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    so im converting my acoustic to electric, so im wondering what the best 1/4 jacks to use are. i found these on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360093028644
    and they are a good price which is good for me lol

    anyone else have suggestions on good jacks?
    thanks
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  • #2
    Originally posted by rjackel View Post
    so im converting my acoustic to electric, so im wondering what the best 1/4 jacks to use are. i found these on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360093028644
    and they are a good price which is good for me lol

    anyone else have suggestions on good jacks?
    thanks
    They don't look like all that high quality very similar to Radio shack parts.. and they are too pricey

    check out this place:
    http://www.parts-express.com//pe/sho...number=092-128
    this is a long shanked connector and will require that the wires be soldered to it AFTER it is installed in the drum OR use a quick connector with it..something like this:
    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45929 (see post #1)

    If you want a higher quality jack like the one you pictured for less money then try:
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=71245514

    The problem with the shorter shanked TRS jacks fo rthis use is that you need to recess the inside of the drum shell down to a thickness that allows enough of the shcnk to pass through and fasten the nut.

    the first option Neutrik p/n: 092-128 does not need to be recessed...but you have to deal with the fact that the trigger cannot pass through the hole (this jack inserts from the OUTSIDE of the drum) Yours and the 092-124 insert from the back side or inside of the drum.

    your choice-- have fun
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    • #3
      I find the best jacks are the free ones.... Im sick of paying for maplin's overpriced jacks, so i just rip them out of old electronics that have broken. My attics full of crap and my dads stereo just died so im in luck! I personally dont think there is going to be that much of a quality difference from new expensive ones. Salvaged ones seem to do the trick for me
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      http://picasaweb.google.com/seanwhitley2000/DIYEDrums

      Freecycle your old stuff and get stuff for free!
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      • #4
        thanks racer, but hey, is there anyway that i could work that jack thru the vent hole? like maybe i could pop the metal piece out of the vent. or would i have to drill a new hole?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by rjackel View Post
          thanks racer, but hey, is there anyway that i could work that jack thru the vent hole? like maybe i could pop the metal piece out of the vent. or would i have to drill a new hole?
          You sure can do that. The drum is not air tight with a mesh head. If you are using the #092-128 Depending on how big the hole is, you might not even need to knock out the ring.

          As for the #092-124 it won't be long enough to reach completely through the drum shell. even if you are using the vent hole, you will still need to counter sink the back side fairly deep to allow the shank to pass far enough out past the outside of the shell.

          there is another manufacturere of the type as #092-124 from Parts-Express, that makes a slightly longer shank/bushing. It still needs to be countersunk but not as deep. At the moment the brand name eludes me.... I'll post back when it hits me. ahh just came to me: " Switchcraft " also is an excelent high quality product. (Parts -Express does not carry this part). Switchcraft makes a panel mount in a longer length than the #092-124 that parts-express sells.

          Hope that helps
          TD-20 (non expanded), acoustic look DIY a to e conversion - some cake pan/ some crossbar method. DIY cymbals, VH-12 :-)
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          • #6
            Another cheap source of jacks is a Behringer patchbay, 96 TRS jacks for about $30...

            http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...bay?sku=182488

            By the reviews you don't even have to disassemble it yourself, Behringer quality control has done that for you...

            They're PC mount, so they would have limted use because of that, might save this idea the next time I need 96 dual zone crashes...
            -[K]

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            • #7
              Best use of a behringer product ever! Heh!
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              • #8
                well alright thanks! but i got another question. is there any difference between using stereo or mono cables for connecting the triggers to my module?

                thanks guys
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rjackel View Post
                  well alright thanks! but i got another question. is there any difference between using stereo or mono cables for connecting the triggers to my module?

                  thanks guys
                  When in doubt use a stereo (TRS) cable.

                  If your trigger pads have two zones for example;head & rim on a drum or; edge & bow on a cymbal - you will need a stereo cable.

                  if your pads are simply a single zone with no other control feature a mono cable should work fine.

                  You asked about jacks and now cables..you building something?
                  TD-20 (non expanded), acoustic look DIY a to e conversion - some cake pan/ some crossbar method. DIY cymbals, VH-12 :-)
                  .
                  Psalm 150
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                  • #10
                    haha yeah im converting my pearl acoustic into electric. i got a steal on an alesis d4 $100! so im working on setting them up. parts express has the jacks i want and of course the stereo 8 channel snake cable is out of stock, they ony have the mono one in stock. its only $23 and i would save on shipping, too. (im 15 and on a "fixed" income)
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