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Old 12-22-2009, 11:36 PM
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I have been looking at the roland hd1 kit for practice and playing at night because i'm tight on money as usual. Does anyone know about, or have played this kit? can you hook it up to your computer?

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfri...Kit?sku=449781

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:46 AM
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Aside from the mech snare head pad it's junk.

It only has 10 kits, and none of them sound any good, the pedals can not be adjusted and you have little room to adjust any of the pads. So if you are not comfortable with the way it's set up, you are screwed. It does have midi out, so you can plug other sounds into it, so that's good, but that's about it... I would try and save a little extra cash up and go for a low end Yamaha kit or see if you can find a used Roland on Ebay.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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Not to mention the pads feel awful. They're not the hollow rubber pads in the TD-3 and above. They feel like a thin sheet of rubber over a piece of wood.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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I have been looking at the roland hd1 kit for practice and playing at night because i'm tight on money as usual. Does anyone know about, or have played this kit? can you hook it up to your computer?

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfri...Kit?sku=449781

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I wouldn't waste my money on the hd-1...if your money is real tight...get the Yamaha DTXplorer ($599) or if you can afford a little more go for one of the DTXpress kits ($999 & $1299)..of these three kits I'd recommend the DTXpress IV V2 ($1299)....or you could look for a used roland td-6 kit..you possibly could find a decent one (i.e., good cond.) for under $1000

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Old 12-23-2009, 06:18 PM
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yeah im going to wait ive decided and see if i can get a td-4 or something
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:50 PM
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I wouldn't waste my money on the hd-1...if your money is real tight...get the Yamaha DTXplorer ($599) or if you can afford a little more go for one the DTXpress kits ($999 & $1299)..of these three kits I'd recommend the DTXpress IV V2 ($1299)....or you could look for a used roland td-6 kit..you possibly could find a decent one (i.e., good cond.) for under $1000
Agreed. Yamaha makes incredible electronic kits. I like them more than Rolands and plan on getting a DTXtreme, not just for its incredible sounds, but for its pads. This mesh head BS is overrated. Rubber pads, and especially Yamaha rubber pads, have a more natural bounce and are more realistic feeling than trampoline-like mesh heads.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:30 PM
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Agree with all. I just purchased a DTXplorer as a late night practice kit and love it. Get some vibration fatigue after a while but the Zild anti-vibe sticks help a little. Lots of extra percussive sounds. I do a little freelance studio work and I'm dying to toss that gong in there. My client would probably reject it but at least I would have a copy :)
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:09 PM
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It has a midi out, but no midi in, which is odd.

That would limit what you could do with it when interfacing with a computer.
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Agreed. Yamaha makes incredible electronic kits. I like them more than Rolands and plan on getting a DTXtreme, not just for its incredible sounds, but for its pads. This mesh head BS is overrated. Rubber pads, and especially Yamaha rubber pads, have a more natural bounce and are more realistic feeling than trampoline-like mesh heads.
Have you seen the new DTX900 series that Yamaha just announced...here's a pic...and no they're not mesh, but rather a new silicone head pad that's supposed to feel more like an acoustic drum..:)...also more quiet than mesh...

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