Electronic drums are fairly expensive for a decent set.
I own an acoustic set already which I could have setup to be triggered, but I would like something that can be fairly silent.
Many cheap electronic drum sets use pads with rubber, and a hard material underneath.
This creates for a noisy, non-musical sound for anyone around including the player themselves, if they don't have the headphones cranked up. Think of someone practising drums on their mouse pad.
Roland V-drums use a mesh skin which is pretty silent, and come in the standard drum sizes and mount to acoustic drums.
In this project I cut the cheapest Ebay single drum shell I found in half and turn them into electronic drums.
The project started a few years back and I put it on the back burner, I have a much better setup tool wise now, to help this project come to completion.
Pictures show the progress made on the 4 shells I've done so far. Triggering is done with piezo's.
08/17/2015 at 07:31 •
After more delays I've managed some progress on this project.
A bunch more drums were found at the bin, Dad has cut them all in half, so I have more than enough now.
I purchased a used drum rack on the local buy/sell.
Between my normal drums and all the electronic shells it should be a nice kit, probably too much , again!
I've reasearched some of the ways people are doing diy mesh shells, we'll have to wait and see if I experiment or just shell out some $....
Hoping to get into this project a little more over the next couple months!
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