This Instructable will show you how to modify any acoustic drum and make it an electronic drum with the option to reverse back using very simple items.

Step 1: Making the Mesh heads.

The first item needed is mesh.
Regular window mesh is too weak to handle continuous drumstick abuse... Pet proof mesh is the answer.
For about $ 17 a roll, it's enough to make heads for a 6 piece kit, maybe more.
One layer is more than enough to make a very decent head.

<p>If you want to hear my heavy accent trying to explain this look here:</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwGL6UyPv0U</p>
<p>Thank you very much for this. I have a question. Once you have triggered the drums, how do you associate it with a computer so you can really play sounds?</p>
<p>You are correct Squozen, but it think it is cheaper to buy the piezos by themselves than to buy a card and get them from it. unless grandma sends a lot of those to you...</p>
<p>A little tip: those annoying, audible greeting cards often have a piezo very similar to this inside them. I've been using them since the early 1980s in my own electronic drums as replacements to the triggers when they go out. Enjoy!</p>
<p>Wow, thanks for posting this! It's so well documented! Also, you should post that video in the body of the instructable :)</p>

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Bio: I am a musician, but not professional, I have been in many bands over 18 years and have different experiences from them. Being in the ... More »
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