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  • Rim Piezo...?

    OK, so I stupidly bought a PD100 to use as a snare without knowing it doesn't have dual triggering. It's a great pad, but I want a rim shot.
    You guys suggested I'll install a rim piezo myself, and that I should search the forums for old threads on how to do it....I searched and found some things, but nothing that explains a-z how to do it.
    Sorry for opening a new thread that you probably have like a million of, but plz help me here.
    Where can I order a piezo and if I will install it, should I solder it to the existing circuit on the PD100, because I can see on it that it's possible.
    Thanks.

    edit:
    I found a thread that leads to digikey for piezos and found out they're really cheap.
    do you guys think I'll be able to find them over here in Israel since they seem to be used for other things...?
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    Last edited by ofir-harlev; 07-21-08, 08:09 AM.

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    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18840
    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17602

    Here's what I do:
    In the 'Advanced Search' options choose 'Find posts from' and choose 'A year ago' then just play with the 'And newer' or 'And older' options.
    If I know its out there, this method usually finds it.

    I used 'PD-100 conversion' as my key words...
    Jack

    Sabre's Album

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    • #3
      Pim detailed his PD-100 rim conversion well in the threads above that Sabre listed... I did a little Christmas Eve project last year and added 2 rim piezos to a PD-100 type project that worked well also:

      http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...rylic+timbales
      I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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      • #4
        Oh yeah, I almost forgot about those Jerry, thanks!

        Searching 'PD-100 piezo' turned up that thread, and a bunch of other good threads as well.
        That should be enough to keep ofir-harlev busy for awhile...
        Jack

        Sabre's Album

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        • #5
          Any chance if a rim piezo can be applied on a Remo or Regal Tip practice pad?
          http://www.regaltip.com/buynow/320P.php

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          • #6
            Thanks a bunch guys
            I knew I could count on u.

            BTW I went to a music electronics shop today and they had no idea what a piezo sensor is so I guess I'll have to order it from ebay or something.
            Thanks again.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HanShake View Post
              Any chance if a rim piezo can be applied on a Remo or Regal Tip practice pad?
              http://www.regaltip.com/buynow/320P.php
              Check this out

              also, the link is down right now, but keep checking www.hellfiredrums.com for another very good tutorial
              Jack

              Sabre's Album

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              • #8
                Yes these are the links that got me hooked into DIY drums. Unfortunately they're teaching the single trigger and none of the rim trigger approach to produce rim shots.
                Hellfire sure looks promising though for their Remo pad on steroids.

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                • #9
                  I have a friend which is a student of electronics and electricity engineering. he said he might find me a place to get a piezo sensor from here in Israel.
                  Boy, I sure hope he will

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                  • #10
                    I wonder why they'd be so difficult to get there?

                    My wife bought some dead sea skin cream from a company called "Premier" and the postage from Israel was only $6.00. Shouldn't be much different I wouldn't imagine, if you ordered some piezo's from North America or Germany and had them shipped to you.
                    Jack

                    Sabre's Album

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                    • #11
                      Yeah dude, there's no problem ordering them, I just rather getting them here.

                      Check this out guys, I found this by accident!
                      Should it work properly?
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                      Last edited by ofir-harlev; 07-26-08, 10:21 AM.

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                      • #12
                        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20135

                        I've used a couple of those for rim triggering and cymbals.
                        I replaced the leads, but they seem to work just fine...
                        Jack

                        Sabre's Album

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                        • #13
                          Sabre my man, I love u
                          Expect updates on this small project.

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                          • #14
                            Well, here we go...
                            I know the soldering sux bigtime...I'm actually quite good at it, it's just that I had to use my dad's 20 years old soldering iron, which is REALLY REALLY bad.
                            It works well , tomorrow I'll solder the second sensor.

                            I don't have a pd105 in my td8 =\
                            should I mark it as a pd80r or a pd120?
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                            • #15
                              Second sensor in, works like a charm
                              This thread will self destruct in 3...2...

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