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  • Sylv1co
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    Hi perceval,

    glad your HH works great, could we get some pics of your second setup (with FSR between the two cymbal)?

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  • perceval
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    Thanks Sylv1co for putting this thread back up.
    I was looking for it on cached pages of Google, and couldn't find it.

    I can personally say that this FSR works very well. I have done both, under the pedal (which is indeed the easiest) and under my single hat (still quite easy). Instead of a spring, I used foam of about the same density as the cones used with drum piezos.

    It triggers beautifully and helps getting all articulations under SD2, from tightly closed to fully opened, and everything in between. So far, it has been my best DIY project on my drums.

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  • Sylv1co
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    Here's a second vid, showing the inside:



    It has no other component than the FSR, which is wired between tip and sleeve.
    Please note that because of the hole made in the FSR, there's now a dead zone into it where any pressure don't do anything left. That's not realy a problem but if the spring is not perfectly parallel with the fsr, The HH behavior may differ a bit depending on where the spring begin to touch the FSR.
    See the pic below :


    This design should also work with Yamaha modules which are compatible with the RHH130, At my knowledge, nobody has already try but the folowing schem should work :



    The FSR is made by Interlinks and it's the big square one (1,5') which is very sensitive, don't try with the very small round one, I almost sure it's enough sensitive. The 1/2 inch round one may work but without any guarantee.
    Some guys have already try this design after seeing my old post, but they all have put the FSR under the foot pedal, which is even far more easy to make (there was an old design made by Hellfire suggesting this idea).
    I can remember a post from someone how tells that he has been able to convert his Yamaha RHH135 to work with his Roland module just by putting this square FSR between the two cymbals (but no pics was posted, maybe know?)
    Last edited by Sylv1co; 05-13-13, 05:05 AM.

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  • Sylv1co
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    Easy to make DIY HiHat controller

    Hi, really pleased to see this huge forum back, I post a new thread as all of mine have been lost after the attack.

    So this is my FSR based hihat controller which is the easiest I made. I tried linear pot wich died within a mounth, optical hh for meagadrum which worked great but need power source and fd7 conversion wich worked good but not perfect since it almost switches from closed to open (difficult to reach all in between articulations).

    See the two vids and the pics, hope you like it !

    In action, first with the in board sounds of the TD-10 and then with S2.




    Pics :






    Last edited by Sylv1co; 05-13-13, 12:27 AM.
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