How To: Replace a broken drum pad

If one of your drum pads is broken you have a number of options, get one of our drum repair kits, or replace the whole drumpad (which you can get from our Guitar Hero parts store)

This is a short video we have produced to show you just how easy it is to do! All you need is a new pad, a screwdriver and 5 spare minutes take a look and tell us what you think. If you have any problems with this or any other Guitar Hero related problem take a look in our Guitar Hero repair forums



19 Comments on "How To: Replace a broken drum pad"

  1. david brown on Sun, 4th Jul 2010 12:56 am 

    ive had to replace the yellow cymbal and the red drumpad for the guitar hero world tour the blue durm pad stopped long are the drums supposed to last? ive had them for less than 6 months

  2. Steve on Mon, 5th Jul 2010 12:31 pm 

    Hi David

    A lot of it will depand on how you play – if you are a brutal drummer then you will have to expect a few breakages (although it does sound like you have been quite unlucky with yours) But most people do not have any major issues for years.

  3. Brandon on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 1:50 am 

    Whenever I hit the green drum it makes it look like I’ve hit it twice instead of once but only if I try to hit an accent note or right in the center. Lower on the drum is fine but it’s hard just to hit the very bottom of it, can this be fixed or do I need to buy another sensor or something

  4. Steve on Mon, 26th Sep 2011 2:59 pm 

    Hi Brandon

    If you are getting double (or phantom) hits then you will need to replace the sensor in that pad.

    Have a look at our Solderless drum repair kits in the featured items box at the top of the sidebar.

    Hope this helps

  5. GHWT Green Drum Pad | on Tue, 3rd Jan 2012 6:30 pm 

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  6. GHWT Blue Drum Pad | on Tue, 3rd Jan 2012 6:37 pm 

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  7. GHWT Red Drum Pad | on Tue, 3rd Jan 2012 6:45 pm 

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  13. Chris on Mon, 28th Jul 2014 8:22 pm 

    Hey, just got some new drums after mine broke years ago.
    These new ones seem to work well except a slight problem, when I hit either Red, Yellow, Blue or Orange too hard it registers a green note being hit. What’s the best way to fix this.

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  14. Nick GHR on Mon, 11th Aug 2014 3:16 pm 

    Hi, it sounds like your main pcb (drum brain) may have a short circuit but these are very simple to replace and we have stock for both types of drumkit on the website in the spare parts section.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for visiting the site

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  16. Ashley on Wed, 8th Oct 2014 5:55 pm 

    I don’t know if anyone can help me but I’ve had my gh warriors of rock drum set for a while now and a while back the red pad stopped working. The funny thing is is when I would plug in the control deck in the bottom and move it a certain way it would make the red drum pad work again. So my solution for a while now has been to push the control deck to the left when I plug it in and then I have 2 rubber bands holding it in place and that did the trick for a bit but now that’s not working anymore, we’ll it does for a split second and then the pad refuses to respond. So my main thing is, is it my red pad or something with the control deck? I’d hate to spend money on the pad if it’s something internally with the control deck. Thanks in advance 🙂

  17. Ashley on Wed, 8th Oct 2014 6:32 pm 

    Ok so this just started today. So since my red pad is not working as stated above I decided to take it as a challenge and see if I could play with just using the b button as the red drum. Every time I’d hit the orange cymbal if miss a note even though I could clearly see it registered. So I played a song that had a long guitar intro and just messed around hitting the cymbals and what I noticed is strange. When I hit the orange cymbal it sometimes also it’s the red pad with it hence why I was missing notes. I tried with the yellow once and it does it too sometimes but not as often as the orange one. So like I said this just started today, yay one more thing to add to my messed up drums but what do you think the problem could be? I think it might be something deeper than just my red cymbal issue. Thanks again in advance 🙂

  18. Keelan on Wed, 26th Aug 2015 3:48 pm 

    I just got band hero drums and yellow cymbal dnt work nor does the red pad work and I hv no idea how to fix it im not that good in tht category

  19. Nick GHR on Mon, 21st Sep 2015 4:15 pm 

    Hi, have you tried connecting a different cymbal and pad to the ports they plug into to find out if it is a fault with the pad or the port?

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