Summary of Content for Yamaha KP120 Drum Rack Owner's Manual PDF
K P 1 2 0 O U T P U T DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS INPUT
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(OUTPUT)DTXTREME/ DTX/DTXPRESS(KICK) L
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KP120 DTXTREME/ DTX/DTXPRESS RH kickDTXTREME pad2(DTX)KP(DTXPRESS)
2. KP120 KP120 KP120 4
1. KP120 4
NOTE : KP120YAMAHA -880 2
NOTE : DTXTREME/ DTX/DTXPRESS
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KP120 Main Unit
LEVEL Adjustment Knob
Riser Wing Bolt for Riser
Wing Bolt for Legs
INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA Real Head Kick Pad KP120. The YAMAHA
Real Head Kick Pad was developed as the bass drum trigger pad for use with an
electric drum system. For its head, the kick pad utilizes Remo Coated Ambassador
heads. The system delivers a richer, closer to acoustic feeling that extends greater
expressive potential to the drummer. Just like a real, high quality acoustic drum, the
shell is made of birch then covered with a clear finish.
To get the most out of your YAMAHA Real Head Kick Pad KP120, please read this
manual carefully. After reading, please keep this manual in a safe place for future
Do not disassemble (except for when replacing the head or a cushion as described in this manual) or alter the product. Doing so may result in damage or deterioration to the product.
Do not step on or place heavy objects on the product. It may result in damage.
Do not use or keep the product in places with extremely high temperature (places in direct sunlight, close to a heater, in a closed car, etc.) or damp (bathroom, outside on a rainy day, etc.). It may result in deformation, discoloration, damage or deterioration.
To clean the product, please wipe with a soft cloth or a damp cloth that has been wrung out thoroughly. If the product is soiled, use a neutral detergent on a cloth then wipe with a damp cloth that has been wrung out thoroughly to remove any remaining detergent. Do not use benzine, thinner or alcohol as it may result in discoloration or deformation. Also pay close attention so as not to let the water and detergent come into contact with the cushions used in the product, it may result in deterioration.
When connecting and disconnecting cables, make sure you hold the cable by its plug. Also, please make sure you never place heavy or sharp objects on the cable. Excessive force applied to the cable may result in troubles such as shorted cables, etc.
Before setting up, please make sure that all of the items listed below are present and ac- counted for. If anything is missing, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit.
Inside This Package
KP120 Unit (including Leg x2, Riser x1) x1 Monaural Phone Cable (3m) x1
Part Names (When Assembled)
Controls the trigger output level produced by the KP120. Turn the LEVEL adjustment to the right (+) to increase the level. Turn to the left (-) to de- crease the level. Adjust the level according to the amount of strength you use when playing, the required dynamic range, or specific needs regard- ing the devices that you use.
Output Level (LEVEL) Adjustment
NOTE : When the KP120 is used with the DTXTREME/DTX/ DTXPRESS, the value on the Input Level display, found in the Trigger Edit Modes [PAD GAIN] page, should be set somewhere between 90% and 95% when the pad is struck at ff. For more information, please refer to the Owners Manual supplied with your DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS.If the Output Level is set too high, the dynamic range may be reduced, or result in problems such as double triggers (when a single stroke produces multiply triggered sounds).
: Do not exer t excessive force on the level adjustment knob. Doing so may result in damage.
To Increase the Sound Volume To change the volume of the sound assigned to the KP120, when the KP120 is 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 Owners Manual supplied with your DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS.
Just as on acoustic drums, the KP120s drum head will need to be replaced in time. When the heads condition deteriorates, please replace the head with a new head by yourself (we rec- ommend Remo Coated Ambassador 12" drum heads). Other than the recommended drum head, you can use any drum head you prefer but, when a drum head that is different from the supplied or recommended drum head is used please understand that the feeling, sound, output level, etc. may be slightly different.
Replacing the Drum Head
NOTE : For sensing and sound dampening purposes, the KP120 utilizes a cushion that gives support to the drum head from within the pad. When replacing the drum head, make sure the cushions are positioned in the same manner as when the unit was shipped from the factory. The yellow cushion is placed on the bottom while the three gray cushions with holes are positioned so as the holes, other than the center hole, are staggered. Improper positioning of the cushions may alter the pads feel, sound and output.
About Replacing Worn Parts (Cushion, etc.)
This product uses parts (drum head, cushion, Output Level Adjustment knob, output jacks, etc.) that will wear or deteriorate over time. How these parts wear or deteriorate will de- pend upon the environment, length of time, etc. that the device is used.
Please ask the dealer from whom you purchased the device about replacing the parts.
Cushion with holes (Gray)
Beater (Double Pedal)
Wing Bolt for Legs
Spring Washer Wing Bolt for Riser
Wing Bolt for Legs
Loosen Adjustment Bolt
SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION NOTICE: Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not covered by the manufacturers warranty, and are therefore the owners responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before requesting service.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our products and the production methods used to produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be aware of the following:
Battery Notice: This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of battery is approximately five years. When replacement becomes necessary, contact a qualified service representative to perform the replacement. This product may also use household type batteries. Some of these may be rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable type and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged. When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
Warning: Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all batteries away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regulated by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice: Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some reason its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please contact Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION: The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this plate. You should record the model number, serial number, and the date of purchase in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your purchase.
Model Serial No.
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Printed in Japan
Setting Up * A drum tuning key will be required for assembly.
1. Assemble the KP120. As shown in the illustrations, remove the wing bolts and attach the riser and legs. Use the tuning key to loosen the adjustment bolts, then extend the four legs and tighten the bolts loosely.
2. Attach your foot pedal to the KP120. Adjust the legs so that the surface of the KP120s pad is vertical when the foot pedal is attached and the kick pad and pedal are stable when the pedal is used to strike the pad. After leg length has been determined, tighten the bolts firmly to secure.
3. Make slight adjustments to the pedals position and the beater length so that beater strikes the pad at its center.
NOTE : A double foot pedal setup (YAMAHA: DFP-880, etc.) can also be used. When a double foot pedal setup is used on the KP120, the position of the pedal and length of the beaters should be adjusted so that the point between the two beaters is positioned at the pads center.
NOTE : Use the legs with their non-slip spurs at the ends of the legs exposed, if the drum is setup on a platform or marks on the floor are no problem. If you dont want to leave marks on the floor, use the legs with the spurs at the ends of the legs covered with the rubber ends.
NOTE : Drum head tension can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the tuning bolts on the hoop with a drum key. However, there will be no change in the tone produced by the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS, etc.
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 : Never tighten or loosen the drum head more than necessary. 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.
Use the supplied monaural phone cable to con- nect the pads OUTPUT jack to the Input (KICK, e tc . ) j ack on the DTXTREME/DTX/ DTXPRESS. Connect the cables L-shaped plug to the pad.
NOTE : When the KP120 is used with the DTXTREME/ DTX/DTXPRESS, please set the INPUTs Pad Type setting to RH Kick on the DTXTREME, pad 2 on the DTX, or KP on the DTXPRESS. Selecting another pad type may result in problems such as double triggers (when a single stroke produces multiply triggered sounds). Please refer to the Owners Manual supplied with your DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS.
3m Cable with Standard Phone Plug (monaural)
If the following trouble occurs when the KP120 is used, please check the following points before asking your dealer for assistance.
Troubleshooting Pad Diameter 12 inches
Size (when setup including protrusions) 530(W)x330(D)x510(H)mm
Sensor System Single Trigger Type
Control Output LEVEL Volume x1
Output Jack Standard Monaural Phone Jack
Accessories Monaural Phone Cable (3m) x1, Owners Manual (this booklet) x1
* Improvements may result in a change in the specifications and/or design of the product without notice.
No sound output, sound level is low Problem
Is the KP120s OUTPUT jack properly connected to the INPUJT jack of the DTXTREME/DTX/ DTXPRESS with the supplied cable?
Is the KP120s Level Adjustment Knob set lower than necessary?
Is the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS properly con- nected to an external device such as a pair of head- phones, amplifier, speaker, etc?
Is the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS properly setup?
What to check.
Check the connections between the KP120 and the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS.
When the Level Adjustment Knob is set lower than nec- essary, even though the pad may have been hit hard, only a weaker signal is sent so the tone generator in the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS will not be able to pro- duce sufficient volume.
Check the connections between the external devices and also the power switch, volume, etc. settings on the external device.
Make sure the volume setting assigned to the INPUT number on the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS to which the KP120 is connected is not set too low (refer to the previous Increase the Volume section) or the headphones volume is set too low.
Multiple sounds are produced when the pad is struck once (Double Trigger). Problem
Is the KP120s Output LEVEL adjustment knob set too high?
Is the Input Pad Type to which the KP120 is con- nected to the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS set to a pad type other than RH Kick on the DTXTREME, pad 2 on the DTX, or KP on the DTXPRESS?
What to check.
If the Output LEVEL knob is set too high, the large sig- nal remains for a longer time causing the DTXTREME/ DTX/DTXPRESS to produce multiple triggers. Use the previously explained Output LEVEL adjustment to set the level to a proper level.
Even if the signal level is the same, if the pad type is set t o a d i f fe r e n t p a d t y p e , d o u b l e t r i g g e r s might easily occur. Refer to the Owners Manual sup- p l ied wi th the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS for more information.
If the double triggers continue even after you have tried the solutions listed above, use the DTXTREME/DTX/ DTXPRESS Self Rejection function to control the problem. Refer to the Owners Manual supplied with the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS for more information.
For more information on the problems listed above and other problems, please refer to the Owners Manual of the DTXTREME/DTX/DTXPRESS. If you cannot solve the problem on your own, please contact the dealer from whom you purc
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