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I recently purchased the Rock Band game with drum kit. I didn't like the feel of the Rock Band Drum kit. The pads are to hard, to noisy and no rebound. I think the drums have to much of a slant to them and no way to adjust them. They were just no fun to play on. So I built my own mesh head Rock Band Drum kit.
Positioning your body correctly is one of the keys to playing good drums, and Rock Band is no exception. Your right leg should be at almost 90 degrees with kick pedal, with your right foot resting on the kick pedal. Ideally, a player should be using only their calf muscles on the pedal, though Rock Band sets tend to have a very stiff pedal that takes a lot of force to push it down. The natural tendency is to rest the heal of your foot on the floor and only use your ankle and foot, though during faster and more difficult numbers players won't be able to keep up using this technique. For songs with faster successions lifting your heel up is the more favorable stance. It might also be easier for a player when they realize they can leave the kick pedal in the down position between beats, much like holding a button down on the guitar instead of timing fingering with strumming.
The original released Rock Band drum sets have a few common problems that they tend to suffer from, especially the original wired drum controllers. For one, the drum pads become less responsive over time and will commonly miss notes when you clearly hit the pad. This is due to a faulty drum trigger sensor, and can easily be repaired. This problem can be fixed using a screwdriver and a small bit of change and some electrical tape. Use a screwdriver to disassemble the drum head, wrap a nickel in electrical tape, place it over the drum sensor on the bottom of the drum pad, and then tape it in place. This will likely void your warranty, so proceed at your own risk, and only if you're sure the sensor isn't responding correctly.