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  • HELP! TD-8 I might Buy

    Hey Guys-

    I am new to electronic drums, and have a guy selling me a TD-8 with Roland KC500 amp for 700$. I think this is a good deal based on research I have done....however in the picture the drums look to be rubber not the white mesh? Is this really a TD-8 or just the module with cheaper drums?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Prob not the TD-8 this kit usaully has mesh drums?
    TD-12

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    • #3
      here is the link to the listing. The guy says it was top of the line when he bought it about 6 years ago. It appears the cymbals are not cymbal shaped though, just flat? Any ideas!

      http://lakeland.craigslist.org/msg/836437119.html

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      • #4
        'those clearly are PD-8 (or 6?) rubber pads...you do want a mesh for the snare and cymbals in the CY series for cymbals..personally I dont mind the pd-8 for toms, but other wise no.

        So if you get this, you would want at the least a Mesh snare (smallest and cheapest is the pd-85, which i use, and its small enough to be annoying) , a cy-5 as a high hat, one or more cy-8s as crashes and a cy-12 r/c as a ride----
        TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
        ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
        not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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        • #5
          Thanks, well...here are my choices

          This kit with TD8 brain I showed with KC500 amp $700
          TD6 for $730
          TD3 for around the same but in like new condition.

          I am not a pro drummer or even close.....so don't let any of that influence it


          I have heard that the TD-8 brain is fantastic, so I figured that combined with the amp was a much better deal being that none of these have mesh heads.

          Opinions???

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nd23rin View Post
            Thanks, well...here are my choices

            This kit with TD8 brain I showed with KC500 amp $700
            TD6 for $730
            TD3 for around the same but in like new condition.

            I am not a pro drummer or even close.....so don't let any of that influence it


            I have heard that the TD-8 brain is fantastic, so I figured that combined with the amp was a much better deal being that none of these have mesh heads.

            Opinions???
            You didnt list what pads come with the 6 or the 3 - as kits, both the 6 and the 3 come standard with mesh snares and cymbals - though not necesarrly (sic) for the hihat.

            the 6 uses the sounds of the 8, and has lots of dfferent sounds, but less features than the 8. The 3 is newer, has better but fewer sounds and less features....

            I started with the 6 and then upgraded to a 9, many here start with the 3 and are very happy until they upgrade to a 12.
            others have the 8 with mesh and cymbals and are very happy.
            Oh dear. that wasnt very helpful, was it?

            my own preference would be a kit with cynbals and a mesh snare....
            TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
            ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
            not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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            • #7
              Well, the TD3 has mesh snare and cymbals but for some reason the TD-6 has only cymbals but a rubber snare!

              What makes it difficult is that the brain of the TD-8 is probably much better right than the TD3.

              HELP!

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              • #8
                You might want to consider the TD-8 kit then replace the pads over time. A TD-8 module and a KC-500 alone might set you back around $700. Then, as you find bargains, add mesh pads and real cymbals.
                sigpic

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                • #9
                  Yeah, if I am not mistaken, the cymbals will cost only about 180 for two right. Also, are there cheaper alternatives to the rolands....I saw some pintechs on guitarcenter.com.

                  Also, could I use an alesis DM5 Pro mesh snare head...its only about 85$

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                  • #10
                    You know, I thought about this a while...Michael has much more experience than I do, just look at his post count! He has built two monster drum, er, monstrosities. plays much better than me, and is aware of the US market.

                    So with all that, I disagree with him. As you said, you are a beginner, and i think for a beginner, the TD3 will be enough to start with and as the cymbals and the mesh snare from the beginnin- it also has some rhtyhm coach functions to practice on - and should you enjoy drumming - which I hope you do! - you can then look and upgrade the module.
                    TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
                    ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
                    not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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                    • #11
                      My thoughts after some pondering!

                      The TD-3 is probably overpriced at 750 compared to the TD-6 and TD-8 that are slightly less...so

                      It's really between a TD-6 with no amp but CY8's no mesh snare or TD-8 no CY8's or mesh snare but with amp and possibly better brain.


                      AGGHHHH!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Michael Render View Post
                        You might want to consider the TD-8 kit then replace the pads over time. A TD-8 module and a KC-500 alone might set you back around $700. Then, as you find bargains, add mesh pads and real cymbals.
                        I concour
                        Pearl Mimic pro, A to E 7 piece Pearl Decade maple, ddrum Deccabons, Ddrum DDTi, UFO X-bar triggers, Real feel heads, Gibraltar rack, VH13, PD105 side snare, Roc-N-Soc,Tama Iron Cobra, Iron cobra high hat stand, Cobra clutch, Pearl throne thumper, Roland and Kit Toys cymbals, Roland KC 500, Promark

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                        • #13
                          TD-8 is the better value by far...the TD-3 is the worst.

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