Alesis DM6 double bass pedal setup?

DM6 Double bass pedals?

Hey there I'm looking for double bass pedals for my DM6. I noticed two other questions that were similar:
http://community.alesis.com/alesis/to...
http://community.alesis.com/alesis/to...

I'm trying to do the two hi-hat pedal style, however I noticed that the recommended pedals:
Drum Rocker Double Kick Expansion Kit : http://www.ionaudio.com/products/deta...

weren't being sold in any stores that I looked at, I tried amazon, best buy, you name it and they're either sold out or taken off the shelves.

Is there another recommended method (besides double kick pedals, I hear bad things about them) or model? This is for the DM6 drum set.

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the post. I'd like to help! The DM6 includes a kick drum trigger and kick pedal. The pad on the kick trigger is relatively narrow, and will not accommodate most double-kick pedals. There are two alternative options for achieving a double-kick setup with the DM6. Before exploring the options below, try your existing double-kick pedal if you have one. The spacing between the beaters may be narrow enough for the pad included with the DM6 kit.

    Using two hi-hat style pedals

    For the kick drum, the DM6 can accommodate both piezo trigger inputs (like the one included), and switch-type trigger inputs. Many hi-hat control pedals and keyboard sustain pedals are switch-type.

    Note: switch-type triggers and pedals are not capable of transmitting velocity information. When switch-type pedals are used, each kick drum triggered will be at full velocity.

    1. Set the Kick Type switch on the rear of the DM6 module from Pad to Switch.



    2. Then connect a switch-type pedal to the Kick drum input.

    3. For a double-kick setup, you can purchase a Double Kick Expansion Kit which will include a splitter box, extra pedal, and 1⁄4” connection cables.



    4. If you need one more pedal, additional kick pedals can be purchased separately.



    Using a larger bass drum trigger

    The DM6 module can be used with almost any piezo drum trigger. You can swap out the included kick pad for a larger one that can accommodate double-kick pedals.

    The Alesis RealHead KickPad can be ordered through any Alesis dealer.

    • Please read my problem first before responding. This does not solve my problem. I'm not looking for the RealHead KickPad and the double kick expansion kick is sold out in many locations. I'm looking for an alternative solution or kick pedal similar to the double kick expansion kick.
    • The DM6 is an older kit from Alesis. Yes, there are going to be dealers who are still selling this kit based on their availability. What I posted above is the best resolution for double bass triggering. We don't recommend your method.

      Because this is an older kit, accessory parts may not be available from all dealers, hence why you couldn't find some of these parts. To help, you can try searching through Instrumental Parts for your part too. They may have it.

      I'm sorry if this is not the answer that you want but what I posted above is the best method.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how to add an additional kick to a DM6 to incorporate double kick.

    I bought the DM6 session kit and i'm still new at drumming but I have mastered stringed instruments and want to start adding drums to my repertoire. But I want to know if I could at some point incorporate a double kick drum to my current kit.
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can my DM6 have double bass? Dual pedals?.

    Just wondering, If I bought this set http://www.amazon.com/Alesis-DM6-Five...
    Could I add a double bass pedal?
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I add this alesis kick pad to my dm6 in order to use a double bass pedal?.

    Would I be able to buy this http://www.ukdj.co.uk/music-musician-...

    and add it to my alesis dm6, i ordered a double bass pedal and the current kick pad is too small, so if i ordered this one, 1. can i attach it to my dm6 2. will it be compatible for double bass pedals
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled DM6 bass pedal double-strike.

    I just bought the DM6 USB kit and this might be a technique thing rather than a problem. Sometimes when I hit the bass kick pedal it sounds twice - first time when I kick and second time the beater head kind of bounces bad onto the sensor pad. Is this me or can I adjust the pedal to take the bounce out?
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Alesis DM6 double-bass hit problem solved!.

    Hi there,

    I thought it might help some newbs out there if I post an answer to an issue I had.

    http://community.alesis.com/alesis/to...

    It turn out that it was technique rather than software / hardware. Without realising it, I was sometimes hitting the pedal with a heel-toe movement which causes this to happen. Check out this video http://www.drumeo.com/blog/heel-toe-b.... It's a great technique once you know how to only use it when you want to!
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