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  1. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Does anyone know if what if any changes & improvements have been made to the top of the line V-Drum pads? Obviously, the module has improved over the years, but do the pads justify the hefty cost increase over the years.

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    I really like my mesh pads that came with my TD-9 kit. What improvements could there have been except maybe size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Does anyone know if what if any changes & improvements have been made to the top of the line V-Drum pads? Obviously, the module has improved over the years, but do the pads justify the hefty cost increase over the years.
    Their digital snare with positional sensing is pretty cool but I don't believe they've translated the tech to the tom pads yet. Building diy triggers is really easy and not very expensive, I'd go that route if you're considering adding some pads. My short answer is no, if you're inclined to go the diy route. If positional sensing is critical to your esnare experience then, well, I guess but it still seems costly. vdrums forum has so much information and some really helpful people. If Jman (Jerry) were still with us, I'd highly recommend chatting him up. He was awesome! I haven't been on vdrums in a while but I'd wager someone is carrying the torch for Jman.

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    I have the opportunity to buy what was more or less the same as my original kit I bought in ‘98. It’s hard to believe that it’s over 20 years old and it’s in amazing shape. I think I’m going to get it it Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    I have the opportunity to buy what was more or less the same as my original kit I bought in ‘98. It’s hard to believe that it’s over 20 years old and it’s in amazing shape. I think I’m going to get it it Wednesday.
    A Roland kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    A Roland kit?
    Yes, what I believe is the Version 1.0 of it. It appears to be exactly the same as mine.

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    You mean with the rubber, single zone pads?
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    Pictures please. Is the module a TD-10 ?
    That module is over 20 years old but still
    quite capable if you take the time to set
    it up properly. There are lots of settings
    inside the TD-10. Basically the Grandfather
    of the TD-20.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

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    Here is my TD-10 with the TDW expansion card.
    This setup is very outdated but I have it dialed in.
    Is the Roland you are getting similar to this at all ?
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    Jeez- I have the TD-9 KX2. Mine must be REALLY outdated.
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    With a decent interface, a program like superior drummer 3 and some patience and effort, some amazingly lifelike drum sounds can be triggered with those old kits. This is a td12 but you get the idea and can see how much better vsts sound.

    https://youtu.be/SiNhJABnfHc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Here is my TD-10 with the TDW expansion card.
    This setup is very outdated but I have it dialed in.
    Is the Roland you are getting similar to this at all ?
    The module, yes. The pads, no. The pads are more like the ones of the top-of-the-line model today. At least, they look like that. That’s why I’m asking. I bought mine in November of ‘98 and sold it regrettably in ‘00. I have an opportunity to buy one that’s in almost new condition and is an amazing price.

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