Roland FD-8

Hi-Hat Controller Pedal with Smooth Open-to-Closed Action
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The Most Control Over Hi-hat Functions!

Add the Roland FD-8 hi-hat controller pedal to your older V-Tour and V-Compact V-Drum kits, and you'll enjoy improved feel and response from your V-Drums sound module. The FD-8 features a smooth open-to closed action, and it's solidly built to stay in place when you play. Included with the FD-8 hi-hat control pedal are a monaural connection cable and an owner's manual. If you're ready to step-up your V-Tour or V-Compact V-Drum performance, you'll want to bring the Roland FD-8 hi-hat controller into service.

Roland FD-8 Hi-hat Controller Pedal Features:
  • Hi-hat controller pedal for V-Drums electronic drum kits
  • Smooth open-to-closed action for a more natural response
  • Includes a connection cable and manual
  • FD-8 is included with newer V-Drums kits
The Roland FD-8 hi-hat controller pedal gives your Roland V-drums hi-hat a realistic response!

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Roland and Sweetwater have a long history together, a history that spans from the synthesizer-heavy days of the 1980s to the pristine 24-bit/96kHz recording offered by today's standalone recorders. Since its beginning, Roland has strived for one objective: innovation. Breaking new ground in the world of electronic percussion, Roland's V-Drums set the pace for the future of electronic percussion. The JC-120 stereo guitar amp is a legend and a studio staple. Roland synths have continually been re-invented to stay ahead of the curve. By recognizing the needs of their customers, Roland continues to be an industry leader.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number FD-8

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Roland FD-8 Upgrade for TD1-KV Kit

I purchased a compact TD1-KV kit, and I love it; however the oritinal high hat pedal was not very responsive, and often missed triggers (either opening or closing). This FD-8 works perfectly with the TD1-KV, and it provides spot-on response for the high-hat functionality. Well worth the price to improve my drumming experience.
Music background: Semi-Pro guitar player, novice drummer

Roland FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller, I Like It!

When I noticed that there was a new and improved FD-8 pedal available for my Roland V-Drums, I could not resist the temptation to give it a try. My original Roland FD-7 hi-hat pedal was not impressive and worked more like an on/off switch than a variable control device. I never could get it tweaked just right. Today I received the new FD-8 and let me tell you what a difference it has made. For starters, it has the feel of a real hi-hat pedal with very similar tactical feedback to your foot. The full range of open to closed is also now present with this pedal. It was setup perfect right out of the box with no adjustments necessary. If you close your eyes, the FD-8 sounds and feels more like the real thing. Roland has completely redesigned the mechanical structure as well making a much more modern looking pedal than the original FD-7 "Dracula’s Coffin Design". If you have the spare change, treat yourself an FD-8 and put a little spring back into your hi-hat. It makes the whole kit feel new again.
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