Adapting SP for Pearl Travel Congas and KD-9

Hi. I have the Pearl Travel Congas and was wondering if anyone found a way of making the SP sensor work with it.

Also, I have the Roland KD-9 Mesh Head bass trigger that is hoopless. Has anyone figured a way for the SP sensor for this?

I also have 8", 10", and 14" V drums (the last one is digital). I was told the SP sensor would require removing or cutting the rim rubber out under the sensor. Anyone having issues with making this work?