Author Topic: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)  (Read 8277 times)

Offline Jacko

2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:32:42 PM »
Hey folks,

I've had a DM10 sitting in my basement since Monday.  I haven't had a chance to put it together because I've had a crazy week.  Isn't she a beauty?



Hopefully I'll set it up tonight.   I'll be combining it with my DM7 and selling off some parts.  Here's the DM7; there aren't real too many non-stock photos the kit out there:



I'll be doing a mesh head conversion and adding a Alesis I/O, which will hopefully come in next week. 

- to be continued -
« Last Edit: April 24, 2011, 06:42:35 AM by Jacko »
My DM10 with Mesh Heads and Trigger I/O http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1436.0

Offline vtdrummer

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 07:51:30 PM »
Stunningly beautiful!   ;D ;D
DM10 Studio 2011 w/Surge Cymbals added, BB Mesh head conversion w/rubber muffs at bottom, one 12" A-E pad, Simmons DA200S, sometimes using 2 satellite speakers... Simmons SDMP-1 Multi-pad.
See my DIY 12" Acoustic to E-Drum project post here: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1227

Offline Hellfire

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 11:49:32 AM »
I look forward to seeing the finish kit. Looks good so far.
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My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline vtdrummer

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:06:21 PM »
Stunningly beautiful!   ;D ;D

Oh, btw, I meant the one in the box!!   ;D ;D
DM10 Studio 2011 w/Surge Cymbals added, BB Mesh head conversion w/rubber muffs at bottom, one 12" A-E pad, Simmons DA200S, sometimes using 2 satellite speakers... Simmons SDMP-1 Multi-pad.
See my DIY 12" Acoustic to E-Drum project post here: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1227

Offline Jacko

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (now assembled)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 06:23:32 PM »

Spent a part of last night putting it all together:



I added an extra leg and a connector tube from my DM7 so I could place 3 toms in front.  I also added the 3 cymbals from the DM7.  I added an extra tom at the very right too.  Finally, I decided to add a real snare stand; I never really liked the arm sticking out on the DM7/DM10.  I wanted to pick up a cheap $50 one but ended up (typical me) buying a $140 DW Heavy Duty stand this morning like this:

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfriend.com/product/DW-9300-Heavy-Duty-Snare-Drum-Stand?sku=442045

I'll be adding a cowbell to the kit soon enough.  I want to order one of those Cow Paddy triggers ... look 'em up on Ebay.

I only got about 30 minutes to fiddle with it but I know I'm really going to love it.  I love having the ability to change the volume of the components with the faders.  All the pads are dual zone.  I don't know if they have 2 piezos (I'm guessing they have to), but you get totally differnt sounds by hitting the rims.  The techno beats and wonky kits are great to fun to play with.  My kids love it.  Speaking of kids, I think I'll need to get some type of mini felt mallets so they don't bash the crap out of the heads.  It wasn't an issue with the rubber DM7 pads.

The chokeable crash from my DM7 works great. 

The only thing that really jumped out was how loud the bass drum pad is.  I'm happy that I'll be converting it to a mesh head.  If the noise doesn't go down, I'll just use my DM7 rubber bass pad.

I should be getting my mesh heads and the Trigger I/O this week ...


-  to be continued -

My DM10 with Mesh Heads and Trigger I/O http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1436.0

Offline BH

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (now assembled)
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 08:53:35 PM »
Very Nice Jacko!!  ;D  Great Idea on the rack expansion as well!!

Offline stongej2002

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (now assembled)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 09:37:17 AM »
SLLLLLAAAAAYYYYEEERRRR! LOL I like the extended rack. I might try to do that to mine.
Alesis DM10 Studio /w pearl mesh heads, Alesis Trigger I/O, Mapex Falcon double pedal, Roc N Soc throne, Vic Firth sticks, Superior Drummer 2.0, Metal Foundry expansion, Sonar 1x Studio

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules"

Offline Burning Tires

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (now assembled)
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 07:06:04 PM »
Looks good!  :) How do the DM7 pads feel side by side compared with the DM10 pads?
E-drum setup: Alesis DM10 Module, S&S Industries Stinger XL snare & Stinger P1 toms, Alesis DMPad cymbals, Roland PD-8 & KD-7, Gibraltar rack/hardware, Tama hardware, Hart Maxxum/Magnum Mesh Heads, Roland KC-350 amp, Audio Technica ATH-M50s headphones

Offline Guinness

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (now assembled)
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 07:24:00 PM »
Looks good.

Offline Jacko

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Mesh Heads)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 06:36:25 AM »

Hi guys, I got my Billy Blast Ballistech II mesh heads this week.  It took about 10 minutes each pad to change over.  What a difference.  It really cut down the noise and improved the feel of the heads.

I also added a Trigger I/O which works great! 

Check it:



This is my daughter Stephanie.  Fastest blast beats this side of New York.  She pounds the drums. 

My DM10 with Mesh Heads and Trigger I/O http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1436.0

Offline thelonglots

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Mesh Heads)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 04:41:55 PM »
from canada myself! southwest Ontario.... you?  wondering what the 2011 dm10 cost ya ?! did you order it online or purchase it from a music store?!
thanks

Jay

btw..... looks awesome with the two kits combined..... I have a dm6 and am just getting into electric drums...... can see myself upgrading soon! haha
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Offline Jacko

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Mesh Heads)
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 07:11:55 PM »

I'm from Moncton, New Brunswick.  I got my kit from lamusic.ca.  Great shop to deal with.  It only cost me $50 to ship too.


from canada myself! southwest Ontario.... you?  wondering what the 2011 dm10 cost ya ?! did you order it online or purchase it from a music store?!
thanks

Jay

btw..... looks awesome with the two kits combined..... I have a dm6 and am just getting into electric drums...... can see myself upgrading soon! haha
My DM10 with Mesh Heads and Trigger I/O http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1436.0

Offline BH

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Mesh Heads)
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 09:19:22 PM »
Very Nice Jacko, great looking kit!! 8)

Offline Jacko

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 06:47:02 AM »

Hey folx.  I ordered two cowbells off eBay ... look 'em up by searching for " Cowpaddy".  They work great!



Here's where I positioned them:



I was getting a lot of cross talk on my cymbals so I got a cymbal stand and DYI'd a bracket to hold them:



You can see the DYI part here:




My DM10 with Mesh Heads and Trigger I/O http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1436.0

Offline stongej2002

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2011, 02:20:37 PM »
Those are cool! I ran across those the other day on ebay. I want to order one of those and the cowabongos.
Alesis DM10 Studio /w pearl mesh heads, Alesis Trigger I/O, Mapex Falcon double pedal, Roc N Soc throne, Vic Firth sticks, Superior Drummer 2.0, Metal Foundry expansion, Sonar 1x Studio

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules"

Offline Rickkus

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2011, 05:47:01 PM »
Hey those cowbells look great - giving me an idea...:) Awesome kit and I'd really like to try playing it and hearing it.

Offline DeathMetroll

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 03:23:57 AM »
Hi, congrats for that super job !!!

I was wondering how did you plugged so many things to the DM10 module ?

Thank you :)

Offline Trondster

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 03:34:52 AM »
It's in the description - he's using a Trigger I/O - it has loads more inputs, and you connect it to the Dm10 module via a MIDI cable.
DM10 Pro kit with dampened rack, extra crashes, mesh heads, Gibraltar stands, P2002C and a dream cherry snare by Diamond Drums.

Offline DeathMetroll

Re: 2011 DM10 in Canada (Now with Cowbells)
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 07:00:57 AM »
Ok, I didn't understand that.

Thank you :)

How much would cost this kind of advice ?