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  • Roland RT30-HR not triggering mesh head.

    Hi yall,

    Roland RT30-HR + Pintech Reaction Series mesh head on 14 steel acoustic snare drum into Roland SPD-SX;

    Either getting sporadic, unpredictable triggering or absolutely no signal/triggering whatsoever. The RT30-HR trigger works on other snare with traditional head, the 1/4 TRS connecting it to the SPD-SX works. Even with the pad/trigger sensitivity set all the way up Im still getting no signal.

    Please help! Boutta throw it out the window.

    Thanks!!!

  • #2
    Side triggers aren't very always good on mesh heads. Centre triggers for mesh, side for plastic.

    Have you tried winding the the tension right up on the head?
    Last edited by electrodrummer; 12-28-17, 08:53 PM.
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    • #3
      Is the mesh head tightened evenly?
      E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rz173edtgc...14709.jpg?dl=0
      A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?dl=0
      TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY5/14/15, PD-8 cupholder, PM-30

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      • #4
        works for me on a 13" 3 ply mesh, RT locknut cranked tight, gap cut in rim rubber for trigger ..if you tap towards trigger does signal improve ?
        then 14" might be too large diameter .. or this type of mesh head is not optimal for this size.. try different tensions, or a heavier single ply mesh head
        (can have stronger impact pulse through the head towards the rim..)
        kit pic and tracks TD20-diy Gronor drums Zilbian cymbals

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