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Help with DM5 pro (and dm5 module questions)

Postby MasterShake89 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:48 pm

I have the dm5 pro kit from alesis, I got it so i would be able to play drums in my dorm at college without much trouble. I cant however for the life of me stand the bass drum pad. I cant play worth a turd on that thing. I can play fine on my real drums back home and my practice kit for my band. Is there anyway to adjust the head of the pad or the pad itself in anyway to make it feel more like a real bass drum? and if not. is the dm5 module compatible with other brands of trigger pads? (if so is there any not terribly expensive other bass drum trigger pad i could buy that would feel better?)
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Postby Gretschman1 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:43 pm

Try replacing the mylar head on the pad with a mesh pad for a more natural feel.
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Postby MasterShake89 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:26 am

where could i get a mesh head for a dm5 pro pad?
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Postby Gretschman1 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:22 pm

I would buy the pearl 8" mesh heads and give them a try. You can order them at any Pearl dealer. That's the cheapest route. Let me know how it works I've been thinking about getting rid of the cheap mylar heads on mine as well.
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Postby I love Cheese and drums » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:15 pm

Explorers magazine sells pearl mesh heads and for real cheap too.
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Postby Gretschman1 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:25 pm

I just picked up a couple of Pearl mesh heads for my Alesis. The action and noise level on the pads are not significantly different from the stock mylar heads because of the triggers being encased in some kind of styrofoam pads underneath the heads. I'm hoping they will be more durable. For under 8 bucks per head it is worth the gamble.
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Re: Help with DM5 pro (and dm5 module questions)

Postby scotto46 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 pm

the best way to make it more realistic is to take off the head and replace the joke of a piece of foam that is right underneath the head ( on top of the metal plate - you have to scrape off the old crap but be careful not to move the plate ).

I put an 8" tom mute from vic firth - kind of like a mouse pad but made to be pounded on - in there and it made a big difference.

Also - adjust your beaters my dm5 kick makes my beaters hit past the 90 degree point like it's an inch too far - when I got round wood beaters it made my life easier due to even strike surface.
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