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    I am looking to add some additional cymbals. Is there a benfit to having two splashes versus one? I looked at the vex kits for the TD20 loaded into vdrumlib and noticed that the two splashes appear to be the same cymbal with the same settings. What do you guys and gals recommend?

    Thanks....

    Chris

  • #2
    Two is good - 1 splash and 1 china.
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    • #3
      I was planning to get a china as well. I just didnt know whether most drummers play one or two splashes in addition to the china.

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      • #4
        Splashes are generally accent pieces as are chinas. I personally wouldn't have more than 1 of each just because I don't think my brain works fast enough to integrate them in the time I am keeping. I don't currently have either, but will be adding a china soon.
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        • #5
          More splashes =
          More China's =
          More crashes =

          More of everything =

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          • #6
            V for Victory

            Originally posted by SuperPuss View Post
            More splashes =
            More China's =
            More crashes =

            More of everything =

            In the midnight hour she cried- "more, more, more"
            With a rebel yell she cried- "more, more, more"
            In the midniight hour babe- "more, more, more"
            With a rebel yell- "more, more, more"
            More, more, more.

            Sir William Idol (circa 1983)

            I like those big china's and hitting them with a crash at the same time.

            Splashes seem a little short lived? hit and gone ... but great texture
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            • #7
              Originally posted by SuperPuss View Post
              More splashes =
              More China's =
              More crashes =

              More of everything =

              This is the only answer you need Only thing thats not right SP is you left out the cowbell!!!!

              I would take into account what type of music you usually play but if you have the room on your module I would add-on at least 1 splash and 1 china.

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              • #8
                Doh!! (Homer Simpson voice) how could I forget the cowbell?!!!
                More cowbell =

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                I was literally listening to that Billy Idol song yesterday while I was in the shower getting ready for a gig. I LOVE Billy Idol!!

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                • #9
                  I use 2 crashes 1 china 2 splashes and a mallet crash (usually)
                  Cowbell is on an accesory pad
                  Stuff to hit

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                  • #10
                    I use a single CY8 .. with two different splash sounds assigned to it ... one "fuller" another one more in the "bell" side of things .. works great.

                    Pim
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                    • #11
                      For some reason, I have always found 1 splash to be sufficient, except if one has a large kit where one needs to have splashes placed so that they are within easy reach.

                      That said, one drummer that made me rethink using 2-4 splashes is Carter Beauford. Here's one of my favorite Dave Matthews tunes with Carter making use of the splashes for different pitches ...

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwAnCvoapfg

                      Steve
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sshu View Post
                        .....Here's one of my favorite Dave Matthews tunes with Carter making use of the splashes for different pitches ...

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwAnCvoapfg

                        Steve
                        That's an awesome clip.
                        *added to favourites*

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SuperPuss View Post
                          That's an awesome clip.
                          *added to favourites*
                          Glad you like it! My favorite Dave Matthews Band album ...

                          Steve
                          Roland TD-12, 4-piece kit (very downsized) setup
                          http://www.vdrums.com/forum/attachme...0&d=1180324146
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                          • #14
                            For those with TD-12 or TD-20 it is natural to have 2 single zone cymbals..... splashes, chinas, 2 cowbells, 2 blocks.... That is the beauty of the DIY Aux. input splitter. 2 is better than 1. A pair beats 1 of a kind ......
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                            • #15
                              it all depends how much you like to splash. i have 3 plus a china. as soon as i get my meathooks on the tdw20, i will make one of my splases into a stacked cymbal, i may need to add a nother splash so that i can have 2 stacks
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