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Correct choice for DIY 2 zone into TD-6?

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  • Correct choice for DIY 2 zone into TD-6?

    I have a converted Remo practice pad setup from ebay which I found I had to rebuild 2 out of the 4 pads (not including fixing a wire in the kick).

    I just converted the snare to a cone type as an experiment (couldn't work any worse. This pad has a second piezo inside the rim area (pre-existing) which may or may not work, cross talk depending). I'm wondering what kind of drum or pad to map such a beast with 2 piezo's to? I know it's different for example in the case where if you had a PD-7, that would be a piezo and a film switch…?

    What's the best pad to choose in a Roland TD-6V to use a double piezo 2 zone anything? (center one is neg-polarity a-la Roland style). Am finalizing the wiring and then have to tension it right and see what happens. (mesh head converted, 2 layers fiberglass).

    Thanks for any guidance. I can split the stereo input into two mono if needed I guess if this is not going to work, and treat the rim smack as a separate pad (rim hit, etc).
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    Remo Practice set conversion, DIY cymbals, PD-7's & PD-9's, CY-5, Sonor Hi-Hat stand, Roland TD-6V, Zoom RT-123, CB700 snare, Simmons SDMP1 Tunes: https://soundcloud.com/artly-there

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    Three choices for dual piezo on a TD-6V: PD-80R, PD-120 or PD-125 (and perhaps RT-5S).

    Start with PD-80R, unless one of the 12-inch types happens to work out better (unlikely).

    Bruce

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      Originally posted by BarT View Post
      Three choices for dual piezo on a TD-6V: PD-80R, PD-120 or PD-125 (and perhaps RT-5S).

      Start with PD-80R, unless one of the 12-inch types happens to work out better (unlikely).

      Bruce
      ​Thanks Bruce. Set to PD-80R…works nice. Getting both regular play and rim shot. FAR more sensitive this way than the original with the foam pad and strike plate.
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      Remo Practice set conversion, DIY cymbals, PD-7's & PD-9's, CY-5, Sonor Hi-Hat stand, Roland TD-6V, Zoom RT-123, CB700 snare, Simmons SDMP1 Tunes: https://soundcloud.com/artly-there

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        Thought I'd try posting a few pics of the beast. Needs some finessing, but overall seems to work nicely for a first effort. There is a hot spot in the middle as you'd expect, but the tension is not final yet, and it's possible I have the height a little too hot. There's not much room here for the cone approach with these practice pads, without further alteration.

        The rim piezo was pre-existing from when I got the pad and is a small one cut down around the edges, but works alright if you hit near it.

        rc

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        Remo Practice set conversion, DIY cymbals, PD-7's & PD-9's, CY-5, Sonor Hi-Hat stand, Roland TD-6V, Zoom RT-123, CB700 snare, Simmons SDMP1 Tunes: https://soundcloud.com/artly-there

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