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    Hi E Drum Friends,
    Around here it's common knowledge that Roland and Hart pads both have a piezo elements mounted in the center with foam transmitting the vibration of the head to the piezo, through a metal plate on the Hart pad and directly to the piezo via the cone on the Roland pad. What type construction/configuration are other brand pads like ddrum and Pintech etc?
    Are all of the piezos the same on Roland,Hart,Pintech etc? The same electronic wise and sensitivity? Is Radio Shack just as good?
    Where and how does ddrum place their elements?
    Thanks & have a great day. Sincerely, Rick
    (Chrome Hart BX Kit, TD 8 Module, All Roland Cymbals, Electrovoice SXA 250 Powered Monitor, Yamaha 10/2 Mixer, Alesis Pico Verb, BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer, Samson S-Phone Headphone Amp/Mixer), V Club Kit, Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder, Sony 7509 Headphones, Roc & Soc's
    Charcoal Gray Metallic GMS Kit, Turquoise Sparkle Slingerland Kit. Many Zildjians...
    DRUMS - WOOHOO! I'm SILLY!

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    I have built a few mesh pads w/ Radio Shack and other discount piezeo's to use in conjunction w/ my Vcustom. They work just as good as the Roland mesh pads. Very similar sensitivity and dynamics. I don't know about other brand pads.
    V-Custom w Roland TD-8 and and Alesis DM5, DIY edrums

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zendrums:
      I have built a few mesh pads w/ Radio Shack and other discount piezeo's to use in conjunction w/ my Vcustom. They work just as good as the Roland mesh pads. Very similar sensitivity and dynamics. I don't know about other brand pads.
      If you're going to build your own, make sure you get the right type of piezo (without a feedback circuit). You might do some research here too:
      http://www.electronicdrums.com/frames/byo.htm

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      • #4
        I've build a meshhead-pad with the piezo-transducer as described on Beastnik's page(see for link on MPCman's site). Works excellent!
        Now I want to try to make a KD-type-pad. Or are they designed differently?
        Groet,
        Caspar
        DIY!!! www.mosphat.com/drumcas

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        • #5
          Where & how does ddrum place their electronics? Do they use piezos just like the other company's do?
          Rick...
          (Chrome Hart BX Kit, TD 8 Module, All Roland Cymbals, Electrovoice SXA 250 Powered Monitor, Yamaha 10/2 Mixer, Alesis Pico Verb, BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer, Samson S-Phone Headphone Amp/Mixer), V Club Kit, Boss BR-8 Digital Recorder, Sony 7509 Headphones, Roc & Soc's
          Charcoal Gray Metallic GMS Kit, Turquoise Sparkle Slingerland Kit. Many Zildjians...
          DRUMS - WOOHOO! I'm SILLY!

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          • #6
            The ddrum4 Cast Precision Pads are just like the ones at:
            http://www.electronicdrums.com/frames/byo.htm

            Only difference is that the foam underneath
            is only a ring at the edge.
            (besides the fact that the housing is aluminum with a real rim + the flashy logo)

            // Daniel
            Check my VSTi project! http://hem.bredband.net/b125831

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