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    So your rock band drums are noisy?????

    Because here in Australia we suck for getting the rock band games series, We've only just had Rock Band 1 and RB1 Instruments released here before xmas, So I ended up getting these for xmas and just "acquired" Rock Band 2 as well

    The drums are very noisy so this is what I did to make them nice and quiet and protect them a whole heap


    I bought this foam stuff from my local "Clark Rubber" store here in Australia. They are a large retailer for all things foam and rubber, I'm sure anywhere else you could find the same sorta thing.

    Heres some pics of my offcuts of it:








    As you can see it is a 6mm thick piece of foam and a thin piece of what seems to be rubber attached to it.


    I bought some elastic and hook and eye velcro and glued them to the rubber side of the foam with bond. I tested 1st to make sure the glue wasn't gonna eat the material, If you do this and it does try another bond or glue of some sort.


    The foam reduces the tapping noise on the drums but will also protect them if you hit them a bit too hard, I don't think this sort of mod would work on the Rock Band 2 drums because they are velocity sensitive, Whereas the RB1 drums aren't.

    Heres the finished outcome below





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    you people and your fancy drums, all i got is my Taiko drum xD, but how well is the response?

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    but how well is the response?
    Well these drums aren't velocity sensitive, So I COULD bang as hard as I like, But they don't require much more force then when the covers aren't on.

    I did some testing by using this program called Drum Machine. All you do is plug the wii drums into your comp and load this program, It can record beats etc and you can change the sound effects that are assigned to the pads.

    ps admiral: pics or ban of your drum kthnx!



    get drum machine from here
    www.andrewrudson.com


    heres a screenie of drum machine


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    since im lazy, this isnt mine but heres what it looks like

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    Reminds me of Donkey Konga lol

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    ahahaha admiral,

    What good is that drum :P, Theres only 1

    You need to buy 4 more, 3 for the top so you can have 4 in a row, and the 5th one you can use for a kick pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekster View Post
    ahahaha admiral,

    What good is that drum :P, Theres only 1

    You need to buy 4 more, 3 for the top so you can have 4 in a row, and the 5th one you can use for a kick pedal
    its a Taiko drum, and it only works on 1 game, and its a LOT more fun, and Complex than Rock band.

    Taiko no tatsujin wii, its amazingly fun, if you like rhythm games, its for you

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    Your drumsticks look a little oversized to me Remind me of rolling pins!

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    i dont know if youve seen em but they have some covers for sale on various sites that dull the sound out and have cool graphics like skulls and flames and crap like that. cost like 30 bucks US. also have metal bass pedals that are heavier so they arent as hard to push down for those with weak ankles or something lol. check out ebay.

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    Yeah thats where I got this idea from, Because Im in oz, $30us + shipping would translate more like $50 to me. This cost me all up $10!!!!!!!!!!!

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