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felt or plastic beater with roland kick drum kd-9?

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  • felt or plastic beater with roland kick drum kd-9?

    HI,

    Looking for opinions on felt vs plastic beater from single pedal.i used plastic side from beater and has made dent(kd-9). what is better for protection?

    thank's
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  • #2
    Man.... I would used Plastic beater with a bass drum patch. I have always used it and so far.... So good...

    Pim
    Roland TD50, Roland PM30 and KC 550 Studio Capture /Dell XPS I7 32GB RAM Reaper,Superior Drummer,BFD3 (all exp. packs),SSD5 Ezdrummer 2, XLN Addictive Drums

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    • #3
      Felt is known to tear apart mesh and some report the same with KD-9 fabric. For the best protection, use plastic and a kick patch.
      ATV aDrums & aD5, Pearl Mimic Pro & DIY, eDRUMin 10, Agean R-series Silent Cymbals, Roland Handsonic HPD-20.

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      • #4
        Buy a Remo Falam Slam patch and then use whatever beater you want. Been using one on my A to E kit for several years now with no problems.
        Roland TD-12 Ludwig A2E 5pc kit, VH-11
        Studio Drummer, Abbey Road 60's 70's 80's, AD2, SSD4, SD3
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        • #5
          What he said^ 😉

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          • #6
            I have been using a felt beater for a while - you should see the state of the inside of the KD9 from using it! How it still triggers is beyond me. Gave it a good clean out, and now Im on a plastic beater. Won't use felt again!
            TD9-KX2, VEX Masters 50, Toolbox, Naturals & Acustix. Many many Guitars, Bass Guitars & Mics, and a very understanding Wife!
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            • #7
              I commented on this before. My felt hammers were digging holes in my rubber KD8 so I wrapped the heads in plastic adhesive insulation tape. Been fine for years now.

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              • #8
                sorry for bad english...
                thank's for responses!!!but of the foam the center it's has subsided!!!What to do?now Im on a plastic beater.i put a kick patch(falam)?remo or gibraltar?
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                • #9
                  i bought a kick patch gibraltar ,what side i use(felt or plastic side???

                  the plastic side it's very noisily ((( ... the felt side it's save with this patch?
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                  • #10
                    As I stated, With a patch you can use ANY side of the beater. I would advise you that the Gibraltar patch you purchased wont stay stuck for too long before it starts coming off, thats why I recommended the " Remo Falam slam " I have had the same one one my mesh DIY kick drum for over 6-7 years now with no problems.
                    Roland TD-12 Ludwig A2E 5pc kit, VH-11
                    Studio Drummer, Abbey Road 60's 70's 80's, AD2, SSD4, SD3
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                    • #11
                      Falam Slam is what I use too, but I also like the Aquarian patches - extra thin and regular both work well for me.
                      Last edited by bud7h4; 03-01-15, 09:42 AM.
                      TD-30 module, PDP A2E (22, 16, 14, 12, 10), Quartz triggers,
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                      • #12
                        Grohl and Everyone,

                        To handle wear problems with the KD-9, I created a user replaceable head that fits and plays like it was built as part of the unit. The result protects the KD-9 surface, reduces noise, provides even better feel, and provides a user replaceable head. I wanted to use a felt beater, which is what I do now without problem. The thread (below) isn't mine, but my solution is posted near the end. Look for TangTheHump and you'll see it.

                        My KD-9 is Falling Apart
                        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/...-falling-apart

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                        • #13
                          what size Remo Falam Slam patch should I get for my Roland KD-9?
                          2.5 inch or 4 inch?
                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remo-Falam-S...item1e9a6b092a

                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remo-Bass-Dr...item418fdf565f

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                          • #14
                            Chasmanian,

                            If you go the Remo Falam Slam Patch route, either size (2.5 or 4 inch) will work. Myself, I'd be tempted to go with the 4 inch size because there's more surface area and thus more glue attaching the patch to the KD-9's surface. Plus, the larger surface area allows double pedal use and greater placement variance with a single pedal. Another option for double pedal use is two 2.5 inch patches. The KD-9 is about 5.5 inches across its surface so single 2.5, single 4, and double 2.5 configurations all work. If you're using a double pedal with two of Roland's beaters, there's plenty of room on the 4 inch patch. With 3rd party beaters (which are typically larger than Roland beaters), you may be a bit cramped for space with two on the 4 inch patch so the double 2.5 is a better choice for that situation. Measure the size and spacing of your beaters before making a decision. For single pedal use, while I prefer the 4 inch patch, the 2.5 works fine, also.
                            Last edited by TangTheHump; 02-28-15, 06:51 PM.

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                            • #15
                              you so rock brother.
                              thank you very much for your excellent generous reply.
                              I have only a single pedal.
                              but based on what you said. I am definitely ordering the 4 inch.

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