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  • Pd 80 to pd 80r

    Has anyone turned in a PD 80 into a pd 80 r? Trying to figure out the best place to stick that Piezo.
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  • #2
    This might help:
    http://www.vdrums.com/showthread.php?t=15057

    There is an exploded view of a PD-80R in the above linked thread that should help. I seem to remember a few other threads with better photos, but I can't find them.

    -SD-

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    • #3
      This is a picture of the inside of a PD-80R, which is similar to the PD-80 except it has the extra plate beneath the top/head piezo/cone plate. The thread I mentioned before, the same as SiliconDrummer mentioned above gives the breakdown and part nos. of the extra parts that you could get from Roland to convert your PD-80 to a PD-80R. However you could also just add a second piezo somewhere in the interior of that PD-80 plastic shell and get decent rimshots for the 2Box module. As I mentioned before the jack/pcb of the PD-80 already has a place for an additional piezo since it is a stereo jack/pcb.
      I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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      • #4
        thanks for the help. It was actually very simple. I cut a plate to match the rim sensor holder on my pd 80r out of some old sheet metal and the jack was already a stereo jack. All spare parts and they work great!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by robcod View Post
          thanks for the help. It was actually very simple. I cut a plate to match the rim sensor holder on my pd 80r out of some old sheet metal and the jack was already a stereo jack. All spare parts and they work great!
          Nice job. I think I did something similar when I converted a PD-80, can't remember or find pics, it's been 10 years back .... LOL .....
          I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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          • #6
            OK, I know this is an old post that I am resurrecting but I need to know how the second piezo is being mounted on the metal plate. I did this conversion last night and it is not working. I used 3M double sided foam tape. Is it hot glued???? I am going to take the pad apart and double check the wiring.

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            • #7
              my guess would be keller red tape which is a paper thin clear double sided tape. the foam tape would be too thick and cushiony.. the pd80r is has a very similar setup as the pd 128.
              a few years ago i converted my old pd125 pads to pd128 which involves the new style trigger plates and that is the tape i used and triggers perfectly.
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