Jim
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Hey everyone,
I’m debating between getting the 402 on Amazon for $500 or the other for $100 cheaper through a website that sells used goods. Can anyone offer insight into whether the 450 is superior, equal, or lesser to the 402 since the 450 is an older model? revs check nsw
Can anyone help!
Thank you.
Friday, October 18 2019, 06:44 PM
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    Georger
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    Friday, October 18 2019, 08:33 PM - #Permalink
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    There are two things to compare here: series and models.

    Series
    The discontinued DTX400 Series is based on the DTX400 module and has three models: the DTX400K, the DTX430K, and the DTX450K.
    The current DTX402 Series is based on the DTX402 module and has four models: the DTX402K, the DTX432K, the DTX452K, and the DTX482K.

    The models in the DTX402 Series have these advantages over the DTX400 Series:
    - the DTX402 module has more voices than the DTX400 module
    - more natural-feeling drum and cymbal pads
    - chokeable crash pad
    - a redesigned rack that is sturdier and more stable

    Models
    The DTX402K model has these advantages over the DTX450K...
    - DTX402 module
    - chokeable crash pad

    ... and these disadvantages:
    - single-zone snare pad
    - silent kick unit

    The DTX450K model has these advantages over the DTX402K:
    - 3-zone snare pad
    - real bass drum pedal + kick pad combo

    ... and these disadvantages:
    - DTX400 module
    - non-chokeable crash pad

    My opinion
    I'd go for the DTX450K because I think the DTX402K is too basic. In my opinion, the DTX450K's bass drum pedal + kick pad combo and 3-zone snare pad are essential, must-have features.
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    David
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    Saturday, October 19 2019, 02:55 AM - #Permalink
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    OP just copied a post from this forum,
    https://yamahadtx.com/forum/yamaha-dtx-402k-or-dtx450k

    originally from Reddit
    https://www.reddit.com/r/drums/comments/akv5y5/yamaha_dtx_402k_or_dtx450k/

    They do it so they can come back and re-edit the post with loads of spam links.
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    Georger
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    Monday, October 21 2019, 12:50 PM - #Permalink
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    David wrote:

    OP just copied a post from this forum,
    https://yamahadtx.com/forum/yamaha-dtx-402k-or-dtx450k

    originally from Reddit
    https://www.reddit.com/r/drums/comments/akv5y5/yamaha_dtx_402k_or_dtx450k/

    They do it so they can come back and re-edit the post with loads of spam links.


    That's a pity because I spent some time writing up my answer in the hopes that it would be helpful. Thanks for pointing this out.

    Anyway, I sincerely hope that my answer will be of some benefit to somebody.
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    David
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    Monday, October 21 2019, 11:01 PM - #Permalink
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    Yeah - there's loads of spammers on here.

    They post something they've copied from somewhere (here or Redit are popular). Then come back, edit the post and stuff a load of spam links in.

    Unfortunately, Yamaha doesn't give a sh*t about its customers so despite years of complaining - and offering to help - they do nothing.

    So, it's down to a few good souls to weed out the cr*p and help the genuine users - WITH NO THANKS FROM USELESS YAMAHA.
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