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    Has anyone had any experience with these?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
    Thanks,
    B
    Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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    Anyone??? I'm looking to purchase something like this for my export kit. I would like to build them but I'm just not that proficient at wiring and soldering. Is there anyone that sells these units that have been tested and have good feedback? Any help is very much appreciated.
    B
    Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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    • #3
      I remember seeing a thread mentioning those assemblies, but I can't find it.

      If I remember correctly, there weren't any comments against them, but I don't recall specifically what the thread contained. Thats not much help I'm afraid, but I didn't want your requests to go unanswered.

      I can tell you from experience that following some of the other suggestions in the DIY forum here, it's not at all difficult to build your own. Good Luck!
      Jack

      Sabre's Album

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        • #5
          Thanks, Sabre. I'm still trying to figure out all the DIY stuff. Is it possible to purchase Roland cones?
          B
          Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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          • #6
            i don't think so, unless u have a roland pad and sending it to get the new cone. but i remember seeing on this site that there's a webstie that sells many diy stuffs and they had exactly roland like cones and rubber rims. i think alien something, might be wrong but remember picture of an alien on that site. hope this helps =)

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            • #7
              Ufo

              Originally posted by naru6403 View Post
              i don't think so, unless u have a roland pad and sending it to get the new cone. but i remember seeing on this site that there's a webstie that sells many diy stuffs and they had exactly roland like cones and rubber rims. i think alien something, might be wrong but remember picture of an alien on that site. hope this helps =)

              It's Mitch from UFO, he does cones and other stuff, i have one here, they are good. He's building a website too, it's on there somewhere he does the piezo's and rim guards and all that stuff, apart from that u just need a basic cross bar and some L brackets/stereo jack input, have a look at Mystic Fred's A to E conversion thread in the search bar. Like Sabre i remember that thread on those kits and the only criticism was a lack of adjustability as they were pre engineered. DIY and save money also satisfaction of a job well done.

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ConeHead-DIY-Con...2em118Q2el1247

              Here's my cone - 2nd pic shows a UFO rim protector - $28 for the two with postage to UK

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PumaPhreak View Post
                  Thanks, Sabre. I'm still trying to figure out all the DIY stuff. Is it possible to purchase Roland cones?
                  B
                  I had no trouble obtaining genuine Roland 'sensor cushions' by calling Roland Canada.
                  But I gather from other posts, that they are more expensive in the U.S. than they are in Canada.
                  $8.59 ea here and somebody mentioned ~$16 stateside.

                  The funny thing is that I found some foam at work that seems to work better for my DIY toms thatn the stock Roland part, so the 4 I bought are just sitting in my parts bin now as spares.
                  Jack

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PumaPhreak View Post
                    Anyone??? I'm looking to purchase something like this for my export kit. I would like to build them but I'm just not that proficient at wiring and soldering. Is there anyone that sells these units that have been tested and have good feedback? Any help is very much appreciated.
                    B
                    Yes, I tried them. Stan is a very nice man and will do what he can within his power to make it worth it to you (give you extra piezos, bars, jacks, etc.) but the short of it is this...DIY. You can make your own for considerably less money and they'll be twice as good. Hope I'm not too late.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the great info. I've certainly got a lot to think about. I really want to DIY but will have to do some more research to increase my competence. The wiring schematics I've seen are very intimidating. Keep the good info coming and thanks again.
                      B
                      Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PumaPhreak View Post
                        The wiring schematics I've seen are very intimidating. Keep the good info coming and thanks again.
                        The wiring schematics are virtually unnecessary in order to get started. Unless you decide to try a dual zone cymbal or something, which I doubt is the first project on any new DIY'ers list.

                        You really can't go wrong converting a set of toms. Give it a crack and you'll be astounded at how quickly your competence (not to mention your confidence) gets the better of you.
                        Jack

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