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  • VH-11 height

    I'm having a setup problem with my VH-11. I play open handed and I like the hi hat to be a lower. I'm using an Iron Cobra hi hat stand, I lowered it all the way, but the cylinder that controls the open/close sounds is so tall that it raises it to an uncomforable height. Any ideas? I was thinking about moving it forward, but there's no room in the rack. Do I have to use a kid's hihat stand to get it low enough?
    TD-20, TD-6V, Hart Pro Snare, PD-80, PD-100 x2, PD-120 Toms, Hart II E Ride, 13" Crash, Jman 16" Crash, 18" China, 12 &10 inch DIY Splash, CY-5 splash, VH-11 hihat w/ Iron Cobra Stand, 2 KD-8 w/ Pearl Eliminator pedals.

  • #2
    I have this exact same problem, minus the open handed playing. I would love to hear the answer to this also.

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    • #3
      A previous suggestion was to use a hacksaw on the inner tube: Drum Kit and Hi-Hat - how High? (or how low...)

      Bruce

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      • #4
        Get one of these and mount the top part to your rack using an extension. You can take it as low as you want.

        No more V-drums; all acoustics now.

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        • #5
          Yeah, I finally got home and took my hi hat stand apart, mine doesn't quite work that way, there's nothing I can cut to make it shorter. You'd have to cut the outer tube shorter and the long skinny one that attaches to the foot pedal too, and I think they've got it sealed shut. The inner tube is already all the way down too you can't make it go down any farther.

          I may have to go back to using the CY-5 and the FD-7. Those remote controllers look cool, but I already spent like $160 on the Iron Cobra stand.
          TD-20, TD-6V, Hart Pro Snare, PD-80, PD-100 x2, PD-120 Toms, Hart II E Ride, 13" Crash, Jman 16" Crash, 18" China, 12 &10 inch DIY Splash, CY-5 splash, VH-11 hihat w/ Iron Cobra Stand, 2 KD-8 w/ Pearl Eliminator pedals.

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          • #6
            What would stop the inner tube going down further down if you cut a few inches off the bottom of it? Can't you see any of the inner tube above the outer tube right now?

            Bruce

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            • #7
              Not a bit of it. The outside of the outer tube has this compression fitting at the top, and if you could take that off, cut the outer tube a bit shorter, re-attach the fitting, then you could cut the inner tube shorter and it would be shorter, but I think the thing is welded on, I'm not willing to break it...
              TD-20, TD-6V, Hart Pro Snare, PD-80, PD-100 x2, PD-120 Toms, Hart II E Ride, 13" Crash, Jman 16" Crash, 18" China, 12 &10 inch DIY Splash, CY-5 splash, VH-11 hihat w/ Iron Cobra Stand, 2 KD-8 w/ Pearl Eliminator pedals.

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              • #8
                Thought about raising your throne?

                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Funny you should say that... I've been raising it every time I play for the last two month just to get my feet higher off the pedals so I'm not resting on my heels for double bass and that's helped a bit. I was thinking about switching the position of my left bass pedal and the hihat so that the hats would be a bit farther away so the stick angle between my hand and the hat would be shallower, but it's not perfect.
                  TD-20, TD-6V, Hart Pro Snare, PD-80, PD-100 x2, PD-120 Toms, Hart II E Ride, 13" Crash, Jman 16" Crash, 18" China, 12 &10 inch DIY Splash, CY-5 splash, VH-11 hihat w/ Iron Cobra Stand, 2 KD-8 w/ Pearl Eliminator pedals.

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                  • #10
                    Did you ever resolve this?

                    I have always thought the Iron Cobra I have sat the VH-11 too high with no
                    way to lower it and whilst moving the kit around, I notice the first signs of
                    edge wear due to the height vs angle of stick attack.

                    Seat is as high as I'd like it to go, I'm 5.7", so it can't go too high.

                    I really like the Iron Cobra but may have to switch stands if nobody has a
                    solution as I don't wasnt to trash the VH-11.

                    Does anyone else have any suggestions or have had this issue and resolved it?

                    If I do need to change stands, can anyone suggest an equal to the Iron
                    Cobra that does sit lower?

                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Is that the two legged stand? Have you tried having it tilted forward? It will only make the edge slightly lower but as the VH11 won't be flat so articulating the bow will be easier. This is how I have mine so that I can have it higher but still comfortably play the bow.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Phillip, good suggestion that may help if I move stands around to
                        accommodate the tilt forward.

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