Roland HD-1 Lite
by John Holliday
I have a Roland HD-1 Lite kit for practicing in my apartment. It was the perfect price and size for my needs, but I absolutely hated the Kick Drum foot trigger. As I couldn't get a straight answer from anyone at Roland...or anywhere else.. I somewhat foolishly went ahead and ordered the Roland KD-8 KIck Trigger Pad...which, of course, DID NOT work spectacularly.
I would hate to give up and return it if there was a chance that there was a way to make it function.
My question is: Can I make this KD-8 Bass Trigger pad work with the HD-1 Lite?
Is it that you want an actual kick drum pad?
Or what exactly do you not like?
I looked at the set up info for the HD-1 and it looks like it has an input where you plug in the kick drum assembly. Can you just plug the new KD-8 in? If so, what specifically is not pleasing you?
I really more info.
What does the owner's manual say--is it even possible to use a different kick drum pad with this set? Sometimes these sets are meant be used as is.
It is too bad that Roland is not responsive. What did they actually say about using a different kick drum pad?
If you want to provide more info, I will be glad to try to help you figure it out.