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  • TangTheHump
    replied to PDX-100 ''hot spot'' issue
    I disagree with this entirely. Thousands of posts on this topic and my own experience tells me hot spots are not just a matter of incorrect tension on the pad. Yes, to a minor extent, mesh tension can aid in reducing hot spots, but mostly the correct tension provides optimal trigger sensitivity and...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; Today, 02:41 AM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to PDX-100 ''hot spot'' issue
    I think the situation is more complex than this. When Roland released positional sensing, it established v-drums as a unique market leader. At the time, in my opinion, the technology was in prototype phase and was not finished. To date, two and a half decades later, this technology remains largely...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Best used Roland module for gigging
    pmv16,



    I appreciate your frustration with musicians who have not learned to balance dynamically. However, this problem has little to do with acoustic drums and/or drummers. I've experienced this problem with musicians on many instruments, acoustic and electronic. You'll save...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-22-19, 07:03 PM.

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  • I'm so glad Mr. Boo pointed this out. Double and triple underlined.

    Mr. Boo wrote: Just one note to all the ppl - if you are not familiar with PSU selection (amperage, polarity, connector types, etc.), it's not reasonable to buy a random PSU based on some random internet advice. I don't...
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  • The benefit to larger tom pads is playability, which includes spatial characteristics and facilitating a wider range of drumming techniques. The biggest thing that makes the TD-17KVX so much more playable than previous lower end offerings from Roland is the larger snare drum - the 12 inch size and...
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  • Syndicate,

    Seconding Pulsc, above. His advice is spot on. The side-mounted trigger of the PDX-12 removes hot spots, making the pad a joy to play. And, the two inch larger playing surface of the PDX-12 provides greater playability, too. Personally, were I considering as you are, I'd...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Newb-style Questions & KD-9 Dent
    puppychumful,



    That's a great price for a KD-9. Even with shipping, taxes, duties, and such added, the $50 USD base price is still attractive.

    For reference, the current model of the KD-9 is the KD-10. In America, the KD-10 sells new for $210 USD. In Canada,...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Newb-style Questions & KD-9 Dent
    Admittedly, my fix for the KD-9 turned into quite a micro-project, but I learned a lot in the process.

    Look in the thread I linked to above and search for pumpal's follow-up posts. He found a 6 inch head that fits the KD-9 perfectly. Most of the work I did is unnecessary if you start with...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-15-19, 05:10 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Rack or Stands?
    I use lightweight stands because I've got a small kit (snare, rack tom, floor tom, bass drum) and want to reduce weight and setup time. Presently, both my toms are mounted using snare stands, but I'd like to convert the floor tom to a full acoustic size (so the floor tom stands on its own, using floor...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-19-19, 02:43 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Newb-style Questions & KD-9 Dent
    In your photos, it is hard to see the degree of denting in your KD-9 head. Based on what I can see though, the denting seems minor. You might choose to raise the beater a bit higher (to avoid the dented spot) and do nothing else for now. Also, you mentioned a Falam Slam patch. I don't recommend the...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-13-19, 08:04 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Megadrum : should I buy ?
    Clem3000,

    Perhaps I missed something in your posts, but it seems you have a Yamaha DTX900 module. Why not use that to trigger SD 2.0? If I was in your situation and had a DTX900, that's what I'd use. No need for the Megadrum. Plus, the DTX900 has many functions (note stacking, note...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Double Bass Pedal for Roland KD9
    The KD-9 has a flexible attachment plate and there is nothing above the plate that limits how far you can push the pedal in. Pretty much any bass drum pedal will work with the KD-9.

    If you're using a double pedal with the KD-9, you may need to adjust sensitivity in your module. With a...
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  • Staying within budget ($400 to $800 CAD), I'd say a used Roland TD-11KV (all mesh heads) is one of the best values you'll find. As noted previously, stay away from Alesis. The Alesis stuff (like Nitro) looks great and is priced very attractively, but the playability and reliability are both awful....
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Heel up nitty gritty
    Myself, I find kit setup is fundamental to technique and not mere preference. For example, when using traditional grip, I position the drums very differently than for matched grips. Per the thread topic (heel up nitty gritty), for heel up playing, I often use a constant release approach, and this requires...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-12-19, 10:10 AM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Heel up nitty gritty
    I (respectfully) disagree. Burying the beater is one approach to heel up playing. As with most techniques, burying the beater has pros and cons. One significant con (if not mitigated) is leaning into the pedal for balance. When both feet are required to play upstrokes, leaning into the beater is no...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-11-19, 05:01 PM.

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  • Self-deprecating humour is an interpretation I considered, but ultimately the intent was unclear, which is why I noted feedback from all musicians is welcome and appreciated on this forum....
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to assembling a mini kit
    feet,

    I think you already ruled out the Alesis Strike Multipad, but in case you didn't, here is another minus. The Strike Multipad only supports two sample layers and the layer switching / blending options are very limited. Essentially, you're talking about an instrument that, for the most...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-03-19, 01:10 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Kt 10
    Yes, the KT-10 is a much better and more playable pedal than the stock pedal of the TD-1K. However, while somewhat quieter than mesh bass drum pads, the KT-10 is louder (acoustically) than the stock pedal of the TD-1K. Take that into consideration for your playing environment. If ultra quiet playing...
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  • Alan VEX,



    Ditto. Same experience I had when I removed a Falam Slam from an acoustic drum head. Seems like it would be even worse with a mesh head....
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  • Excessium,

    I tried the white Falam Slam patch, too. Tried it on my KD-9 and KD-140. Fortunately, in both cases, I did not remove the covering over the adhesive and instead used tape to hold the patch in place for testing. The patch made both pads louder, adding more acoustic attack to the...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 08-02-19, 06:31 PM.

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