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Old 04-21-2011, 09:56 PM
neyko neyko is offline
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Default Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

Which would you choose and why?
Or would you go with a Yamaha?

I like the heads on the Alesis DM8 Pro but it is not out till May 20, so since I have the time I figured it would be good to ask about the Roland Roland TD-4K2-S

My limit is about $1,000 U.S.

Thank you.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:31 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

I currently own a Roland td4kx, couldn't be happier, had it for a year and runs perfectly. Would deffinately reccomend any Roland product over alesis, they are more cheap, plasticy kits that lack quality IMO
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

Thank you for your reply.

The td4kx drum kit is out of my price range. But I understand you what you mean by being satisfied with Roland.

It is a bit unfair to ask about the Alesis DM8 as it is not out till May. But the vids below, I like what I see on the Alesis as far as their drum heads and module. But Roland is well respected.

Let's see if this helps:

Alesis Vid an NAMM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvlZdIUKc9I

A decent TD-4K2 vid is just as tough to find as Roland seems to want to focus on the X series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcn6RXZurkg
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

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Originally Posted by neyko View Post
Thank you for your reply.

The td4kx drum kit is out of my price range. But I understand you what you mean by being satisfied with Roland.

It is a bit unfair to ask about the Alesis DM8 as it is not out till May. But the vids below, I like what I see on the Alesis as far as their drum heads and module. But Roland is well respected.

Let's see if this helps:

Alesis Vid an NAMM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvlZdIUKc9I

A decent TD-4K2 vid is just as tough to find as Roland seems to want to focus on the X series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcn6RXZurkg
I like the Alesis better, but it just looks like the heads would be beaten up real easily.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

Agree on the heads.

They look cool, but they might end up feeling like a gimmick simply placed over the rubber pads.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

Alright, I do not like that TD-4K2 does not have a USB. Unless I am missing it.
So that is out.

Now it is either the Alesis or go big
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-T...88-i1750395.gc

I really do not want to spend that kind of cash.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

And now I am seriously thinking the DM10.

I've had the Alesis drum machines. This kit will be used to play for a genre of music that benefits from an electronic kit. It will be a house kit mostly, with some use playing out.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:49 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

I bought the Roland TD-9K2.

Finding out a toy manufacturer makes the Alesis pads and not wanting to make mods to them and the fact that I was able to get the TD-9K2 for the same price as the Alesis DM10Pro with a throne, kick pedal, free shipping and 12 months interest free sealed the deal.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

Hi,

I was trying to get DM10 reviews until i ran into this thread - the roland td-9k2 was out of mu budget as well, but you said you got it for the same price as the DM10 - can you share where you were able to get that deal?

Thanks
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: Roland TD-4K2-S VS. Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

I sent you the info via pm

One problem -
the DM10 is now under a thousand - It was running around 1,500 when I was looking
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DM10ProKit

It wasn't when I was looking -
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TD9K2S/

The Roland remains the same price.

It would seem the Alesis just isn't selling.

What about going a step down on the Roland?
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TD4K2S/
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