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Old 03-17-2012, 03:09 PM
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Default Setting up a kit to play in a club band

I am looking for tips on putting together a set up that will work for a classic rock club band I am putting together. I have been out of drumming for quite awhile. I have never played electronics live but I am going to put together an acoustic kit with triggers. my questions are... What to put in the toms and bass drum to muffle them? A good friend said his band uses bubble wrap. He said it was light and worked good. I would also like any opinions about what triggers to use. I am trying to do this on a bit of a budget but I don't want to get a bunch of bad triggers and have to replace them in a month. I think I have the module end of it figured out as I am planning to use my Alesis sr-16 it generate the sounds and I have a older Roland octopad to act as the I\O. I plan to use natural cymbals. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks GS
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: Setting up a kit to play in a club band

I have a silly question.
If its Classic Rock that you are to play, why not just use an acoustic kit?
Why go through all of the bother of triggering?
Anything electronic that you use to gig with is going to need maintenance.

I have fooled around with a friends ddrum triggers and they seemed to work well.
Quality Mesh heads work well on the toms.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Setting up a kit to play in a club band

Thanks for your reply. I remember when I used to play out with acoustics it was a nightmare to get the bands sound right as everyone had to play "up" to the volume level of the drums. I recently went to see a friends band that uses an acoustic kit triggered and I was very impressed with the sound. I resisted the electronic age for a long time but there is no doubt in a small club setting the control of electronic drums is where I want to be.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:19 PM
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The Pearl E-Pro is an E-Kit that I have played that is well suited fro what you want to do.
I see them used for about $2000 USD.
The cool thing about the Pearl kit is that you can put standard heads on it and use it as an acoustic or electronic.
Also it looks like an acoustic kit on stage.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:40 AM
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Sorry, joining the thread late. Try this. I've gained a lot of knowledge through this site. http://vdrums.com/forum/forum.php
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