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  • pd-85 vs pdx-8 for tom's

    hi again,I have a TD-9 kit with pd-125 snare and pdx-100 floor tom. I've got a few questions for those of you with much more experience than I...
    1) Should I go for the PDX-8 or the PD-85 for the tom1 and tom2? Why?
    2)which of them is most bouncy?
    3)which pads feel most like real acustic drums for tom's,general pdx-8 or pd-85 opinions.
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  • #2
    Allow me to be so bold an 'side-step' your questions:
    Just as a thought, have you considered using another pd-125 as a floor tom, and going with your existing (..and an additional) pdx-100 as racktoms?


    HTH


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    • #3
      thank's for response but is most expensive that!!!from 2 opinios which of them?
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      • #4
        In my mind the main difference between those two pads is the sensor position.

        Feel is irrelevant, they use the same heads and tensioned the same they will feel the same,
        as long as the head sizes are equivalent.
        Tightening up a mesh head will reduce the bounce quite a bit for those that don't like the trampoline feel.

        But due to the sensor position they won't play exactly the same.

        I have played on both side and center mounted and side-mounted is my preference,
        but center-mounted sensors aren't a big problem for me either.
        Mostly it boils down to where you like the hot-spot, and do you care about positional sensing,
        which is a snare-only feature at the moment.

        While I prefer side-mounted myself, I am hesitant to recommend it to you since all of your
        current pads have center mounted sensors, you should probably get a used PDX-8 (or even a PDX-6)
        and give it a try to see if you like it.
        Mini-kit: TD-9 + Alesis Control Pad + Alesis Sample Pad + PDX-6 snare
        Micro-kit: Handsonic HPD-20 + an old pair of hands.
        Speakers: QSC-K10 "thumper", DBR-10 "little thumper"

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        • #5
          Also, since you have a TD9 you won't benefit from positional sensing. IMHO, positional sensing for anything but the snare is pretty useless. But in any case, since your module doesn't support it, I personally recommend you get the PDX8 and forget the hot spot issue altogether. For reference, the 2Box has side mounted sensors and people love the kit.

          As for bounce, I will add this minor point. The middle sensor does seem to add some anti-vibration dampening effect, but it is so minimal it's not worth consideration over the hot spot issue you might be sensitive to. As Tazed will interject, the hot spot can be dialed out, at least 90% with the right head tension (tighter is better to avoid really compressing the trigger foam) and module settings. Again, though, if you don't benefit from a center trigger, don't be bothered with it; plus you save some $
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          • #6
            Personally, I didnt like hte pdx8 when I played it, it felt very strange and the wide plastic strip around the edges was annoying. I know it can be hard to avoid inadvertant rim shots with the 85, but I still prefer it...
            TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
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            • #7
              I much prefer pd85s. They just seem to feel like they are better quality and sturdier.

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              • #8
                Maybe I go with pdx~8 η beacuse it's larger surface.it's good choice???
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                • #9
                  the surface is the same size, 8 inches--the pdx8 has a one inch ring of plastic around it, making it look bigger...
                  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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                  • #10
                    Yes but the hits drumstick on rim with pd85
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by saku View Post
                      the surface is the same size, 8 inches--the pdx8 has a one inch ring of plastic around it, making it look bigger...
                      Yes but the hits drumstick on rim with pd85 used for tom1.
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