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  • cy15r and the td-8

    Hi folks, I've been reading alot on the pros and cons of the cy15r It seems that every one uses the td10 w/or with out the upgrade with this e-cym , has anyone used it with the td 8? I know that I won't get all the features like 3 sounds etc.. thats ok . But will that damned bell work right? It seems that is the big ***** with the cy15. I thought about the visu lite cyms but they wont call me back not a good sign also takes two input I believe . [same as with the Harts e-cym11 right ?] Should I belly up for the cy15 with td-8? Thanks Dean

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    Hey, Dean:

    If you're okay with the possible necessity of using two jacks to get proper separation and control over the bell and bow zones, then I say go for it. I'm using a CY-15R with a TD-6, and once I figured out a solution to the bell trigger problem http://www.vdrums.com/discussion/For...ML/000058.html
    everything's been groovy since. I still don't think the CY-15R is worth $300.00, but that's another matter entirely.

    P.S.: If using just one jack for the ride is unavoidable, then all I can say is that I hope you're one of the lucky few that the bell trigger "works just fine" for......
    TD-30 / SPD-SX

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    • #3
      The CY-15 is probably my favorite pad. It works fine with the TD-8, although I don't use the bell. If you want to use the bell you may be disappointed. The bow/edge configuration is just fine for me. The bow is especially nice to play, quiet and triggers great.
      Roland TD-20 v1.08, various v-drums and v-cymbals, Yamaha KP65's, Axis pedals, Gibraltar hardware, Mackie 1202/SRM450 (pre-china)

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      • #4
        I have no problem with the bell at all. Just hit the thing. I don't use the tip of the stick but if there comes a time when I want to hit the bell with the tip there are a couple of options for me that I can think of right of the bat. First I could assign the bell sound to a pad for quick bell patterns. Seond I could use a different trigger bank for songs that needed a more sensitive bell and adjust accordingly. Or I could find a happy medium which I did. I love all my v-cymbals they have opened my playing back up and the feel for me is worth every penny. My $0.02

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        Ted H.
        www.tocsinrocks.com
        Ted H.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies . Ted how is your visu- lite china are thay well made? Can you ever talk to these people, Or do you just send them your green and call it a day? Thanks again Dean

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          • #6
            The visu-lite china is nice. It is very loud though. I have glued a piece of thick mouse pad on it to quiet it. It is very rugged and triggers great even with the extra padding. I can play 8th note patterns easily with it any more is not possible unless I hit the old section of rubber that is loud. But it is a china and I really bash it when I hit it. I am very happy with it it looks and plays like the realy thing. I have added a Aquarian cymbal spring to get more swing out of it and like it a lot. Some people do not use the cymbal spring and have no problems I just wanted more swing. If volume of striking the pads are an issue then they may not be the cymbal trigger you are looking for. I would have no problems using them for a china or a splash but anything else they would be to loud for me.(because I could not add the extra padding and then ride or roll on them) Visu-Lite is a great company to buy from they answer emails very quickly, I got my china in a 16" size instead of the standard 18". The price is right for the visu-lite cymbals if you can live with the extra noise(about the same as hitting the old Octopad 2) then they are a cheaper alternative and they can make them chokable for you if you want.

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            Ted H.
            www.tocsinrocks.com
            Ted H.

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