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11-11-2005, 02:20 PM
Hey all -
I'm looking at buying a set of elec. drums
The roland vtd6 ($1500)
The yamaha III (Roughly $1500) -
Does anyone have or played more than just a demo at a store? I'm trying to find which one might have the best feel, etc - Also looking to see if you've used them to record with and how the brain worked with your rig.
11-12-2005, 10:25 PM
Go with roland ... the brain to rolands is so much better then most .. the reaction of the top of the line rolands feel just like real druims.. elec drums are just so killer for recording , no mic'ing a kit...And if you practice with a band its so much better on the ears .. can turn the drummer down and everyone can play at a liveable volume.. one of the roland kits modules has separate outputs for each drum "trigger" which is killer for recording also .. cuz you can go back into the mix and turn down / up each drum , the modules with single outputs for whole set are a little harder to mix cuz its all piped to one chan,.. something to think about... the upper priced ones with kevlar heads react JUST like real drums tho ... the ones with the rubber hard pads are ok but dont have as much reaction , You can get a set with the kevlar heads for about the same price if you look around , try
Musicians friend website
11-12-2005, 10:35 PM
if you look around tho you can get killer set with the kevlarish heads that look like real drums for about same price as the td-6s
my guitarest got a set of the TD-12S 's used for like 700$ without the module from guitar center "musiciansfriends store" and bought the module off ebay for lil of nothing .... totally look around before you pay near 2grand for the td-6s and or lower lines cuz for about 2ish you can get the better ones
11-14-2005, 08:51 AM
Thanks! Much appreciated, i have a sonor 5pc and i'm lookign at getting the elec set due to not wanting to irk my nieghbors
11-14-2005, 09:03 AM
I was debating about getting an electric kit lately. I don't play nearly as much as I used to, partially because I no longer need to lock myself in a practice room for 3 hours a day and partially because my kit would bother my upstairs neighbor. I've played a little on a few different kinds and I would definately go with the Roland. They are the best IMO when it comes to electric kits. I like Yamaha, but I think Roland's are much better.
This (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=perc/search/detail/base_pid/449927/) is the kit I've played on the most for Roland. Absolutely incredible.
I think Modern Drummer reviewed the Roland kit you're talking about in their last issue. Might want to check it out.
EDIT: The MD review is actually on the td12. Good review anyway, but not the exact same set. Sorry.
11-14-2005, 09:11 AM
Thanks all - I have to switch from an accoustic kit due to 'noise' situations - and i don't have the $$$ to rent a dedicated rehersal space - so i thought the electric might be the way to go, not to mention my one friend has a home recording studio setup and i was thinking of running stuff right into the board without using mic's etc - so i'm trying to sort of cut costs in the long run -
11-14-2005, 12:55 PM
yea bud elec would be way to go ... we got them for ez recording.. and learned OGM this is great for everything from rehersal to live in clubs ....
11-14-2005, 01:16 PM
I can't find a kit anywhere online that is as nice as i can get for $1500 than the roland TD6s - everything else is like $4k+ (the ones with the kevlar/mesh heads) - and i dont have that many beans to drop on a kit at the moment - I can't go ala - cart via musicians friend either and get a 'lower' brain with the kevlar heads -
so i'm probably going to have to get the td6s and just upgrade when i can.
11-14-2005, 04:14 PM
our X drummer has a set with the hard rubber pad and they are still very nice ... either way you cant go wrong ... just the fact you can turn them down is worth its w/t in gold .. and no mic'ing ...
11-14-2005, 04:27 PM
Well i can upgrade the pads as i get money, so i figure that the starting point is good, and i see the td6s comes with a mesh snare -
I like the no mic'ing - Should be easier to mix down via midi