Step 5: Solder the Wires to the Switch

Solder the wires onto switch as label in the picture below and the schematic. Be careful to maintain proper orientation of the + and - wires.
Hey peoples i'm new to this site,I have been reading some of your fixes and i'm amazed how simple you all explain them. I have worked in the automotive electronics repair for nearly 20 years repairing the computerized systems. your directions and pics deserve the highest kudos possible
I did it slightly different, I just spliced in a wire on the green and orange signal lines and stuck a switch in the middle of that.
I did a similar mod but just used a basic on/off switch to connect the green (+) and orange (+) on the underside of the board. (Also bridged the grounds (-) between the two.) This way you don't have to cut any wires and can easily desolder the wires in case you have to return your drums.
Good mod. With the cymbal expansion kit, you may want to link up how to fix them when they inevitably fail as well:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.protoolreviews.com/how-to/build-it-yourself/repair-broken-rock-band-2-cymbals">http://www.protoolreviews.com/how-to/build-it-yourself/repair-broken-rock-band-2-cymbals</a><br/>
Excellent idea... tried it, realized how poor my soldering skills are... but hot damn, it works!
I think you mean <em>cymbal</em>. A cymbal is a piece of metal you hit to get a crash noise, a symbol is a character or glyph that represents something.<br/>
yeah fixed it. Sooooooo nice of you to point that out
Too bad RB2 doesn't know the difference between them. With the cymbal kit (or a home made cymbal) RB2 turns the green pad into the third tom drum and the cymbal is the crash. Nice job!

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