Thank you for the kind comments-the pedal board I drew up using the trapkat as my idea of a "base", -oval provided the best stability, and smallest footprint. 3/4 inch plywood.The new rig will have 4 pedals either side, aluminum(1/4 inch)base with locking casters,recessed channel to hide wiring,and a new slimmed down snake for the cabling. New tubing rack as well, non traditional, of course. I like the aluminized steel exhaust tubing the best-heavy duty, looks good, and dont forget, unlike typical thin wall tubing-can be welded, eliminating many clamps.
Music wise, I always wanted to a duo, just keys and drums. To take the acoustic kit in this format made no sense to me, I wanted more possibilities. Quite happy not to set up a traditional LARGE acoustic rig, which although in apperance is impressive-is boring!(sorry REF-know how you feel about the nuances) My influences are progressive rock, fusion, as well as Terry Bozzio's solo work.
Stevie Legend band is getting ready to do a USO tour, it will be with the Trapkat,hopefully, weight permiting, with the 4 Drumkat's as well(I knew I should have got the newer Trapkat already!!!) So far, the Trapkat has had no issues in a live situation.Had to push my main fatpedal cords in once-another time I had a midi cable start to back out of the input on the module, caused some amusing sounds!
Other than that, I report after playing the Trapkat/Drumkat live-no issues. However-I believe in replacing onboard batteries on all Drumkats before touring(which I did when I aquired each one) The Alternate Mode Gear has held up well, and with my second Trapkat addition next month, should prove very interesting to see how the Kitties hold up live, and during transport overseas.