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    Wrist pain from electronic drums?

    A lot of e-drum players simply hit too hard --- this is one of the dynamics issues between e-drums and acoustics. Generally speaking, if you play the rubber cymbals on e-drums with the same force dynamics as on acoustics, you can develop hand and wrist issues. Mesh drum pads have helped with...
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    Yamaha recording custom bop kit wanted

    If you're on Facebook there's a group called Yamaha Drum Closet... good place to find kits like you're after.
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    Roland - TD 20 to TD50 upgrade???

    I stretched mine and made it 14"... it's thinner now, but wider :cool:
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    Roland - TD 20 to TD50 upgrade???

    Agree... there's 2 parts to getting the better articulation and sensitivity you're asking about. One part is the module's sound engine, the other is the trigger inside the pad. So the short answer is yes, the Mimic Pro will improve this with Roland pads, but the limitation to this improvement...
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    Roland - TD 20 to TD50 upgrade???

    I was looking to upgrade from a TD10 to the TD50 when I came across the Pearl Mimic Pro. Others may have a different opinion, but I bought them both --- the 50 and the Mimic --- and A/B'd them. For me, it was no contest, the Mimic Pro was, hands down, far superior in terms of reproducing...
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    What kind of speaker or amp is good for electronic drums without going broke??

    Nobody's trying to frustrate you, they're simply pointing out that there's really nothing anyone can tell you at that price point that will help you distinguish the crap from the gems, because at $150 it's ALL going to be crap. Yes, at that price you can find something called an "amp" that you...
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    Mesh head tuning?

    electrodrummer has it right... you don't tune mesh heads, you either increase or decrease the rebound. However, at the extremes if you over- or under-tighten them you can affect the triggering. Too tight and you're likely to get an unintended triggering as your stick bounces too much; too loose...
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    Beaters for Roland mesh kick drum

    Kick patch +1... and there are wooden beaters out there (have had one for years, indestructible), plus all kinds of hard plastic options. Felt beaters on mesh heads, especially without a kick patch can be problematic and damage the head.
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    Ten Reasons to Buy an Electronic Drum Kit

    Different strokes.... I know guitarists who won't play electric guitars, pianists who won't play digital pianos. There's no right or wrong here, just different. Makes no sense to play music or instruments that don't inspire... there's enough gotta-do-it-this-way-or-you're-doing-it-wrong crap in...
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    Ten Reasons to Buy an Electronic Drum Kit

    In the spirit of this thread, and with animus towards none... 10 Reasons to Buy An Acoustic Drum Kit: 1. Volume... these things are loud, louder than anything you've ever heard, plus they are responsive... the harder you hit them the louder they get, so you can really drive everybody in your...
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    Advice needed! - looking for electric kit on a budget

    My very first e-kit was an HD-1, and it sufficed for the time, space, money and what I was looking for at the moment. I even used it on a recording session once, and while it didn't fool anybody into thinking it was an acoustic kit, it did the job. Given the long list of limitations you...
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    Gigs? Not.

    pff... you were never my age. You're not even going to be my age when you get to be my age... If you're serious about "What be this JamKazam witchcraft?" let me know and I'll give you more details. Suffice it to say it allows me to jam pants free and with minimal latency over the internet... as...
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    I got to hear my own drums played by a great drummer…

    One thing I hear in a lot of these posts, and that I know from my own experience, is that the tuning from behind the drums seems to always be too low, even though it sounds just right to us. I think that's because being so close to the drums we can hear the high range undertones that you can't...
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    Gigs? Not.

    So, I started this thread back in March (8 months ago, for those of you keeping score), with a whine about how all our gigs had been cancelled. They still are. Some people in the area are playing here and there, but nothing serious and our band has no plans to go out until sometime mid-late next...
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    DIY ... Converting an 'acoustic' kit to a 'triggered' kit ...

    Couple things... You might want to think more about replacing the regular drum heads with mesh heads and triggers, unless you're talking about building triggers that drop inside the drum body. Not sure you'd get the response you want if you put mesh heads on and then attach external triggers...
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    Module and component compatibility

    I stand corrected... you should probably ignore my entire post in favor of people who know what they're talking about. In my experience I have never had occasion to use anything but an OEM e-drum cable harness, and those have always been TRS. Again, I can't imagine a scenario in which you would...
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    Module and component compatibility

    Your question is not really a question. Getting a dual zone pad to work is not dependent on the cabling it's dependent on whether you have a dual zone pad and a module capable of recognizing a dual zone pad. The cable has nothing to do with this. To the best of my knowledge, standard e-drum...
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    Module and component compatibility

    What they said, above... it's a major PIA trying to mix and match modules and pads, single and dual zones, especially hi-hats. It can be done, but why go to all that trouble when if you stick with one manufacturer cross-compatibility ceases to even be a question? I run a Pearl Mimic Pro, which...
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    Acoustic Conversion

    Well, you've run smack into the mesh head issue that bothers so many drummers going from acoustic to electronic drums --- trying to deaden the head bounce. In most e-drumming circles the advice is to tighten the mesh head until your stick sound resembles a tennis ball bounced on a newly strung...
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    Carlsbro CSD400?

    There's 2 different things going on here. Thing One is whether the OP wants to learn how to play drums and has decided he wants to do it on an e-drum kit. Thing Two is whether the OP has decided that playing drums on an e-drum kit would be fun or necessary because of sound or money constraints...
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