These are the parts that I will install
J5 card with trims and leads on the card, 8 pin header, 2 pin
connectors with wires and
I chose to have the 9 trims and leads on the card and soldered my
own 1/4" jacks to the wires. Once I made the adjustments for my
drums, I didn't need to make any further adjustments after I
closed up the box.
The different options you choose will effect the price, like
having the trims so you can adjust them out side the box, leads
outside the box. It might be best to contact them with the
options you would like.
I used a 7" x 5" x 3"
I printed out color coded stickers for the
Drilled holes for the 1/4" and 1/8"
jacks. I will add a 1/8" jack for the rock Band pedal, so I can
use a real electronic bass trigger or the Rock Band bass pedal
if I like.
Drilled hole for the on/off switch.
Installed on/off switch.
I used Velcro to secure the J5 card to
the bottom of the box. I also added the 1/8" jack for the Rock
I know it looks like a rats nest. I
could have shortened up the wires, but I didn't.
I installed the 1/4" jacks, plugged in the 2 pin connecters to
their labeled colors, plugged in the on/off switch, added
terminal strip for the Rock band pedal connection and Velcroed
the 9v battery to the side of the box.
I drilled holes in the cover to run the
sensor wires and usb cord.
I soldered the controller sensor wires to the 8 pin header.
Instructions included with purchase.
I Velcroed the header to the inside cover. Added wires for the
Rock Band pedal connection.
Plugged in the 8 pin plug to the J5
card, connected the wires for the Rock Band pedal to terminal
The controller is also Velcroed to the top of the box.
Ones I tuned in my mesh head drums with the
adjustments on the card. I attached the cover and there was no
further need to make any adjustments to the card.
What I Like about the J5 is you don't
need to have a drum module to use it with your drums to play
Rock Band. If you have a drum module, that makes it even
better. Just add Y connectors to the end of your drum cables.
You can turn down the instruments in the game and hear only the
drum sound from your drum module. You will hear the same drum
sounds through out the song, even during fills. No more uneven
volume during fills.
There are links in the tutorial to where you can find most of
the parts I used in this project.
Here are some of the parts and tools I used on all the different
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