Inspiration…..

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Here is my drum kit in its current configuration…

My Drum Kit

Its a Roland TD10 (TDW-1) module with a mix of modded Traps Drums pads/cymbals and Roland cymbals…

It plays pretty well to be fair, far better than my actual ability can muster… I am still very much learning to play and have been using this book…

Learn to play drums

Its not too bad… teaches me how to read music as well as the rudiments etc…

Being an old fart my muscle memory (and general memory/eyesight etc lol) will take a little time to get used to playing but I can play some basic stuff and keep a beat lol

I often look around youtube for drumming videos to give me a bit of inspiration… stumbled across Anders Meinhardt a Danish drummer… the guy is pretty awesome and would love to be able to have a 1000th of his ability…

Couple of videos to show you what I mean…

One day I’d like to be able to play drum n bass on the actual drums… even if I can get the basics sorted I’d be happy…

Best crack on with some practice πŸ˜€

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Broken CY-12r/c part 2

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So following on from my last postΒ (Broken CY-12r/c part 1) the conductive paint turned up…

Conductive paint

So I took the cymbal apart again…

CY-12

As you can see the track for the top section of the sensor switch has separated and with it pulled the conductive strip away..

CY-12 damaged sensor

Using the conductive paint…

Conductive paint

…I painted on a new conductive ‘track’…

Conductive track

…I used a bit of tape to insulate the new track from the lower section to prevent miss-triggers and job done…

CY-12 sensor fix

I used a hot air gun to try and carefully warm up what was left of any bonding agent left on the sensor which worked a little but to be sure I secured the sensor with tape…

CY-12 sensor fix

Put it back together and gave it a test (I actually did a quick test and continuity check before refitting the rubber cover just to be sure πŸ™‚ )

…works a treat πŸ˜€

I dedicate this one to Daz… you have a lot to learn my young padawan… well… I am the Modfather (apparently lol)

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Broken CY-12r/c part 1

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One of my CY-12 cymbal pads only works on the bow/bell input as the edge switch strip is damaged (this is how I bought it) and I use it as a crash cymbal anyway so its not the end of the world… but me being me I decided to strip it and see if I could sort it anyway πŸ™‚

Take one CY-12…

CY-12

Remove the rubber cover… this should be done carefully (there are plenty of guides for this… have a look on youtube for ‘CY-12 bell fix’)…

CY-12 cover

And you will be left with the main part of the cymbal…

CY-12 main cymbal

There was a lot rubber residue so I cleaned it all off with IPA and moved onto the task in hand….

CY-12 edge trigger

The top sensor swich looks like its seen some heat (maybe from sunlight through a window or something) and the switch had de-laminated… this looks to have lifted the track (much like ye olde car dashboards where the PCB is a flexible plastic film on the back)…

CY-12 broken edge trigger

To test the theory that fixing the broken track would restore functionality I rigged up a bridge wire (much like repairing ye olde car dashboards πŸ™‚ )

CY-12 temporary fix

…and tested it on the bow/bell input as this would let me choke the cymbal on the top edge trigger…

Bingo!… worked fine πŸ˜€

Next step is to source some of that conductive heated rear screen repair paint and use it to repair the track where its broken… I will update the blog with the results when I have it sorted

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