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Is the TD-20 end-of-lifed?

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  • Is the TD-20 end-of-lifed?

    A friend of mine told me that Roland has stopped making the TD-20. (He heard it from his Sweetwater rep.)

    Is that true? I thought that with Roland releasing the TDW-20 expansion card, the TD20 platform still has some life in it.

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    Nope, sounds like a load of bull to me. Why on earth would Roland pull their flagship when they've just released an upgrade which requires the module?!?!?!?

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    • #3
      It sounds more plausible that Roland will stop selling the TD-20 kit WITHOUT the TDW-20 factory installed, so they are probably planning ahead for that. As I recall, that is what happened with the TD-10 sku once the TDW-1 was released.

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      • #4
        No, but as Joe mentioned, they may offer it as an "expanded" kit now.
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        • #5
          Not that it matters but I don't recall the TD-10 being sold new with the TDW-1 already installed. Seems to me they maximize sales by selling them separately.

          Besides, wouldn't that put the combo price as something like $2400? That sounds like it's put further out of the reach of a lot of folks. That doesn't sound like something Roland would do. Of course one might expect some kind of discount on the combo deal but it's still a lot of bucks for a module.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Boingo View Post
            Not that it matters but I don't recall the TD-10 being sold new with the TDW-1 already installed. Seems to me they maximize sales by selling them separately.
            I don't know about the individual module sales, but I was speaking of the full kit. Once the TDW-1 was released, they began selling the kit with the CY cymbals and TDW-1. At least, that is what I seem to remember. Depends on if we are talking about the TD-20 as a module, or the full kit, I suppose. It does seem likely that Roland would start clearing out existing inventory of the TD-20 Kits and creating a new Sku.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joe_K View Post
              I don't know about the individual module sales, but I was speaking of the full kit. Once the TDW-1 was released, they began selling the kit with the CY cymbals and TDW-1. At least, that is what I seem to remember. Depends on if we are talking about the TD-20 as a module, or the full kit, I suppose. It does seem likely that Roland would start clearing out existing inventory of the TD-20 Kits and creating a new Sku.
              You're right. When I bought the V-Session kit it came with a TD-10, as well as the TDW-1, although it hadn't been installed.
              Last edited by rentadrummer; 07-24-08, 07:04 AM.
              Ron

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              • #8
                $500 for the expansion card?!?

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                • #9
                  I would hope Roland would discontinue it. Can you imaging what your TD-20 would be worth in about a month? ... not that I would sell mine. I'm betting that they will continue to produce it until they come up with a better unit.

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                  • #10
                    What td series will be next? I am still trying to work my way up to a double digit td. But I really like my td 8.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Joe_K View Post
                      I don't know about the individual module sales, but I was speaking of the full kit. Once the TDW-1 was released, they began selling the kit with the CY cymbals and TDW-1. At least, that is what I seem to remember. Depends on if we are talking about the TD-20 as a module, or the full kit, I suppose. It does seem likely that Roland would start clearing out existing inventory of the TD-20 Kits and creating a new Sku.
                      I was referring to module sales and that they didn't sell them installed. Anywho, what really got my attention was the logic in forcing folks to buy the module and card - just doesn't make good sense. Many folks can barely afford the module alone now. Money is tight, they just had an increase and now they force another $4-500 more to an already expensive unit? They do seem to know their market and I've always said they are good at controlling inventory and price but I'm just having a hard time believing this is accurate info.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Boingo View Post
                        I was referring to module sales and that they didn't sell them installed. Anywho, what really got my attention was the logic in forcing folks to buy the module and card - just doesn't make good sense. Many folks can barely afford the module alone now. Money is tight, they just had an increase and now they force another $4-500 more to an already expensive unit? They do seem to know their market and I've always said they are good at controlling inventory and price but I'm just having a hard time believing this is accurate info.
                        I agree Boingo. Makes no sense to sell the module with the card pre installed. They'd maintain a greater market share by selling them separately.

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                        • #13
                          From my memory (which isn't the best at the best of timeS) they were selling TD-10 expanded modules as part of a kit with the expansion board installed - as Joe stated. But modules by themselves were just that. But you never know what the guys in Roland marketing HQ have up their sleeve re sales strategies.
                          Steve

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rentadrummer View Post
                            You're right. When I bought the V-Session kit it came with a TD-20, as well as the TDW-1, although it hadn't been installed.
                            Hmm... installing a TDW-1 in a TD-20, wonder what that would give?
                            Sorry, couldn't resist!


                            Stijn
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 'lectric drumma View Post
                              Hmm... installing a TDW-1 in a TD-20, wonder what that would give?
                              Sorry, couldn't resist!


                              Stijn
                              Edited and corrected. Thanks.
                              Ron

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