Any thoughts on my A to E conversion plan (so far)?

PaulD

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For reasons of noice (both my own hearing problems and family considerations), I'm looking at converting my acoustic set to electronic. It's a Tama Starclassic B/B with 2 up, 2 down. This is what I'm looking at so far.

- Roland TD-25 module: I found an excellent deal on one and that's largely why I bought it. If there are features I really need and I'm missing with this one. They've introduced a TD-27 as the replacement and some of the features (like Bluetooth) look great, but I'm not sure I want to spend that much more.
- For triggers, I'm looking at internal side mount. Extreme is the leading candidate and they get very good reviews. Triggera is the other one and I like the way these mount a bit better. They have a stainless socket that screws into the vent hole and the cable then plugs into that. It's a nice design.
- For mesh heads, Drum Tech real feel 2 ply seem to get the best reviews in terms of feel and low volume.
- Cymbals are the part I haven't quite figured out. I know they need integrate with the module, particularly the ride and hi-hats. Extreme has a product to convert existing low volume cymbals to electronic. Since I have a set of Sabian Quiet Tones, this is attractive.

Any other words of wisdom are appreciated.
 

jazzerone

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You should head over to vdrums.com if you haven't already. There's a library full of info on A to E conversions over there, and if I remember right there's even a forum dedicated to conversions. Guys here have some great ideas, but edrums is all they do over there.
 

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Thanks. I'm just starting to wade in over there, but this forum is a bit easier to navigate so I thought I'd give it a try.

I'm already considering returning the TD-25. Going over the features, I'm not sure I like it and I have another module I can borrow for a few months.
 

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