This tutorial  can be used for ANY  acoustic- to- electronic drum conversion with minimum alteration needed.
It contains detailed images and instructions that should explain the process in a way that many words may not.
I am learning how to do this as I go, so if you have better ideas please share them!.
I have been working on building electronic sets for only a few months and sometimes I figure out better designs after the prototype that I've built is finished. That said, if I find a better way to tackle a project, I will post an update to save everybody else the  part of having to find out the hard way like me. As any other Diy'er out there knows, the internet and sites like this are what we use to learn and sometimes teach each other, I give credit to the authors of  sites that I used to learn and design this and other tutorials posted in YouTube under  the user name Lucyferina.
Feel free to ask any questions about this mode or any ideas you might have, if I know the answer I will gladly answer and if not, at least will try to point you in the right direction.
Happy drumming!!

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Step 1: Create a bridge

This First step is to Create a bridge for the head piezo that should span from one side of the drum to the other. in order to maintain the drum integrity, the bridge is mounted to the drum utilizing the screws that hold the drum lugs and "L" brackets as shown in the accompanying image.  In order to prevent double triggering from the rim piezo, rubber washers can be utilized between the "L" bracket and the lugs as well as the bridge itself.

I bought a Roland TD-6 that came with a whole bunch of auxiliary electronic percussion equipment included:<br><br>-Alesis D4 module / brain<br>-11 cymbal boom arms w clamps, foams, and washers<br>-10 home made drum pads (metal plates w foam and rubber covering; piezoelectric sensors with RCA outputs<br><br>I just use the TD-6 on its own, so I'm thinking that these items might be of interest to those in this forum. I live in Vancouver, BC, and my email is rob.sedleski@gmail.com.<br><br>If you know of anyone that might be interested, please pass this along.<br><br>Thanks!
I don't personally know any other drummers in the area (middle of nowhere WV)<br>but I recommend that you check the Roland forum,i'm sure there will be plenty of interested people there.
great work! and very simple.
Thanks!, the idea was to maintain the integrity of the drums as much as possible while at the same time making a very functional electronic drum for as little $$ as possible.
Well done Man, well done!. Something similar I do with my alesis DM5 and Sonor acoustic drumset combined with mesh heads. Works perfect for me. <br>Here are you can find some links I used for this project: <br>http://www.edrums.info/ <br>If somebody have some question I will be glad to try to answer <br>Cheers, <br>

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