Step 1: Stuff
*** MATERIALS ***
Electrical Tape or Solder
Screwdriver (Phillips head)
Rock Band 2 Cymbal Expansion Kit
For Rock Band 1 kit: 1/8 inch mono audio wire
For Electronic Kit: 1/4 inch mono audio wire
Step 2: Lets Crack 'er Open!
Step 3: Disect!!!
Take the blue circuit out of it's holder, cut the red and black wires.
Step 4: The Plastic Piece
Step 5: Prepare the Wire
Step 6: Lets Wire It Up!!
Run the wire through the hole in the plastic backing.
Connect the wire with shieling to the red wire from the circuit, and the other one to the black.
Now tape or solder!
Step 7: Let's Use It ... But How?
To use it on Rock Band 1 you'll need to mod your game controller... heres the link. http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6252
you can skip the beginning though because your cymbals came with stand connectors!
If you try this or have ANY questions at all, whatsoever please comment me or something, I'm here to help, sorry if anything wasn't clear enough!
Notes from Kethler, who completyed the project and used the cymbals for the GH:WT set!
1: if you are going to solder the wires (as I did) disassemble the drum set and uplug the connector from the circuit board (may not be necessary, but I always error on the side of caution). While dis-assembled, you can remove the old mounting posts for the GHWT cymbals.
2. I used the stock mounting posts for the Rock Band cymbals where the legs meet the bottom of the drum pad. Have a full roll of electric tape handy, as you'll have to increase the diameter of the leg a little bit to get a tight grip. I also created a stacked roll just underneath the bracket on the leg so the bracket couldn't slip down over time.
3. Instead of gutting the old wiring off the new cymbals, I just hard wired it to my existing drum set (come to find out, both of my GHWT cymbal wires had become chaffed from use). Some sort of break away mechanism to detach the wires may be in order if you plan to move your set, but mine pretty much stay put so wasn't required.
4. I did have some sensitivity issues with double notes off the yellow cymbal. I was able to pretty much overcome this by lowering the cymbal closer to the drum pad and (as others have mentioned) taking a mouse pad: place a hole in the center and laid it on top of the cymbal, secured by the mounting cap. The one I choose to use also had a palm rest which I placed to the rear of the cymbal as a counter balance. A little trim work at the front of the cymbal and no problems.