Stealth Drums and Percussion
New Footnote 2015: Over the years there have been small changes in the Pacific HH820. In the latest 2015 model I have found that the chain is just a tad too long and it is best to remove a half section of the end chain link. I do that by cutting the chain plate with a sawzall. That allows me to remove just that half link. Then in order for the new link to fit under the clamp I grind the end of the link enough so it's width will fit under the clamp and slip just far enough into the slot in the Roland pedal so you can attach the clamp. I also drill/expand the bolt hole in the clamp about 1/4" ovaled back so the bolt will fit easily in the clamp.
Here is the Picture Folder I have found the Roland FD-7 HH controller/pedal to be excellent for these stand conversions. After comparing many stands I found the PDP HH820 to be simply ideal. The base of the stand is wide enough with modification to fit with the parts and housing of the FD pedal. The stand is a 2 leg stand with rotating legs, and it is very economical... sweet little stand. Even the chain bracket and bolt fits perfect with the FD-7 pedal and the bolt thread is identical to the bolts of the FD-7. So we start with a great match up: PDP HH820 and Roland FD-7.
What you Need: The HH820 stand, the Roland FD-7 Pedal Controller, 2 ea. 8-32 X 1 1/4" pan head machine bolts, 2 ea. 8-32 hex nuts, 2 ea #8 flat washers, and 2 ea. #8 lock washers. Tools: Battery operated reciprical saw or just a hacksaw, battery operated drill and 3/16" metal drill bit, Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.
YOU ARE FINISHED .... The remaining pictures show the finished stand. Picture 25 shows an adapter that I made for VH-12 mode on the TD-12 or TD-20 Drum modules. But the adapter is not really necessary. For technical questions on projects like this or most any E drum related question ... I find the best forum on the net is Vdrums.com Have fun with your DIY endeavors..... J
This is my little FD-8 Stand conversion: Here
This is the latest revision of the concept design by Chris.... now a Special Y adapter that will split the input with NO Pad Modification necessary. Here
Adding a second Piezo to mono PD-80 to make a dual zone pad similar to PD-80R or PD-85
You can buy the additional mounting plate and standoff/fasteners through Roland. But
it is also easy to cut something that will work for that plate using sheet metal. There is already
a place on the jack board for the piezo wires. A fairly simple mod to make that PD-80 Dual Zone.
TD-6 to TD-6V Upgrade File
This is the file for upgrading a TD-6 module kits, instruments and trigger parameter choices to TD-6V. I am hosting this as a favor to a vdrums.com member. Instructions are in the folder. Be aware this is at your own risk. Be aware when updating the TD-6 Module to the TD-6V version ... The Trigger preset choices will also be updated... You will notice PD-85/105/125 pad types, etc. ... no more PD-80R choice... (Of course the PD-80R and PD-85 are basically the same anyway.) Download the Zip file Here
This is my latest wrapped drumsticks. I find grip wrapped drumsticks preferable to dipsticks. I've tried different variations, and the dipsticks peal pretty quickly for me, even when I dip my own. I also find the Wrapsticks eliminate much of the harmful vibrations.
These I call my Tlok Gurt Wrapsticks. I have become fond of the Zildjian Trilok Gurtu Dipsticks, but I have changed the groove, slightly.... placing it ever so slightly higher on the stick, and I've added a slight Bump, via elec. tape, at the bottom of the groove, which tends to keep the stick from sliding forward in my hand.... that has been a problem for me lately...
Here are the pics of this DIY project... pretty simple... I started with Vic Firth 8DN sticks... which are the same approx. size as the Trilok's (I prefer Nylon tip). Here