Friday, December 11, 2009

Bastard Tracks

Hi everyone,

My friend Bob, who participated in the projects listed here at Mr. Break-It, has started a music review blog called Bastard Tracks. Check it out for short, to-the-point music reviews covering a pretty wide spectrum of genres. I will occasionally provide guest reviews for rock and metal albums, so if you like my work, give it a look!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

North American source for piezoelectric sensors

A number of comments have been posted asking where you can order piezoelectric sensors suitable for use as replacement drum sensors.

For anyone in North America, contactmicrophones.com sells brass piezo discs for about $1 apiece. They also sell pre-wired piezo discs (with the wires already soldered to the discs) for $3 apiece. They ship quickly and cheaply, and if you buy ten or more, the prices drop relatively sharply.

I ordered 10 pre-wired piezo discs for $20 USD, and they arrived at my house about a week later by regular mail. They will be used in an upcoming project, in which a disassembled GH:WT drum controller is used to play with a practice drum kit.

If anyone has a good source for other locations, or a better or cheaper source for North America, please let us know in the comments!