Tom
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When playing the hi-hat on my DTXplorer kit, I get a terrible response. About a quarter of the time, when I play the hi-hat closed, the sound triggered is the open hi-hat sound. The signal from the pedal is not reaching the sound module much of the time.
I assumed that the pedal (HH65) was old and faulty so I bought a brand new one, but the new one is the same.
I have adjusted the sensitivity in the module utility but it has not made a difference.
Isr this is a common problem in the lower-end of the DTX range? I also need to know if there are any tips anyone can provide. e.g. Might cleaning the electrical connectors in the jack port on the module help?
I would also like to know whether there is a better hi-hat setup from the Yamaha range which I could use which would be more responsive but would still be compatible with the DTXplorer module.

I only use the kit for practice and rehearsal, so I'm happy with it over-all. It just needs a proper hi-hat response.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Tuesday, March 14 2017, 11:59 AM
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    Joe
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    Wednesday, August 02 2017, 02:33 AM - #Permalink
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    I gotta tell you, i went up to the DTX562 - the high end of the range - because I needed decent hi-hat action. I didn't get it. Mine is the real hi hat stand with the yamaha hi-hat cymbal pad. I too have messed with the clutch setting and everything else i can find to tweak but to no avail. Is it just me (us) or is a responsive hi-hat on an electronic kit an impossibility? any tips would be much appreciated.
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    Bas
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    Monday, October 15 2018, 02:30 PM - #Permalink
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    The problem is the the rubber under the foot pedal hardens out, and is not that flexible anymore, so you have to press constantly harder. The most cheap and simple solution is th get an ironsaw and make the rubber less thick. Saw away the top of the rubber from the height above the srews, to the top untill about 2cm from the front of the rubber. You must leave the front in tact, otherwise you can't push the rubber properly down anymore
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    Friday, October 19 2018, 11:18 AM - #Permalink
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    Joe wrote:

    I gotta tell you, i went up to the DTX562 - the high end of the range - because I needed decent hi-hat action. I didn't get it. Mine is the real hi hat stand with the yamaha hi-hat cymbal pad. I too have messed with the clutch setting and everything else i can find to tweak but to no avail. Is it just me (us) or is a responsive hi-hat on an electronic kit an impossibility? any tips would be much appreciated.


    The HH65 is more "responsive" than the HH135.

    Moving hats on an electric kit are anachronistic just to appease old-school dyed-in-the-wool acoustic drummers. You don't need a moving hat on an ekit.

    You could use an HH65 controller and the HH135 pad.

    [I've got HH65, HH130 and HH135...]
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