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    Have a TD -3 setup --- the sounds are OK for me -- just want more dynamics on the pads /cymbals. Will a jump to TD-8 increase much expression/sensitivity from a pad ?? Or does one have to move up to say a TD9 and a newer mesh pad? i.e. great crescendo crashes, etc ............ So much work now on the original TD3 cymbals -- I have to hit two cymbals > at variable intervals , to build a closing crash.

    Looking for under $900 used .....Less expensive to move to Yamaha ?? The quieter, the better ...thanks
    Last edited by CJOGO; 03-31-12, 11:00 PM.

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    The 8 has less appealing sounds from what I understand as it is an older series module than the 3. If you are moving on...you might as well move up instead of moving backwards....even if it means saving a bit longer. I would look to 12 or 9 before I decided anything. Even the newer 11/15 are reasonably priced.
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    • #3
      thanks -- will look at the 9 -- 12 is too big to carry around --
      Last edited by CJOGO; 03-31-12, 11:29 PM.

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      • #4
        The post changed midway when I tried to quote it.
        Anyways, the Yamaha PCY130/150 will work with Roland modules. Mono-zone and dual-zone triggers will work as intended; 3-zone triggers (like the PCY150S, PCY130SC, PCY135/155) will work as dual-zone triggers, or you can modify the circuit to make them work with Roland-style 3-zone triggering.
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        • #5
          Great info --- looking @ the TD-4 vs TD-9 now ... then a PD 120 for the snare --

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          • #6
            Will the TD9 w/CY 13r allow a credible crescendo with a crash --- at least a considerable improvement over the TD-3 and the original cymbals ??

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            • #7
              both the td4 and 9 have better dynamics than the td3...but possibly not a credible crescendo...you really need interval control for that, on the td12 and up. Depending on how strict you are, it might be alright, but I am hesitant to say yes.
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              • #8
                Amazing how great the sounds and the dynamics are with our SPD 20 ... thinking of just MIDIing to that Roland unit for now...

                thanks

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                • #9
                  If you like the sound and dynamics of the SPD-20, then you definitely don't want anything like the TD-8. You've got the right near-term idea really in terms of MIDIing to that.

                  Longer-term, it always comes down to what's most important to you in a module. I couldn't live without interval control, for example, which means I want a module with that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by grog View Post
                    If you like the sound and dynamics of the SPD-20, then you definitely don't want anything like the TD-8. You've got the right near-term idea really in terms of MIDIing to that.

                    Longer-term, it always comes down to what's most important to you in a module. I couldn't live without interval control, for example, which means I want a module with that.

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                    I really need the interval control on stage ( at present :: I just have to alternate between cymbals <delicately > on a crash ) but way too costly to move up to that caliber -- would probably mean a newer/larger module and upgraded pads It could get pricey..and way too much to carry around. The TD3 can collapse down to the trunk of my car ^^with almost everything remaining attached.

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