Author Topic: Dual Zone pads  (Read 4983 times)

Offline Guinness

Dual Zone pads
« on: February 07, 2010, 12:43:08 PM »
So, when I had my DM5 (for two weeks), I didn't have a ride.  I used the two cymbals as crashes, and since the snare was dual zone, I used it as a snare and ride.
 
it took a bit to get used to, but it worked.   Then I noticed I beat thru the rubber rim.  Is that common?  Or was it just because I was using the rim as a ride and it took alot of repeative hits and wore out quickly?
 

Offline Hellfire

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 01:03:27 PM »
So, when I had my DM5 (for two weeks), I didn't have a ride.  I used the two cymbals as crashes, and since the snare was dual zone, I used it as a snare and ride.
 
it took a bit to get used to, but it worked.   Then I noticed I beat thru the rubber rim.  Is that common?  Or was it just because I was using the rim as a ride and it took alot of repeative hits and wore out quickly?
Very common. I wore mine out quickly too. The rubber is way too soft. Your best bet is to use a car door "U" shape trim like the ones found here:

http://www.brandsport.com/trimgard1.html




Black or Chrome would look good. Just a thought.
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My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline Guinness

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 01:28:05 PM »
Adhesive bead doesn't get messy?

Offline Hellfire

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 01:38:43 PM »
Adhesive bead doesn't get messy?
I would assume it wouldn't as long as you didn't take it off for some reason. And if you did a little goo gone works great!

Admittedly, this is not my idea and I have not used it myself. This idea is the brain child of  Racer52 over at edrumforum.com.
BTW, you will need to be logged in to see that link at eDf.
For more edrum info, be sure to visit my web site at:
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My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline WOUND4SOUND

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 02:11:39 PM »
http://www.mcmaster.com/#8507k65/=5ptia4  mc master carr  .84 centa foot i just bought 40 feet  :) part number 8507K65
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Offline Hellfire

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 02:32:51 PM »
http://www.mcmaster.com/#8507k65/=5ptia4  mc master carr  .84 centa foot i just bought 40 feet  :) part number 8507K65
Good find WOUND4SOUND.
For more edrum info, be sure to visit my web site at:
          www.HellfireDrums.com                    
My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline Guinness

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 04:57:43 PM »
Reply back when you get it.  I'm curious how well it fits, and how durable it is.
 
thanks.

Offline WOUND4SOUND

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 06:36:49 PM »
it fits perfectly and it holds up well i used a lil double stick tape to seal the ends on the rim but take at look at my kit in diy youll see the edge trim
the process of a thought is only stirred on by creative ingenuity

Offline Guinness

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 07:08:07 PM »
Looks professional.  :)
 
How well does it hold up?   Do you have to replace often?

Offline WOUND4SOUND

Re: Dual Zone pads
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 04:39:29 PM »
its pretty tuff stuff if you dont use it as a ride cymb it should last a long time
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