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  • ION Evolution

    I picked up the ION Drum Rocker to play Rock Band 2 which was my first introduction to Electronic Drums. Right away, GAS caught on. I immediately purchased a Pintech TC-14 as a 3rd cymbal to use as a HiHat and a proper throne.

    Soon after, I replaced the stock ION cymbals with Pintech TC-14s and picked up 2 TC-10s for HiHat open and closed. Then replaced the stock pedal with a Roland KD-8 with a Pearl P900 pedal.

    GAS still kept going and soon after I replaced the ION brain with an Alesis DM5. I was now able to use the pads as a true electronic drum set. I no longer needed to use it with the game and could play drums with the speakers attached to the DM5.

    However, the DM5 was lacking in features to me. I soon replaced it with a Roland TD-9 and then picked up the FD-8 for HiHat. This was really good for playing Rock Band 2.

    That was actually how it stayed for several months. Then The Beatles: Rock Band was released. After playing through the game, I got GAS once more. I replaced the stock ION rack with an MDS-9 and picked up a PDX-8.

    Well, within a week of picking up the PDX-8, I ventured to the Classifieds section in this forum and got majorly tempted. I ended up getting a PD-105 for snare and 3xPD-85s for toms. I ended up using the PDX-8 as a 4th tom.

    This is the Guitar Hero World Tour drum unit with a Midi input for e-drums which lets me use the kit for Rock Band and other games.

    And the TD-9 setup for Rock Band using VExpressions Hodge Podge kit.

    I have actually replaced the HiHat with a CY-12H and have 3 CY-12R/Cs coming to replace the other cymbals. It should arrive early next week and will definitely take some pictures to update.

  • #2
    Awesome!!! I love seeing GAS in full effect!!! Love it
    Looking for an Affordable Vdrum Set


    • #3
      hmmm, some good GAS there - but you could've just bought a TD9KX(SX) in the first place....
      E-kit: TD-9KX, VH-11, SPD-S, SPD-30, VEX
      A-kits: Gretsch Catalina, Whitney nesting drums, 50s Vintage Premier Jazz, Gretsch 10" Snare, various Zildjian As, 2x1950s Avedis Zildjian 18" Crash/Rides


      The Dust Revival Band

      Spinifex Rose

      Kristy Lewis and the Wretched

      Wayfaring Strangers


      • #4
        WOW. How much did you spend on all the revisions?

        Probably could have bought TWO td-9s by now....
        *TDW-20* KD-8 w/Iron Cobra single, PD-125, PD-80R, VH-11, PD-8(X3), CY-12R/C, CY-8(X2), older MDS-6 rack with additional lower crossbar for support, Roc 'n' Soc Nitro, ATH-M50 and MDR-7506

        Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think...


        • #5
          I didn't really spend that much. Got everything used at a good deal. The Roland Kits in Canada are way too overpriced. It's much cheaper in the US. Which is why I order everything from US.

          Another main reason for not getting a Roland Kit right away is the wife factor.


          • #6
            Frankenstein's drumkit. It just.........kept.............(whispered while crying)..growing. Nice kit.
            Drumkat Turbo 4.5, Emulator X3, Superior 2.1, Roland Fantom XR, DTXtreme III, SPD-20 etc.......


            • #7
              That's awesome man.

              Ofcoarse one day soon you will be standing there looking at your kit and just out of curiosity see what that PD-105 looks like as a tom. Whooops! It's GAS time again!!


              • #8
                Haha, yup 3 CY12's coming from me just shipped out yesterday, you'll have them by Friday. More pics please!

                Check out my NEW eBay Store: V-Drum Emporium!


                • #9
                  Great evolution!

                  My kit went through stages as well, but I think It's finally stopped changing for now. (Not because I ran out of GAS, but because I ran out of CASH)

                  Oh and do yourself a favor and don't look into diamond electronic drums. It'll give you the biggest GAS attack of your life.
                  give quiche a chance


                  • #10
                    GAS GAS GAS don't ya love it.
                    Hehe cool I love watching the gas effect in motion.
                    NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AdamCooney View Post
                      Haha, yup 3 CY12's coming from me just shipped out yesterday, you'll have them by Friday. More pics please!

                      Nice! Can't wait to get those 3.

                      I think after the cymbals I should be done for a while. I need to work on my drumming next.

                      This is actually not the worst case of GAS that I have. That's reserved for my Photography Hobby. This doesn't even come close to that.


                      • #12
                        You're filling up that MDS-9 rack pretty quickly!!
                        More hardware than skill!!

                        GAS has taken over!! MY KIT
                        TDW-20 | VEX kits | PD-125 x 3 | PD-105 x 2 | CY-14c x 2 | CY-15r x 1 | KD-120 | CY-12r/c x 2

                        Hardware: Iron Cobra Lever Glide | Iron Cobra Power Glide Kick Pedal | DIY GHWT Midi Controller


                        • #13
                          How long did this take?

                          At this rate, your kit will gain self-consciousness by... 2011...
                          My compact kit.

                          "Praise Him with PD-125 on TD-10exp... praise Him with the clash of CY-8, praise Him with resounding CY-15R." Psalm 150


                          • #14
                            Dude , with GAS that bad you better see a doctor , i don't think you're going to survive.



                            • #15
                              I think we need to see you play it.
                              Music is not my passion, it's my obsession...
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