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Rusty, Music Professional
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
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Experience:  Sound Engineer, Electrical Issues, Tone Consulting
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I just moved house, took apart my vdrums (very carefully!),

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I just moved house, took apart my vdrums (very carefully!), then put them back together exactly as they were before, but I don't seem to be able to hear the crash symbol now... do you know what is wrong?? I imagine the cable is not connecting for some reason. Help!
Hello, my name is Rusty. What is the model number? Usually we can clear up patch issues by performing a factory reset. I rarely see cables go bad, but it does happen.
Switch out that cable with another temporarily. That will tell us if it is the cable.
Plug the crash into the kick port. Hit the cymbal, you should hear a kick drum. This will tell us if the problem is in the cymbal.
If both of those test out, then the reset is our best bet. Let me know what you find.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Rusty!

Thanks for the advice.

I have now tried to plug the crash cable into various ports, it does not respond in any. Have also plugged the kick cable into the crash cymbal and I hear a kick... so I don't think the cymbal is the problem... it's the cable.

What shall I do next?


Swap out the cable with the one to the kick. Does that remedy the problem? We know that the port is good, so it's not the brain. We're now checking integrity of the cymbal and the cable.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I've already plugged in the kick cable to the crash port, this works fine (i.e. I hear a kick).... does that mean it's definately the cable?



Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Not necessarily, switch out the cable for one that you know is working. We have enough information to know that it's not the brain, now we're trying to figure out whether it's your cable or your crash.
If you swap out the cable and it works, replace the cable. If it doesn't work, there is a problem with the crash.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I think it is probably the cable... that is pants.


What was this reset you were talking about?


If I do have to get an entirely new cable, does that mean the whole cable systme has to be replaced?? They seem to all be connected to one motherport.


Not even sure where to find a replacement.





Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I think you called it a factory reset. My model is a Roland TD4KX2.