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  • #16
    I tried a simmons kit out ............these kits are not even a 1/4 as good as a roland kit. JMO



    Which kit ? The SD9K or their older ones ? I can appreciate if one wants to vent about bad things from the past, thats cool, its the right thing to do.., ....aint trying to shrug off your precautions either, but to fair, can you translate the criticism to the new SD9K ? Played it? write back mon
    Guys...Maybe We might wanna come together----Cause the girls *Already Have* their little type of conspiracy Thang Going Strong

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    • #17
      The kit he bought was a sd7k, same pads and all as the 9 only it looks as the module is differant on the 9. this was only a couple of months ago and i highly doubt they have improved in the short amount of time.......even if the the newer module with the 9 has better sounds the triggers are still the same.........there is no consistancy to them, you can hit the pad within 1/4 inch within the first hit and the volume level can be 10 times as loud or not even be heard...........my sound guy would probably sell it if you intersted, it was a waste of money......
      Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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      • #18
        the triggers are still the same.........there is no consistancy to them, you can hit the pad within 1/4 inch within the first hit and the volume level can be 10 times as loud ..


        Was this occurring on just One trigger in the kit or was it on a few of them, or was it widespread throughout the kit? Which trigger? (it would be more agitating if it were the hat , for example, than the floor tom)

        How long did it take for these problems to occur? Maybe if its right out of the box its a quality control warranty thing- Beat the **************** out of em---- heavy use or heavy wear? When did they go bad?

        What were the options your sound man had as far as addressing these complaints?
        Guys...Maybe We might wanna come together----Cause the girls *Already Have* their little type of conspiracy Thang Going Strong

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        • #19
          The kit he bought was a sd7k, same pads and all as the 9 only it looks as the module is differant on the 9. this was only a couple of months ago and i highly doubt they have improved in the short amount of time.......even if the the newer module with the 9 has better sounds the triggers are still the same.........there is no consistancy to them, you can hit the pad within 1/4 inch within the first hit and the volume level can be 10 times as loud or not even be heard...........my sound guy would probably sell it if you intersted, it was a waste of money......


          FYI - The pads are different on the sd7k and the sd9k. Simmons got wise to the fact that the plastic "rim" around the pad wasn't probably the best idea and came up with a new set of pads for the sd9k.

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          • #20
            99% of the problems were from the hi-hat and crash. If you play intricate stuff on the hat the way i do with my style then forget these. of all the triggers i had the most problem with the hats.............like i said before this was a sd7k and was around 4 months ago.........
            Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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            • #21
              99% of the problems were from the hi-hat and crash. If you play intricate stuff on the hat the way i do with my style then forget these. of all the triggers i had the most problem with the hats..


              Did it "wear out" or did it ship with this trigger problem? (sorry to hear---BTW)
              Guys...Maybe We might wanna come together----Cause the girls *Already Have* their little type of conspiracy Thang Going Strong

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              • #22
                They ship like that. Dude, i'm tellin ya, don't even consider the Simmons kit.

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                • #23
                  yep, straight out of the box new like that.........if you want to play....boom-chick-boom-chick-boom, and nothing else itll work just fine
                  Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                  • #24
                    An excellent young drummer (13 years old) comes to my church, and while he appreciates the top of the line Simmons kit his Mom bought him, he much prefers my babies, and in particular, my DW5000 Accelerator pedal. He wants one bad. He has the white mesh head kit from Roland, and from I've heard its the top of the line kit as it cost $6,000.00. Makes me feel pretty good knowing his youth has not blinded him to playing an acoustic kit, from talking with him he'd rather have acoustic but the band he is playing with want electrics so they can control his volume. Poor young man even has to use those electric cymbals. Just my 2 cents, Chaos BTW, I'm not against electric kits, I'd love to have 2 or 3 pads to compliment my acoustic Selects.
                    Originally Posted by turdadactyl


                    Never make your music a negative for yourself.









                    Originally Posted by Thomas G


                    One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was "Be happy with where you are at, but never be satisfied." Just keep that in mind whenever you practice.

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                    • #25
                      much prefers .....DW5000

                      his youth has not blinded him to playing an acoustic kit.


                      Very interesting---I could be blinded by the science, blinded by the metronome and click track, the mixer and demos, and the memories. Watch out---this stuff can be compelling,.. well... to me anyways. She blinded me with science--and hit me with technology. ....seduced .......again......yah, I know,,,,,shameful isn't it? Why--just why---do they have to strut their stuff?

                      Jeeze chaos, <<admiration of dw kits here>> and just the same, I am happy for you to have such nice drums, .....



                      [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]yep, straight out of the box new like that.........if you want to play....boom-chick-boom-chick


                      .....Cross Eyed Mary : They ship like that. Dude, i'm tellin ya,


                      I may be inclined to think that this is a manufacturers defect, I don't mean to disrespect your view nor mean to minimize this issue either--statistically, they've got to make mistakes like this sooner or later---you think? Warranty the thing.....I don't know--I'm asking questions. How widespread is the trigger problem, the triggers going "fainter" or dead? Is this BS common?
                      Guys...Maybe We might wanna come together----Cause the girls *Already Have* their little type of conspiracy Thang Going Strong

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                      • #26
                        Very common. I sold the ****************ers for a year, and they all were like that. Please for the love of god don't buy that kit.

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                        • #27
                          Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                          • #28
                            Damn, a friend of mine just bought a set of these. I tried to steer him towards Rolands or other decent brands, but I think he was swayed by the price and number of kit pieces. I should probably direct him to this thread and maybe he'll take 'em back.

                            CEM is clearly one funny mofo - one of my favorite Tull songs as well.

                            Steve

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                            • #29
                              Damn, a friend of mine just bought a set of these. I tried to steer him towards Rolands or other decent brands, but I think he was swayed by the price and number of kit pieces. I should probably direct him to this thread and maybe he'll take 'em back.

                              CEM is clearly one funny mofo - one of my favorite Tull songs as well.

                              Steve


                              Hey man, lets not get hasty and "throw out the baby with the bongwater", I mean "bathwater". I recognize the alarm and panic tone of the criticisms here. And i realize that forums like this are also a lightning rod for such criticisms, attracting venting/rants/raves etc. which can be , but may not be necessarily in proportion to the reality or in proportion to the masses in the general public, and thats cool----satisfied customers never make as much noise as the discontented..... Yo--I wanna hear about the ****************! I have to wonder if a company like this simmons is very seriously flawed--may appear to have a reputation for making dog**************** with quality control problems--maybe like the behringer company in some ways, (in here at the moment) and I touched on a RAW nerve or two inquiring. This company shall surely go or would have already gone bellyup if it made nothing but total dog**************** however,,,,how would they expect to make in business?,,,,,I would like to give them benefit of the doubt to a degree, plus I'm trying to do the emotionally mature thing and fully assess the situation first--like an adult, before I react emotionally to it---and jump to conclusions---thats all. I agree---CEM is funny as hell though, thanks for venting this BTW CEM, let 'er rip---
                              Guys...Maybe We might wanna come together----Cause the girls *Already Have* their little type of conspiracy Thang Going Strong

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                              • #30
                                Yo--I wanna hear about the ****************! I have to wonder if a company like this simmons is very seriously flawed--may appear to have a reputation for making dog**************** with quality control problems--maybe like the behringer company in some ways, (in here at the moment) and I touched on a RAW nerve or two inquiring.


                                It's worth pointing out that these are Simmons in NAME ONLY. These are the GC store brand. Simmons, the company that made the innovative edrums of the 1980's has been gone for many years.
                                Super 8

                                In memory of our fellow drummer and forum friend, Cheeseadiddle-Nov 2008

                                "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
                                -- George Bernard Shaw

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