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  • #46
    So, I immediately got my kick put back in it's place. Found out the rubber protector pad for foot pedal was just too thick.
    Installed my kick pedal.

    Here's the killer... my beater seems to be bouncing (rebound) uncontrollably off the new mesh kick head. Even the lighter taps, the pedal bounces.

    So I've been use to my KD-9 for 5+ years, which is pretty hard (rubber) surface. I have excellent foot control with it.

    Now this new beater head, I'm just always bouncing off the surface. Is it me, where I have to learn new foot muscle control?
    Do I loosen the head. Do I tighten? Do I do something with the pedal tension?

    Looking for advice. Sorry, I'm asking this before investigating these forums for similar situations.
    Last edited by Macarina; 08-19-17, 04:10 PM.

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    • #47
      try loosening up the head tension and see how it responds. with my setup it is on the loose side with no unwanted rebound, it may also be a difference because of the different setup i am using. my xbar has a memory foam where the beater hits and am using a 3 ply drum tec real feel head along with a evens patch and iron cobra rubber beater.
      Pearl Mimic pro, A to E 7 piece Pearl Decade maple, ddrum Deccabons, Ddrum DDTi, UFO X-bar triggers, Real feel heads, Gibraltar rack, VH13, PD105 side snare, Roc-N-Soc,Tama Iron Cobra, Iron cobra high hat stand, Cobra clutch, Pearl throne thumper, Roland and Kit Toys cymbals, Roland KC 500, Promark

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      • #48
        I think I've read that it helps to stuff your kick drum with pillows/blankets to lessen the rebound.

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        • #49
          Macarina

          I bought the 14" RTS snare trigger, plughead and rim silencer. The quality I agree is second to none but I have encountered a few problems. The rim triggers great without the silencer but when I put it on it kills the triggering. Also I can't get any cross sticking, how does the trigger differentiate between cross stick and rimshot? Lastly, the positional sensing provided by the RTS doesn't seem to be any better than the Roland PD105 that it replaced. Given the cost, its disappointing to say the least. What am I doing wrong? Any ideas you have, gratefully received! You have so much more experience and skill than me!

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          • #50
            Cross sticking should be done slightly different than an acoustic kit. I believe youíll get better performance by laying the butt end of stick across the rim as well, where the stick never touches the pad. Lay the stick to one side the snare, stick contacting the rim in two places. I find this works pretty well for me. also you may have a way to adjust the rim sensitivity setting?

            also, I know it may not look right or done correctly, but on occasion, depending on the song, I just pull my hand slightly back and play the rim only.

            Iíve not experienced any degradation with the rim silencers.

            Speaking of settings, I would suspect you need to tweak your modules pad settings and sensitivity. There are many folks here that know a ton about this. Iím still learning myself. The default settings out of the module are weak at best.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Macarina View Post
              So, I immediately got my kick put back in it's place. Found out the rubber protector pad for foot pedal was just too thick.
              Installed my kick pedal.

              Here's the killer... my beater seems to be bouncing (rebound) uncontrollably off the new mesh kick head. Even the lighter taps, the pedal bounces.

              So I've been use to my KD-9 for 5+ years, which is pretty hard (rubber) surface. I have excellent foot control with it.

              Now this new beater head, I'm just always bouncing off the surface. Is it me, where I have to learn new foot muscle control?
              Do I loosen the head. Do I tighten? Do I do something with the pedal tension?

              Looking for advice. Sorry, I'm asking this before investigating these forums for similar situations.
              Loosen the head, make the beater hit a bit above the trigger center to not damage it, then put pillow, foam or anything to the mesh head to absorb rebound. You can also paste foam or anything directly on the trigger bar under the trigger's foam. I have put a "dekking" all around the bass drum + foam on the bar.and it works very good !

              I agree without this system, it has too much rebound ! This is the problem of big mesh head.

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