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Trigger problems with mesh head on a dm7x kit

I have just done the mesh conversion on a dm10 pad I bought off ebay. I have an alesis dm7x kit and am using ezdrummer 2. I did not use the 628 conversion but kinda did a home made one I saw on YouTube. Took the bottom black foam moved it to the top and flipped the trigger plate facing up. It's working pretty good but I have noticed that every now and then it misses a trigger. Would the 628 conversion fix the issue? (Maybe)
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    very possible any trigger will be intermittent, lose sensitivity and then eventually fail, because if it is too close to the surface over time the repeated impacts begin to disentigrate the piezoelectric transducer. the trigger . i had this happen several times with a Roland kit plugged into a dmx7 then discovered that the actuall trigger needs to be at least half inch below the mesh head, and softer foam between the trigger and the head. i did this by cutting the foam column off to about 75% of its height, gluing a transducer trigger to a slice of soft foam and placing it between the foam column and the head with the trigger facing the foam. attaching it with a good strong glue.... It has made it through about 4 hrs of hard playing with no mishits or failure.
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  • any electronic drum trigger unit that would trigger an Alesis brain will operate on basically the same electro-acoustic principles. I literally buy piezoelectric transducers in either 27mm or larger and use them to replace the broken ones in the drum. Latest source I can get like 8 or 12 of these, I dont remember for about $12 USD, the prices change all the time. I have also found that for the drummer in one of my church bands that I changed out the mesh head and put a real 10 inch batter head on the "snare" and the drummer loves it. Since the trigger piezo is not actually mounted on the head itself this change is not very hard. If you have at least a little skill with a soldering iron you can wire these transducers in with very little trouble. I even just splice the wires to the red and black wires in the unit and solder at that point then add electrical tape, works quite well. That way you dont have to mees around so much with trying to wire the trans to the output jack or the volume controls that might be on a unit.
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