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  • Add cymbal or tom first?

    Brought td15k recently, love it. Would like to expand. I am nee to drumming.
    Should I add a cymbal first or should I go for the 4th tom.

    Many thanks for your advice.

  • #2
    Welcome to the fun.
    A 4th tom is nice to have but another cymbal will get used quite a bit more.
    "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

    Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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    • #3
      I added a BT-1 for a 3rd cymbal and variety of sound effects.

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      • #4
        My version of GAS --

        First was a cymbal (Yami) as additional crash w/separate cymbal stand, then tom (w/splitter), then VH-11, then moved CY-5 as splash & effects, then . . . . .
        Last edited by EssKayKay; 03-14-15, 11:13 AM.

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        • #5
          My first addition to my kit was a 3rd cymbal, followed by a 4th DIY and I'm now working on a 5th DIY. For me, 3 toms is totally enough. I would go start another cymbal.
          TD30 | PD-128S, PD-128, (2) PD-108, PD-120 | KD-120 | (2) CY15R, (2) CY14C, CY13R, CY12C, VH11 | MDS-25 rack | DW3000 double bass pedal | DW3000 HH stand | roc-n-soc nitro throne | Audio Technica ATH-M40x

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          • #6
            Sorry, I meant to say "I would start with another cymbal."
            TD30 | PD-128S, PD-128, (2) PD-108, PD-120 | KD-120 | (2) CY15R, (2) CY14C, CY13R, CY12C, VH11 | MDS-25 rack | DW3000 double bass pedal | DW3000 HH stand | roc-n-soc nitro throne | Audio Technica ATH-M40x

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            • #7
              I have 8 toms and 7 cymbals 1 hihat. Most of the time 3 toms gets it done. I just can't help myself .
              I can always make 5 toms into 10 more ( i already use a ding bat for 1) cow bells because, as we all know, "YOU NEED MORE COW BELL"!!!
              Anyway, I vote cowbell.......er....um.... I mean cymbal!
              "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

              Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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              • #8
                Hi all

                many thanks to you guys, will go for cymbal.

                Is cy12c a good choice?

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                • #9
                  Yep, good choice. They are sturdy, consistent, expensive and a nice match to your kit. There are many choices out there but the cy12c seems to set the standard for all to follow in my opinion.
                  All of my main cymbals are Roland.
                  Have fun!
                  "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

                  Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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                  • #10
                    For the most part, I've saved a few bucks and been pleased with eBay purchases but that can be a crapshoot too. Good luck edwinteng.
                    Last edited by EssKayKay; 03-15-15, 12:56 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I got my CY14c from eBay (used but in very good shape) and I've also been really pleased with going that route. While the 12 and the 14 do exactly the same thing, I was advised by other forum members that the 14 would probably feel more satisfying if I wanted to do some 'riding' with it. I agree with that. At the time, there wasn't a big price difference on eBay between the 12's and 14's, so I went for the 14.
                      TD30 | PD-128S, PD-128, (2) PD-108, PD-120 | KD-120 | (2) CY15R, (2) CY14C, CY13R, CY12C, VH11 | MDS-25 rack | DW3000 double bass pedal | DW3000 HH stand | roc-n-soc nitro throne | Audio Technica ATH-M40x

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