I Setting Up
Insert the Tom Holder (6-sided), on a rack stand
or tom stand, into the Rod Clamp attached to
the Pad, and tighten the Clamp Bolt firmly.
The snare drum pad can setup on a snare
drum stand (YAMAHA: SS642, etc.) in the
same manner as a normal snare drum.
NOTE : When attaching the Real Head Pads to a rack
system, we recommend that either the YAMAHA
Rack System RS100 or RS95 be used. Using a
ball clamp type tom holder like the RS100
allows the attachment of large pads like the
RHP120. A cylinder type tom holder like the
RS95 allows the attachment of lighter pads up
to the RHP80. When a large pad such as the
RHP100/120 is attached to the RS95, we
recommend that the tom holder TPCL100
(optional) be used. The RS60 and RS80 may
not provide adequate support for the Real Head
Pads. If you already own the RS80 rack
Use the supplied stereo phone cable to connect the pad's output jack to the input (SNARE,
TOM1, etc.) of the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS. Connect the cable's L-shaped plug to the pad.
NOTE : The RHP80/100/120/120SD Real Head Pads are dual trigger type electronic drum pads. Both the pad (the
drum head section) and the rim (the hoop section around the head that is used for rim shots) are individually
equipped with trigger sensors. A separate sound can be assigned to the rim to allow for rim shots *.
* Only the following inputs can be used.
DTXTREME: INPUT 1-8, 9/10-15/16
DTX: INPUT 9/10, 11/12
DTXPRESS: INPUT 9/10
Since other INPUTS are designed for use with pad trigger/rim switch
type pads (TP-80S, etc.), only the pad will be able to produce sound
when a Real Head Pad is connected.
G When the pad is hit, the sound assigned to the rim is also produced, or
vice versa (cross talk).
Is the Real Head Pad's Output
If the rim's Output LEVEL knob is set too high, sympa-
LEVEL Adjustment knob set too
thetic vibrations produced when the pad is hit may be trans-
mitted through the shell, etc. and picked up by the sensor
located in the rim which in turn causes the sound assigned
to the rim to be produced. Use the previously explained
Output LEVEL Adjustment to set the level to a proper level.
❇ If the cross talk continues even after you have tried the solutions listed above, use the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS
"Specified Rejection" function to control the problem (can be used on the following channels DTXTREME: INPUTS 9/
10-15/16, DTX: INPUTS 9/10, 11/12, DTXPRESS: INPUT 9/10). Refer to the Owner's Manual supplied with the
DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS for more information.
G When mounted on the rack and a pad is hit, a sound that is assigned to
another pad is also produced (cross talk).
Is the rack system's strength ad-
If the clamp bolts, etc. are not tightened firmly when the
equate, or are sections of the rack
rack is assembled, the unstable section of the rack will
move about when the pad is hit. Vibrations are then trans-
mitted to sensors in the other pads resulting in other
sounds being produced. Please make sure that the rack
or stand is assembled firmly.
Is the Output LEVEL Adjustment
If the Output LEVEL knob on any of the pads is set too
knob on each of the pads con-
high, sympathetic vibrations produced when another pad
nected to the rack system set too
is hit may be transmitted through the rack pipe, etc. and
picked up by the pad's trigger sensor which in turn causes
the sound assigned to the pad to be produced. Use the
previously explained Output LEVEL Adjustment and set
the level to a proper level.
❇ If the cross talk continues between other pads, even after you have tried the solutions listed above, use the
DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS "Specified Rejection" function to control the problem. Refer to the Owner's Manual
supplied with the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS for more information.
G When a rim shot is played, a metallic noise is produced.
Is the drum head on the Real Head
When the drum head is too loose, a metallic noise may
Pad too loose?
be produced when a rim shot is played.
Use the tuning key to adjust head tension. (Refer to the
previous "Setting Up" section.)
For more information on the problems listed above and other problems, please refer to the "Owner's Manual" supplied with
the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESSS. If you can not solve the problem on your own, please contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the device.
system, adding the VK80 Rack Reinforcement
Kit (optional) will increase the strength of the
rack to that of the RS95.
NOTE : Drum head tension can be adjusted by
tightening or loosening the tuning bolts on the
hoop with a tuning key.However, there will be
no change in the tone produced by the
: Make sure the pads are properly setup on the
rack or stand. If the clamp bolts, etc. are not
tightened sufficiently, the pad may fall off
resulting in injury. Also, if the rack or stand is
not setup on a flat surface, the rack or stand
may overturn resulting in injury.
NOTE : Please make sure that head tension is even all
the way around the head. Uneven tension may
produce wrinkles, which may shorten the life of
the drum head.
NOTE : Make sure the drum head is tightened within a
proper range. Over tightening may result in
damage to the drum head, shell, etc. An overly
loosened head may result in a shorter life of
the drum head, cushion, or noise. Also, when
the head is too loose a metallic noise may
occur when playing rim shots, likewise, the
output from the rim sensor may be reduced and
the sound produced by the DTXTREME/DTX/
DTXPRESS may be reduced or not sound at
all when playing rim shots. The head may also
become loose over time, so occasionally
retighten the head.
3m Cable with Standard
Phone Plug (Stereo)
What to check.
What to check.
What to check.
I Output Level (LEVEL) Adjustment
Controls the trigger output level produced by the Real Head Pads. Output produced by either the
pad section (the drum head section) or rim section (rim shot) can be controlled individually. Turn
the LEVEL adjustment knob to the right (+) to increase the level. Turn to the left (-) to decrease
the level. Adjust the level according to the amount of strength you use when playing the pad and
rim, the required dynamic range, or specific needs regarding the devices that you use.
NOTE : When the Real Head Pad is used with the DTXTREME/DTX/
DTXPRESS, the value on the Input Level display, found in the
Trigger Edit Mode's [PAD GAIN] page, should be set to a value
somewhere between 90% and 95% when the pad is struck at ff (the
rim should be set the same for rim shots). For more information,
please refer to the "Owner's Manual" supplied with your DTXTREME/
If the Output LEVEL is set too high, the dynamic range may be
reduced, or problems such as double triggers (when a single stroke
produces multiply triggered sounds), and cross talk (hitting the pad
causes the sound assigned to the rim to be produced or vice versa)
: Do not put excessive pressure on the level adjustment knob, it may
result in damage.
G About Rim Shot Sensitivity
The locations of the RHP80/100/120/120SD's trigger sensors are shown in the illustration.
The highest sensitivity can be found in the direct vicinity of the sensor and will decrease as
you move away from the sensor. If you are going to use rim shots, we recommend that the
area of highest sensitivity be placed in an optimum position when setting up the pad.
To Increase the Sound Volume
To change the volume of the sound assigned to individual pads when the Real Head Pads are used
with the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS, first adjust the Output LEVEL as described previously,
then use the (VOICE) EDIT Mode to set the volume on the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS. Please
refer to the "Owner's Manual" supplied with your DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS.
Size (including protrusions)
237(W) x 291(D) x 140(H)mm
Includes Rod Clamp
Size (including protrusions) 299(W) x 342(D) x 140(H)mm
Includes Rod Clamp
G For All types
Dual Trigger Type (Pad/Rim)
Output LEVEL Volume x2 (Pad/Rim)
Standard Stereo Phone Jack (stereo)
Stereo Phone Cable (3m) x1, Corrugated Cushion x1, Owner's Manual (this booklet) x1
* Improvements may result in a change in the specifications and/or design of the product without notice.
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Size (including protrusions) 350(W) x 392(D) x 140(H)mm
Includes Rod Clamp
Size (including protrusions) 350(W) x 350(D) x 94(H)mm
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