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Yamaha PCY155 15" VS. Roland CY-8 12"

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  • Yamaha PCY155 15" VS. Roland CY-8 12"

    Hello again,

    I have a question regarding which cymbals I should purchase with my recent Roland TD-10 Kit. The TD-10 kit has the old PD-9 pads and I really would like to upgrade to a more realistic and more sensitive/modern electronic cymbals, but I'm just torn on what I should get. I'm on a budget, so I can't afford the top-end Roland V-Cymbals (plus the non-upgraded TD-10 module doesn't support a lot of the features ie. 3 zone).

    Basically, what I'm seeing is that the Yamaha PCY cymbals are the best value wise..they offer 3 zoned with a mod, are constructed good and look nice. However, I see the Roland CY-8 12" and they are priced a little lower. I'm just not sure if I should stay with Roland here, or get the Yamaha's. I'm not too concerned about keeping everything Roland.

    Here are the links to the two different cymbals. I plan on getting 4. Also, would it be better if I did get the Yamaha's to get smaller sized cymbals, or are the 15" the way to go all around (ride, crashes, china, etc.)

    Yamaha:
    - http://www.kraftmusic.com/yamaha-pcy...ymbal-pad.html

    Roland:
    - http://www.kraftmusic.com/roland-cy-...ymbal-pad.html

    Please advise! I really appreciate the help.

  • #2
    I'd shy away from the CY-8's. There has been some member-feedback that they are not very reliable, and hard//faulty to trigger.

    The Yamaha PCY crashes/rides on the other hand (no matter what size) have many fans here on the forum, and are highly recommended!


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    • #3
      CY-8 is crap, CY-12/13/14/15 is okay but expensive. I'd go for the Yamaha.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by djska View Post
        CY-8 is crap, CY-12/13/14/15 is okay but expensive. I'd go for the Yamaha.

        You were using CLEARER WORDS than me!

        Last edited by hairmetal-81; 11-26-13, 10:00 AM.
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        • #5
          Awesome! So should I stick with the 15" all around the kit, or get a few 15", a 12" and 10"? Do the 15" have better triggering?

          Thanks again for the comments!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DrTrevorkian View Post
            Do the 15" have better triggering?
            Not that I know of...



            So should I stick with the 15" all around the kit, or get a few 15", a 12" and 10"?
            You might want to just go with a 'standard' setup, consisting of a PCY-155 as a ride, and some PCY-135 as crashes!

            If you want a splash, there's single-zone options in the 10" PCY-90 or PCY-100 cymbals. Also, consider another fine option, the Triggera D11 cymbal, for a bigger 11" splash!


            Member 'KennyinDundee' has one for sale in the used-section; just saying....



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            Greetings from Switzerland,
            - Dänoh



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            • #7
              I used Yamaha PCY cymbals on my old exp TD-10 for years. There are tons of posts in here about how to set em up and how well they'll work.

              You'll also find tons of posts talking about the craptacularness of the CY-8. Avoid like the plague.

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              • hairmetal-81
                hairmetal-81 commented
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                "craptacularness..."

                I had a smile on my face, reading this phenomenal portmanteau!

            • #8
              Thanks everyone for all your help! I really appreciate it!

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              • #9
                Curious about this as well (old thread, but interesting)... is there any way to get 3-zones with the PCY155, using a Roland module, such as a TD-9, TD-17, or TD-27? I know there's some type of way to re-do the wiring or something.... would have to have bell, edge, and bow all together, with one.

                Or, there's always the CY-15R option, though they don't sell it new anywhere, anymore... poo

                Thanks!
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                • #10
                  There's instructions to mod a PCY155 for triple zone on Roland modules on here and the internet if you Google search.

                  I just got two PCY130S cymbals and a PCY130SC for my TM-6 Pro. They are great to play, and not much hassle to dial in.
                  Roland TM-6 Pro and TD-11 modules with Roland RT30 triggers and Yamaha PCY cymbals. Plus all the acoustic stuff.

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