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    Hey everyone!
    So I started this new build (old shells cut in half). The drum module is a megadrum 32 with positional sensing. I am still looking for another yamaha pcy 135 and 155 for ride. For mesh heads I am going to go with 682 drums (in black). I will be bulding the bass drum triggers from scratch. Seems easy enough.
    Now about the hi-hat...I have two options. Either I convert my fd8 to my normal hi hat stand or I do a fsr build. Either way I have to keep the legs up and atatch the stand to a cymbal stand or the rototom.From what I read with the fd8 I will only have closed, half open, open and chick sounds.

    What do you guys think, convert the fd8 or go fsr? And where can I buy an FSR in Europe?

    Another thing, what can I do to disguise the rust on the hoops, stands etc? I thought it would be cool to have it all in black but I donīt know if I can paint the screws, wonīt they become to big with the paint atached?



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  • #2
    I'd go for a hall effect sensor hi hat instead of an fsr if you have a megadrum - easy to find part, dirt cheap (about €1.50), no parts in contact (so no wear) and very simple to set up to get a full, continuous range. You just need the hall effect sensor and a neodymium magnet, which you can either buy or scavenge out of an old hard disk. There are several threads in the megadrum forum on this; here's one of them: http://www.megadrum.info/forums/view...php?f=3&t=1194. If you read through it, it pretty much explains everything you need to know.
    Megadrum module, DIY A2E pads, DIY 2 & 3-zone cymbals, DIY hall-effect 3-zone hi-hat, El Cheapo buttkicker, DIY trigger beaters on DIY longboard/direct drive modded pedals. DIY IEMs. Some kit pics/history.

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    • #3
      On the rusty hardware issue, just painting over it won't cut it - the pain will peel off. Many people swear by Coke and al-foil. YOu scrunch the foil into a ball, wet it in Coke and rub - the rust comes off without damaging the chrome. Small parts can be soaked overnight in Coke and then just rinsed off.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by allanjohn View Post
        On the rusty hardware issue, just painting over it won't cut it - the pain will peel off. Many people swear by Coke and al-foil. YOu scrunch the foil into a ball, wet it in Coke and rub - the rust comes off without damaging the chrome. Small parts can be soaked overnight in Coke and then just rinsed off.
        Is that diet coke or fat coke?

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          Depends how thick the rust is.

      • #5
        Originally posted by allanjohn View Post
        On the rusty hardware issue, just painting over it won't cut it - the pain will peel off. Many people swear by Coke and al-foil. YOu scrunch the foil into a ball, wet it in Coke and rub - the rust comes off without damaging the chrome. Small parts can be soaked overnight in Coke and then just rinsed off.
        Thanks so much for this tip, it works really really well!

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        • #6
          Originally posted by ignotus View Post
          I'd go for a hall effect sensor hi hat instead of an fsr if you have a megadrum - easy to find part, dirt cheap (about €1.50), no parts in contact (so no wear) and very simple to set up to get a full, continuous range. You just need the hall effect sensor and a neodymium magnet, which you can either buy or scavenge out of an old hard disk. There are several threads in the megadrum forum on this; here's one of them: http://www.megadrum.info/forums/view...php?f=3&t=1194. If you read through it, it pretty much explains everything you need to know.
          I will look into it, thanks for the tip!

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