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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:31 am

does anyone know a what a good kick trigger is and where i can get one.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:39 am

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:46 am

thanks dude! iv seen some online and some say rd shot and some dont. what's the difference.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:55 am

metalhead94 wrote:thanks dude! iv seen some online and some say rd shot and some dont. what's the difference.


Pro version has metal casing and XLR cable connector (you'll need a special cable that goes from XLR out to 1/4")
RedShot model doesn't have those features.

Roland also makes a great bass trigger.

Both are usually available at a local Guitar Center-type store, or online from many vendors like Musician's Friend.
Or you could always eBay 'em.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:05 pm

iv never used triggers but im guessing this is how it works, you put the trigger on the drum and a cable runs from it to the a module (like on electronic kits) and you just choose the setting on the module and whem you hit the drum, it has the sound of the setting. am i right?
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:08 pm

pretty much, yep~

I just put together a blog on Triggers- posted it in this forum for feedback:

http://www.drumsmylife.com/your-input-r ... t6607.html


sorry to plug my own post, but that's why I wrote it- hopefully it can be of some use.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:40 pm

so they also eliminate the need for bass mic's?
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:17 pm

if you want them to. I have on several occasions used only the trigger at large venues, with no bass mic.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:31 pm

do they have some triggers that would pick up different dynamics so as not to "cheat"? the only reason im interested in them is because iv heard it can be very difficult to tune 2 bass drums at exactly the same pitch and get the same amount of click and attack.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:22 pm

the ddrums and Rolands can pick up a wide range of dynamics- but it's really your module settings that are going to make the biggest difference there. It's all in how you set the parameters in the module.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:24 pm

k. whats a decent, affordable module?
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:43 pm

metalhead94 wrote:k. whats a decent, affordable module?


Yamaha Dtxpress! Though discontinued, they tend to float around on ebay. I got mine for about 130 bux shipped and it works awesome.
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Post Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:19 pm

metalhead94 wrote:k. whats a decent, affordable module?


Alesis DM5 or a DM Pro are going to be your best bet. If you can find one, the Ddrum modules are fantastic - like a Ddrum 4.
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Post Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:37 pm

I have the top of the line DDrum triggers. They work great....the bass drum trigger is great.....no problems with it at all. The Alesis DM5 is a great brain/module...but it goes for about $350. It's worth it...but there are very good quality ones at much lower prices.
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Post Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:10 am

Alesis DM5 and ddrum triggers. unless yu have axis pedals then your lucky eoughto be able to use theyre superior triggers
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