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Old 07-08-2008, 06:57 PM
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Default TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

Hello guys. Awesome site and forum! Long time player, just recently got motivated to buy an electronic set after playing a buddies Roland and not having a place suitable for an acoustic set. Anyways, I've set my eyes upon the Roland TD-9S setup and have a few basic questions.

First- I'm a lefty. I've never seen anyone else play the way I do(or never really looked for it) with the snare/hihats on the right and floor tom on the left, but it shouldn't be a problem to move the brain to the right and adjust the stands to fit this play style, right?

Next - Double bass pedals - I plan on getting a double bass pedal for the setup, but as with the previous question will I be able to adjust the pedals in the opposite manner? I've never owned a double bass pedal setup before. EDIT - I just saw the thread about lefty pedals! There are lefty players out there! JOY! Since there are such pedals, which one would you guys recommend for this kit?

Thanks guys. I haven't had a drum set in 10 years and while I've been playing since I was 4 I really haven't been following hardware as much as I'd like to.

Thanks for all your time and any responses :)

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

Hi Aumni - I'm not familiar with the td 9's rack. I have the td 6 and with that rack it could be set up for a left handed player with not much trouble.

A great site for electronic drums is www.vdrums.com. Several people on there have the td 9 now and could probably answer your question.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

Im a lefty drummer too...

The pedals I use are tama iron cobras and theyre awesome.
By the way, my dad has a pintech eKit setup left-handed. I would be VERY suprised if you cannot switch that set...

This is my setup and double pedals. enjoy...

edit: the K dark ride on the right is now riveted, and the A ping ride will be soon...
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:28 PM
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Nice set up tbmills.

Aumni - I also use the tama iron cobra double pedals (but set up for a righty). I highly recommend them. You may have to order them in the left side set up though.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

Nice setup! You know what you're doing arrangement-wise. Are those Pacific FS's?
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

Thanks for the responses guys! I'm really excited about this purchase and even more excited there are lefty players here. And those Tamas were the ones I had my eye on before posting this thread, looks like I'll be grabbing those with the set.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:10 AM
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[quote=Are those Pacific FS's?[/QUOTE]

yeah they are! the best $450 i have ever spent...
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:01 AM
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BOUGHT! Thanks guys! I got the SX version, and because of that just bought a basic pedal for now. Cobras will have to wait. You can also see why I had to get electric. Small space to work with. Will be moving in the winter so this will have to do until then. :P

BUT YAY!

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Old 07-12-2008, 02:28 AM
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that looks badass man !
I want one !

enjoy your new toys !
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:36 AM
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Ok, after extensive testing I've found that vibrations from the bass pedal shake a lot of areas around the house. What could I put under the Pedal/Trigger to reduce the shock? Also I was thinking of getting something to absorb the shock from the frame [4 rubber caps for the stand feet]. It isn't too loud; but I want it to be as shock-free as possible.

Any suggestions guys? Thanks :)
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:18 AM
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id try something like this...

auralex drum risers

or id make something similar...
plywood raised off the floor with a shock-absorbing substance.
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:50 AM
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Thanks again tbmills! Those risers look a little expensive, so I'll be making a trip to Home Depot and see if I can't get some help making something simple.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:01 AM
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all you have to do is spread out the pressure over a bigger surface.
you can sit on a plywood board with something like stacked towels on different points under the board...
thatll quiet the thump down a bunch.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:08 AM
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Sounds like a nice and easy (And Cheap) solution. Thanks :)
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:51 AM
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Yea I made a drum riser a couple years back with a plywood surface and 2x4 ribbing underneath.
I covered the top with some carpet remnants that I got (for free) at a local carpet store.
I closed mine off with another piece of plywood on the bottom. it made the entire platform very rigid and strong.
I had the whole thing on casters so it was easy to move but if i was in your position I would put the whole thing up on something soft.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: TD-9S, Double Bass, and a Lefty

you can go to the vdrums forum

http://www.vdrums.com/forum/

and search for tennis balls, plywood, or bothering the neighbours, and you will get all sorts of solutions, esp for the bass pedal vibrations......

keep the beat!

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