OctaCone vs Cone

Posted by Mitch @ UFODrums.com on 3/28/2018 to News
(note - often used to replace worn out a Roland cone in V-drums, hence the Roland references)

The UFODrums OctaCone ($10.80) and imported Cone ($16.00) are both 34mm in height and with a 3M adhesive disc included that is 2mm thick, or 36mm combined.  Roland's OEM foam cone is 36mm in height. 

Foam material/density is the same, shape a little different, OctaCone is solid foam and the imported Cone is a 3-piece laminate (similar to Roland’s) with a full adhesive base.  They perform the same in side-by-side testing.  You may have to fine-tune percussion module parameter settings since these non-OEM foam interfaces are a little denser foam than the Roland OEM cone.

The OctaCone is my proprietary design and produced in the US.  OctaCone is the new default standard for all eBridge and SideArm conversion assemblies.  The imported Cone is an upgrade purely based on Roland-familiararity and a higher import cost structure. 

FYI - if you are in need of improving your Roland v-drum trigger performance, just swapping out the cone without replacing the piezo trigger is like replacing the oil filter in a car, but not the oil.  Do yourself a favor and replace the piezo(s) and cone at the same time, including the rim trigger piezo.



Chris Moros
Date: 2/8/2019
Have these been confirmed to work with the positional sensing on the TD12? I have purchased three of these and so far cannot get PS to work and I'm thinking it might be the cone.
Date: 3/10/2019
While the Cone and OctaCone are used successfully with functional positional sensing on many modules over the years per customer feedback, I cannot confirm that PS works with the TD-12. On any given module, drummers have varying results with PS based on many install, adjustment and module parameter setting variables. It usually isn't a black & white, works or doesn't work outcome because of the numerous variables. With that said, foam density probably does have something to do with performance differences compared to a Roland OEM cone that is notable softer or less dense. It goes without say that Roland's module software was written with their OEM part design choices and when you introduce new parts that are different, the outcome will be different.

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