DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Other Gear

Other Gear Discuss Hardware and all other equipment not covered in the other topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-20-2006, 05:09 PM
masonni's Avatar
masonni masonni is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,329
Default Braking snare triggers!

I am currently using a ddrum pro snare trigger. I have broken it 4 times now! I have replaced the wires twice, and replaced the acctualy piezo twice.... I am not hitting the trigger, the only thing I can thing is that the vibrations from hitting the snare are too much for the trigger and brake the wires... Thank god it's only broken during practice and not at a live show yet, but that is a fear I have. Being on stage and all of a sudden bang! My snare changes tone because the trigger drops out.

Can anyone recomend something to fix this, or maybe let me know about another trigger that works better than the ddrum pros?
__________________
nickmason.org
facebook
Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-20-2006, 09:28 PM
brokenhalo brokenhalo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 239
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

are you using this snare strictly for the electronic aspect, or are you using the acoustic tone and the triggered sound?
__________________
www.edrumming.com- a dedicated forum for all things electronic drum related
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-20-2006, 09:39 PM
masonni's Avatar
masonni masonni is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,329
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

I am mixing the sounds live
__________________
nickmason.org
facebook
Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-20-2006, 10:10 PM
brokenhalo brokenhalo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 239
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

a better way to trigger is to build a cross member inside the drum and mount the trigger that way. i've converted an acoustic kit that way and it works fairly well. there is some trial and error, but its not rocket science. i would post a link to my conversion process, but the forum that it's on is down right now....again.... you can find plenty of info on how its done at the DIY forums at www.vdrums.com, also.

i would also recommend checking out that company boom theory i mentioned before. they are really the only company that makes drums that will do what you need. i'm not sure if they retrofit acoustic shells, but i've heard nothing but good things about their custom drums (i think the acoustic/ electric hybrids are called the Bridgedeck series). you can find their contact info here: http://www.boomtheory.com/page10.html.
__________________
www.edrumming.com- a dedicated forum for all things electronic drum related
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-21-2006, 10:44 PM
masonni's Avatar
masonni masonni is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,329
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

yeah, I tried the edrumming link yesterday and noticed it was down.

I'll check out Vdrums and a few other things, maybe mount the trigger inside the shell like you said...
__________________
nickmason.org
facebook
Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2006, 11:03 AM
BarryBuchanan's Avatar
BarryBuchanan BarryBuchanan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Abergavenny, Wales
Posts: 393
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

Check Out the New Roland Trigger Model!!!

the ddrum use the pads and they seem very exposed while the roland triggers are all integregated! Ive herd That the ddrum trigger break often cos they seem quite flimsy.

http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro...68&ParentId=64

check them out!
__________________
BAND - WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NOCHAA

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-26-2006, 05:41 PM
masonni's Avatar
masonni masonni is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,329
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryBuchanan View Post
Check Out the New Roland Trigger Model!!!

the ddrum use the pads and they seem very exposed while the roland triggers are all integregated! Ive herd That the ddrum trigger break often cos they seem quite flimsy.

http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro...68&ParentId=64

check them out!
See, I always found people saying that Roland triggers are bad, but I did read about the new ones at PASIC this year. Are they really good? I may have to pick up one for my snare soon.
__________________
nickmason.org
facebook
Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2006, 11:18 AM
finnhiggins's Avatar
finnhiggins finnhiggins is offline
GONE MUCH TOO EARLY!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,430
Default Re: Braking snare triggers!

I'd have to say that if you're going through triggers like that you should probably have a serious think about how you're hitting the snare. I use ddrum triggers as well and have never broken mine, yet I'm consistently told by other musicians around here that (sans-triggers) I'm the loudest drummer they've played with.

Triggering off the shell might be another option, but to be blunt if you're hitting so hard that you're blowing up your triggers you're probably over-hitting the drum anyway and that's never good for tone (the head chokes) and doesn't do anything for volume either (same reason).
__________________
www.drumlessons.co.nz - Online lessons, columns and more...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com