Simmons FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer support over the phone?

Yes, we offer phone support Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MST. For messages left after hours, you will receive a follow up call the next business day.

We can be reached at (888)-621-4008.

What do I do if one of my pads stops working?

Try replacing the cable. If that doesn’t solve the problem then try resetting the module. If the pad still doesn’t work, place a request for a replacement pad if you are still within your warranty period or purchase a replacement pad if you are outside of your Simmons electronic drum product warranty.

Can I get replacement pads for my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, to purchase replacement Simmons electronic drum pads please visit any authorized Simmons dealer. To request replacement pads for warranty exchange, please register your warranty and request pads via the Simmons website or by calling our customer support line at (888) 621-4008.

How do I order replacement parts for my Simmons drum kit?

To order replacement parts for your Simmons drum kit please click here and complete the request form.

Where can I get a replacement copy of my Simmons electronic drum product owners manual?

Replacement manuals are available to be downloaded from the Downloads page of our website.

How do I clean my Simmons electronic drum product?

Use a dry cloth to clean the display screen on your Simmons electronic drum product. Use a towel and an Armor All type cleaner to clean your pads. IMPORTANT: Do NOT use any chemicals on or near your Simmons electronic drum module.

What type of cable do I need to connect my Simmons electronic drum kit, pad and/or acoustic trigger to an amplifier?

A standard, shielded, instrument-cable will work for your Simmons electronic drum product. Most Simmons electronic drum modules and pads are designed with (2) outputs (left and right). For optimum performance of your Simmons electronic drum product, use both outputs to connect to an amplifier.

What type of amplifier will work with my Simmons electronic drum product?

The Simmons DA50, DA200 and DA350 amplifiers are specifically designed for optimum performance with your Simmons electronic drum product. In addition, keyboard amplifiers will also work well for your Simmons electronic drum product.

What type of headphones should I use with my Simmons electronic drum product?

All Simmons electronic drum products are designed to work with any stereo headphone with either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ jack.

Can I change the voice of my individual Simmons electronic drum pads?

Yes, please review the respective owners manual for instructions how to change the pad-voicing on your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I adjust the individual pad sensitivity on my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, please review the respective owners manual for instructions how to adjust the pad sensitivity on your Simmons electronic drum product.

Why isn't my dual-zone pad producing two different sounds?

Most likely the wrong cable is plugged into your pad. Dual zone pads require a stereo-instrument cable. A stereo-instrument cable will have two (2) black rings near the tip.

Can I purchase a mount for my Simmons electronic drum module?

The Simmons SDESM mount will work perfectly for your Simmons electronic drum module. This part can be purchased through our authorized dealers.

What type of drum sticks should I use to play my Simmons electronic drum product?

We recommend wood drumstick of standard size and weight to play your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I purchase a mount and/or stand for my Simmons electronic drum pad?

The Simmons SDESS stand comes with both the mount and stand and will work perfectly for your Simmons electronic drum pads.

Can I link my Simmons electronic drum product to my recording interface?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products are connectable via the analog 1/4″ outputs or the MIDI outputs.

Will electronic drum pads from other companies work with my Simmons electronic drum product?

We cannot guarantee that other pads will work with Simmons modules.

Where can I purchase Simmons electronic drum products?

Guitar Center Inc. and Musician’s Friend are the exclusive distributors in the USA for Simmons electronic drum products.

How do I restore my Simmons product to factory settings?

Please refer to your individual product’s manual for information on how to restore that product to factory settings.

Can I use acoustic triggers with my Simmons electronic drum product?

The Simmons SDSDT acoustic trigger are designed to work best with your Simmons electronic drum product. In addition, any piezo-based acoustic drum trigger should work.

Does my Simmons electronic drum product have a built-in metronome?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products have a built-in metronome.

Is my Simmons electronic drum product MIDI compatible?

Yes, please review your respective Simmons owners manual for instructions on how to utilize the MIDI functions of your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I connect an MP3 player to my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products feature and AUX input specifically designed to support an external MP3 device. Please note, a special cable or adapter may be necessary and is not included with your Simmons electronic drum product.

Will the USB port on my Simmons electronic drum set module charge my iPhone or other MP3 device?

No. The USB ports on Simmons electronic drum products are ‘slaves’, not ‘hosts’. Host USB has power, like the USB port on a PC. Slave USB does not have power.

How can I be endorsed by Simmons?

Thank you for your support of Simmons! We appreciate your enthusiasm but we are not currently looking to add any individuals or groups to our artist roster. Feel free to check back with us at a later date to see if this has changed. Thanks again for your support and we hope you enjoy your Simmons products in the future.

How can I be setup as a dealer/distributor for Simmons?

Thank you so much for your support of Simmons. Currently we are exclusively distributed by Guitar Center Inc. and we are not looking to add any further dealers or distributors at this time. Please feel free to send us your information and we will reach out to you if this changes. Thanks again for your interest in Simmons.

What is Prop 65?

The State of California has adopted what is referred to as “Proposition 65,” which is the “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.” Any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California is subject to Proposition 65. Because our products are sold in California, Proposition 65 applies to us.

Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that may contain any of 770-plus elements that the California Environmental Protection Agency considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant. These elements include lead (sometimes contained in the solder used to attach electronic parts to the printed circuit boards), brass, PVC and a multitude of other everyday elements. The list of elements changes often, making it difficult to keep track of the changing list of elements.

There are penalties for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products may result in civil penalties. If a company’s product is sold or is purchased outside the State of California and brought into California, the company may still be found in violation.

Various trade organizations have issued notices to manufacturers warning of Proposition 65 and its implications. Included in the warnings were suggested methods of protection from Proposition 65 litigation and violations. Protection requires warning consumers about the possibility of dangers from products. A warning label such as the one we use is considered to comply with warning consumers.

We are providing warnings in an excess of caution and they should not be taken as an admission that a warning is required. The label does not necessarily indicate our products will cause you to contract cancer or reproductive harm if used as designed.

For more information about Proposition 65 visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and for a list of elements listed under Proposition 65 visit:

http://www.oehha.org/prop65.htm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer support over the phone?

Yes, we offer phone support Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MST. For messages left after hours, you will receive a follow up call the next business day.

We can be reached at (888)-621-4008.

What do I do if one of my pads stops working?

Try replacing the cable. If that doesn’t solve the problem then try resetting the module. If the pad still doesn’t work, place a request for a replacement pad if you are still within your warranty period or purchase a replacement pad if you are outside of your Simmons electronic drum product warranty.

Can I get replacement pads for my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, to purchase replacement Simmons electronic drum pads please visit any authorized Simmons dealer. To request replacement pads for warranty exchange, please register your warranty and request pads via the Simmons website or by calling our customer support line at (888) 621-4008.

How do I order replacement parts for my Simmons drum kit?

To order replacement parts for your Simmons drum kit please click here and complete the request form.

Where can I get a replacement copy of my Simmons electronic drum product owners manual?

Please visit the specific product page on the Simmons website to find the respective product manual.

How do I clean my Simmons electronic drum product?

Use a dry cloth to clean the display screen on your Simmons electronic drum product. Use a towel and an Armor All type cleaner to clean your pads. IMPORTANT: Do NOT use any chemicals on or near your Simmons electronic drum module.

What type of cable do I need to connect my Simmons electronic drum kit, pad and/or acoustic trigger to an amplifier?

A standard, shielded, instrument-cable will work for your Simmons electronic drum product. Most Simmons electronic drum modules and pads are designed with (2) outputs (left and right). For optimum performance of your Simmons electronic drum product, use both outputs to connect to an amplifier.

What type of amplifier will work with my Simmons electronic drum product?

The Simmons DA50, DA200 and DA350 amplifiers are specifically designed for optimum performance with your Simmons electronic drum product. In addition, keyboard amplifiers will also work well for your Simmons electronic drum product.

What type of headphones should I use with my Simmons electronic drum product?

All Simmons electronic drum products are designed to work with any stereo headphone with either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ jack.

Can I change the voice of my individual Simmons electronic drum pads?

Yes, please review the respective owners manual for instructions how to change the pad-voicing on your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I adjust the individual pad sensitivity on my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, please review the respective owners manual for instructions how to adjust the pad sensitivity on your Simmons electronic drum product.

Why isn't my dual-zone pad producing two different sounds?

Most likely the wrong cable is plugged into your pad. Dual zone pads require a stereo-instrument cable. A stereo-instrument cable will have two (2) black rings near the tip.

Can I purchase a mount for my Simmons electronic drum module?

The Simmons SDESM mount will work perfectly for your Simmons electronic drum module. This part can be purchased through our authorized dealers.

What type of drum sticks should I use to play my Simmons electronic drum product?

We recommend wood drumstick of standard size and weight to play your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I purchase a mount and/or stand for my Simmons electronic drum pad?

The Simmons SDESS stand comes with both the mount and stand and will work perfectly for your Simmons electronic drum pads.

Can I use a double bass pedal on my Simmons electronic drum set?

Yes, the KICK TRIGGER PADS that come with the SD1000 and the SD1500 are designed to accommodate a double-bass pedal. Our other currently retailed kits do not accept a double-bass pedal.

Can I link my Simmons electronic drum product to my recording interface?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products are connectable via the analog 1/4″ outputs or the MIDI outputs.

Will electronic drum pads from other companies work with my Simmons electronic drum product?

We cannot guarantee that other pads will work with Simmons modules.

Where can I purchase Simmons electronic drum products?

Guitar Center Inc. and Musician’s Friend are the exclusive distributors in the USA for Simmons electronic drum products.

How do I restore my Simmons product to factory settings?

Please refer to your individual product’s manual for information on how to restore that product to factory settings.

Can I use acoustic triggers with my Simmons electronic drum product?

The Simmons SDSDT acoustic trigger are designed to work best with your Simmons electronic drum product. In addition, any piezo-based acoustic drum trigger should work.

Does my Simmons electronic drum product have a built-in metronome?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products have a built-in metronome.

Is my Simmons electronic drum product MIDI compatible?

Yes, please review your respective Simmons owners manual for instructions on how to utilize the MIDI functions of your Simmons electronic drum product.

Can I connect an MP3 player to my Simmons electronic drum product?

Yes, all Simmons electronic drum products feature and AUX input specifically designed to support an external MP3 device. Please note, a special cable or adapter may be necessary and is not included with your Simmons electronic drum product.

Will the USB port on my Simmons electronic drum set module charge my iPhone or other MP3 device?

No. The USB ports on Simmons electronic drum products are ‘slaves’, not ‘hosts’. Host USB has power, like the USB port on a PC. Slave USB does not have power.

Does the Simmons SDXpress have a speaker?

The Simmons SDXpress does not contain an internal speaker.

You can use headphones with the “Phones” input on the back of the module.

You can also connect your Simmons SDXpress to an auxiliary output (amplifier, speaker, stereo) using a 1/8″ cord (not included) inserted into the “Phones” jack on the back of the module.

Why do the toms on my SDXpress cut out when struck at the same time as the ride cymbal?

Since the toms are mounted on the same arm as the cymbal pads, the default factory settings for the crosstalk between pads is high. If there is no crosstalk prevention, you may hear the cymbals when you hit the toms or vice versa.

To modify the settings and lower the crosstalk, follow these steps:

1. Switch the kit off, hold down the KIT button and switch the power on.

2. Press the Click button.

3. Hit the ride cymbal. You should see the value is 0.60.

4. Using the (-) button, change the value to 0.20.

5. Hit the Crash pad and follow step 4.

6. Press REC/PLY button to save the settings.

7. Switch the unit off and on. The new settings will be applied.

These settings will remain after turning the unit off. However, if you reset the module to factory settings, the settings will need to be reset on the module.

How can I be endorsed by Simmons?

Thank you for your support of Simmons! We appreciate your enthusiasm but we are not currently looking to add any individuals or groups to our artist roster. Feel free to check back with us at a later date to see if this has changed. Thanks again for your support and we hope you enjoy your Simmons products in the future.

How can I be setup as a dealer/distributor for Simmons?

Thank you so much for your support of Simmons. Currently we are exclusively distributed by Guitar Center Inc. and we are not looking to add any further dealers or distributors at this time. Please feel free to send us your information and we will reach out to you if this changes. Thanks again for your interest in Simmons.

What is Prop 65?

The State of California has adopted what is referred to as “Proposition 65,” which is the “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.” Any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California is subject to Proposition 65. Because our products are sold in California, Proposition 65 applies to us.

Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that may contain any of 770-plus elements that the California Environmental Protection Agency considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant. These elements include lead (sometimes contained in the solder used to attach electronic parts to the printed circuit boards), brass, PVC and a multitude of other everyday elements. The list of elements changes often, making it difficult to keep track of the changing list of elements.

There are penalties for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products may result in civil penalties. If a company’s product is sold or is purchased outside the State of California and brought into California, the company may still be found in violation.

Various trade organizations have issued notices to manufacturers warning of Proposition 65 and its implications. Included in the warnings were suggested methods of protection from Proposition 65 litigation and violations. Protection requires warning consumers about the possibility of dangers from products. A warning label such as the one we use is considered to comply with warning consumers.

We are providing warnings in an excess of caution and they should not be taken as an admission that a warning is required. The label does not necessarily indicate our products will cause you to contract cancer or reproductive harm if used as designed.

For more information about Proposition 65 visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and for a list of elements listed under Proposition 65 visit:

http://www.oehha.org/prop65.htm