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    Guys...I'm sure this has been done before and I've found some info in past threads; I'd just like a bit more advice. Got a TD6 last week (killer kit for the money!) but need a double bass trigger - I don't want to buy another KD7 (I'll probably sell the one I have) but want a single trigger that'll accept both beaters from a DW5000 double pedal. The pintech seems the cheapest bet - like the KD7 but with a bigger trigger area (I understand it uses inverted beaters). Would anyone recommend the upright pintech (?vertikick) or should I go all out and buy a vertical mesh design (again Pintech or Roland). I'd welcome your opinions, especially on whether the cheaper Pintech is any good and what it feels like. Is it as good (?bad) as the KD7?

    Thanks, Steve

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    ebirah,

    I bought a pair of the Vertikiks and absolutely hated them. I sent them back after about a week. I ended up buying the Pintech ConcertCast and love them.

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    - Scott

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    • #3
      If you want an inverted-beater type pad, Hart makes one that isn't too expensive, called the Hammer Kick Trigger. I don't have one, but I do have a Hart kit. Hart makes quality products that last a long time, so if you're not worried about mixing brand names they're worth checking into.

      It's a good idea to try everything before you buy anything. That seems to be recurring advise on this site.

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      • #4
        Thanks Snared - the problem is we have very little access to stuff like Hart in the UK; I don't think anyone carries it here? Hell, we've only had Pintech imported for a little while! Up to then it was Roland, Yamaha, some ddrum or forget it!

        Drooling, I'll try the vertikiks and will watch out for the problems mentioned. I assume it was the feel you hated?

        Steve

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ebirah:
          the problem is we have very little access to stuff like Hart in the UK; I don't think anyone carries it here?

          Donít quote me on this...but Hart will ship anywhere, you just have to get in touch with them and ask them.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drooling Dog:
            ebirah,

            I bought a pair of the Vertikiks and absolutely hated them. I sent them back after about a week. I ended up buying the Pintech ConcertCast and love them.

            What did you dislike about the VertiKik? I have one and prefer it over any inverted beater I have tried (Roland KD-7, Hart Hammer). The inverted trigger works ok. I dislike the sloppy beater response. I don't think kick pedals were designed to work cantilever.


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            TD-8, TD-7, Roland rack, Pintech AX14, ConcertCast and Roland PD-9/7/5 pads, Yamaha and Pintech cymbals, Dingbat, Nimrod, Vertikik & KD-7, FD-7 , DrumKat DK-10, Fender Bassman 60.......2000 Eclipse GS
            I'm a drummer. I don't play the timpani! Hire a percussionist!!!

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            • #7
              I didn't like the response or the hard feel of the VertiKik. I like a little bounce. I don't expect to get the same bounce you'd get from a marching snare, but the VertiKik didn't give me any bounce at all. It also felt to hard or solid. Kinda like hitting a telephone poll with a baseball bat.

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              Drooling Dog
              - Scott

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              • #8
                I have the Pintech Concert Cast Upright Mesh Head kick trigger, purchased through Sepdrums, I might add, who gave a good price and great service.

                I like the trigger a lot. It's built like a tank, stays put and triggers well, and when the mesh head is tuned loose, it feels just like an acoustic head.

                The only drawback is that is a little bit louder than the Roland counterpart.
                Immensely powerful yet with a liquid cat-quick elegance

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