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  • VH-12 drop clutch!

    I recently purchased a second set of vh12's and a remote hi hat stand. Thought about how to make a drop clutch work and came up with this.
    A friend of mine is a machinist and made me the piece, it replaces the top piece of the Roland hi hat clutch and works with a DW drop cluch lever.
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    Sonor 11 piece A2E, Roland TD20 and 12 modules, 2 sets of vh12's and 10 cy12,14 and 15's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAeuEKtUlZE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvmtafPWb0

  • #2
    Very nice! I have the closed hihat function assigned to a foot switch ,but it's more to carry and wire up.( so most times I don't bother)
    What stops the top hat from spinning on the pull rod?
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    • #3
      The top hat could spin but really doesn't, I think the small trs cable that connects the 2 cymbals together keeps it pretty much in place.
      Sonor 11 piece A2E, Roland TD20 and 12 modules, 2 sets of vh12's and 10 cy12,14 and 15's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAeuEKtUlZE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvmtafPWb0

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      • #4
        The Pearl DCL300P Drop Clutch works perfectly for the VH12. Just pop off the little top part that the clutch grabs on to and screw it into the top of the threaded rod that's already coming out of the VH-12 and you are all set. I have been playing like this for a while and there really isn't any spin on the top cymbal at all. It stays right in place.


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        • #5
          Does anybody know whether the Pearl DCL300P Drop Clutch mentioned above will also work with the Roland VH-11 hi hat? Or if there's an alternative that would work with the VH-11? I've seen this but it's very pricey...

          http://www.axetrak.com/dropclutch.asp

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          • #6
            tama cobra clutch is the best! it allows you to fine tune how closed you want the hihats
            http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...5460x151905500
            Pearl Mimic pro, A to E 7 piece Pearl Decade maple, ddrum Deccabons, Ddrum DDTi, UFO X-bar triggers, Real feel heads, Gibraltar rack, VH13, PD105 side snare, Roc-N-Soc,Tama Iron Cobra, Iron cobra high hat stand, Cobra clutch, Pearl throne thumper, Roland and Kit Toys cymbals, Roland KC 500, Promark

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jammin777 View Post
              tama cobra clutch is the best! it allows you to fine tune how closed you want the hihats

              http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...5460x151905500



              thanks for your reply jammin777, it looks like a nifty bit of kit however the Roland VH-11 only has one cymbal and also its double the price of the Pearl DC I mentioned so unfortunately not an option.




              Any other options?

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              • #8
                yes it is pricey, however, it will work with the vh11
                Pearl Mimic pro, A to E 7 piece Pearl Decade maple, ddrum Deccabons, Ddrum DDTi, UFO X-bar triggers, Real feel heads, Gibraltar rack, VH13, PD105 side snare, Roc-N-Soc,Tama Iron Cobra, Iron cobra high hat stand, Cobra clutch, Pearl throne thumper, Roland and Kit Toys cymbals, Roland KC 500, Promark

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                • #9
                  I thought this was common knowledge to be honest. To make a drop clutch work you just combine parts of your clutch with the VH-12 in-built clutch. Very simple... I assume this is why there has never been a forum topic on the situation, but good that you posted as it seems some people were not aware!

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