I finally got a replacement for my dilapidated RB1 SL main kit, my trusty kit for years that went through everything andfinally bit the dust after four years.
The replacement is a full RB2 bundle that I got used for a steal...or so I thought. It was completely unused and unopened and I was psyched to finally try the RB2 kit out.
This thing reminds me of my first RB1 EL kit that dropped notes consistently, crosstalk ran rampant and you really had to beat the pads to get a reaction. No surprises when I saw the EL stamped on the bottom of this new RB2 kit.
Why was this reused for RB2? WHY?
Not only does this miss notes, crosstalk, and is not good for lighter playing, but now there are new problems!!
You have to be almost 100% precise in hitting the dead center of the pad for a hit to register, the foot pedal doesn't always register and I've tried several pedals, and then for some odd reason there is virtually no sound in any fill.
I get better results using my old SL that had the yellow pad go out. I can't Gold star or even 5 star most songs that were old favorites. It's not a out of practice issue, but a legitimate hardware problem. There are even missed notes in drum trainer.
Has anyone had similar issues? Is there any way to fix this thing? I've thought about adding my drum support sticks under the red and green pads and doing the sock mod, but I don't know if it would affect the problems.