanks a lot for the advice. I will take a look at the 2box

Any more tips/advice is greatly welcomed.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Between the two, I'd go with the Yamaha...it has a little more editing ability to sounds, also I believe most of the pads have three zone capability, which is especially nice on cymbals...however, as someone also stated, if you can swing a little more money go for the 2box kit..much better than either of these kits...
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Thanks Scorch. Really glad I put the question on here, I've managed to have a cheeky play on the 2box and, I love it! Great kit.

I Just need to try and find a second hand one now for around 1000

I'm assuming it's best to avoid the MK1 due to the bass drum positioning and flakey rack?

Thanks all for your input
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Since we are clouding the waters a bit. You could always consider a DIY kit and a megadrum module. THis requires a bit more computer and mechanical knowledge but is much much cheaper. There's plenty of info on how to DIY all over the net. The megadrum module is just a midi io box that passes the drum info to your computer. You'll need to purchase VST like Addictive Drums to get your sounds. This is THE most versatile and best sounding set up you can get but indeed requires a lot more work to make it go.
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:46 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD15 vs Yamaha DTX700 Series

Hi!
It seems like there is a bit of confusing talk! The Yamaha kits do sound much more realistic than the Roland kits. I didn't believe this statement until I tested both of them at a music store. I would 100% recommend Yamaha. The dtx pads are wonderful, and the sounds are super realistic!
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