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  • TD-15 Discontinued?

    do they have a phone number for customer service? i didnt see any on their website. my son ordered a td15kv. its currently up on their website but roland said its discontinued and in its place sent him a td15k . they advised him to try it out and if he isnt satisfied he can send it back...

  • #2
    Unsure what to make of that.

    Yes all 3 models TD-11, TD-15 and TD-30 are close to the end of their production life, and Musikmesse is just around the corner.

    On the other hand, it's completely nonsensical.

    I've had people tell me the old CY-14C and CY-15R were "discontinued" before now, only to have them back in stock again a few weeks later. Would take it with a pinch of salt.

    My prediction; TD-15 v2.0 with sound banks from TD-30.
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    ◾ Roland UA-1010 / cymbals / KT-10 (x2) ◾ Tama / Gibraltar hardware ◾ JBL LSR3 Series 2.1 Monitoring ◾ Pearl THMP-1
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    • #3
      Sounds to me like they were out of stock, and sales was trying to push what they had available. Unless I read something wrong.
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      • #4
        Roland should be able to get another 10 years out of the TD30, update with floppy disk drives and change the colour to orange to counter the competition. :-)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kabonfaiba View Post
          Unsure what to make of that.

          Yes all 3 models TD-11, TD-15 and TD-30 are close to the end of their production life, and Musikmesse is just around the corner.
          Umm...the TD30 was released in 2012. The usual life cycle for flagships is about 8 years. Soooo......its "production cycle" is nowhere near its end. Unless by "around the corner" you mean 2020.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by fulrmr(Daniel) View Post

            Umm...the TD30 was released in 2012. The usual life cycle for flagships is about 8 years. Soooo......its "production cycle" is nowhere near its end. Unless by "around the corner" you mean 2020.
            Normaly SPD-S/SX took about 7 years time life, they are about 7 and 8 years way to much on the TD series from what it bring new..
            Last edited by Chris K; 04-06-15, 09:15 PM.

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            • #7
              Whoops I used a wrong word just then. Anyhow I'm more sober now.

              The first half of the production cycle is about to end, yes they'll definitely be refreshed for another 4 years What I wanted to say was; Roland are bound to make some revisions before starting a new batch of modules, and Roland saying "discontinued" might technically be true from their point of view.
              ◾ Diamond Drums 4pc in Di-Noc carbon ◾ 2box DrumIt 5 MKII
              ◾ Roland UA-1010 / cymbals / KT-10 (x2) ◾ Tama / Gibraltar hardware ◾ JBL LSR3 Series 2.1 Monitoring ◾ Pearl THMP-1
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              • #8
                It would be pretty cool if Roland came out with an software upgrade for the TD30.
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                • #9
                  A few more sites noting "discontinued" - looks like something's going on.

                  Featuring Roland's SuperNATURAL technology and a wide range of other updates, the TD-15 sound module is a great way to upgrade your electronic kit.

                  http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-TD-15K-S.html
                  http://www.lonestarpercussion.com/Ca...ule-TD-15.html
                  http://www.music123.com/drums-percus...nic-v-drum-kit
                  Last edited by EssKayKay; 04-04-15, 10:37 AM.

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                  • #10
                    It's tough predicting what Roland is up to. They tend to be very guarded when it comes to upcoming product releases, although they tend to coincide with major conventions such as NAMM. I seem to recall that the TD-11/TD-15 releases appeared out of nowhere while we were given a heads-up well before the TD-30 was revealed. My guess is that it will be a minor upgrade but am hopeful it will be something more significant.
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                    • #11
                      This does sound interesting. Hmmm, maybe a minor upgrade, such as MIDI IN or another input even?
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                      • #12
                        Discontinuation of TD-15 series confirmed by Roland. From DFO thread:

                        Roland Question
                        http://www.drumforum.org/index.php?/...land-question/

                        Pertinent Snippet:
                        (Ed: Son ordered TD-15KV kit. Roland sent a TD-15K. Father and son now pondering what to do.)

                        "Thank you. My son spoke to Roland yesterday. They informed him both models (Ed: TD-15K and TD-15KV) are no longer in production, but not discontinued. No longer in production can mean the step before announcing discontinued. They told my son new sets are coming, but couldn't tell him when. Companies like to hold up on announcing new to sell off old stock without significant discounting. Both sets are still up on the Roland website. My advice to him is send it back and wait and see what comes out new. If it's not a significant improvement or priced out of his budget, he should still be able to purchase one of these out of production models, and possibly marked down as a bonus. But, it's his call."
                        Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-04-15, 03:12 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Note, they say the "kit" versions are out of production. They are probably just juggling the setup like they have in the past. Maybe new hardware and or pad offerings? If so, they may not be shipping a lot of modules at this time; anticipating a new release and higher need within the forthcoming kit(s) release. That could also mean a possible firmware update. Bottom line is I don't see them killing it off 9 months before NAMM. They RARELY release anything huge at MM. Not to say that can't happen.
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                          • #14
                            yes an TD 30 software upgrade would be nice.
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                            • #15
                              Re a TD-30 software upgrade. Assuming the hardware is up to the task, I suspect much of my sonic disappointment with the TD-30 could be solved with a few more banks of sounds, all that feature no machine gunning. A variety of natural sounding, effect free toms with no machine gunning. Ditto for bass drums. And, some hats that don't machine gun, too. Oh, and finally, fix the hotspot problem. If Roland fixed only these things, the TD-30 would be massively more playable and sonically pleasing. There's lots of other features that would be nice to have, but in my opinion these sonic issues are the TD-30's biggest disappointment and Achilles heel. Can Roland do this with a downloadable software upgrade? I doubt it. The O/S can be upgraded via flashing, but I think the sounds are burned (permanently) into non-socketed chips on the TD-30's motherboard. I don't think the TD-30 has any sound RAM that is user writable the way the 2Box USB flash RAM is.
                              Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-04-15, 10:25 PM.

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