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Old 11-29-2011, 03:33 AM
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Default Silencing a electronic bass kick?

Hi. I own a Yamaha DTX 500 electronic kit, and I live in a first floor apartment. I've been receiving noise complaints, and I've isolated the issue to the kit's kick pad. Would anyone happen to know how to soften the kick pad's noise?

Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:37 AM
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Default Re: Silencing a electronic bass kick?

try a softer beater?
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Silencing a electronic bass kick?

I have the same problem. Try a cloth over the head and see if that makes any difference. I wonder if it is the whole structure resonating and passing this vibration through the floor rather than the actual sound of beater on head.

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Old 11-30-2011, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Silencing a electronic bass kick?

Yeah, this is usually a vibration issue, and not so much the actual beater impact. To get rid of it completely, you'll need to place the kick (or the whole kit) on a surface that will absorb the impact.

The "tennis ball riser" is quite popular to solve these problems:
http://www.google.com/search?q=tennis+ball+riser

There are also quite a few threads covering this on this forum, so search around. Here's one:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46779

Couple of other links:
http://www.neurotica.org/drum/kit-desc.htm
http://www.dtxpressions.com/platform/
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:52 AM
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Default Re: Silencing a electronic bass kick?

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Yeah, this is usually a vibration issue, and not so much the actual beater impact. To get rid of it completely, you'll need to place the kick (or the whole kit) on a surfact that will absorb the impact.

The "tennis ball riser" is quite popular to solve these problems:
http://www.google.com/search?q=tennis+ball+riser

There are also quite a few threads on this here on this forum, so search around. Here's one:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46779

Couple of other links:
http://www.neurotica.org/drum/kit-desc.htm
http://www.dtxpressions.com/platform/
^ This.

The issue is not the sound, the issue is the vibrations going into the floor.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: Silencing a electronic bass kick?

Damn and youre on the first floor?Dont mind me if i rant a minute here....

What kind of pansies has our society become,where playing your e-kit in the afternoon on the first floor of a building that is aware it has neighbors cries because they cant hear their tv when its turned up to 2?
We became musicians because there was a freedom to it.It is an expression of art,taken to almost a violent form at times,yet we have become dulled by our neighbors who think they own the entire block.So much to the point that e-kits are the norm over acoustic,all so dude across the hall can hear his fridge purring,or he'll call the cops?Why do people move into apartments if they dont want to have neighbors,or allow neighbors to be human?Im telling you man it isnt right.We have to buy thousands in silencing technology so you cant hear the kit at all.Thats just wrong.

Im not saying crank it up at two in the morning,just saying you pay rent too.So either they turn up their tv a little,or they put on the ipod for a while and read a book,but dont let their 24-7 meditation life paint you into a corner.If they want complete silence,then by all means show them the way to the nearest country home,by staying within your rights and being allowed to live.

Tennis ball risers on the first floor?How much lower can we be asked to bend?
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