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Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits  

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The KP65 kick tower has already proven to be a reliable, natural-feeling kick trigger. The large striking surface "gives" like an acoustic bass drum ...Read More

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The KP65 kick tower has already proven to be a reliable, natural-feeling kick trigger. The large striking surface "gives" like an acoustic bass drum head and the KP65 will accommodate a double pedal.


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YamahaKP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (10)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    KP65 Electronic Kick Tower

    Use this with my Hart electronic drumset with mesh heads and DM5 module. Even though some reviews say a double pedal won't work , I have no problems. Just need to make sure...Read complete review

    Use this with my Hart electronic drumset with mesh heads and DM5 module. Even though some reviews say a double pedal won't work , I have no problems. Just need to make sure to center the beaters and bring them as close together as you can with out touching eachother.The trigger works great and response of the pad is good too. Over all a great kick trigger for the $$$.
    Have a Hart electronic drumset with mesh heads and DM5 module, Had a problem with the kick trigger pad breaking due to the pedal beater hitting to hard. Purchased the KP65 because it was inexpensive. So far works great. ( like the adjustment knob on the trigger)
    Built well and seems sturdy ( time will tell ).
    Great pedal for the price.

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    Not for long term or heavy use.

    It's not bad, just not great feeling or durable.
    This kick pad works ok. Feels a bit too much like a rubber ball.
    My main concern is the longevity of...Read complete review

    It's not bad, just not great feeling or durable.
    This kick pad works ok. Feels a bit too much like a rubber ball.
    My main concern is the longevity of this kick pad. I've killed 3 in a single year of gigging. If they weren't so darn cheap, I'd buy something else.
    Well, you get what you pay for. If you dont play hard, it should go a couple years. I DO NOT recommend this to pros using it for gigs.

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    5.0

    Yamaha kick tower

    By redcloud

    from MS

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

      Had an Alesis kick start acting up and replaced it with this Yamaha and it sounds even better.

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      5.0

      Good addition for Yamaha DTX400 kits

      By R Smith

      from Westchester, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

        Good addition to the DTX400 Yamaha kit. Works very nicely.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yamaha kick tower fine on 20-year drums

        By Dee the Drummer

        from Apache Junction, AZ

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church band

          Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

          Church band, first time on electronic drums given to us. 20-year-old set had poor "bass pedal" that was hitting only 1 in 4 beats. This Yamaha worked out fine on the Roland set.

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          5.0

          Great product simple works great .

          Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

          Simple steady does its job !

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          5.0

          Nice Kick Tower

          By Irene

          from NJ

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

            Bought this new from Musicians Friend, but to be honest the way it was packaged when it was sent to me it looked as though it may have been a return? In any event it works great and I would recommend it.

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            5.0

            Great addition

            By michael baggett

            from Alabama

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

              I purchased the KP65 as an addition to the DD65, which I use for songwriting demos. It made a huge difference in the playability of the kit replacing the little stomp button. For me, it feels plenty real and accomodates my double kick pedal easily. I have experienced no triggering problems with it, it is very hefty and I was pleased with the purchase right out of the box.

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              5.0

              Great Replacement Kick

              By teleskier

              from Poconos PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

                Bought this pedal to replace the KP65 Pedal that broke. The original pedal lasted almost 3 years with constant playing almost every weekend and some spattering of weekdays. Actually tried getting parts first but it was cheaper purchasing the entire pedal than fixing the old one.
                Can't comment on how it compares to other towers but it works well with the DW3000 pedal I currently use..

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                4.0

                it is a good kick pad.

                By tony

                from gary in

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

                  none right now

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Transaction

                  By Pastor Tim

                  from Converse, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great price
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • For Sunday Worship

                    Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

                    Absolutely great transaction. The right part at the right price, and fast shipping. This product is central to our DTXpressIII kit that we use for Sunday morning worship. Because of all the aforementioned things, we won't miss a beat this Sunday. Thanks so much, blessings!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Replacement for Simmons SDK9 Kick Pad!

                    By Pastor Doug

                    from Macomb, Illinois

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                          Comments about Yamaha KP65 Electronic Kick Tower for DTXtreme IIS Kits:

                          Great replacement for Simmons SDK9 Kick pad....which is no longer being manufactured. Works great, easy installation, and is of a better quality.

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