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    Hello all,
    This is my first post here and I am about to embark an a DIY kit. I need to know if anyone has any experience with using a DTXpress3 module with a DIY kit and if there is anything special I need to know about trigger placement and things like that.
    Should I do a cross bar and cone mount setup or a different setup?

    Any advise would be helpful....Thanks

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum, dmiller1970..!


    IMO you won't gain much advantage with a build based around a 'center-cone' design (...except you'll run into hotspot problems, which you'll want to avoid).

    Consider either a 'reflection plate' build, or a crossbar with off-center or 'side-mounted' cone. If I'm not mistaken, most of Yamaha's designs are based around a reflection plate, so you'd best follow this design, which should ensure good compatibilty with your existing DTXpress III module!

    Happy kit-building!

    Last edited by hairmetal-81; 02-27-14, 12:30 PM. Reason: spelling


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    • #3
      Thanks for the info hairmetal-81....

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      • #4
        also most of the inputs are piezo/switch so getting dual zones might be a problem for you
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        • #5
          Yes, don't bother with a crossbar. You can get an Intrigg or Wronka , or just put an L bracket on the side, slap a piezo and a piece of foam and you are good to go. As mentioned, you will only have single zone with piezos only. Side stick or cross stick (rim sounds) will not work as they are triggered from a switch assembly. Good luck!
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          • #6
            Thanks for all the info guys...
            I've done a little more research since posting this yesterday and have found out that it is possible to make the snare a two zone by wiring in a Keith Raper circuit so I may give that a try once I get it up and going.

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            • #7
              The KR circuit was not too reliable on my system, so instead, I followed this to add a switch to my snare... I didn't drill extra holes, I just used the snares retainer to hold the "switch". http://www.hellfiredrums.com/diy-rim-switch/
              DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
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              • dmiller1970
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                Thanks percevel...This looks simpler than the KR so I might have to give it a try !
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