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Never Intent On Using Td-12 For Gigs, Pm-10 Sufficient Amp?

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  • Never Intent On Using Td-12 For Gigs, Pm-10 Sufficient Amp?

    i live in manhattan and any gigs i may or may not have in the future will be played on my tama starclassic.

    the diff in price bw the pm-10 and the pm-30 is huge, so i gotta assume the diff in sound quality will also be huge.

    i used to gig with a yamaha dtxpress III with the bad boy of rolad amps, the ol' cda-700 which was freakishly large and orange, but sounded great.

    i just ordered my td-12 and if i order the amp with it i get a deal.

    from experience, is the pm-10 sufficient for jamming in an apt or just showing off a new fill for your girlfriend? i mean, double-bass drumming losing a lot of punch with a smaller woofer, since output doubles often with an increase in the surface area of the woofer of less than 15%

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    Welcome Frank,

    I have the PM-10 that I play my TD-3KW kit through. If you just want to practice, play along with cds or your iPod, it work just fine.

    For gigs the PM-10 is too small. You're right, there is a big price jump to the PM-30. IF you do want something bigger look for used amps, many e-(v) drummers use keyboard amps.

    Good luck.


    TD-3KW, PM-10, Sound Percussion throne, Pintech Dingbat, Zildjian anti-vibe sticks, Tama HP 200 pedal

    TD-12/Gibraltar rack/Pintech Concertcast drums 12" snare, 1 12" tom, 2 10" toms, 8" mesh kick, Visulite cymbals, 14" dual zone crash, 13" hi-hat, 18" 3 zone ride and 2 Dingbats, Roland PM-10, iPod, Zildjian anti-vibe sticks, Roc-N-Soc throne with backrest, Yamaha snare stand, Tama Iron Cobra pedal and HH75W hi-hat stand, Sennheiser HDR 110 wireless headphones. V-expressions 80's and 90's Giggin' Kits and Both Top 50 drummers (hopefully functional soon)


    • #3
      Craigslist is always a good place to find Roland KC-XXX keyboard amps. Most folks recommend the KC-550 since it has a 15" driver. I found a KC-350 and KCW-1 sub for a total price of $450 off of Craigslist.
      Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute | Zildjian Ks


      • #4
        thanks for the welcome picksorsticks. ive been monitoring these forums for over a year but until i actually ordered myself some v drums, no need to do much more than read.

        ive decided that since i already spent 350 bucks on sick earphones for my dtxpress iii, ill go with the pm-10.

        however, thats only so i can trade in my kd85 for a kd120. my kit won even be here til tuesday and i guarantee u i have a kd120 before then. i played the kd85 and the 120 numerous times at the long island drum center and the 85 sucks if u consider its often only a price diff of 50 bucks if u were to buy them seperately.

        its like at the movie theater, when they give u twice as much soda for 5.50 instead of 5.25