Remo practice pads as triggers?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by eddies880, Sep 5, 2005.

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  1. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Im looking into getting some remo practice pads,taking them apart,placing the trigger inside the unit,making my own drum set for use with my DM5.
    I say one on a drum set made from pvc,and remo practice pads,with the piezo trigs in the practice pads---------its dooable!
    Anyone done this??????
    Does anyone have the remo practice pads----------------cause if you do-----I have a lot of quesrtions :wink:
     
  2. pr0gr4m

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    Absolutely doable. I did this like 10 years ago.

    Takes a bit of trial and error to get the trigger placed where it triggers properly, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying electronic pads.
     
  3. eddies880

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    I have a set of DDrum redshots I plan on using,bolting them to the remo pads,and see what gives.
    I saw a set on ebay where the home made piezo was placed inside the remo head,Id rather use my ddrum triggers,seeing as how I already have them.
    Question: Are the remo practice heads soft/semi soft foam padding,or are they a semi real drum heads?/or are they jells?
     
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if the redshots will work well with practice pads. I don't think they'll be able to track the velocity well.

    I don't remember what brand of practice pads there were. They had a drum head cover, with grey outer rings. They used Rubber inserts.
     
  5. MadTiger3000

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    http://www.electronicdrums.com/pads/pads2.htm
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

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    I use an small .. 8 or could be a 6 inch remo as my kick PAD

    I've busted it a few times and the strengthening mod is getting bigger and I use more epoxy each time.

    I use a failed CDR for a plate ... inside (see the above web site)

    I like the feel of it better than the Pillow Pad from Gibraltar.

    Remos are good for extras but as a main snare or hat I find the plastic suround a liitle off putting when you miss hit.

    Simple - don't miss hit
    err yeah ... but I am a crap drummer and I do.

    I've tried using rubber around the surround and it helps.

    Make your first DIY pad with a remo and then you may get the urge to do more. I like small cheap toms cut in half with a mesh head and roland style cones.

    shut up kev

    DIYedrums@yahoogroups.com
    this group has been hiting diy pads for quite a long time
     

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