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The great kd7 vs mesh debate

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  • The great kd7 vs mesh debate

    Hello,

    I just read all threads related to the kd-80 as I am upgrading my v-club with this right off the bat (should have all my Vs by week's end).

    I was surprised to see the strong responses AGAINST the mesh bass drum pads and in favor of the inverted-beater rubber-stump KD-7s. I played many different showroom models of V-sessions, V-concerts, etc. and Did feel that the KD-80 or KD-120 had more ultimate potential. However, because I was a "bury the beater in the drum head" player, maybe I have some trouble coming my way with my KD-80?

    I got the KD-80 for the possibility of a more realistic feel and also for the possibility of using a set of Gibraltar double bass pedals I got to go with my set.

    So, while I am not trying to full stir up the debate, what are the advantages of the mesh-head bass drum pads? It seems that tension makes a difference in whether the feel will be springy and bouncy (sorta like a real drum eh?).

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

  • #2
    Huh-huh, say "mesh debate" really fast.
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    • #3
      shaddup beavis..................huh huh he said meshdabate.....huh huh.














      good one my man good one.
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      • #4
        BD Mesh pads

        I agree with the assessments; however, I like the mesh bass drum because I can easily use conventional pedals with it (such as my Iron Cobras!).
        V-Pro/TD-20, Matching Black Vintage Ludwig

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        • #5
          Re: The great kd7 vs mesh debate

          Originally posted by JeffVA :
          However, because I was a "bury the beater in the drum head" player, maybe I have some trouble coming my way with my KD-80?
          Hi Jeff - Yes I believe you will have some trouble with the meshes. That tuff ol' KD-7 is tailor-made for the drummer with a lead foot.

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          • #6
            mesh is ok

            I've replaced my KD-7 for a mesh-bassdrumand am really pleased with it. And everybody in the house as well! (it takes a lot of the noise away for your downstair neighbours)

            Groet, Cas
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            • #7
              Thanks for all the input. It seems that the V-drum crowd are roughly split 50/50 on the issue. Since I went with the KD-80, I'll have to adapt to it.

              Thanks!

              Jeff

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              • #8
                Originally posted by c. jude
                KD-7s RULE! Heh heh. I always wanted to say that. Meshdebate. Now that's funny.
                I know if Steveo the Devo was lurking about, he would have said this.
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                • #9
                  I use two KD7's. And find it's very easy to fix so far, if you encounter problems with mis-triggers(Bit but no sound comes out). I have posted some suggestions earlier last year if you have mis-triggering problems.

                  Recently I found it's also very easy to fix if you have solder problems in the Piezzo inside the gel like substance inside the rubber "knob". The Piezzo is enclosed in a disc round small container and thus isolated from the Gel. So if you can get this disk out, (use a Box knife to cut away the Gel) it's very easy to fix solder problems on the Piezzo. Now my KD7's like new again.


                  Fon.
                  Fon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by R27789
                    Recently I found it's also very easy to fix if you have solder problems in the Piezzo inside the gel like substance inside the rubber "knob". The Piezzo is enclosed in a disc round small container and thus isolated from the Gel. So if you can get this disk out, (use a Box knife to cut away the Gel) it's very easy to fix solder problems on the Piezzo. Now my KD7's like new again.

                    Fon.
                    Interesting. I have a dead KD7 from my Church. It died a few months ago. I opened it up but it didn't look fixable. Maybe I'll try surgury. I don't have much to lose since you can't kill a corpse. Of course, if I fix it it's gonna cost me $$ for another pedal. And I'm not so sure I want another of what I have now, and that means more money, and then I have to build another upright stand to convert the KD7 to match what I already have. Hmmm, thanks a lot Fon! You big troublemaker. Maybe I'll just forget I ever read this post.
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                    • #11
                      heh...boingo.....lol....corpse....heh.can't kill it..woohoo......ahem.ok i'm better now.
                      -i can levitate birds and no one cares-----------V-CONCERT,CY12H-CY15R/SPD-20-XP-60 V-STUDIO 1824CD,DAUZ PADS,NO RYTHYM AND MISC.CRAP 9"HART SPLASH/AKAI S5000/ASSLOAD OF SAMPLES

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                      • #12
                        Boingo,
                        You can always send that "corpse" to me. I'll raise it up on the Vdrum's equivalent of the 3rd day.

                        Fon.
                        Fon.

                        TD8 with PD7's, 2 KD7's (From previous TD7)
                        Tama Rockstar with mix of Sabian, Zildjian and Paiste.

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