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Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
Anyone know if the Pearl Tru-Trac heads (ePro) work with DrumIt3?

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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 05:31:42 PM »
There is a Trigger type PadPS in the Drumit Three for Piezo/Switch pads which is what the Tru-Trac heads are, so it should work fine for snare or toms. The Drumit Five does not support PS pads for snare or toms.
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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 06:14:36 PM »
Just changed it for my kick-drum Tru-Trac head and as you say, works perfectly well!

Difference being that the 22" mesh-head is a bit 'springy' - something that I never got with the ePro Tru-Trac kick drum.

Mesh-heads are OK but have my doubts beyond 16".

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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 06:44:18 PM »
I know what you mean about the spongy thing. My largest pad (13") was specified for that reason alone. I figured if I went larger I would run into that issue. Also, it does save a bit of space too.
Some heads (Drum-tec) are much better than others, haven't tested personally to know, but Justin over at 65drums highly rates the drumtec ones even on 16" He does say though that higher rather than lower tension is recommended.

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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 06:45:37 PM »
Just changed it for my kick-drum Tru-Trac head and as you say, works perfectly well!

Difference being that the 22" mesh-head is a bit 'springy' - something that I never got with the ePro Tru-Trac kick drum.

Mesh-heads are OK but have my doubts beyond 16".
Depends on the mesh head and tightness. I use a 22" Roland on my kick, Very Tight, and love it. Perfect triggering with my own Stealth drum conversion.
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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 06:50:42 PM »
Another mesh head I have been using recently for the last couple months on my 14' Stealth snare is the GoEdrum mesh. Those are 2 ply, but they feel at least as thick as a 3 ply. They use adhesive between the 2 plys. They are absolutely bullet proof, have a very realistic (mylar like) response with no springy thing going on at all. I really like it. It is a little louder than some other mesh heads though as far as acoustic noise level.
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Re: Pearl Epro Tru-Trac pad compatibility
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 06:57:05 PM »
One thing I have found in general with piezo/switch pads is the rim zone is not as sensitive as on a piezo/piezo pad. Those Tru-Trac dual zone heads are what they use on the E-pro and every time I have played that kit the snare drum rim zone was total crap .... nothing like the response of a piezo/piezo pad. Maybe it was just the E-Pro module in combo with those, but I always walked away with a very negative view. I have also seen some very negative reviews from people using them with the Mimic on the Mimic Facebook groups ....
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 06:59:10 PM by Jman »
I could tell you where to stick that piezo! :D ;)
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