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  • Question About HD1 V Drums

    Hello...aside from my introduction post, this is my first post.

    I have been an acoustic drummer for years but now I am seriously considering an e-kit. I went to Guitar Center and tried the Simmons kit they have, (the 500.00 kit) and was not impressed. However...sitting right next to it was the Roland HD1 V Drums Lite Electronic V Drum Set. Now I never considered this as a serious kit, even just for fooling around at home....but for s*&#'s and grins I decided to try it.

    I was blown away by the response of the pads, the mesh drum head and the pedals, and the ease of the "brain."

    I have to laugh, I should a pic of it to my 15 yr old daughter and she said it was a toy!


    What do you guys think of this kit?

    Home kit - HD1
    Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

    wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
    www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

  • #2
    No experience with it, but I would stay away from the Simmon's ... I looked at the Simmons first and eventually picked up a TD6V kit (replaced by the TD9 line recently). If you were a drummer for years and this is a serious hobby of yours, I would consider a used TD6 or TD8 over the HD, since I think these offer more flexibility. Do some research.... (or just go for a full blown TD20 and call it a day).

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    • #3
      I think though I may wait until I can test drive the Alesis DM5 with those surge cymbals.

      Home kit - HD1
      Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

      wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
      www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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      • #4
        You can't beat the HD1 for compact e-drumming goodness, but if you can spare the room I'd suggest a regular size kit would make you feel 'more at home'.

        I stopped drumming 25 years ago for all the real-life reasons, but never did get it out of my system entirely. (I played in a KISS tribute band in high-school). Last year I got myself a gently used TD-3 kit and I love it. I play almost every day and never have to worry about what time it is when I get the itch.

        Welcome to the forums, and keep us updated on what you decide.
        Jack

        Sabre's Album

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        • #5
          I will!!!!

          It's cool shopping for drums again!

          Home kit - HD1
          Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

          wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
          www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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          • #6
            It's cool shopping for drums again!
            Yes it is!!

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            • #7
              uh oh.. i feel G.A.S. coming up
              TD-20 brain, TDW-20 expanded! MDS-20BK, 3x PD125, 2x PD105, 3x CY-14C, CY-15R, CY-12R/C, Hart ECII-10B, VH-11, KD-120, Tama IronCobra Rolling Glides and pearl hardware.
              Loving it every second..

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              • #8
                Hi forpetessake,

                After not playing for 20 years I played the HD-1 in a shop about 6 months ago and was so impressed that I bought it on the spot.....

                15 mins after I got it home I rang the shop and asked if they would give me a refund (they did) - the HD-1 is just too limited for serious playing.....the single zone cymbals and pads just don't cut it after you've played an acoustic kit.

                I recommend looking at the TD-6V as the starting point - I've had one for 6 months now and, whilst it is somewhat limited, it is an excellent expandable standalone kit that could even make it in a professional situation....though I now lust after a TD-20 kit as well......

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rbressers View Post
                  uh oh.. i feel G.A.S. coming up


                  You bet!!!!!!!!!!

                  Home kit - HD1
                  Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

                  wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
                  www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hercules View Post
                    Hi forpetessake,

                    After not playing for 20 years I played the HD-1 in a shop about 6 months ago and was so impressed that I bought it on the spot.....

                    15 mins after I got it home I rang the shop and asked if they would give me a refund (they did) - the HD-1 is just too limited for serious playing.....the single zone cymbals and pads just don't cut it after you've played an acoustic kit.

                    I recommend looking at the TD-6V as the starting point - I've had one for 6 months now and, whilst it is somewhat limited, it is an excellent expandable standalone kit that could even make it in a professional situation....though I now lust after a TD-20 kit as well......
                    I am confused. I did a search on google and it says the TD-6V is just a drum machine or brain.

                    Home kit - HD1
                    Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

                    wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
                    www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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                    • #11
                      It is, but they sell it with a kit too (rack, pads, etc). The full TD-6 kit has a different model number though, I think. The TD-6V is just the brain.

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                      • #12
                        Go to www.rolandus.com and take a look at the current drum line, you will see the modules as well as the combined kits (modules and pads).

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                        • #13
                          Too rich for my blood I think. I need a place where I can do flew pay or easy pay off my bank debit card....like Zzounds or Americanmusical.

                          Anyway....I think I am going to hold off until this baby comes out...


                          Home kit - HD1
                          Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

                          wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
                          www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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                          • #14
                            that looks sweet. i will read up on it. Take a look at ebay as well ...

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                            • #15
                              I definately want to try em before I decide. One thing I know for sure is that from what very limited experience I have had so far with edrums is that I am really like them, perhaps even more than a-drums. I love the fact that you can just plug em in and play. I love the variety and so on.

                              Home kit - HD1
                              Church Kits TD-6 and now TD-4

                              wanna save 10% on your ecig supplies?
                              www.ecigssimplified.webs.com

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