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Old 11-26-2009, 04:24 AM
JoeyMachine JoeyMachine is offline
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Default Acoustic kit converted to Electric?

Hello, new to the forum. I wasn't sure where to ask this, I hope this is the right place.

I've been playing drums for 15 years but I moved last year and haven't set up my drums in my new apartment out of respect for my neighbors.
What I want to do is set my kit up with mesh heads and triggers, so I can play silently but still be able to hear the drums through headphones. Who has successfully turned an acoustic kit into an electric kit, and what are the best heads/triggers to buy, and of course, what kind of mixer would be the best to process the triggers? Any info I could get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: Acoustic kit converted to Electric?

If you have neighbors under you regardless of what type of kit they will most likely here the thumping from your bass pedal.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Acoustic kit converted to Electric?

Ddrum triggers are nice, the pro series especially, though the redshots are pretty fine too.

In terms of mesh heads, Roland supply 2 ply, but the problem is they only go up to 14", so obviously aren't going to work with an accoustic conversion.

With that in mind I would suggest using drum-tec, they make nice 2 ply white heads (black too maybe). The company is based in germany though, so I'm not sure how much shipping would be outside of Europe. They are a major stocker for electronic drums/parts and have an eBay store.

By mixer I'm guessing you mean a module of some kind.
A second hand td-10 would be pretty ok, the roland modules are generally quite nice. TD3 is alright if you want something cheaper.

However If you want the best sounding e-drums then I would suggest you use software.
You could get a hardware Alesis trigger I/O and run it with a laptop/computer using BFD / Superior / or similar.

Are you in europe? If you are then I could source you a shopping list of sorts if you like.
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