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  • digitalstring
    replied to Trigger foam from makeup sponge
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    Ignotus.
    Thatís exactly what Iím finding out.
    Years ago I designed and built a two trigger pad. It worked really well. But a real drum is a whole different beast. Ií've recently become interested in drums again. Ií've gained a lot of knowledge from your posts over the years. Thanks for that....
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    Last edited by digitalstring; 05-16-18, 06:06 PM.

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    The previous makeup sponge covered the whole sponge and I tried different things under the piezo. This one actually triggered better. Several factors at play here. With this foam it works better if itís more compressed under the head. It worked nicely. Even the lightest hits to pounding it.
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  • digitalstring
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    okay. So I found some smaller makeup sponges. These are about the same diameter as the ceramic part of a 32 mm piezo. I cut the top cone shaped portion off and prepared it with a hot iron as before. I tried two different decoupler foams and mounting methods. The one with the black foam and 3mm mounting...
    The cone and piezo ready to mount. This is the blue decoupler. I forgot to take a pic of the black one. the black foam one is just a block. The adhesive foam ring.
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  • digitalstring
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    For some who perform reliability is crucial no doubt. For others itís more about availability and cost. For me and others itís more about learning and having fun with DIY. Iím a guitarist but I enjoy playing drums and I want a decent set in my home studio. If something I make breaks itís no big deal...
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  • digitalstring
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    So I mounted it up and tried it out. I can't say It works better than the grey sanding block foam but it works fine. I set sensitivity to 27 for this but only 14 for the grey sanding block foam.
    I think it's a viable solution for anyone that doesn't want to sand a foam cone. I'd bet this foam...
    Cone on piezo disk with adhesive foam tape ring Decoupling foam block with adhesive tape mounted. Almost ready to rock!
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    Last edited by digitalstring; 05-08-18, 09:05 PM.

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  • digitalstring
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    Here are some pics of the foam. I cut it as best I could with a long razor knife. Very weird to cut. Putting coconut oil on the blade helped. It really sticks to the blade kind of like soft rubber would. Then I heated it on an iron and pressed it down on a piece of tile until it cooled. It's pretty...
    this is the makeup sponge This is the package it came in.
It was $4.99 Top part after i prepared it for EDrum use
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    Trigger foam from makeup sponge

    After converting my DM10 pads to mesh with the 682 Drums product I decided to convert a 10" steel timbale into an e drum for a snare. Having done other DIY drum stuff before I thought It would be fun.
    I made a cone out of a blue foam yoga block that I've had for years. It worked pretty good....
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