Use a drum key to remove your tension rods, and then remove your drum hoop. Carefully grab one end of the mesh head and slightly lift it up enough to fit your hand under the mesh and grab a hold of the foam in the center. You will notice that the foam is adhered to the mesh head via a small circular adhesive dot. The goal is to slowly separate the mesh from the foam without ruining or tearing the foam. If you have a replacement foam with your trigger, then you don’t need to be as cautious, as the foam will be replaced anyways.
You will now have a clear view of the foam and the triggers underneath the foam. You will now need to remove the triggers. You can do this by pulling up on the triggers. The head trigger will be located in the center, while the rim trigger will be on the inside of the shell wall. You can use something like a flat-head screwdriver to help pry the triggers up and off of the shell. Make sure to clean off any adhesive on the drum shell as good as possible. If you have an older Pintech drum pad, then the triggers will be connected directly to the jack by 2 wires. If you have a newer design, then you will notice a small white clip a few inches down the wires. This clip allows you to remove the triggers without having to remove the jack. If you have the clip, then please go to step 4.
Older Pintech drums do not have our EZ-Connect technology. This means that your triggers are directly connected to the jack. Thankfully, removing the jack is as easy as simply twisting the jack counter-clockwise until it unscrews out. Your new triggers should contain a new jack with a small clip at the end of it. Screw the new jack into the same hole that you removed your older jack from. Hand tightening will be sufficient.
Your new triggers will have a small adhesive white dot on the bottom of them. Your head trigger will have a blue half circle on the top of it. Starting with the head trigger, peel away the white paper on the bottom of the trigger, and stick down the trigger onto the center of your drum pad. Do not use excessive force! You can now connect your trigger to your jack by plugging it into the EZ-Connect clip. Feel free to use some electrical or gaffers tape to hold the wires down and in place. Place your rim trigger in the same spot that your older rim trigger was located. The goal is to get it as high up the drum shell without it touching the mesh. We normally recommend adhering it approximately 1/8″ to 1/4″ below the bearing edge. Plug your rim trigger into the clip that reads “rim”. You should now see a small half-circle blue adhesive on top of the head trigger. Peel the top off, which will expose a black adhesive. Your new foam will also have the same adhesive dots. Remove the dot on the side of the foam that is darker in color, and then place the foam down on top of the trigger with the darker end down and touching the trigger. Now remove the blue cover on top of the pad foam, exposing the black adhesive dot.
Before placing your mesh head down, please make sure that your pad foam is as straight as possible. Take your mesh head and gently place it down as straight as possible. The goal is to not bend the foam. After placing the mesh head down, take your hoop and re-tighten it down. If you have a drum dial, then we recommend setting your mesh to a tension of “70”. If you do not have a drum dial, then please tighten down the tension rods in an alternating pattern. Do not overtighten your mesh! Over-tightening your mesh will cause your mesh to fail much quicker than normal.