DM10 mk2 Pro kit Specific Questions

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I am very close to purchasing a DM10 Mk2 Pro kit and just have a few questions.

1) what is the difference between this kit and the Dm10x mesh kit? I live in the UK and cannot seem to find a commercial seller for a dm10x, but can't for the mk2 Pro. I am therefore curious as to the differences between these two kits.

2) I would love to get a strike kit but unfortunately don't have the budget. I would consider upgrading the cymbals on the dm10 mk2 Pro down the line, and was wondering if the module would be compatible with the strike cymbals (and the toms/ snare for that matter).

3) can I use other cymbals from different companies with the DM10 mk2 Pro module? I would like to get a more realistic hi ha at some point; is the pro X cymbal my only option or could I look to other brands?

4) finally, what justifies the increased price point of the strike kit over this? Other than the larger snare, ride and bass, are there any significant differences?
For example, is the feel of the heads and cymbals much greater, is there a reduction in acoustic noise compared to the dm10 heads, and are the sounds much better with the strike kit?

Any input would be greatly appreciated, and thank you very much for your time.
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Ben

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for posting.

To answer your questions in the order they were asked:

The DM10 MKII Pro Kit includes:

(3) 12" Mesh Drum Pads
(2) 10" Mesh Drum Pads
8" Mesh Kick Pad
DMPad 12" Hi-Hat
(2) DMPad 14" Crash
DMPad 16" Ride
DM10 MKII Pro Module
RealHat Pedal
4-post Chrome Quick Lock Rack with Clamps & Arms
Snare Stand
Module Mount
Cable Snake
Cable Wrap Strips
Alesis Logo Plate
Drum Sticks
Drum Key
Power Supply
User Guide
Safety & Warranty Manual

The DM10 X Mesh Kit comes includes the following items:

(3) FMH 12" Mesh Drum Pads
(2) FMH 10" Mesh Drum Pads
FMH Mesh Kick Pad
DMPad 12" Hi-Hat
(2) DMPad 14" Crash
DMPad 16" Ride
RealHat Pedal
XRack with Clamps & Arms
Snare Stand
Module Mount
Cable Snake
Cable Wrap Strips
Alesis Logo Plate
Drum Sticks
Drum Key
Power Supply
User Guide
Safety & Warranty Manual

Additionally, the DM10 MKII module is more user-friendly than the original module offered with our kits.

The cymbals that come with the Strike kit will work with virtually any electronic drum module. This is also the case with the DM10 and DM10 MKII kits. While we can't officially support the use of third-party triggers (as the kits are designed to be used with the included triggers), these should work with virtually no issues. However, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer(s) of your other triggers to confirm there won't be any additional setup or configuration necessary.

Pricing is set by our dealers, so I'm unable to comment on this. However, I can tell you that these triggers are incredibly responsive, the cymbals have a larger bell area for enhanced playability, and the module includes a sound library with 110 brand-new drum kits made from over 1600 multi-samples instruments.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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Hi Bill, thank you for the detailed response. It is good to know I could upgrade the cymbals to the strike ones with this module.

That's fair enough about the price points!

I was actually wondering what bass pedal beaters to use with the kick pad on the mk2 Pro? I have heard that felt beaters can damage the mesh and visa versa?

Finally, something I was wondering was if the mesh heads on the mk2 Pro differ from the mesh head on the crimson mk2 kit? If so which ones are the higher quality heads?

Thanks for your info- I am pretty sure I have decided to get this kit!
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Bill R., Employee

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I was actually wondering what bass pedal beaters to use with the kick pad on the mk2 Pro? I have heard that felt beaters can damage the mesh and visa versa? 
Correct, we do not recommend using felt beaters, as they will tear the mesh. The mesh heads are the same across both kits.
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So what kind of bass drum beaters do you recommend we use with the MKII Pro Kit?