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  • Best Trigger Cables for Mimic

    Title says it all. And I am US based.
    I searched the forum and found a lot complaints about certain brands, and issues with various cables and O ring solutions, but nowhere did one of you knowledgeable and helpful folks just say: "Buy X cables, they are the best and a great price. You can't go wrong".
    I know they should be TRS and it helps to have an angled jack on one end, but otherwise I have no idea. And I would like to avoid having to post my issues in six weeks and have people tell me I bought sucky cables
    Oh, and I do not have the time or the skill to make my own, just want to buy cables and be happy.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Honestly, I've had no problem with any decent quality cable. I'm still using old TD-30 [clear] cables just fine.

    Maybe it's the black ones that are an issue? I don't have any of those any longer to test.

    As for brand name, I've had no issues with any Hosa cables either.

    I think the main issue is many people aren't pushing them in all the way. They have to "click".

    Honestly, the o-ring thing makes no sense to me. I have those same cables, and I don't need any o-ring.
    Alan
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    • #3
      Hi,
      I use these they works great and probably the best price in the net you need strait to angled TRS.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Rockville...UAAOSw5cRZLMpP

      Originally posted by Alan VEX View Post

      Honestly, the o-ring thing makes no sense to me. I have those same cables, and I don't need any o-ring.
      Some jack tips have longer end cause not triggering or mis triggering, there is one long cable at drumtech not working with mimic, 2 person reported, molson here and another one I know, and early older Roland cable the same.
      Last edited by Chris K; 01-12-19, 08:57 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chris K View Post
        Hi,
        Some jack tips have longer end cause not triggering or mis triggering, there is one long cable at drumtech not working with mimic, 2 person reported, molson here and another one I know, and early older Roland cable the same.
        I would think you could just twist it out a hair until the contact groove seats in the tip. Guess not.
        Alan
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        • #5
          Thanks guys!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris K View Post
            Hi,
            I use these they works great and probably the best price in the net you need strait to angled TRS.
            https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Rockville...UAAOSw5cRZLMpP
            I made most of my cables myself and they work fine but this sounds like a really good deal. Had I been aware of this I would have jumped on this. Thanks Chris for the suggestion and link - should be useful and very helpful for anybody now in the market for cables.
            Last edited by EssKayKay; 01-12-19, 10:34 PM.

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            • #7
              my roland cables gave me issues but they are from the td20bk kit i bought in 2006... Jman is the one that recommended using o rings 3/16 ID 5/16 OD and they work fine now with zero issues.
              before i got the o rings i tried not to push them all the way in but still had miss trigger issues.
              the older roland cables plugs that i have are a bit longer than some of the others hence is why the problems. possibly because they were made in china?
              the mimic pro has high quality jacks

              BTW i also had to use o rings on my DIY drum trigger jacks as well as the are made in the USA. if i remember right, i think that's the issue Jman had was the DIY drum trigger jacks.
              Pearl Mimic pro, A to E 7 piece Pearl Decade maple, ddrum Deccabons, Ddrum DDTi, UFO X-bar triggers, Real feel heads, Gibraltar rack, VH13, PD105 side snare, Roc-N-Soc,Tama Iron Cobra, Iron cobra high hat stand, Cobra clutch, Pearl throne thumper, Roland and Kit Toys cymbals, Roland KC 500, Promark

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              • #8
                While I believe the reports, I have experienced no problems with the Drum Tec set which are precut to the correct lengths for a typical three Tom, ride, two crash setup.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RIneuron View Post
                  While I believe the reports, I have experienced no problems with the Drum Tec set which are precut to the correct lengths for a typical three Tom, ride, two crash setup.
                  That's the set I have also and 2 of my cables suffer from this issue.
                  Pearl MIMIC Pro, ATV aD5, ATV aDrums Expanded

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                  • #10
                    Don't spend a fortune on cables, it will not matter. I use cheap Hosa cables and never had to replace them.
                    Dual Alesis Module Drum Set (DM10+DM8+Trigger iO), Dual Layer Tennis Ball Drum Riser
                    Shure SE215 IEM's, Simmons DA50 Amp, Alto Professional ZMX862 Mixer, Tama SpeedCobra Pedals, Vic Firth 7AN Sticks, Roc-N-Soc Original Throne

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                    • #11
                      I Agree with not spending a ton on cables. I use a mix of old and new cheap cables. the ones Chris provided above are in the mix. They all do what they're supposed to. no issues. But I will add that I don't move my kit much. If you're plugging and unplugging all the time, maybe there's something to that.
                      Noble & Cooley acoustics. Paiste cymbals.
                      Mimic Pro, SPD SX, SPD30, SD3

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                      • #12
                        Thanks again for the additional perspective.

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