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  • Need opinion on Kick Trigger

    Hello,

    I am considering using my acoustic kick drum rather than my electronic kick. For those of you who have done this and are using the Roland kick trigger (RT-10K), how has it worked for you? Does it trigger well? Can I keep using my acoustic head with no problems (I just prefer the feel of a real kick head). I just don't want to spend the money on this trigger if it is not going to work really well.

    Thanks in advance for all assistance!

    Cram

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    Hi - you will have to dampen the drum a fair bit to reduce re-triggering. A lot of used Roland acoustic triggers seem to go for sale on ebay... you may want to consider ddrum triggers. XLR for security and industry standard since forever. The bass skin will still need dampening. Axis pedals can use their own ekit triggers which are about as reliable and accurate as it gets. I find they suit me best. I use ddrum at home and Axis pedals live (as I gig quite a lot with a Vistalite kit)
    HTH
    Cheers
    Paul

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    • #3
      Thanks Paul,

      I appreciate the help. Does the XLR output plug directly into a Roland module then? It looks like you've had good success with the DDRUM triggers. Nice, Nice set by the way! Is that a mesh kick head? Does it respond well or is it "bouncy"?

      Thanks again!

      -Cram

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      • #4
        I 2nd the ddrum pro triggers, they are great. The cable you need for the ddrum is an XLR to 1/4" mono cable. I am using the snare and tom triggers (along with a redshot) for the triggers on my converted kit.

        J
        Edrums- KD-120, PD-125 (3), PD-105 (3), Yamaha PCY155, PCY-135 (4)
        Module - Roland TD20X
        Software - Pro Tools and Toontrack Superior

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cramsession View Post
          Thanks Paul,

          I appreciate the help. Does the XLR output plug directly into a Roland module then? It looks like you've had good success with the DDRUM triggers. Nice, Nice set by the way! Is that a mesh kick head? Does it respond well or is it "bouncy"?

          Thanks again!

          -Cram
          Cheers. I like it It is a mesh head. I inserted a sheet of 2" foam behind the head to reduce the bounce. Roland have foam in behind their kick mesh heads - even on the 8" trigger.
          Funny, just got ddrum triggers for the acoustic kit today - bring it on!!!
          Cheers
          Paul

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          • #6
            Thanks again. Hey, how did you affix the 2" of foam? Is it just wedged in there or did you do something to make it stay in place?

            Thanks,

            Cram

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            • #7
              There is a picture on this site somewhere. I used 4 right angle brackets and secured them against the lug fittings inside the shell and screwed 2 pieces of 2x1" timber to the angles. Hot melt glue gun the 2" foam to the timber and thats it. Takes about an hour and makes all the difference when using rim mounted triggers.
              HTH
              Cheers
              Paul

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