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Will a PD-80R give me a rim shot on the TOM input of a TD-8

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  • Will a PD-80R give me a rim shot on the TOM input of a TD-8

    I am looking to change my rubber (PD-8) pads for mesh and have an option on some 2nd hand PD-80s (Currently not sure if they are the R version).

    Assuming they are, is the PD-80R piezo/piezo or piezo/switch type and will I get 'rim' supoprt if I use them in the TOM inputs on my TD-8?

    If I don't, then I have a decision to make as to whether to give up on 'rims' and go down the mesh route, or stick with the rubber pads and keep the rim support they offer.

    I look forwards to your answer.

    Jon

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    Sorry all.. I went back to the search again and this time changed my spelling of TD8 and PD80R and found this:

    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...ight=td8+pd80r

    Clearly it confirms that:

    1. The TD8 Tom Inputs are Piezo/Switch (which I already knew)
    2. The PD80R has a Piezo/Piezo trigger

    So, if I go for a PD-80 or PD-80R there is no rim support.

    This is a tricky decision.. Do I stick with PD-8 pads which are rubber but have rim support... Or do I take this opportunity to upgrade to 'mesh' but then loose rim support?

    To be honest, right now, the 'rims' on my PD-8s annoy me, as I keep hitting them by accident.. But thats probably because I am new.. As I get more experienced will Rims become more important?

    What to do????

    Jon
    Last edited by jweaver; 05-20-08, 09:31 AM.

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    • #3
      Well, if you go for PD-80Rs, you can always build the Raper circuit for each one to make the rims work........ Check the sticky in the DIY section.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ige87 View Post
        Well, if you go for PD-80Rs, you can always build the Raper circuit for each one to make the rims work........ Check the sticky in the DIY section.
        I will certainly check that out.. Does this apply only to PD-80Rs or can you mod the PD-80 too?

        Jon

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        • #5
          You can mod the standard 80, just as you can with the PD-100, but you'd also have to add piezo's to them, as well as building the circutry.

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