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New member wants suggestions [Heads/Module/Pads for A to E conversion]

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  • New member wants suggestions [Heads/Module/Pads for A to E conversion]


    I just signed up to the forum, I'm a 33 year old drummer, who has been playing for 21 years now.

    I used to own a rubber pad TD6 kit, which I enjoyed but stopped using and eventually sold. I am putting together another electronic kit.

    I am curious about your advice on some gear I'm planning to purchase, and how well this stuff would work together.
    It's an A to E conversion using the following heads:

    HART KONTROL SCREEN MAGNUM HEADs for snare and tom's

    I know the pearl heads are supposed to be cheap, but it's the only 20" I could find for the kick drum I want to use, so I figured I'd give it a chance.

    I'm planning on using the $200 red Ddrum triggers with the XLR connections. Anyone use these with the Hart heads, A to E?

    for the brain, I'm either thinking TD-20 or TD-12. Not certain yet, but I would appreciate any advice.

    and I'm not certain about cymbal pads yet, but I'm thinking of starting out with this hi hat pad

    Has anyone tried it out?

    I appreciate your forum and any advice you have to offer.
    Last edited by SJT; 06-19-08, 06:36 PM.
    As quickly as you can, snatch the pebble from my hand.

  • #2
    Here's a module comparison (minus the newest Td-9). Make sure it'll have enough inputs for the number of drums/pads you'll want to have.

    I'm very happy with my TD-12 and Hart kit. Sorry, I don't know anything about this hi hat conversion kit but a search of the DIY threads may get you more info.


    ETA: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41222
    Last edited by pasta; 06-22-08, 01:24 PM.



    • #3
      For more options on mesh heads take a look here

      And welcome to the forum!

      MegaDrum trigger to midi x 1,
      BFD 2,
      13" DIY snare,10", 12" and 14" DIY toms,
      VH-11 Hi-Hat x 1, Pearl RH-2000 Remote Hi-Hat,
      Hart ECII-12HHB Hi-Hat x 1,
      CY-12R/C Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad x 1, CY-14C V-Cymbal Crash x 1,
      Hart ECII-16RB Ride x 1,
      13" and 14" Kit-Toys china,
      10" Kit-Toys splash,
      KD-8 Kick Trigger Pad x 1,
      Trick Pro1-V double bass pedal,
      MDS-6C Drum Stand x 1
      And ppl remember listen to Strapping Young Lad!


      • #4
        Why that high hat? It looks rather primitive and I dont like the wiring on top.


        • #5
          I had bad luck with the pearls. I would use the Harts. I agree with CS about the Hi Hat.
          Take a look on ebay. There are alot of different priced Hi Hats. Good luck.
          Roland TD-8 Mod, DIY burgandy Mapex drums 12" snare, 8" 10" and 12" rack toms, 14" rack floor tom, 22" Bass drum , 3 cy-15r cymbals, one for the ride 2 for the crashes and cy-14c for hi hat.

          Songs i've recorded using my old TD-7

          My drum kit


          • #6
            The Hart Magnums are really good; the best mesh out there in my opinion (which really doesn't mean anything). You will like them. Durable yet have an excellent feel. They don't make a 20" head (8, 10, 12 13, 14, 16 and 22 only), so I don't know what other alternatives are out there other than Pearl.

            Won't talk too much about the triggers as I don't know much about them, but I've heard good things about those red ones.

            TD-12 or 20? Simple, if you can afford the 20...get it. Rule of thumb, buy the best module you can afford.
            Hawk snare, toms, and bass; Hart ECII crashes & ride; VH-10 Hihat; Iron Cobra double-bass.
            "I never play the same thing twice...sometimes because I simply can't remember it." - John Paul Jones