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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: I don't think my pedal is gonna break. Reply with quote

Pics show why...



The pedal runs from a button stuck in a block of wood that runs to an audio cable.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should see if you could get a double bass pedal built. That would be badass second post in hardware!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spddmon wrote:
You should see if you could get a double bass pedal built. That would be badass second post in hardware!

I do, theres a splitter back there.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUCKING NICE! lol i wanna try this out...i got a spare pedal from an old drum set
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you maybe show a step by step? I have like four bass pedals sitting around at my house and i'd love to try this.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deepbluevibes wrote:
Could you maybe show a step by step? I have like four bass pedals sitting around at my house and i'd love to try this.

Not sure what other pedals are like, so it might not work with yours.

cut a block of wood about the size of the base under the toe area

drill a hole in the center of the wood the size of a small momentary push button (sold at radioshack)

buy 2 color speaker wire (radioshack or anywhere) and cut it about the length of the bass jack on the kit to the floor (and a little slack if needed)

on one end, attach a male audio plug (radioshack) and on the other, stick it through the wood and then your button(doesn't matter what wire for either end, just make sure both wires on both ends are connected to a different prong) then gently force the button into the wood.

Test the button by going into practice for blackened or any song with a long drumless intro and press the button, bass should hit.

Then I mounted the wood block, took the hammer out of he the pedal, and enjoyed my pedal.

Not sure how other pedals are, but mine had supports on the underside of the pedal, so I had to see where the button would hit on the pedal and taped a quarter to the spot.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Thank for the step by step instructions. Itll help me out alot once i get back to my house. Oh and my pedal is the exact same as yours lol :P
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, three more quick questions;

-What bass pedal do you have exactly? i'll just buy the kind you have if it'd make it easier.

-With the way the button is, what would be the risk you think of you "bending" the button? as in, hitting it at an angle?

-Does it feel anywhere near like a real pedal? as in, does it spring back up after a hit whatsoever and are you able to do quick hits with it, or is it limp and doesn't feel all that accurate?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-What bass pedal do you have exactly? i'll just buy the kind you have if it'd make it easier.

Mine came from an old FirstAct drumset from WalMart

-With the way the button is, what would be the risk you think of you "bending" the button? as in, hitting it at an angle?

Pretty slim, only the plastic at the tip could be bendable, but there isn't enough force to do so.

-Does it feel anywhere near like a real pedal? as in, does it spring back up after a hit whatsoever and are you able to do quick hits with it, or is it limp and doesn't feel all that accurate?

Its a little more loose since there isn't a hammer to swing. It bounces back and quick hits can be achieved by putting the hammer on, but it can get hard to control quickly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe drilling the hole for the button at an angle would help?

Oh and how much would the Male Audio Plug and the "Button" cost? i have everything else. I have literally MILES of speaker wire...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitarheroshero wrote:
Maybe drilling the hole for the button at an angle would help?

Oh and how much would the Male Audio Plug and the "Button" cost? i have everything else. I have literally MILES of speaker wire...

nothing more than a couple bucks i believe.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome. You're right, it doesn't look like it'll break.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm going to try this out tomorrow myself!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Job! Very clever.

I'm also going to be looking at this mod.

We had our first RB party last night and also our first hardware failure. Bass pedal died...snapped at the base. The really sad thing is that this was the 1st person other than myself to use the RB drum kit and he broke it on his first song. Frankly, the bass pedal sucks! I can't imagine how many warranty returns that EA is getting on these now. At least the process is very straightforward (assuming you have a credit card)


This gets me thinking if there would be a way to take an existing electronic drum kits bass drum (I use a pintech edrum mounted on a stand that the bass pedal beats against like a real bass drum) and convert it into the connector that plugs into the unit. Of course if this would work, not that hard to extend it to an entire kit. I think the difficult part is getting the midi controller 'talk' with the RB controller.

I think its only a matter of time till full edrum support is hacked.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow very nice, I'll keep it in mind for when my bass pedal breaks.
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