Drum kick upgrade for Compactkit 7

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Hello, I've got a CompactKit 7 and I would like to upgrade the drum kick pedal. Could you suggest a compatible pedal? Thank you.
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Bill R., Employee

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Hello,

Thanks for posting. The CompactKit 7 is designed to respond optimally with the included pads and pedals. You may be able to use a third-party pedal with the CompactKit 7, but this is not officially supported.
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But does the bassdrum function of the CompactKit 7 work with a seperate bass drum trigger pad like for instance the DMPad Kick Pad?
And also can the hihat function be operated with a seperate hihat controller pedal?
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All of our Alesis drum accessories will work with virtually any module, so you shouldn't have a problem. Since there is a hi-hat input on the back of the CompactKit 7, you will be able to use an external pedal for hi-hat sounds.
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Thanks for answering, Bill.
But in the mean time I borrowed a Roland bassdrum pad and his hihat controller to try things out.
The hihat controller worked with the CompactKit 7. At least it did the same as the default pedal that came with the CompactKit. So no dynamics in between open and closed hihat (and the 'chick' of kicking the pedal down).
The bassdrum pad, however, did NOT work with the CompactKit!
I think the problem is that the default pedals with the CompactKit are just switches. So it is either 'on' or 'off'. They are not triggers.
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Thanks for answering, Bill.
But in the mean time I borrowed a Roland bassdrum pad and his hihat controller to try things out.
The hihat controller worked with the CompactKit 7. At least it did the same as the default pedal that came with the CompactKit. So no dynamics in between open and closed hihat (and the 'chick' of kicking the pedal down).
The bassdrum pad, however, did NOT work with the CompactKit!
I think the problem is that the default pedals with the CompactKit are just switches. So it is either 'on' or 'off'. They are not triggers.
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hey not sure if you are still around, but what was the hi hat pedal that worked?? was it Roland, and do you remember the model? the roland FD-8 did not work :( also the yamaha kp65 bass drum pad did not work :( did you find any solutions?
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Hello Amar,
It was the Roland FD-8 hihat controller.
But like I wrote, it did the same as the default pedal that came with the CompactKit. So no dynamics in between open and closed hihat (and the 'chick' of kicking the pedal down).
And I didn't find any solutions.
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Thanks for responding! Yeah im not fussed about the dynamics... just need it to open and close. What cable did you use to connect the FD-8 to the kit? was it a TRS one (2 black rings), or a mono one (1 black ring?). I tried it with a TRS one (the one that come with the pedal), but that did not work. I'm wondering if I just need a mono cable instead
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Sorry. I really don't remember wether I used a mono or stereo cable.
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I too am concerned with whether I can use a pedal from one of the more advanced v-drum kits with this unit. It appears that the supplied pedals are of the momentary (non-latching) switch types, and the pedals for the more advanced/expensive kits are not of this type. The connector is usually the hint. If it has a standard mono 1/4-inch plug, likely it is a momentary switch. If it has a TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) configuration, which is typical of a stereo 1/4-inch plug, then it likely isn't a switch but rather a trigger that has gradations of a 'hit'. I'm suspicious as to whether an advanced kit's TRS pedal would actually work with the CompactKit 7.
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I went to a yamaha store to try out the DD75. Its bass foot pad looks similar to the compact kit7, but i was surprised to discover it is pressure sensitive- the harder you tap your foot on it, the louder the bass sound. Then I checked what type of cable was connecting it to the drum, and I was surprised to see it was a mono (1 ring) cable.
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Did anyone have any luck with another pedal
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I actually tried a 'normally-open' switch type pedal--like a sustain pedal for a keyboard and had some success--although I still got the occasional, unexpected double-kick, but much less than the pedal(s) included with the kit. I think I need to either use an Alesis DMHat--which is now discontinued, although you may be able to find a used one somewhere online--or I'll need to build my own pedal to thwart the double-kick.

The instructions here may help if you want to try your hand at constructing your own pedal.

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-C...
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Keith Bruford Bennett

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I'm actually getting a samplepad (the cheaper version) and I'm wondering if things like the bass drum triggers from alesis kits like dm5 will work as i've seen them for sale on ebay