I appreciate your advice a lot. What does "proprietary cable snake" mean? If the TD17KL is not a viable option, a second hand DTX must be the way to go. If that’s the case, which one of these would you go for?: Dtxpress IV | DTX500 | DTX582K | DTX502Go hit that and go hit a Yamaha DTX (new or 2nd user). Then you can decide.
[opinion bit - beware - but reiterating some stuff I said above]
I'll never get a kit with an evil proprietary cable snake, so that eliminates the TD17.
Rolands also use modelling for sounds which some describe as "fake" sounding and it seems no one likes (see a comment above, for example, "I have a TD-17....The sound become annoying after awhile")
Yamaha in the other hand, uses multi-layered samples - taking a current DTX6/8/10 kit for example - up to 40 samples per zone per pad - that's up to 120 samples on a 3-zone... and up to 14 pads with no cable snake. Oh and many more 3-zone pads....
But - as I've said - down to a test drive. Everyone has a different view on "best"- often driven by what they have.
Disclaimer, I have stuff from everyone - no axe to grind. Been gigging full ekits since '86.
We thought it was a good idea to see if the guy with the dtxpress IV could drop the price down to 350-400 eur. We could also go to their place to try it out since its not that far away. But, yeah, not sure if its a good idea.
You talked about the DTX6 and above, but what about the 5 series ones I referenced above? Do they conserve the majority of benefits with their high tier counterparts?
About the TD17KL posted earlier, is its module the same as for the TD17KVX(2), etc?
Oh and, let’s say we buy the dtxpress IV. Can the module be upgraded with a higher tier one in the future or the connections are different? Same goes for the DTX500, TD17KL and so on. Once you buy a kit, the module cannot be upgraded? Are the connections different or something else?
"Disclaimer, I have stuff from everyone - no axe to grind. Been gigging full ekits since '86." -Wow! I bet you got some stories to tell about a bunch of them...
That’s the thing tho. There’s no place to try these out. We’d have to order it from a site, try it out at home and then decide. If we go for a second hand bargain nearby our place (let’s say 300km radius), sure they will be up for us to go to their place before making the deal.It's being used for study and practice don't forget.
But yeah, try a couple out if you can.
And yes, for study/practice I think something around 700 eur should do okay. Then again, it’s quite hard to find something not toy-like at those prices...