Roland PD-128S Snare V-Pad

12" Mesh-head Snare Drum Pad with Dual-Trigger Action for Head and Rim, and Interchangeable Shell Wrap - Black Chrome
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Put Amazingly Natural Snare Feel in Your Kit

The Roland PD-128S V-Pad 12" electronic snare drum pad gives you real-drum feel and response, with amazingly natural rim-shot sensing. Roland's latest rim sensor - specially developed for this 12-inch mesh head pad and TD-30 Drum Sound Module - more accurately detects your rim-shot dynamics and depth, so you don't have to alter your technique to get the results you want. You can also adjust the head's tension to your taste, to make your electronic kit feel just like acoustic drums. The PD-128S is snare-stand mountable, and its black chrome color shell wrap is interchangeable. Get realistic snare feel, with the Roland PD-128S V-Pad.

Roland PD-128S V-Pad 12" Dual-trigger Mesh Electronic Drum Pad Features at a Glance:
  • Enjoy a new level of natural feel and expression
  • Customize your kit with interchangeable shell wraps
  • Roland V-drums: the standard for great playability and realistic feel
Enjoy a new level of natural feel and expression

Roland's PD-128S snare V-Pad gives you a new level of rim-sensing accuracy. In replicating the feel of an acoustic snare drum, the rimshot has traditionally been the component that's kept many drummers using acoustic snares in their otherwise-electronic kits. Well, it's a new ballgame. The PD-128S sports a new Roland rim sensor that will make your jaw drop. Together with the head sensor, it delivers uncannily natural snare-drum response that will put a smile on your face - and a PD-128S in your kit.

Customize your kit with interchangeable shell wraps

The Roland PD-128S V-Pad 12" electronic snare drum pad sports a cool-looking black chrome finish interchangeable shell wrap. Roland also offers a range great-looking finishes - so you can customize and color-coordinate your V-drum kit to look killer onstage.

Roland V-drums: the standard for great playability and realistic feel

Roland's V-drums convey every nuance of your performance. Quite an accomplishment for Roland, but when you consider that their V-Drums have been industry-leaders for over a decade, it's really no surprise. With amazing pad sensitivity and incredible sounds, Roland's latest V-Pro Behavior Modeling technology ups the previous benchmark by several notches, giving you electronic drums that rival real acoustic drums for, well, realism and playability.

Roland PD-128S V-Pad 12" Dual-trigger Mesh Electronic Snare Drum Pad Features:
  • 12" snare pad
  • Snare-stand mountable
  • Dual-zone (head, rim)
  • Tunable mesh head for realistic playing feel
  • Consistent and accurate sensing between head and rim
  • Black chrome finish; interchangeable shell wrap
  • Includes pad unit, connection cable, tuning key, and owner's manual
Roland's PD-128S V-Pad puts puts superb snare-drum performance in your kit!

Tech Specs

Type Mesh Pad Drum
Drum Type Snare
Size 12"
Manufacturer Part Number PD-128S-BC

Customer Reviews

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Roland PD-128S Snare V-PAd

Very pleased with the performance of this snare. I am using it at the Delaware Children's Theatre as my primary snare.

Very Real

Very realistic to play. Nice looking, and they did a great job of replacing a real snare.
Music background: Musician/Studio

Old dog new tricks

I played drums for 25 years in different bands from the early 60's to the late 80's, during that time i tried all kinds of electronic add ons to my acoustic drum set, most of them were cheesey sounding. I quit playing for 25 years and now i do D.J. work and karaoke. But when i discovered the Roland td-30 module and the V drum pads i was blown away, the sound is incredible and the pads have all the dynamics you could want as well as the feel of real drums, so i bought a TD-30 module and several pdx pads and a pd-128s pad and incorporated them into my acoustic set and i am having a ball playing the drums again. This might encourage me to start working in a band again. Thanks to Will Newbill and Roland drums
Music background: 25 years playing drums and vocals plus 34 years D.J.

Roland PD-128s

This Roland drum pad is killer! I bought my kit for nearly silent practice, rather than making everyone in the house, and my neighbors uncomfortable. Being in a Rock Band, I wish I had more of an opportunity to play this kit live. Plays great and sounds great in the right hands.

Roland PD-128S is great

I'm a producer, musician but not a drummer. I bought this primarily for studio and for a live setup with a singing drummer to control bleed into vocal mic and overall kit volume. I have to say - all acou vs. elec drum debates aside - these latest Roland pads are great. I've had multiple pro drummers play the whole kit and all were suitably impressed. The sensors are reliable and extremely sensitive. Ghost notes on the snare sound really natural and dynamic. The pad responds differently depending on where you strike the head. It also is made to sit on normal snare stand so the stability is an upgrade over side mounted pads. It opens up so much convenience while still sounding great. Recording drum parts, which often end up being edited and sometimes replaced all together, has never been easier. Documenting rehearsals also a breeze. On the gig, being able to push vocals and control kit volume has been a godsend. To my ears, the TD-30 kit is the first truly usable elec kit. I've heard the top Yamaha kits are really good as well. I can't imagine this NOT being the future of many many bands and studios.
Music background: Professional
See also: MIDI Drum triggers, Roland, Roland Drum Triggers & Pads