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  • Build your own triggers...

    Hello!!!

    Is there anybody that have build their own triggers and have some tips & tricks?

    Im gonne use a Piezo Transducer and put it on my akustic drums. Does it work?
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    rejje - Sweden

  • #2
    I built a "T-Bar" (two triggers) and a foot pedal trigger with two channels of send (so that, via a switch, it can play to either of two channels on the brain).

    I haven't built any triggers for acoustic drums, though.
    My website...
    VCustom kit,
    TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
    HDI Cymbals.
    A great site: eDrumming.com

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    • #3
      When I make a trigger, I have three factors to consider:
      1) I don't want this trigger to pickup hits from elsewhere,
      2) I want a fairly large target surface,
      3) I don't want too much stick noise



      (1) is solved by placing a thick foam rubber layer under the piezo (I like thick mouse pads. )

      (2) is solved by placing a thin sheet of aluminum above the piezo. This way, anywhere I strike over that aluminum sheet is picked up by the piezo (giving me a larger target to hit)

      (3) is solved by adding a thin layer of rubber over the aluminum sheet. I used pieces cut from a black rubber carpet runner. (You can buy that by the foot at most hardware stores).

      As for building an acoustic pickup, though, this info probably won't help much.
      My website...
      VCustom kit,
      TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
      HDI Cymbals.
      A great site: eDrumming.com

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      • #4
        Must it be aluminium or can it be papper or any other material?
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        rejje - Sweden

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        • #5
          Just as long as it (a) will resonate the vibrations to the piezo no matter where you hit the surface and (b) won't wear out too quickly. Aluminum sheets are fairly cheap, but difficult to cut.
          My website...
          VCustom kit,
          TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
          HDI Cymbals.
          A great site: eDrumming.com

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          • #6
            Im gonna use this piezo:



            Can I tape it on my acustik drums with dubbelsided tape? Does it gonna be sensitive then?
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            rejje - Sweden

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            • #7
              ok
              Thanks!!!
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              rejje - Sweden

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