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  • Possible PD-120 upgrade ?

    Has anyone tried moving the rim sensor from the bar on the PD-120 to the inside circumference of the drum to improve rim shot triggering ?

    Just wondered if it might work.
    Roland TD8KV with TD-10 Expanded Brain. KT-10. PD-120. PD-100 x 2. PD-80 x 2. Extra CY-12 cymbal. VH-11. TDM-10, NE-10. Korg PA-800. Roland XP-30. Yamaha Clavinova CLP-970. Mackie Mixing desk. Genelec Monitors.

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    Hi, it will work, but it might not be an improvement for you. The idea with mounting the rim trigger on the crossbar is so that the energy from a rim hit anywhere on the rim is sensed about the same. It travels along the shell and to the crossbar to the center where the rim trigger is mounted. If, instead,
    the rim trigger is placed in a set location on the shell, the rim tends to trigger with a hot area around the trigger. This is why Roland went to the basket design. The trigger is center-mounted and no matter where you hit the rim, the distance from that strike point to the trigger is always the same, so it gives you even trigger response no matter how you mount the drum. what you can do is mount the drum on your rack or in your snare stand and pick the most likely spot to use as a rim shot and mount the trigger near that area. This will give you good response at your desired location. However if you change the mounting configuration of that drum, and that in turn changes the relative location of the rim shot trigger, you get a different response.

    Hope this helps.
    ATV aDrums & aD5, Pearl Mimic Pro & DIY, eDRUMin 10, Agean R-series Silent Cymbals, Roland Handsonic HPD-20.

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    • #3
      Thanks. great information.

      Sometimes its hit and miss when I'm trying to play rim shots. Interestingly I have just taken the drum apart and cleaned the mesh head using soapy water. Also cleaned all the internal components and it seems to be playing better.

      Roland TD8KV with TD-10 Expanded Brain. KT-10. PD-120. PD-100 x 2. PD-80 x 2. Extra CY-12 cymbal. VH-11. TDM-10, NE-10. Korg PA-800. Roland XP-30. Yamaha Clavinova CLP-970. Mackie Mixing desk. Genelec Monitors.

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