Posted by Mitch @ UFODrums.com on 3/28/2018 to News
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.