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Hi hat alternative
« on: April 06, 2017, 02:01:40 AM »
Hello e drum world just like to say I love my kit but I would like to know what other hi hat options are there besides alesis aftermarket one that I see with less than stellar reviews. I love my kit and that's all I really would love to change at the moment. Any options or opinions would be greatly appreciated

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 12:48:43 AM »
Hi!

I use the goedrums hihat controller, you can find it on Amazon and eBay, and I am really happy with it; you can do chicks, barks, splashes and works great with the DM10 module, a lot better than the alesis pro x hi hats.


Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 04:22:36 PM »
Hi!

I use the goedrums hihat controller, you can find it on Amazon and eBay, and I am really happy with it; you can do chicks, barks, splashes and works great with the DM10 module, a lot better than the alesis pro x hi hats.

Hi Setentaysiete,
what model do you use? GH6 or GH7?
I saw the pictures of them on amazon. They seem to have only one cable connection. is that right? In the regular dm10 hi hat there is one cable for the cymbal and another one for the control pedal. can you comment on this? Thanks

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 12:08:43 AM »
Hi, I have the GH6 and it is 2 cables: one for the cymbal and another for the controller. I think the GH7 is the same controller but it has a bottom pad surrounding it.

Cheers.

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
Hi again,

Did you have to update the module for this to work? What version? And do you get continuous control of the hi hat?
I ma thinking about buying a goedrums hihat and wanted to make sure I would know how to use it.
Thanks.

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 07:20:33 PM »
It was just plug and play for me... I was previously using the alesis pro x hi hat and was very frustrated with them, I tried all the solutions from the forum with it (removing the spring, putting felts instead, calibrate to 60-30, 80-20 etc) and none of it worked.

I remembered I had the goedrum drum set and changed the hats and the controller; i just plugged the same cables of the alesis hihats and it made a huge difference... I had a perfect sound and perfect playability. I was relieved.

I had already installed the latest firmware for the dm10 module (the one from 8/5/2014) and the triggers update for the alesis pro x hi hats.

I would encourage you to go for the goedrum hats... I would not recommend their drumsets, their snares, their cymbals or their module, but the hihat controller is perfect.

Good luck.

HereĀ“s the link for the firmware.

http://www.alesis.com/products/view2/pro-x-hi-hat fi
http://5a18fcdc5c8aa2617926-54d68a14e2e7c1f76563a2d8c3e9fd82.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/1024/downloads/DM10_Firmware_Updates_08052014.zip
and the latest dm10 firmware http://5a18fcdc5c8aa2617926-54d68a14e2e7c1f76563a2d8c3e9fd82.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/917/downloads/DM10_Firmware_Updates_08052014.zip

Offline JimmyB

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
Did you use this with the proX hats or the single hat from the original kit.
Thanks, JimmyB

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 09:00:26 PM »
Hi Jimmy, I have used it with the Alesis Pro X top hi hat and the goedrum controller; works great but the alesis pad is very noisy like all members have noted so I changed it to the goedrums cymbal (that is just a regular 3 zone pad http://a.co/h2p6Y1c ) and have tried it with a Pintech 1 zone cymbal pad too and works perfect ( http://a.co/9ANLU32 ).

I have to say that I never had an Alesis kit, I bought the dm10 module for my goedrums set and then changed the goedrums set for a Pearl Rhythm Traveler with Trutrac heads.

Offline JimmyB

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 09:14:21 PM »
Thx. I think I'll try that on my 10.
JimmyB

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 09:25:19 PM »
Hope it works for you.
Cheers.

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 03:09:03 AM »
I use the Alternative Mode eHat2 trigger mounted to a Mapex Amory pedal.  Works really good, I like it much better than the stock Realhat pedal.

Online Joker47

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 06:15:07 PM »
Hi Jimmy, I have used it with the Alesis Pro X top hi hat and the goedrum controller; works great but the alesis pad is very noisy like all members have noted so I changed it to the goedrums cymbal (that is just a regular 3 zone pad http://a.co/h2p6Y1c ) and have tried it with a Pintech 1 zone cymbal pad too and works perfect ( http://a.co/9ANLU32 ).

I have to say that I never had an Alesis kit, I bought the dm10 module for my goedrums set and then changed the goedrums set for a Pearl Rhythm Traveler with Trutrac heads.

Sorry to re-hash this post setentaysiete, but did you use the Goedrum GH6 controller with a single cymbal hi-hat? Or did you just switch out the TOP cymbal for the Geodrums cymbal?

Thanks in advance,
J
Alesis DM10 MKll Pro kit w/full size kick and offset Eclipse double bass pedal; Dual Alesis Strike modules; Strike cymbals; Zildjian L80 hi hat; 12 channel mixer; Strike SE snare

Re: Hi hat alternative
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2021, 03:20:43 PM »
Very interested in this topic as I would love to get a better hat! It's the only thing I don't like about my Alesis Nitro Mesh.
I have the DM7X module, so not sure if the Goedrum hat will work with that. All the info I see is that it will work with DM10, but "may not work on other Alesis models".