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Extreme Drums!

5935 State Road 44

Martinsville, IN 46151


+1 765 621 4816


New & Improved

Recently redesigned and improved Extreme Drums Triggers are more sensitive and more durable than ever before, giving you greater performance, both now and for years to come. Now you can have the most sensitive drum triggers available today ... along with all cables needed to hook them up to any drum module you choose.


You can quickly and safely install Extreme Drums Triggers inside your drums in just minutes per drum.


And our Custom-Built Triggers  come supplied with all the connecting cables you need to connect your drums to your drum module or trigger-to-MIDI converter.  We will also be available, both before and after the sale to help answer any questions you may have about converting your church drums.


30-Day Satisfaction or Money-Back Guarantee, plus a 5-Year Repair or Replacement Warranty. 


Order your Extreme Drums Triggers today and turn your drums into the best feeling and best responding electronic drums you've ever played.


Extreme Drums Triggers are the brainchild of Marshall Rinker, who is one of the early pioneers of DIY acoustic-to-electronic (A2E) drum conversions.

Marshall has been a drummer since 1960, and became an e-drummer in 1985 when he purchased a Roland DDR30 drum set. He bought an Alesis D4 drum module after it was introduced in 1991 and he plugged his six Roland drum pads into it. But the D4 had 12 inputs, so he began building more trigger devices to plug into the remaining six inputs. Back then there weren't electronic cymbals that you could mount on cymbal stands, and Marshall built his first e-cymbals out of Frisbees. He punched holes in the center, attached triggers to the Frisbees, and put them on cymbal stands. He followed up with several more e-cymbal designs using thin wood disks with rubber glued to them.

In the mid-90s Roland came out with the first TD-10 V-drums set with mesh heads on the drum pads. That first V-drums set used Roland’s KD-7 kick trigger instead of a kick pad and PD-7 drum pads for cymbal pads. Seeing the mesh heads gave Marshall more fresh ideas. He bought a TD-10 drum module and a bunch of 10 and 12-inch Roland mesh heads. Then he started converting 10 and 12-inch drums into electronic drums and also built a 12-inch kick drum with a mesh head. That was a year before Roland introduced their first mesh headed kick drum.

In 1998, Pearl introduced the MFH Mesh Heads for every standard size of drums.  So Marshall took the natural next step by converting a full-size acoustic drum set into great e-drums. Since then he has converted hundreds of acoustic drums and has built a few thousand innovative drum triggers for drummers to install themselves inside the drums of their choice.

 In Marshall's own words: “It’s exciting to see how the e-drum community has grown a lot throughout the years, even though the A2E revolution has taken a lot longer than I originally thought it would. It’s great to be a part of what has transpired and to see all of the products and possibilities for today's e-drummers. The way I see it, this is really what extreme drumming is all about.”

History Of Extreme Drums

Extreme Drums was created shortly after 1999 to offer drummers and percussionists the chance to easily enter the new world of acoustic-electronic drumming. For the last several years e-drum technology has taken giant leaps forward and many drummers have taken advantage of those new improvements. However, many more drummers are still unaware of the tremendous possibilities available to them today, but the exciting news is spreading.

Drum modules have evolved greatly and mesh heads have too. Several companies today offer full-size e-drums with mesh heads instead of the smaller drum pads of the past. Unfortunately, many of those drums are priced out of reach for the average drummer who has lots of other bills and commitments to think about. That's one of the many reasons why Extreme Drums Triggers are a great alternative. They give drummers the ability to easily install great triggers in any drum set they choose and save a lot of hard-earned money over the other choices. 

Marshall is an inventor who, among other things, invented and patented the world's first Pedal-less Hi-Hat, which later became known as Auxiliary or Closed Hi-Hats. While playing a double-bass drum set in bands in the late sixties and early seventies he experimented with different ways to play a closed Hi-Hat while playing both bass drums. After perfecting a pedal-less Hi-Hat prototype, he obtained a U.S. Patent for it in 1978. Today there are still several companies making their version of his pedal-less Hi-Hat, such as Gibraltar, Tama, Yamaha, and Ludwig. They go by various names, like X-Hat, Auxiliary Hi-Hat, and Closed Hi-Hat. Today Marshall uses his inventive energy to keep improving his trigger designs and making them respond as well as possible.


Extreme Drums is located on the south side of Indianapolis in Martinsville, Indiana.

Give us a call at 765- 621- 4816 Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 PM Eastern Time, or email Marshall and ask him any questions you may have.  Marshall@ExtremeDrums.com