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Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger  

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Trigger bass drum sound to die for with your kick drum!

The Roland RT-10K Acoustic Drum Trigger for kick drums is ultra-sensitive and about 10% smaller than its predecessor. Easier to position and more discrete. Features the latest trigger-sensing technology for improved response. The RT-10K easily attaches to wooden, composite, and metal bass drum hoops. Can be used with mesh heads as well as regular acoustic drumheads.

Works directly with Roland V-Drums TD series, TMC6 Trigger MIDI Converter (442374), SPD-20 Total Percussion Pad (700214), and HPD-15 HandSonic Percussion Controller (441917). These accessory products in the preceding paragraph and the one to follow may be found in the customer accessory box.

Trigger your whole set with the RT-10T (449930), RT-10S Dual Snare Trigger (449931), and the RT-10K Kick Trigger (449932).


 
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RolandRT-10K Kick Trigger
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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Pros

  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BUY THIS TRIGGER IF YOU WANT QUALITY!!!

    I have spent THOUSANDS on triggers and modules, and I am very impressed with this trigger. With all of my dissapointment about the DDrum pro triggers, and the Red Shots, and the regualr...Read complete review

    I have spent THOUSANDS on triggers and modules, and I am very impressed with this trigger. With all of my dissapointment about the DDrum pro triggers, and the Red Shots, and the regualr crapy "stick-on" triggers, this one seems to work the best. Even on a single bass with a double pedal at constant 32nd note rolls, it wont miss your hits. One thing is a fact though, if your going to buy this Roland Trigger, use a roland module or sampler (with trigger in's), if your going to buy the DDrum triggers, use the DDrum module. TRUST ME! I know almost everything there is to know about these damn little units of misery! When roland and DDrum make there modules, they use THEIR OWN BRAND of triggers to test them out. Yes, they might work cross brand, but NEVER as well. If you have any editional problems with the triggers, then you seriously have to think about muting your drums- Its not true that you dont have to mute them- NO MATTER WHAT TRIGGER IT IS- due to double triggering, cross talk, and all that wonderful stuff. ALSO!!! DDrum triggers use XLR- to MONO (UNBALANCED) cables (which are a pain,!!!) These Roland triggers get an A in my book

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    Warning! Good and Bad

    Roland did not take into consideration the various types of hoops on bass drums. The hook-on type feature was made for one or few types. They should have made the screw down part adjustable...Read complete review

    Roland did not take into consideration the various types of hoops on bass drums. The hook-on type feature was made for one or few types. They should have made the screw down part adjustable (forward and back) because when I tighten it down it goes cockeyed and then the trigger won't touch the bass head. OR they could have made the trigger adjustment reach further to compensate for this. Now if I am very careful I can get it to hold just right...that is UNTIL I HIT THE DRUM!!! I currently have a Bic pen cap under the trigger body to keep it from tilting cockeyed. How messed up is that? I would love to give this a good rating because it sounds great through my Alesis DM5 but I can't count on it to stay on my drum. I'll keep it as a back up for home practice only.

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    4.0

    This thing is great!

    By wheeler9691

    from Northeast Pennsylvania

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Tedious

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

    I don't know if a lot of the reviews of this product are the result of zero tweaking, but my experience has been great. Once I read the manual for my electronics and got the settings where they needed to be this thing works well. I could see how the fastening mechanic could use improvement, but it fastens very well on my kit. Using double trigger cancel and mask time around 32 I usually never get any double triggers unless it's operator error. I've never checked to see how fast I actually play, but I play heel toe and am very fast, and it works really well. Francesco Paoli uses it and you don't get much faster than that. I can't imagine a trigger better than this other than the Axis E-Kits, but if you're in the market for a traditional acoustic trigger this one is great.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great trigger

    By dyinggoat

    from Sacramento

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Small
    • Very Acurate Trigger

    Cons

    • Doesn't Fit All Hoops

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

    This trigger is very responsive. Every stroke I make on the kick it response. It does not fit all drum kits. Most pro kits it will fit . It is the cheaper modles of drum kits with a metal kick hoop with a outer ring of the hoop.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Warning! Good and Bad

    By HeavyMetalWelder

    from Auburn Hills, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

    Roland did not take into consideration the various types of hoops on bass drums. The hook-on type feature was made for one or few types. They should have made the screw down part adjustable (forward and back) because when I tighten it down it goes cockeyed and then the trigger won't touch the bass head. OR they could have made the trigger adjustment reach further to compensate for this. Now if I am very careful I can get it to hold just right...that is UNTIL I HIT THE DRUM!!! I currently have a Bic pen cap under the trigger body to keep it from tilting cockeyed. How messed up is that? I would love to give this a good rating because it sounds great through my Alesis DM5 but I can't count on it to stay on my drum. I'll keep it as a back up for home practice only.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It works alright.

    By BrettBarrett

    from Allendale, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      As with all triggers, they never work perfectly. This trigger, unfortunately, is no exception. It works pretty well around 215bpm 16th notes but starts to falter around 230+. I had DDrum red triggers that we non-responsive so I switched to these and still have problems.
      I have definitely noted that having two bass drums and two triggers helps immensely.
      It feels a little cheap and doesn't work as well as I'd like. I guess I'll just have to deal with some double triggering/mistriggering.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      GOOD Trigger but doesnt last very long

      By Adam Salcedo

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      When i first got it i kept it in package for about a year before i put it into constant use but a year later it started skipping notes as i played faster. Its a shame I really liked the trigger so Ima look up warranty from roland.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not for speed...

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      I was ecstatic when my triggering gear arrived. Hooked everything up and began playing. Worked really well up to around 220BPM 16th notes. After that, it's pathetic! At 260BPM it picks up about 1/3 of the actual hits, rendering any recordings useless. With no amount of tweaking was I able to get it to pick up anything much faster than 220, even triplets! Going back now, I guess I need the Axis Ekit...

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT!

      By Max-WBxTV

      from Wisconsin

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      This thing is awesome! I went through quite a few flimsy ddrum triggers and went to this thing finally...if only I had known! The Roland trigger is sturdy, responsive, easy to install, and stays out of the way. I snapped the thing on the rim of my BD on the lower right side near my floor toms...no cross talk, great response...I sound like Dave Lombardo and don't have to pound the pedals. This thing rocks!

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      5.0

      Great overall triggers.

      By fatalkill101

      from Toronto

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      I bought these triggers cuz i felt maybe triggering my kicks would make them sound better, and to my surprise my kicks sounded AWESOME!!! I have no regrets buying these things. I was looking for some Ekits buh it was hard to get my hands on em. I bought these guys thinking ddrums were better and to my surprise these were WAYYY BETTER!!. The only problem i have is i can seem to stop false triggering.

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      5.0

      Bass in your Face :)

      By Stickman-tFqM2

      from Vermont

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      Recently received this trigger to give the new Roland stuff a try. Wow !!! What a difference!! My band members said don't change a thing! I found the right sounds for most of our tunes ( Rock) and am very happy with it....Also bought the snare and tom triggers...My kit is on another planet !!!! Get them today !!!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BUY THIS TRIGGER IF YOU WANT QUALITY!!!

      Comments about Roland RT-10K Kick Trigger:

      I have spent THOUSANDS on triggers and modules, and I am very impressed with this trigger. With all of my dissapointment about the DDrum pro triggers, and the Red Shots, and the regualr crapy "stick-on" triggers, this one seems to work the best. Even on a single bass with a double pedal at constant 32nd note rolls, it wont miss your hits. One thing is a fact though, if your going to buy this Roland Trigger, use a roland module or sampler (with trigger in's), if your going to buy the DDrum triggers, use the DDrum module. TRUST ME! I know almost everything there is to know about these damn little units of misery! When roland and DDrum make there modules, they use THEIR OWN BRAND of triggers to test them out. Yes, they might work cross brand, but NEVER as well. If you have any editional problems with the triggers, then you seriously have to think about muting your drums- Its not true that you dont have to mute them- NO MATTER WHAT TRIGGER IT IS- due to double triggering, cross talk, and all that wonderful stuff. ALSO!!! DDrum triggers use XLR- to MONO (UNBALANCED) cables (which are a pain,!!!) These Roland triggers get an A in my book

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