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    I'm making a "stealth drum" kit. I have a pretty decent TD12 based kit, mainly Diy drums and ebay sourced Roland cymbals etc.

    I am joining a "rockabilly" band and I feel I need a 50's look, i.e. "Stealth drums".

    For now I'm looking at the HiHat....

    I'm using a FD-8 now and this gives me what I need. I have an old Pearl hh stand in good condition, bought at a good price.

    If I take off, and modify to keep stability, the bottom bits of the stand, why can't I just link the top of the FD-8 to the rod on the hh and make the Cymbals go up and down?

    Then, obviously, trigger the cymbals.

    What would I be missing over say a VH-11/12?

    Roger

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    Originally posted by Roger.S View Post
    I'm making a "stealth drum" kit. I have a pretty decent TD12 based kit, mainly Diy drums and ebay sourced Roland cymbals etc.

    I am joining a "rockabilly" band and I feel I need a 50's look, i.e. "Stealth drums".

    For now I'm looking at the HiHat....

    I'm using a FD-8 now and this gives me what I need. I have an old Pearl hh stand in good condition, bought at a good price.

    If I take off, and modify to keep stability, the bottom bits of the stand, why can't I just link the top of the FD-8 to the rod on the hh and make the Cymbals go up and down?

    Then, obviously, trigger the cymbals.

    What would I be missing over say a VH-11/12?

    Roger
    I think you might want to look at this topic: http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42888
    alesisDRUMMER.com

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    • #3
      Off hand, I would think that you would not get the variance in closed sounds afforded by the VH12. By this I mean the rise in pitch you get with a closed hat when you press harder and harder on the pedal while playing. Also, by extension I don't think you would have access to the "pitch bend" effect that can be used with other pads/instruments, but this is unlikely to be an issue with Rockabilly music.

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      • #4
        You don't need to miss out on anything really. And you can access the Extra tight HH sound with an FD-8. You just change CC Max to 120.
        I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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