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  • Simple HiHat Pedal

    I thought I'd post this incase anyone wanted an idea how to make one. It only does open/closed sounds but for its simplicity it works very well. It shows how cheap and easy DIY E-Drums can be! Its just a switch made from aluminium foil... I had to use foam to keep the pedal open because i couldnt find any springs

    http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhit...91951377469538

    This is a close up of the electronics of the switch

    http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhit...91947082502226

    And next to my double bass pedal

    http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhit...91955672436850
    Last edited by seanwhitley2000; 07-24-08, 02:58 PM.
    My current DIY Edrums project -
    http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhitley2000/DIYEDrums

    Freecycle your old stuff and get stuff for free!
    http://www.freecycle.org/

  • #2
    Dude, that is ghetto-fabulous! I love it.

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    • #3
      Sean,
      good stuff!
      Could you please explain what you used, and how you made your counterhoops?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vectron View Post
        Sean,
        good stuff!
        Could you please explain what you used, and how you made your counterhoops?
        The hihat pedal was wood that was lying around left over from my dad making shelfs. A hinge was used to attach the wood and make it like a pedal. I used foam because I couldnt find any springs and I had a massive block of it. The electronics is just two wires soldered to the 1/4inch jack and attached to foil.

        If by counterhoops you mean the hoops on my snare/toms they're just 12mm mdf cut into hoops using a jigsaw, holes drilled for the long screws and spray painted back to look better. Ive improved them now by making the hoops thinner with makes it look a lot better and makes the whole drum weigh less.
        My current DIY Edrums project -
        http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhitley2000/DIYEDrums

        Freecycle your old stuff and get stuff for free!
        http://www.freecycle.org/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by seanwhitley2000 View Post

          If by counterhoops you mean the hoops on my snare/toms they're just 12mm mdf cut into hoops using a jigsaw, holes drilled for the long screws and spray painted back to look better. Ive improved them now by making the hoops thinner with makes it look a lot better and makes the whole drum weigh less.
          Yes, that's what I was asking. Thank you.

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