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My snare and rim hits randomly when I hit the high-hat? Can I turn the sensitivity down or do I need to do something else?

The snare and rim show a hit randomly when I hit play which is very annoying I have tried moving the snare in case it was catching but it still happens any help would be great

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Realize first that your "instant" is like eons to the electronics where billionths of a second count... This is an interesting set of symptoms. I would connect one of the other devices to one of the tom inputs and see if the snare acts the same using that devicee. Also try to characterize how much ahead or behind the snare hit the tom hit can occur and have both sound. This problem MAY be embedded in either the electronics or the firmware in the module. It could be an electrical noise issue or any of several other things. I want you to try this using ONLY headphones and NO amp... this is to isolate the possibility that the vibrations of the snare by the amp may be triggering anti-noise gate in the snare circuit. These are some more tests I want you to do the above and give me the results.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

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I believe I have found a good part of the solution to this problem. I also had this problem in the snare. The problem was so severe that, when pulled, the snare support, without giving him any beat, the sound appeared. I took courage and opened the snare.Ao open, I realized that a yellow adhesive used to glue the trigger wire had melted and the other touching the trigger. I think this must have happened at some point prior to my purchase that equipment has been under excessive heat and then drained to such a glue. Simply cut the little wire glue "connected" two triggers, and closed the snare ....... ready: is working perfectly.

Posted on Sep 01, 2012

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hello....just had the same proble... u probably need to clean or fix the port... (if u try to pull out just a little bit the jack u can see that everything it works properly).
I opened the snare (ccrew it out) , i cleaned the components with some spray and noweverything works.

let me know

ciao

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