Drastically improved PD-125 sensitivity - DIY

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Mek
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Drastically improved PD-125 sensitivity - DIY

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I wasn't getting ghost notes or buzz rolls on my PD-125. I noticed if I slightly pushed down on the head it would work as expected. Once I installed these standoff spacers (had them laying around from a synth diy project) the PD-125 is 100% awesome! I think the trigger has just gotten a bit squashed with age. Looks like you can also just glue some foam toward the top and get a similar result.
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monospace
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Re: Drastically improved PD-125 sensitivity - DIY

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Interesting solution. Typically what I do when I get a new (i.e. used) trigger pad is replace the foam cone. IMO the best ones out there for the money are from UFO. http://ufodrums-com.3dcartstores.com/
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Mek
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Oh cool. Thanks for the tip (no pun intended)!
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Re: Drastically improved PD-125 sensitivity - DIY

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Wouldn't this result in overall "hotter" input velocity as a consequence?

I'm not sure about the PD-125 but it seems my Alesis Crimson2 is pretty hot to begin with. I suppose that can be dealt with in the control settings in exchange for the increased sensitivity of a "tighter" coupling.
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