If you order either V-drum Upgrade kits for the Head
Trigger or the Head & Rim Trigger, you are about to restore its performance
to when it was brand new.
Does your Roland V-drum look like this?
It will look like this after a refurbishment/cleaning with
Piezo/Cone Trigger Upgrades!
Aside from upgrading the key triggering components, the
other steps you can take in completely refurbishing your V-drum are:
- A thorough cleaning inside and out
- Replacing a worn/damaged 2-ply mesh head with
Either a Roland OEM mesh head Or a 3-ply Mesh Head available through my
- Cleaning a dirty OEM 2-ply white mesh head with
my Stardust cleaning product available through my website.
- Replacing a worn/damaged Rubber Rim Protector
with my Rim Condom product available through my website.
replace the piezo/cone triggering components, follow these 7-steps:
- Remove mesh head and take note of the how
piezo(s) wires are connected to the circuit board. See Roland Wiring Diagram below for
- Using a wire cutter, snip old piezo wires
nearest the piezo(s), leaving majority of original soldered wiring intact.
- With a flat head screw driver, putty knife or a
safe razor blade, pry off the old piezo(s) and remove residual foam tape off of
surface. Thoroughly clean surface to
prepare for new piezo(s).
- Prepare old wire leads and new piezo wiring for
splicing with 1/2” of bare, twisted wire ends.
Double check the wiring diagram, begin splicing new and old wire leads
together with tight twists and complete each connection using the (gray/grey
colored) twist-on wire connects provided.
Feed the centered head piezo new wiring through the platform small hole
before connecting to old wires like shown photos above.
- Peel and stick piezo(s) onto original position,
clean surface with wire leads pointing towards hole/side where wires are tucked
under metal cross-bridge. Tuck the
spliced wires into the cross-bridge to conceal as best you can.
- For the head piezo/cone height to be properly
set, 1/16”-1/8” or 2-3mm above the bearing edge plane, stack the 3M foam disc
and cone on top of the piezo without permanently adhering them. Verify with a straight edge ruler across the
drums bearing edge that you have the cone tip protruding above the bearing
edge, approximately 1/16”-1/8” or 2-3mm.
When you peel and stick the foam disc (spacer) and cone to the piezo,
the height will adjust slightly lower.
Once you confirm this combination will have the proper cone tip height
over the bearing edge, then peel and permanently stick the disc and/or cone
into place, being careful to center them on the piezo. Press and hold cone to ensure a solid
- Re-install mesh head, the upgrade is complete
and it is time to get back to playing!
** A 35mm
Rim Trigger (dual zone) can be added to the Roland V-drum PD-1xx 10” drum that
only came with a head trigger (single zone).
The circuit board is there and a Rim Trigger Piezo can be soldered onto
the two solder points.