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Old 02-10-2012, 12:19 AM
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Looking to convert my practice kit to electric by running triggers into my Yamaha DTXpress IV brain. So I'm looking for the triggers you guys have used and like...
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:35 PM
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So no one has experience with triggers?
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:17 AM
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I can't recommend any commercial triggers, because I haven't used any. I did make some for a set of roto-toms, and converted an acoustic cymbal with a trigger I made.

It's pretty easy, if you can use a soldering iron.


There's lots of info available, with a little digging around. The v-drums and dmdrummer forums have good diy sections, and just doing a general search for drum triggers should bring up lots of stuff.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:11 PM
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Aquarian just came out with heads that are pre-triggered...

http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/products/inhead

They are just like any other double ply clear head, but with a trigger on it. And they responed 100% better then externally mounted triggers!!!

Also they have these new heads coming out that are basically pads that just slap over your kit and convert it to an E-kit, like the Pearl E-pro heads, but better...
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:44 AM
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inheads and onheads - I brought them up in this thread: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=87316

I've seen others similar before, but can't remember the companies who make them now.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:12 PM
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Aquarian just came out with heads that are pre-triggered...

http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/products/inhead

They are just like any other double ply clear head, but with a trigger on it. And they responed 100% better then externally mounted triggers!!!

Also they have these new heads coming out that are basically pads that just slap over your kit and convert it to an E-kit, like the Pearl E-pro heads, but better...
These look like real drumheads with the trigger element - if I even raise my drumstick to strike, I'll be evicted from my apartment. Better put, I can be dead before the drumstick even lands on the floor. I have used mesh heads on my acoustics when I'm playing in my apartment.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:33 PM
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Looking to convert my practice kit to electric by running triggers into my Yamaha DTXpress IV brain. So I'm looking for the triggers you guys have used and like...
IMHO, the DIY (do it yourself) trigger designs are all superior to the commercial conversion products for acoustic drums (they sure as heck are a lot cheaper, if nothing else). The only question is if you have the time (and skill, although it doesn't require much skill) to build them yourself.

There are multiple designs (each with pluses and minuses), but essentially fall into two categories: reflection plate designs and cone designs. Google "DIY drum trigger" or "DIY reflecton plate" or "DIY trigger cone" and you should find some resources.

The link in my sig has details of the trigger design I implemented. It's a little bit cone (dome would be more accurate) and a little bit reflection plate. It does show how easy these things are to build.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:11 AM
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I think I recognize that kit from the V-drums forum.




jofizzm: about the commercial triggers - DigitalDrummer Magazine did a rundown of a lot of the available triggers a while back:

http://www.digitaldrummermag.com/Home.html

You can browse the site, but to look at specific back issues, you have to register with the site - no big deal.
I forget which specific issue it was, but it was an interesting read.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:50 PM
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If you want to buy them, every one I know that has used them recoemmends the pro level Ddrum triggers..they're not cheap ($199 for 5), but are well made...
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