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    Anyone know when roland's patents on the "blue cone" and positional sensing run out? I imagine not to far away since the mesh heads have been around for a while.

    I want the PD120, but I'd feel bad for buying roland when they have lower-quality construction for 3X the price.

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    Industrial Patents are usually held for 26 years, then must be extented by the Patent holder.
    Drumkat Turbo 4.5, Emulator X3, Superior 2.1, Roland Fantom XR, DTXtreme III, SPD-20 etc.......


    • #3
      So then, only 22 years to go till we can all buy cheap blue cones!

      'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

      , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...


      • #4
        Originally posted by Steveo the Devo:
        So then, only 22 years to go till we can all buy cheap blue cones!
        They're actually black now. Roland claims they are "new and improved" over the blue cones -- and more expensive (of course!).


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