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diy left foot clave pedal gone wrong? why?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:04:15 AM »
hi there. long time since i posted here.
long time ago i had some drum kit to use with guitar hero rock band etc. it was ion drum rcker. i had made a diy constrauction back then, creating a kick pedal input. i used a normal foot pedal and installed to it and to a kick pad these things here
http://www.amazon.com/Philmore-N-O-N-C-Magnetic-Switch/dp/B004PARDRO
a normally open magnetic switch
when the beater with the one magnet attached to it, got close to the other magnet attached to the kick pad, then a signal was emmitted and thus the drums knew i hit the kick.

now i tried to emulate this to 2box. same construction a kick pad and a foot pedal. attaching one magnet to the pedal and the other, to the pad.i got a mono cable that i stripped one end and connected the 2 inside cables one to com and the other to n.o (normally open) screws. the i plugged the cable to the brain to tom 4 input.i could hear the magnet circuit closing and opening but no sound from 2 box. no hit was registered. i had put sounds to tom 4 of course. any idea how i can fix that?

and while i am at a new thread, may i ask something totally (or not) irrelevant?
was thinking to make an ecowbell. any ideas how it can be done? i should use a piezo right? installed inside a cowbell or generally inside the thing i should hit? cheers
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Re: diy left foot clave pedal gone wrong? why?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 08:48:28 AM »
ok i realized that i am stupid and that an on-off switch cant work with 2box(i am correct right?)
so i should install a piezo.
please look at how i have my set up


the tennis ball beater hits the foam of the kick pad. the foam is thick. my questionis where i should install the piezo trigger. obviously i will install it somewhere that it wont get hit by the beater. should i glue it on the foamvery close to where the beater hits? should i unglue the foam and install the piezo behind the foam and reglue the foam in its position? or somewhere else? any ideas?
also i can see that the piezo triggers come in different sizes. 12mm, 20mm,27mm. any ideas what would be the best sollution for this? perhaps the biggest one? 27 mm?

and if i make an ecowbell will there also be needed a big size piezo or small one? any suggestions? thank you
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Re: diy left foot clave pedal gone wrong? why?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 07:54:46 PM »
I would start by attaching the piezo to the back of the plate. If that did not work to your satisfaction...I would peel up a prtion of the foam where the beater would not contact the piezo and attach it between the foam and plate, either feeding the wires out the side from in between the foam and plate or feeding them out the back through a small hole that would need to be drilled into the plate.

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Re: diy left foot clave pedal gone wrong? why?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 08:36:26 PM »
thank you dear friend. god bless