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Looking to upgrade Hart Pro 6.4 to Roland Set

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  • Looking to upgrade Hart Pro 6.4 to Roland Set

    I've got a Hart Professional 6.4, TD-8 set. I'm happy with it, except that while I was visiting in Japan I got to play a Roland TD-9SX set and I hate to admit it, but I liked it better than my Hart, especially the action of the high-hat and ride cymbal. The only down-side as I can see it is that the Hart set just looks sweet.

    After looking at the sets though, I figured if I'm going to upgrade, I might as well make it worth my while and get a Roland TD-12 set, as it's only a little more than a TD-9SX set.

    Am I crazy for wanting to sell the Hart set for the Roland? I could just ditch my Hart Ride and high-hat for Roland pieces.

  • #2
    If all you want are "better" cymbals and sounds, it would be much cheaper to get a different ride and high hat. They have V-expressions kits for the TD-8. They seem to get universal rave reviews here. If you really are happy with your Hart kit, going this way would save you many $s.

    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
      Why don't you just upgrade the module? Then you could still have your sweet looking kit and also have the playability you're after. Best of both worlds. Am I wrong about this?


      • #4
        I have a TD-12 with a Hart Gigapro. I agree you should upgrade your module--it has an awful lot to do with the hat sounds and feel/response. Try that and then see what you think. Then look at the Pintech 3-zone or add a Roland Cy-12 or 15 (I really missed not having the edge and choke when I had only the Hart Ride).



        • #5
          I agree with the others. Why change out the whole set? If you otherwise like your pads, upgrade the module and maybe change out the cymbals to something you like better. I was getting ready to change my hi-hat to a VH-11 as I dissatisfied with the ECII hat's performance with the TD-6V. When I upgraded the module to a TD-12, it was amazing how well the Hart ECII hi-hat performed. Night and day and am all happy again with my Hart hat. Just something to consider.
          Hawk snare, toms, and bass; Hart ECII crashes & ride; VH-10 Hihat; Iron Cobra double-bass.
          "I never play the same thing twice...sometimes because I simply can't remember it." - John Paul Jones


          • #6
            Thanks for the responses. I'm going to keep the Hart set as I'm happy with the basic kit; the drums themselves are awesome. I think I'll get a CY-15R and them maybe a TD-12 if I can find one for a decent price. As it is it still sounds sweet, especially now that I bought the V expressions master 50 set for the TD-8.