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Rock-solid playability in an integrated low-noise design.
Featuring innovative new technology from Roland, the KT-10 provides authentic feel and playability in a low-noise kick trigger pedal for V-Drums sound modules and other electronic percussion instruments. The all-in-one design offers fast, fluid response and a unique reverse-action trigger mechanism that makes the pedal not only compact in size, but also far quieter in operation than a kick pad played with a standard pedal and beater. With its small footprint, the KT-10 is ideal for use alongside an acoustic kick pedal in a hybrid drum set, and it also works great for expanding the capabilities of an SPD-series percussion pad or the HandSonic HPD-20. Of course, the KT-10’s pro feel, noise-reducing features, and portable convenience make it perfect for use with any V-Drums kit as well.
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Comments about Roland KT-10 Kick Drum Control Pedal:
If you grab the pedal at the top (toe position) with the thumb and index finger on either side and jiggle the pedal horizontally from side to side you will hear a clacking sound (clack, clack, clack). Since I play toe down I initially thought there was something loose on my rack and it was quite annoying. I prefer to practice at a comfortable level that would not be heard by someone on another floor of the house and the clacking was overpowering the mix volume.
If you play heel down you don't hear the mechanical clacking sound. So all I have to do is change how I play to have a quiet pedal. That is unacceptable to me and why this pedal gets a rating of 2. If I move the pedal forward so that I am playing toe down on the bottom of the pedal (heel position) the clacking sound is minimized but not necessarily eliminated and the feel is less natural.
I also felt like the pedal was fighting me when doing fast kick beats with a single pedal. When I started to adjust it I found that the pedal has two spring tension - "Strong and Weak (weak is factory default)" - rather than being continuously adjustable. With a real kick pedal I have never had trouble adjusting it to match my playing style to be comfortable and accurate. With the KT-10 I have not found the right adjustment yet. A real kick pedal allows not only for adjusting spring tension but also the distance of the beater to the drum head which directly correlates to the distance the pedal travels to obtain a hit but no such adjustment exists for the KT-10.
There is also the ability to remove weights form the "beater" but my initial test of this adjustment show that the weight is not really the problem.
So, my take on this pedal is that it is for practice only. It will be analogous to running with ankle weights so that when it is race time you will be stronger. You wouldn't run the race with ankle weights. IF you practice loud the clacking noise won't bother you but then again if you practice loud why do you need this pedal?