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Old 08-26-2011, 08:56 AM
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I was just thinking that maybe i could somehow rig some ddrum triggers to the pads on my DW practice pad kit then run those into a trigger to midi box and use it as a practice kit to write parts on in my apartment. The problem is i dont know anything about electronic drum nonsense so im looking for someone to tell me that it would work before i spend the money on these things. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

Well, triggers are meant to pick up vibrations from a drum head... I think you'd have difficulties getting them to consistently pick up the vibrations from a rubber pad.

That said, if you want to look at different options when it comes to building an e-kit, check out the forums at www.vdrums.com. There are loads of guys there who have built e-kits out of just about anything you can hit with a stick :-)
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:36 AM
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The problem is i dont know anything about electronic drum nonsense
Lookie here ...... http://www.electronicdrums.com/pads/pads2.htm
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

Awesome. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

I'm sure you could do this...but dw kit is only 5 total pads for like 150? Why not just get a Roland td3 (for example) used on CL? I see them for $400 and then all the triggering is g2g.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

Based on the other post....those remo pads are some of the noisiest practice pads around IMO...if noise is at all an issue.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:31 AM
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I'm sure you could do this...but dw kit is only 5 total pads for like 150? Why not just get a Roland td3 (for example) used on CL? I see them for $400 and then all the triggering is g2g.
I totally agree with you on this, the thing is I already have the dw kit. I bought it a couple of years ago so i was just looking into maybe converting it if it were doable.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

I have seen a guy rig up triggers to a mouse pad on a hard table top so your conversion shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:03 AM
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I totally agree with you on this, the thing is I already have the dw kit. I bought it a couple of years ago so i was just looking into maybe converting it if it were doable.

Should work fine once you get it dialed in. You'll need triggers (and a way to hold them in place), cables (from triggers to module), a module, more cables (from module to amp/speakers), or headphones.
You can make the triggers yourself if you know how to solder, or know someone who would do it for you. Once you do one, the others are easy.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: DW practice pad to e kit?

Or you could just buy some rubber pads from Guitar Center. I've seen them for as cheap as $25 each. By the time you get done buying triggers and pieces of rubber and what-not for the insides of the DIY kit, I'm pretty sure you'll have way more than that into each pad.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store...41-i2590764.gc
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