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    Hi,

    Has anybody seen the Pearl Rythem Traveller kit. If so has anybody converted one to work with triggers.

    It comes with both mesh heads & normal drum heads. The best of both worlds perhaps.

    Check out
    http://www.pearldrum.com/rt.html

    In the UK check out

    http://www.newcastledrum.co.uk/pearl/index.html

    I dont know what triggers would be required but I am sure someone somewhere does!!

    Hope I am not wasting anybodys time here it just seems the answer to drummers who fancy both electronic & acoustic at a reosonable price!!

    Regards

    Lammo


  • #2
    first take a look to beatniks site!!
    http://members.aol.com/btnkbndt/mykit.html

    all complete instruction there!!

    also take a look at: http://www.electronicdrums.com
    there has a lot of idea for converting it.
    If you don`t want to pay at first time,
    take a look at their free project area,
    you will know what trigger is just a piezo,
    and you may have idea to build it!!

    Originally posted by Lammo:
    Hi,

    Has anybody seen the Pearl Rythem Traveller kit. If so has anybody converted one to work with triggers.

    It comes with both mesh heads & normal drum heads. The best of both worlds perhaps.

    Check out
    http://www.pearldrum.com/rt.html

    In the UK check out

    http://www.newcastledrum.co.uk/pearl/index.html

    I dont know what triggers would be required but I am sure someone somewhere does!!

    Hope I am not wasting anybodys time here it just seems the answer to drummers who fancy both electronic & acoustic at a reosonable price!!

    Regards

    Lammo



    [This message has been edited by drummercat (edited February 20, 2002).]

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    • #3
      I am getting very good results with the Pearl Rhythm Traveler, mesh heads and ddrum red shot triggers attached to a TD8 module. I use this setup for recording straight into the Roland VS1680 but not for live work. I have noticed that the mesh kick drum skin does tend to rip after 2 or 3 months of (average) use.. but i believe u can get double thickness replacements. You don't get the positional response of the Roland Vdrums.. but it's a lot easier on the pocket! Using the acoustic trigger settings of the TD8 gives good dynamic response. Give me a shout if u need more details.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chinsk:
        I have noticed that the mesh kick drum skin does tend to rip after 2 or 3 months of (average) use.. but i believe u can get double thickness replacements.
        Alternatively, you could get a kick protector such as the Remo Falam Slam patch.


        Schmunk
        TD-8, Pintech pads, Pearl rack, Mackie SRM-450, Behringer 802 mixer and DSP1400 UltraMizer, Electric Sticks.

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        • #5
          Hi Chinsk,

          I have a TD6 module will the triggers work well on this.

          I saw the Rhythm Traveller for the first time in Birmingham at the weekend....what does it sound like accoustically?

          Does it feel better than playing standard pads?

          Hope you can help.

          Regards

          Lammo

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          • #6
            $20. dollars for a membership at Electronicdrums.com is well worth the $ for this convertion to electrics.
            I've done this, works great.
            Even compares to Roland's.
            I use PD-120 & PD-100 trigger settings.
            This is a great choice, but takes some time and creativity.
            The drums would work with the TD-6 for sure, because all of the trigger choices are there and they are sensitive enough.

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            • #7
              Cheers Schmunk.. a kick protector is exactly what I need... i forgot 'bout that..!
              Lammo.. the mesh heads on the traveler kit feel 100% better than standard pads for the snare, kick and toms... I use PD-5 pads for the cymbals which feel fine for this use. The mesh heads tend to feel a little more bouncy so u can actually play a little faster.
              The acoustic sound of the traveler kit is reasonable but not great. If you want a decent acoustic kit.. this isn't really it.. but as a base for an edrum set up plus easy transport and occasional acoustic use i don't think you'll find much to compete with it IMHO...
              I've had 7 or 8 bands using my setup to record demos and I've had no real complaints from their drummers.... 15 minutes to get familiar with the feel and they're playing with no problems.
              Cheers
              Chinsk

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              • #8
                Try to get a double ply head... kick protectors do not adhere well to mesh heads and they fall off after a few dozen kicks...

                Another precaution is to fill the drum with foam so that it is actually touching the batter head...this gives it more support...

                You can purchase foam "columbs" from various foam stores online that offer foam in different diameters that will fit inside your drum (ever hear of SpaceMuffins?)...

                Erik
                SEPdrums

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sepdrums:
                  ...You can purchase foam "columbs" from various foam stores online that offer foam in different diameters that will fit inside your drum (ever hear of SpaceMuffins?)...

                  Erik
                  SEPdrums
                  Anyone in particular? I am still looking for some soft white 12" foam inserts...

                  E-drums: TD-20, RT-5S triggers on snare/toms, KD-7s, VH12, CY-14Cs, CY-15R, Pintech splash.
                  A-drums: Zickos (amber) w/ all Zildjians.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.foammart.com/cf/detail.cf...3&ProductID=32

                    They do custom sizes....

                    There are others - but I forget the names...

                    They are not thin slices however...

                    Erik
                    SEPdrums

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