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My V-Drums keep breaking!!

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  • My V-Drums keep breaking!!

    I'm curious as to whether this happens to many others out there......

    I'm using a modified TD-6 kit but I keep killing pads. I killed the original PD-6 snare within a few weeks (simply no longer triggers), then I killed the PD-7 which I used as a replacement. I'm now using a PD-8 which feels much more durable. It has outlasted the first two.

    If it eventually dies - should I replace it with mesh? Are mesh drums more durable? Can they withstand harder hitting than on rubber?

    The same with the cymbals...the original ones died within a year of buying the kit. I think the ones I used a replacements were CY-8's which seem to be much better than the original OEM TD-6 cymbals. Can anyone confirm or deny what came with the TD-6 originally?

    In 3 years I've had to replace 4 pads....is this normal? Or is it simply because the original equipment was a bit crappy (which have now been replaced with newer models)?

    I really don't want this to be an ongoing cost.


  • #2
    Hey Tweaksta,

    Try lighter sticks.....I broke a lot of things (on a's) when I was starting out and in hindsight it was from poor technique (hitting hard doesn't equal hitting good) and also from having some lower quality bits in crucial areas (cheap pedals etc).


    • #3
      Roland stuff is very durable, so I would guess you are really a heavy hitter. As Hercules suggests, lighter sticks and better control will likely solve your problem (and improve your playing in the bargain).


      • #4
        Originally posted by Tweaksta View Post
        In 3 years I've had to replace 4 pads....is this normal?
        No. It's completely abnormal, which makes it sound more as if the problem lies with the drummer as opposed to the equipment. Any drum, electronic or acoustic, will break if you are beating the living hell out of it.
        >>>See my E-kit here<<<

        >>>See my A-kit here<<<


        • #5
          It's true - I do hit hard at times.....generally it is only to trigger the "max velocity" sounds from the brain which I tend to think sound nicer......I could probably tweak the sensitivity settings to allow this to occur at lower strike velocities.

          My bass pedal was among the most expensive I could buy here in Australia (Axis brand) so I doubt it is due to a poor quality pedal.

          I'm not just starting out either.....I've been playing acoustics for 26 years. Now I'm just trying to get accustomed to e-drumming (v-drumming?) as I feel I have found my calling, I love electronic drums!

          I just wish they would last longer.

          The industrial band I'm in probably doesn't help :-)


          • #6
            I'd definitely be tweaking the sensitivities on your module and, as others suggest, use lighter sticks. Unlike the A's, you don't need heavy sticks to get maximum velocities. That's one of the advantages of the E's