Pintech Acoustic to Electronic Drum Kit Conversion
$59.99 – $119.99
Convert your acoustic drum kit into an electronic drum kit without drilling any new holes!
Used by some of the biggest bands in the world: Def Leppard, Linkin Park, Godsmack, JB and the Moonshine Band and more!
The Pintech A2E kit is the all-in-one solution for converting your drum kit into an electronic kit. Pintech’s system is 100% reversible, offers real positional sensing, single or dual zone capabilities, and allows you to use mesh or acoustic heads.
Pintech’s exclusive design features a carbon steel metal bridge system that is adjustable for any size drum ranging from 8” all the way up to 26”!
Easy to install, and doesn’t require any special tools. Pintech’s solution is the most heavy-duty and universal conversion kit on the market.
Featuring our specially engineered 3 piece dual density foam, you are guaranteed to have the best playing experience imaginable. Just adjust sensitivity through your drum module. Our triggers are so sensitive that you can use brushes for ultra quietness.
USE THIS SYSTEM TO ALSO AMPLIFY YOUR ACOUSTIC KIT!
WORKS GREAT AS AN INTERNAL CONTACT MIC!
CHOOSE THE JACK DESIGN YOU WANT:
DIFFERENCES IN JACK DESIGNS:
- The “Pigtail” system has a cord that sticks out of your drum. The end of the cord is a 1/4″ female plug. This is the easier of the two systems to install, but may not have as clean of a look as the “flush-mount” design. This design is also not as rugged as the “Flush-Mount” design – Because someone can pull on the cable and potentially pull on the trigger. This system is the preferred way to go if you don’t want to modify anything on your drums at all.
- The “Flush-Mount” system allows you to install the 1/4″ plug right into the shell. Normally, people will utilize their existing vent hole to install this system. You MAY have to cut out your metal grommet that is in your vent hole, as it requires a 1/2″ hole. This system gives you kit a cleaner look, and allows more protection if someone pulls out a cord. This system is a little harder to install than the “Pigtail” system, but should still be easy to do for any drummer.
- Available in single or dual zone
- 100% velocity sensitive trigger design
- Positional Sensing
- 100% Reversible
- No Drilling
- Works with acoustic or mesh heads
- Works with standard acoustic drums with an even amount of lugs
- All metal design
- Backed by Pintech’s exclusive limited lifetime guarantee
- 100% American Made
- Trigger assembly with EZ-Connect Technology (Single or dual zone)
- 3 piece dual density foam system
- 3 piece adjustable metal bridge system
- 1/4″ Female Jack
- Black Tape
INSTALLATION MANUAL(PHOTO VERSION)
Works great! Installed on a cheap goodwill kit I found.
I thought installing this would be hard, but it was super easy. I called with a couple of questions, and Josh was there to help me out. After converting my first drum, everything else was a lot easier. I only wished that I did dual zone on everything. I only did it with my snare. The bass was the hardest to install, but that was because I didn’t listen. Tip for anyone who installs it on their bass drum: Put the trigger off to the side, NOT in the middle. It made a HUGE difference.
Pintech asked if I would do a review on these… I am happy with them. Had them for about a month now, and everything works great. Roland module.
Steve McGill –
Bought this for my church. Was hesitant on how well it would work, so I only bought a conversion kit for the snare. I am now buying it for the other 4 drums and my bass. Works great with an Alesis DM10 module. Thanks Pintech!
Dmitry (verified owner) –
I have purchased dual-zone A2E kit to convert 14” snare drum. In short – it works great. I was impressed with the quality of the build. The brackets were sturdy and well made. Central bracket slides inside “L” brackets and assembly is held together by four screws with lock nuts – will not get loose from vibration. All wires were wrapped in heat shrink tube – not only looks good, but offers some protection. Both piezo had connectors to plug them into ¼ audio connector. Connectors can only be plugged-in one way, leaving no chance to mix-up polarity. Rim connector was clearly labeled. I liked the metal strip soldered to rim piezo. It makes much better contact to the rim, and does not rely on sticky tape alone. It might even improve sensitivity of the rim triggering. Electrical connections were easy. Mechanical – not so much, but it just my unlucky drum (Craigslist special).
I was planning to use vent hole to install ¼ audio connector. It was too small, so I had to drill out the metal insert to make a hole a little bigger. Once installed connector looks good, barely noticeable. Internal brackets were easy to install and did fit nearly perfectly. “Nearly” because on my drum I had to use smaller washers on one of the lug screw, so both screws would fit inside “L” bracket. I wish the ear of the “L” bracket was a little longer to give more installation options. I also had to fiddle with the bracket a lot, turning it upside down and up again a few times to make sure piezo and the foam cylinder is set at correct height. I ended-up pushing the bracket all the way up to make the right height.
Drum performance was impressive. It worked right out the box on my Roland TD-12. No adjustments were necessary. None. I unplugged PD-125, plugged Pintech in, and it worked. In fact, everything worked. Rim shots, cross sticking, positional triggering – everything. I was a little vary about cylindrical shape of the foam comparing to the cone Roland and others use. I was concerned about larger hot spot in the middle of the drum – but it seems to be working fine. There is a “hotter” spot in the middle, but it does not produce any crazy loud sounds.
I also have installed Pintech’s rubber rim protector, and it fits absolutely perfectly.
What Pintech could have done better?
Ears on the “L” shaped angle bracket could be longer. It gives more options for bracket’s height adjustment.
Provide some wire clips to secure trigger wires to the bracket and lugs inside the drum. I had to improvise with some plastic cable ties, but the wire clip would have work better, it oncy costs few cents, and I wish it was included.
It would be nice to include a paper with quick installation reference. At the minimum it should include the height of foam cylinder above the hoop, best installation position for rim trigger (for left or right-handed drummer) and best way to secure the wires.
Make installation video shorter. It is 46 minutes long, and it takes a while to get to useful details.
Lastly, the price could be better. Product is very well made, but it is not cheap.
Jay (verified owner) –
Purchased a pintech kit to trigger an old acoustic snare drum that I was no longer using with my current Roland Vdrum setup. Installed the kit and loved it, added it to the family. This time, I triggered an acoustic bass drum and added that to the Vdrum kit. Slowly, the Vdrum kit is growing thanks to Pintech. These products are great and work just as well, if not better than the factory triggers that came with my kit. Looking forward to adding more Pintech to the ever growing setup as time and budget allows. By the way, these triggers take abuse. I play some heavy music and really lay into the drums. No issues to speak of.
Jerome Larin (verified owner) –
Purchased the Pintech Acoustic to Electronic Drum Kit Conversion for my Yamaha Power V from 25 years ago that was sitting around. I have been playing my roland 8 inch snare for 5 years and i join a band recently. The small snare was playing fine but it does not feel real when you play live. I decided to give Pintech conversion kit a try and i am completely satisfied. I have the same great response and precision of my roland snare but now i play on a real size unit. Installation was a bit more complicated since my snare attaching point did not permit straight bolt on. Once i decided to drill new hole( did not use the snare in 25years, so drilling 2 small holes was nothing scary here) it took me 15 min to adjust and install the trigger and mesh head. I set up my brain box to roland 125 snare base setting and i am enjoying real size snare again ! Thanks guys for an easy transaction and a very nice working product. I will continue to upgrade my kit with your parts. They work and the price is right. Drum on.
Gianni Di Bartolo (verified owner) –
1/8/21 – Note: For a 13″ Pearl rhythm traveler snare [dual zone] with the awesome Pintech silentrim. Incorporated into a new alesis surge mesh kit[bought 12/2019 from reverb.com].
My first purchase was through a 3rd party vendor [musician’s friend? Can’t remember] it came with the standard foam but was in pretty rough condition. I installed it with Remo silentstroke and was left scratching my head as the both zones were super quiet through the module in addition to the rim sensor triggering with nearly every hit [not entirely sure if I broke it or if it came broken]. Unfortunately, it ended up being a dud and I was quickly became hesitant to continue my journey for a realistic looking e-kit.
But it gets better, MUCH BETTER!!
I bit the bullet because how could a product like this get so many rave reviews? I opted to buy a 2nd dual zone but with HD foam directly from Pintech and took extra time and care to install it this time. I also spent the extra $ to get a black reaction series head with a mesh head saver and boom! Switching the remo head to the reso side, my snare instantly became a freaking mad man!
I can honestly only compare this with the existing 8″ and 10″ tom/snare pads from the alesis surge [been a decade since I played an acoustic drum set regularly, so no comparison there either, sorry] but I have to say it sounds quieter, triggers waaaaaaaaay better, and looks absolutely phenomenal!
Just ordered 2 single zone with HD foam A2Es for my 16″ and 18″ CB floor toms. Can’t wait to try them out and let you know my thoughts. But following the same recipe of Pintech Silentrim, Pintech Reaction series batter, remo silentroke resos [will most likely change to also black reaction series for resos some day to also serve as back up batters] Pintech A2E, and Pintech mesh head savers? Let’s just say I’m excited to keep on keeping on with Pintech!