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  • Pintech Mesh Pads - Opinions?

    Does anybody have any experience with Pintech mesh pads - ie. http://pintechworld.com/shop/pintech...d-dual-zone-2/
    In particular with Roland TD-11/15 modules.

    I am considering using them rather than going the PD-85/100 route.

    Jeff @ JacksonHobbes
    Roland TD-11 / KD-9 / PD-105 / PDX-8 / PD-8A(2) / VH-11 / CY-8 (2) / CY-13R / DW3000 Hardware

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    I never used them , but they have a new Reaction series with a more sustantial reinforcement around the hoop and if you want to read their review they are in Digital Drummer Magazine this month Feb, in a head to head review with other meshes as well. They are cheap enough to take a shot and try one anyway, but that is your call

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    • allanjohn
      allanjohn commented
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      I think he's talking about the pads themselves, rather than the mesh heads.

  • #3
    I have used the 10" version of Pintech Concertcast dual-zone pads for about 9 years now. I have several drum kits and I also have a lot of experience with Roland PD-125's, PD-128's, PD-85's and PDX-100's.

    I have used them successfully with several modules including; Alesis DMPro, Roland TD-20...TD-9 and TD-30.

    The Pintech's are cast aluminum and feel more sturdy than the Roland products. The metal pads are sturdier and you can feel this when playing rim shots on them.

    I simply set the Pintech pads up as dual-zone Roland pads in the module (usually PD125) and they trigger very, very well.

    A while back Pintech sent me the parts to convert some of my single-zone pads to dual-zone by adding the extra rim-trigger piezos. Pintech customer service has been phenomenal over the years.

    ...I highly recommend that you add-on some rim-protection. I purchased the 10" Roland trim rings and they work well on the Pintech pads.


    I'm happy to answer any other questions you may have. I also have several PD-85 pads that I am willing to sell if you decide to go that route.
    My wife has no idea how much I really spend on my toys.

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    • allanjohn
      allanjohn commented
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      Pintech sells rim protector as well. In fact, that was my first dealing with the company - about six years ago, they sent out a strip to Australia at very reasonable shipping rates.

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    I have used the Pintech mesh head Concertcast pads for a number of years with the Roland TD-8 where they performed very well. I own eight Concertcast pads. I upgraded to the TD-30 a number of months ago and have been even more thrilled with them since. I especially appreciate Pintech's customer service and their product's upgradability.
    Roland TD-30, VH-13, 2 pcs CY-12c, Alesis DM Pro 14" three zone ride, Pintech Concertcast dual zone: 12" snare, 2 pcs 10" toms, 12" tom, 12" kick, Gibraltar rack, DW 9000 or Axis A pedal, Gibraltar HH stand, DW snare stand, DIY "Butkicker" style tactile transducer system using Aura shakers.

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    • #5
      WOW! All of you guys are AWESOME. Thank you so much for the kind words.

      If you want MY opinion, I think Pintech makes the BEST stuff... haha!

      Honestly though, when everyone else is trying to make their products only work with their modules, we are going at it in a different way. We are doing whatever we can to make sure that everything we make is compatible with as many modules on the market as possible. We are constantly buying the new and best modules that come out, and making sure our pads, cymbals, etc work with them. On top of that, I think we've done a pretty good job at making some good stuff.

      Don't forget, our new ConcertCast series drum pads also feature a sensitivity knob for the head and rim (if you buy a dual zone) - Both are independently controlled, and allow you to adjust your sensitivity right there on the spot with a simple twist of a knob or 2

      Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts - We LOVE reading this kind of stuff on here!

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      • #6
        Is pintech stuff available in the UK, particularly Scotland?

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        • #7
          Hi Kenny.

          I've had a bit of a look around the UK for Pintech stuff and it doesn't seem readily available to us over here...

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          • #8
            Has anyone done any direct comparisons between the PD-128 and the Phoenix PHX 14? I am building a "TD-30KV" one trigger pad at a time and I am now saving for the snare. I am intrigued larger 14" Pintech snare versus the 12" PD-128

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            • #9
              Yeah that pintech looks nice . I had the pd 128 but I would like the bigger 14 inch pintech myself . Did you check out 2 box modules or are you already a td 30 module owner?

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              • hemiboy
                hemiboy commented
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                The hi hat can be converted it is the open sound that 2 box has that blows the Rolabd away I had a td 30 and sold it to buy the 2 box as have many previous and very loyal Roland players here and on 2 box forum . Ask some of then Jman , fuller, Greg the groove , just to name 3 members of many

              • tgfoyl1472
                tgfoyl1472 commented
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                Thanks Hemiboy, is it hard to convert the HiHat? Does the 2Box offer the capability for multiple outs and mix in for practice/jamming to MP3s? I do like the I/O versatility of the TD-30 but I like the price of the 2Box...

              • tgfoyl1472
                tgfoyl1472 commented
                Editing a comment
                Thanks Hemiboy, is it hard to convert the HiHat? Does the 2Box offer the capability for multiple outs and mix in for practice/jamming to MP3s? I do like the I/O versatility of the TD-30 but I like the price of the 2Box...

            • #10
              Do rim protectors come standard on any of the pintech Tom's?

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              • #11
                Originally posted by tgfoyl1472 View Post
                Has anyone done any direct comparisons between the PD-128 and the Phoenix PHX 14? I am building a "TD-30KV" one trigger pad at a time and I am now saving for the snare. I am intrigued larger 14" Pintech snare versus the 12" PD-128
                digitalDrummer tested the previous-generation Pintech snare against the then-flagship PD-125.
                If you're going with a TD-30, note that about 20% of the snare performance is down to the pad (PD-128 vs PD-128), as demosntrated in our video. Presumably (and I admit I have NOT tested the Phoenix), the Pintech would rival the 125 and not quite have the rim nuances derived from the rim sensor placement on the 128.
                . digitalDrummer
                Review index

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                • #12
                  Pintech might be a better fit with 2 box and pd 128 with Roland

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                  • hemiboy
                    hemiboy commented
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                    Jman on this forum sells the hi hat conversion with complete walk thru instructions and it's super easy. As far as what 2 box can and can't do, send Jman a forum member here or look him up on stealth drums.com or Dan Fulmer also a forum member a lpersonal message with questions and or download the 2 box owners manual for free . I like the sound of the Phoenix snare and the new knob adjustable dual zone concert cast pads from Pintech with a 2 box module. If I didn't have my a to e , that's how I would go. Talk to Ryan at Pintech USA also a member here. Very helpful guy

                • #13
                  Ps. Go on 2 box forum and get lots of answers to anything 2 box

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