Ludwig Element A2E with Roland cymbals/ TD-10 module

toddmc

Gold Member
Hey guys, lots of awesome kit pix on this thread so thought I'd throw mine into the mix. For anyone interested in the tech specs:

Drums: Ludwig Element Power Fusion kit in black/grey burst finish with black lugs & rims. Shells- marbled birch inner and outer thin 6-ply shell with poplar core.
A. Roland PD-120 mesh pad (snare drum)
B. 7 x 8 tom
C. 8 x 10 tom
D. 9 x 12 tom
E. 5 x 14 snare (converted for use as 14" floor tom)
F. 14 x 16 floor tom
G. 18 x 22 bass drum (double bass kit)

Electronics: Roland TD-10 module with TDW expansion card, Roland V-cymbals, Quartz Percussion harness triggers (toms & snare), Roland KD-85 mesh pad (located inside bass drum).
1. VH-11 hi-hat
2. 2 x CY-14 cymbals
3. 2 x CY-12 R/C cymbals

Hardware: Pearl Demon Drive double pedal, Selby hi-hat stand, Roland MDS-10PL rack (powder-coated in black satin)/ Dixon rack, 2 x Roland MDY-10 cymbal booms arms, 2 x Dixon cymbal arms with clamps.

Heads: 682Drums mesh heads (black, 2-ply)/ Roland mesh on all drum batter sides, Power Beat black mylar heads on 8”, 10” & 12” tom bottoms, Remo clear Ambassadors on snare and 16” floor tom bottoms, Remo ebony 22” bass drum head.
Custom made bass drum decal by Hit-N-Run Drum (Vic Rattlehead/ McGrath as Megadeth logo design)

Sticks: 3 Drumsticks 5A acorn tip
 

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Jounari

Junior Member
Nice!
This kit looks very interesting! I guess it sounds pretty nice too? It would be lovely to try this kind of kit, which is acoustic set transfered to E- kit! Does those drum heads give a natural drum feel like other drumheads and do those heads make "noise" like real drum heads?I guess that kit gotta be a damn fun to play!
I also like very much of that finish, nice looking kit overall!
Also may I ask, why do you use double pedal with two bassdrums?I've seen a lot of people using doubles with two bassdrums specially in live shows beacuse of micing and tuning but you have e-kit, so there aint problems with getting bassdrums tuned to same pitch..Is it beacuse of there aren't enough lines for two bassdrums in the drum module?
 

Arky

Platinum Member
I'm quite surprised! From your video I thought I'd see a regular e-kit. When I saw the pics in this thread I couldn't believe it's the same kit - you've modded an A for an E, cool! I wouldn't rule out to integrate some electric stuff into my set in the longer run.
 
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toddmc

Gold Member
Nice!
This kit looks very interesting! I guess it sounds pretty nice too? It would be lovely to try this kind of kit, which is acoustic set transfered to E- kit! Does those drum heads give a natural drum feel like other drumheads and do those heads make "noise" like real drum heads?I guess that kit gotta be a damn fun to play!
I also like very much of that finish, nice looking kit overall!
Also may I ask, why do you use double pedal with two bassdrums?I've seen a lot of people using doubles with two bassdrums specially in live shows beacuse of micing and tuning but you have e-kit, so there aint problems with getting bassdrums tuned to same pitch..Is it beacuse of there aren't enough lines for two bassdrums in the drum module?
Thanks mate, to answer your questions:
1. I put some clips here if you want to hear how it sounds. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94064 The sounds would be a lot better if I forked out for a V-Expressions pack or used VST's but just used my own module settings to what I thought sounded ok.
2. Mesh heads IMO give the best feel (and are a LOT quieter than acoustic mylar heads) but some people complain they feel too "bouncy".
3. You guessed it- using a double pedal coz I've maxed out my inputs on the module (and of course the TD-10 module doesn't allow splitting)!
 

toddmc

Gold Member
I'm quite surprised! From your video I thought I'd see a regular e-kit. When I saw the pics in this thread I couldn't believe it's the same kit - you've modded an A for an E, cool! I wouldn't rule out to integrate some electric stuff into my set in the longer run.
Well technically it is just a regular e-kit : )
Nothing special about it electronics-wise, like a lot of e-drummers I just wanted to have the quietness/versatility of an E-kit with the looks of an A.
 

sXeDanimalsXe

Senior Member
I have tried a set up like this before, it didn't work. What kind of trigger set up did you use? I tried the roland RT triggers on top of the mesh heads, didn't work well at all. I see yours are under the head. HOW DID YOU DO THIS?!?!?!?

NM I read your whole post and saw the quartz trigger. I am kind of slow!
 

toddmc

Gold Member
I have tried a set up like this before, it didn't work. What kind of trigger set up did you use? I tried the roland RT triggers on top of the mesh heads, didn't work well at all. I see yours are under the head. HOW DID YOU DO THIS?!?!?!?

NM I read your whole post and saw the quartz trigger. I am kind of slow!
Yep, Quartz harness system is IMO the easiest way to trigger your drums (internally that is). http://quartzpercussions.com/products_en.html
Ddrum redshots are easier to install but then you have this bright red trigger sticking out on your drums.
 
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