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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / 2Box 3 drumit sold under Fame lable
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:13:11 PM »
Check this out. It is a drumit 3 in disguise. And cheaper so ... quite a bargain.

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Drumit 5 module Mk I is sticky
« on: February 04, 2021, 05:15:31 PM »
Cleaned up my drumcabin, rearranged the setup. Cleaned the modules with a wet cloth, the bottom and back of the Drumit5 module is sticky ... rubber finish I guess and rubber has the habit to deteriorate. Anyone else with the same issue and any ideas to remove the sticky surface?

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Jamulus, open source jam software
« on: November 28, 2020, 02:13:05 PM »
A friend of mine (dutch 2box drummers know him by the handle Animal) finally pursued me to install Jamulus.Tomorrow I run my first real test and a friend of mine playing guitar promised to hook up during the Christmas Holidays.

My 2Box5 MkI and Gen16 module are connected to a A&H ZED10FX and the USB perfectly works on my MacBook. Time to drum online :)

Anyone else interested? I can help you.

e-drum DIY / modifications / Zildjian GEN16 - guess what?
« on: October 08, 2019, 07:53:52 PM »
I still use my GEN16 setup combined with 2Box cymbals. I think they stopped development some years ago ... their software is not MacOS Catalina proof ... not 64bits. doH!

DrumIt 5 Hardware / 2Box Drumit 5, FIVE YEARS LATER
« on: April 17, 2017, 11:36:54 AM »
Hello Folks,

When 2Box was introduced there were drummers criticizing the hardware of 2Box. There was even a forum on which positive feedback was and is a nogo (no wonder 2Box drummers never go there again).

So, I bought my kit almost 5 years ago and it is time for a review on hardware quality. Since I performed maintenance on the pads I made pictures from those. On request I can post other components.

Module with extension-cable and 32 GB SD-card.
Holding great, no issues whatsoever. Still holds one of the original cards I burned in summer 2012 on Lustars conversion software from those days. There is a truth in keep it simple, I usually play with 3-4 kits and they are in the card and all works well!

This is IMHO the weakest link. I replaced the hihat with a GEN16 14-inch buffed a couple of years ago. Somehow the 2Box hihat and samples from my favorite kits did not go well. I had sounds that should not be there and never bothered to figure out what exactly was wrong. Important side-note; I practice a lot and prefer a real hihat because I used to play gigs on a Pearl MHX kit with Giant Beats (looking for a band in NL at the moment).

I have 3 2Box cymbals and all three work well and the rubber seems to be in good shape (my kit is positioned in a drum cabin without direct sunlight

Toms and snare
Here we go.

I took the pads apart and cleaned them. Notice my toms still have the original mesh-heads. They resisted 5 years of beating. Only the kick and my snare have new mesh heads (I play with nylon tipped 2B's !) .

However, the 2 most used pads both miss one little plastic hook on the side facing to me. They broke of and disappeared. This is actual wear and tear, it does not influence the use of the toms but it created some damage to the mesh-heads.

I also checked the triggers, solder-joints and foam and all in good shape!

I continue with the chapter of the little rubber O-rings. Never use rubber for tensions, only for pressure. I ordered O-rings via Ebay a year ago and for less then 7 euro's 50 O-rings were send to me from HongKong. I replaced some rings 2 years ago but decided it was time to replace them all.

This is a picture of the old rings (on the kit since 2012):

As you can see, many are still in one piece but lost their flexibility quite some time ago. Especially the rings facing the drummer were broken, I have to say that the broken hooks on 2 toms probably put extra tension on the rings.

Kick and Mk2 rack
Both kick and rack are in good condition, everything is in one piece. Again, I rarely have to move the kit but clamps, holder, all in good condition.

As you may know I added an extra bar and a stand to fix my kick (no wobbling in my drum cabin). All in perfect condition.

Kick-pedal and hihat standard are from Pearl, no issues either.

Both module, cabling, pickups and lights are without issues. So are the GEN16 cymbals (14 inch hats both with a pickup, 2x 16 inch crash and a 20 inch ride). I went back to the original Julia software because it enables me to tweak and tune a lot more then the toy-software Zildjian has now.

Altogether, in april 2012 I paid 2300 euro's for my 2Box. A Roland TD20 costed 2.5 times more in 2012. The 2Box features and sounds are 5 years later still superior to Rolands TD30 and TD50.

Verdict: Value for money!

Private - for sale / wanted / B-stock sales 2Box at BAX
« on: February 01, 2017, 05:31:14 PM »

Other e-drum systems / Roland TD50 product intro
« on: September 10, 2016, 12:16:23 PM »
As far as I understand it is an expensive proprietary kit (± 8000 euro's in Europe) with limited sample possibilities. Someone came up to 128 MB space for samples.

How is everybody on this new expensive product of the Imperial Army?

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Celebrating 4 years 2Box kit
« on: May 01, 2016, 08:41:49 AM »
My kit is 4 years with me, hip hip hurray!

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Spammers
« on: February 10, 2016, 12:24:53 PM »
Best way to block is to add a question to the registration form. Something drummer know ... And spammers nd bot not.

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Curses, I need a DAC
« on: January 17, 2016, 09:47:48 AM »
Setup a 2010 Mac in my drumcabin, hooked it to the mixer via the headset output and have a lot of noise and distortion on the channels. I managed to isolate the issue back to the Mac itself. The headset output picks up every electronic signal in the Mac it seems. I wnt to solve this via an USB DAC. Any recommedations?

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Another hole in the head - Pink Floyd
« on: July 27, 2015, 07:45:30 PM »
Hmm ... having a blast with Neue Deutsche Welle (BAP, Spider Murphy Gang, Nena und so on) I noticed another snare head with a hole. It was on tension so I cannot blame myself. I ordered a Real Feel from Drum-Tec to see how that head keeps up.

DrumIt 5 Hardware / o-rings
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:39:22 PM »
After 3 years my O-rings are giving up!

Suddenly the forum only shows up in mobile version on my Ipad. Which sux. Help!

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Hole pattern GEN16 cymbals
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:19:37 AM »
From Julia on the gen16 forum:

Here is the background on the hole pattern:

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