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BT-1: Bar Trigger Pad

Versatile Add-On Trigger Pad for V-Pads and Acoustic Drums


The compact and affordable BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad makes it easy to add electronic triggering to any drum kit. With a curved shape that mounts on the side of a V-Drums V-Pad or acoustic drum, it provides convenient playing access without disturbing your existing kit layout. The BT-1 is great not only for playing sounds in a V-Drums module or SPD-series percussion pad, but also for convenient control of a variety of functions like start/stop of backing songs and phrase loops, and much more.

  • Compact and reliable single-trigger pad
  • Curved shape for mounting on a V-Pad or acoustic drum
  • Quick and easy mounting through a drum tension rod; attachment parts for standard rod-type mounts included
  • Internal design eliminates false triggering while playing surrounding drums and/or pads
  • Use with a V-Drums module or SPD-series percussion pad to trigger sounds and control functions such as start/stop of backing songs and phrase loops, effects on/off, kit selection, tap tempo, and more
  • Great way to add electronic triggering to any acoustic kit or additional triggering to a V-Drums set

Versatile Add-On Trigger Pad for V-Pads and Acoustic Drums

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Additional Triggering for V-Drums Kits

If you’re a V-Drums player, the compact BT-1 makes it simple to incorporate additional triggers without having to add more pads. This gives you access to additional sounds, as well as convenient control of an enormous range of performance features in your V-Drums module or an SPD-series percussion pad. And with its small size, it’s easy to add additional BT-1s as needed to continuously expand the expressive power of your Roland percussion rig.

Easily Incorporate Electronics with Acoustic Drums

The BT-1 is an easy and affordable way to integrate electronics with your acoustic kit. Unlike large round pads and inconvenient foot switches, the BT-1 blends seamlessly with your kit without adjusting your setup or playing style. Simply plug the BT-1 into a trigger input on a V-Drums module or SPD-series percussion pad and enjoy a universe of new possibilities that Roland electronic percussion brings.

Versatile Add-On Trigger Pad for V-Pads and Acoustic Drums


OUTPUT jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
Owner's manual
Attachment bolt
Connection cable (stereo)
Supported V-Drums pads
Acceptable rod diameters
8.0‒12.5 mm
(3/8‒1/2 inch)
Options (sold separately)
Pad Mount (MDH series)
Size and Weight
170 mm
6-3/4 inches
53 mm
2-1/8 inches
60 mm
2-6/16 inches
300 g
0 lbs. 11 oz.



Pad Mount


Rock-solid pad mount compatible with all Roland MDS-series drum-rack hardware.

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