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Roland BT-1 - Getting "BT-1 Sens" on modules other than TD-30/TM-2

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  • Roland BT-1 - Getting "BT-1 Sens" on modules other than TD-30/TM-2

    Hi guys,

    so seems like in order to bypass the switch trigger of the BT-1 and simply get a piezo trigger, some Roland trickery needs to happen and the specific trigger type for this is currently only found on the TD-30 & TM-2.

    What would it take for other modules (from other brands) to be able to access the piezo-only trigger? Can it be hardwired or jerry-rigged in some way?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    I think you are asking the wrong question. The BT-1 is one of the most expensive aux triggers out there and there is heaps of choice. So, the question is why buy a BT-1 if your module doesn't support its unique features. Just go with a simple, cheap, piezo-based trigger. And if you don't know what's out there, check out digitalDrummer's compilation.
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    • #3
      if you only want a single bar/tube trigger, there's a lot of other trigger out there for cheap like Pintech or you can build your own single tube bar trigger from PVC tube/pipe

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      • #4
        But it is still possible to only use the piezo output on the BT-1 with any module. You won't be able to gain the benefit from the x-talk supression which is one of the best functions on BT-1. (the switch and the piezo works together)

        I am using 3 BT-1 units with the MegaDRUM TMI, where we can support the x-talk function. I have two mounted BT-1 on my snare...and it is totally impossible to generate or get false triggering from the BT-1's when hitting the snare. One of the nice advantages is the mounting system of the BT-1.

        Angr77
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        • #5
          there was company make single trigger link BT-1 mounting and cheaper price, called crappy trigger, for some reason they don't sell anymore..... i want to buy some but .

          http://www.crappytriggers.com/index....e=shippinginfo

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          • #6
            Hey Angr77,

            Are you saying that when used with another module and plugged using a TS cable, the BT-1 functions as a normal piezo?


            Originally posted by angr77 View Post
            But it is still possible to only use the piezo output on the BT-1 with any module. You won't be able to gain the benefit from the x-talk supression which is one of the best functions on BT-1. (the switch and the piezo works together)

            I am using 3 BT-1 units with the MegaDRUM TMI, where we can support the x-talk function. I have two mounted BT-1 on my snare...and it is totally impossible to generate or get false triggering from the BT-1's when hitting the snare. One of the nice advantages is the mounting system of the BT-1.

            Angr77

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