Roland Drum Pad PDX-8 8 Inch V-Pad


Roland Drum Pad PDX-8 An Improved V-Pad for Snare

Roland’s Mesh Heas V-Pad Roland Drum Pad PDX-8 offers an expanded Rim for more comfortable and quiet rim-shots, as well as separate head and rim triggering for authentic performance.

Trigger Type Settings for the Sound Module

ROLAND DRUM PAD PDX-8Set the trigger type for the drum sound module to the pad you are using (PDX-8). If you’re using the PDX-8 with the drum sound module TD-30, choose trigger type “PDX-8.”

If you’re using the PDX-8 with the drum kit TD-1KV/TD-1K, choose pad type “S2.

For the PDX-8 function correctly, the trigger type and trigger parameters in your percussion sound module (TD-11, TD-25, etc.) must be adjusted.

Adjust the “Rim Sens”

If you find the following kinds of problems occurring, adjust the “Rim Sens” of the percussion sound module.

  • If you hear a rim sound when you strike the head, decrease the “Rim Sens” value.
  • If you cannot get a rim sound even when you strike the rim hard, increase the “Rim Sens” value.

Connecting to a Sound Module

Use the included stereo cable to make connections with the drum sound module. Connect the L-shaped plug of the included cable to the PDX-8.

If you use a monaural cable, you won’t be able to employ rim shot and cross stick playing techniques.

NOTE: To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power on all devices before making any connections.

Main Features

  • Roland Drum Pad PDX-8’s is a light weight drum pad.
  • Its compact design allows for comfortable performance.
  • Quiet response, even when playing rim shots.
  • Accessories Included: Connection Cable, Drum Key and Owner’s Manual.
    Options (sold separately): Mesh Head (MH-8), Pad Mount (MDH-10U) and Drum Stands (MDS series)


  • Pad size: 8 inches
  • Triggers: 2 (Head, Rim).
  • Width: 266 mm (10-1/2 inches).
  • Depth: 326 mm (12-7/8 inches).
  • Height: 62 mm (2-1/2 inches).
  • Weight: 1.3 kg (2 lbs 14oz.).