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  • 5 Year Old Roland TD9KX Worth Buying?

    Hello!

    I'm new to this forum, and I've just recently started taking drumming lessons.
    I've quickly realized that taking lessons without the ability to practice at home is really ineffective.

    So I've been looking online to buy some used e-drums (as I'm a little bit on a budget).

    I've come across an offer for a 5 year old 10 piece Roland td9KX e-drum kit (an additional tom and cymbal) for $1500.

    From the pictures provided they look to be in good condition, but kind of hard to tell from the pictures.

    Do you guys think that this would be a good deal?
    Also, what's the "life-time" on a kit, I plan on using this kit for years to come as I'm just starting out and it would majorly suck if it gave out a year or so after buying them.

    Thanks for your advice!

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum, ezzc!

    The TD-9 module is still a very good buy! Not quite a TD-30, but not much worse than a current TD-11 either.
    The module on its' own goes for something below $500 used.

    You should make sure, you check beforehand, what software-version (v2 recommended) is in the module!

    I know that Kraft Music had some insanely-valued bundle-deals going on towards the TD-9's discontinuation. However, I can't remember the exact prices, or what was included in what bundle.
    Whether the complete kit-price of $1500 is a deal, I'd like to leave open to the more knowledgeable forumites!


    HTH


    "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

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    • #3
      I would not pay over $700 - $800 for that kit. It sounds like a good setup but not for retail price. The 9 is a great kit but as HM said ver. 2 is better. Ver 2 would be 2 yrs old but a 5 yr old could of been updated. If it is ver 1 it may be hard to update.
      So I would say offer $650 see what happens!

      Good luck

      "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

      Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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      • #4
        I think the difference between ver1 and ver 2 software was quite minor, and not enough to worry about.
        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
          The Roland TD9 still has many years of happy drumming to provide.
          And if or when you get tired of Roland's sounds, there is a way to connect it to your computer and open the wonderful world of VSTs,,, but that will be for another day (or at least a very good and long read of the VST part of the Forum)

          Be careful of scammers on eBay and such. They are plenty. Yes, even on Roland Vdrums, or Yamaha, ...
          Better to try and find a seller near you so you can go personally and see the kit's condition.

          Good luck!
          DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
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          • #6
            Hello!
            Thanks for all your suggestions.
            I'm currently living in Canada and it seems the price of v drums is pretty inflated here compared to the states haha...

            I'm going to go check out the set before purchase, is there anything that I should keep an eye out for in terms of how well maintained the set was?

            Thanks again!

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            • #7
              Well, it's not only in Canada....


              First thing's first:
              See, if the module powers up and give each pad a whack.

              Observe, if each pad is triggering a sound, and that the hihat-pedal is working. If something doesn't sound, check if the cables are properly inserted.

              Next, you should inspect the rack and it's clamps, especially if they are plastic. Here, make sure none of them are broken. This can frequently occur when the clamps have been overtightened.

              Lastly, you might take a look at the rest of the hardware:
              The bassdrum-pedal should run smooth without squeaking,
              the cymbal holders should be adjustable without any great effort,
              and the drum-throne should feel sturdy and supportive if you sit on it.


              HTH


              "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

              http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post

                The TD-9 module is still a very good buy! Not quite a TD-30, but not much worse than a current TD-11 either.
                The TD-9 is actually better than the TD-11. The TD-15 is what is meant to be a replacement for the TD-9. The TD-11 is aimed more towards the budget end of Roland's mid-range modules whereas the TD-9 and TD-15 are at the higher end.

                Originally posted by saku View Post
                I think the difference between ver1 and ver 2 software was quite minor, and not enough to worry about.
                The difference is small yes but still worth looking into. The mp3 playback functionality alone is worth it, along with the new drum sounds. It's worth it to get version 2 if you can.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by White_Pointer View Post
                  The TD-9 is actually better than the TD-11.
                  You are absolutely correct!

                  I seem to frequently get them mixed up.
                  The 11 and 15's just happen to fall in the same category for me - nice to read a clarification once more!
                  Thanks!
                  Last edited by hairmetal-81; 03-11-14, 09:15 AM.


                  "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                  http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for your feedback!
                    I'll definitely make sure I look at everything carefully when I go check out the set!

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                    • #11
                      WOW - When I bought my TD-11KV about 6 months ago, I could have purchased a complete TD-9 set for about half what I paid. I went with the TD-11 because it was newer system, had a warrant, and had the SuperNATURAL sounds. I may have made a mistake....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EssKayKay View Post
                        WOW - When I bought my TD-11KV about 6 months ago, I could have purchased a complete TD-9 set for about half what I paid. I went with the TD-11 because it was newer system, had a warrant, and had the SuperNATURAL sounds. I may have made a mistake....
                        Yes, the TD-11 isn't 'the most module' price-performance-wise. It has the new sound-engine, but you are triggering AD anyway, aren't you...?

                        Who has recommended you the TD-11?
                        (I'm sure, the forum-community wouldn't have done so; maybe even advising against it...)


                        Originally posted by ezzc View Post
                        Thanks for your feedback!
                        I'll definitely make sure I look at everything carefully when I go check out the set!
                        No problem! - should any further questions arise while testing, feel free to ask questions back again!
                        Please report back!


                        "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I am running AD and BFD eco (I think BFD sounds better, especially the cymbals).

                          The main reason I went with the TD-11KV was price. I started out looking at a TD-4 but the 11 just seemed to bring more to the table. I probably should have gone with the TD-15, but that was another $500+ (more than triple my initial budget). But like most things, you probably get what you pay for. I'm happy with the 11, I just think once GAS set in, the 15 would have made more sense.

                          In retrospect, what about my original option of the complete used TD-9 for $900. That probably would have been the best deal of all. Oh well, it is what it is.

                          Thanks guys....
                          SKK

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                          • #14
                            If you are a happy drummer, everything is fine, really!


                            "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                            • #15
                              The td 9 v2 module is a superb entry level through mid and even early high level module, if vex out and played around with in the settings.
                              I played the td 11 and 15 and decided to pay a little more $ for the td 9 kx2.
                              The hardware was a little better, like wow the snare, and vh 12 hi hat.
                              The sound was excellent with stock sounds, equal and better then the 11/ 15, apart from supernatural that is.
                              I have upgrade to the td 30 and love it, but there is a sense off lose for my old td9 2, some of the vex sounds I tweeked, I want to play again.
                              I wish I keeped it now, bummer
                              Roland td-9kx2 gear, on the 8th oct 2013 will have td-30 module, 3 X pd 85, 2x pd 105, v 11 hihat, kd 9, 2x 12yc, 1x 13cr, pm 30 monitor, double pedal(suck at these), vex kit masters 50 and naturals so far. Now have Vex Strike and td 30, wooh hoo !

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