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  • 2Box in Houston, TX?

    I've been considering upgrading from my TD-9 module to the TD-15. That is, UNTIL I started reading about the 2Box here. Does anyone in the Houston, TX area have a 2Box they would be willing to demo? I'm primarily concerned with how hot my Roland cymbals would be.

    Thanks!
    TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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    2Box module works great with Roland pads. As far as Roland cymbals go, the hi hat wont work unless you buy a HH converter box for it. Search on this forum and youll find it. The crashes all work fine but the ride will only be a 2 zone cup and bow ride. Ive used a 2Box with both my Roland TD30 kit and my Jobeky kit an most recently Im using external ddrum triggers on regular acoustic heads and Im loving it!
    - EKIT: Jobeky Drums: Custom 5 piece "Lacewood fade" & Hart 13" Pro Chrome snare. ROLAND MG V-CYMBALS
    - AKIT: PDP Concept Maple by DW. Zildjian K & A Custom cymbals. Hybrid acoustic mic'd / 2Box triggered kit

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    • #3
      Thanks Greg. I had read somewhere on here that the Roland cymbals were a bit hot on the 2Box. Just wanted to hear/feel for myself - if possible.
      TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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      • #4
        Are your cymbals all CY-8s?
        If you search around on the forum a bit, you'll find that they have their issues with build-/trigger-quality. Hotness might pose nothing more than a slight nuisance, but long-term reliability with a CY-8 will be the bigger problem!

        Just a small something to think about.


        HTH


        "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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        • #5
          OK. After reading as much as I can on this and the 2Box forum and watching several 2Box videos, I'm convinced now that I at least want the module.

          My question is - is there a compelling reason to get the whole 2Box kit?

          My TD-9 kit works well. I don't notice any real hotspots and my 2 CY-8s work well. If I keep the kit I might upgrade to a nicer looking snare, but that would be about it. The kit needs to periodically travel and I like the small footprint.
          TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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          • #6
            Apologies on the dup. Didn't notice the tablet was working.
            Last edited by billgtx; 12-29-13, 09:37 PM. Reason: dup post
            TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by billgtx View Post
              My question is - is there a compelling reason to get the whole 2Box kit?.
              In my opinion, no...
              • A nice Gibraltar rack will have more options, will be rock sturdy, and less 'fumbly' than the 2box rack.
              • Yamaha crashes can be had for cheap money used, and perform just as well.
              • If you go with Jman's hihat-controller box, pretty much every hihat pad which you desire can be used with the 2box module - even a two-part hihat like the VH-13!



              To disperse any concerns regarding compatibility issues, make sure to read this post (...and the whole '2Box Gear Compatibility and Mods Links and Builds" thread!) :
              http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum/ad...678#post972678

              You can safely get only the module!


              HTH

              Last edited by hairmetal-81; 12-30-13, 08:19 AM. Reason: spelling, added link


              "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

              http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
                [*]A nice Gibraltar rack will have more options, will be rock sturdy, and less 'fumbly' than the 2box rack.
                I have the Roland MDS-9 rack and it works well for me.

                Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
                [*]Yamaha crashes can be had for cheap money used, and perform just as well.
                Good to know. As I understand it my CY-12R/C will lose either the bell or the crash when I use the 2Box module. I like having 3 distinct crash sounds so I might want to get another cymbal to make up for it.

                Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
                [*]If you go with Jman's hihat-controller box, pretty much every hihat pad which you desire can be used with the 2box module - even a two-part hihat like the VH-13!
                I talked to JMan about that and I have the CY-5/FD-8 combo and he didn't think the controller box would fit in the FD-8 so might have to get a HH stand. They are cheap enough used, so not really a concern.

                Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
                You can safely get only the module!
                Thanks!

                Next question.

                I have 2 TD-9 complete cable harnesses. One on the kit and a backup. Would it be worthwhile modifying one of the harnesses to be individual balanced cables (i.e., cutting the cable at the harness end and soldering on a balanced plug)? Or should I go ahead and spend the money to get individual cables? I'm thinking individual cables will run about $150 or so.
                TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by billgtx View Post


                  I have 2 TD-9 complete cable harnesses. One on the kit and a backup. Would it be worthwhile modifying one of the harnesses to be individual balanced cables (i.e., cutting the cable at the harness end and soldering on a balanced plug)? Or should I go ahead and spend the money to get individual cables? I'm thinking individual cables will run about $150 or so.
                  Since you already have the cable harness installed it might be worth it to splice TRS cable ends, or you could just hold onto it or sell it and buy a bunch of Hosa CSS-110R and CSS-115R cables. A guy I know Blake has an eBay store. Even though he doesn't list them he usually has a bunch of used Hosa cables he sells for cheap. Here is a link to his store, you might try contacting him:

                  http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=...ake41482&rt=nc
                  I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Jman! I'll be contacting you about your HH controller box and 32GB extender as soon as I get a module on order.
                    TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by billgtx View Post
                      I have 2 TD-9 complete cable harnesses. One on the kit and a backup. Would it be worthwhile modifying one of the harnesses to be individual balanced cables (i.e., cutting the cable at the harness end and soldering on a balanced plug)? Or should I go ahead and spend the money to get individual cables? I'm thinking individual cables will run about $150 or so.

                      Modifying is overthinking matters IMO. Way to complicated! Instead, look into these:




                      Price-wise, that's 20 Euros, from Thomann.
                      I've got the this info from Angr77. (Thanks, Anders!)




                      I think Jman is looking for-, or has found a source for good hihat stands. He has offered complete 'Stealth' hihat stands in the past, maybe he will be able to offer them again in the future (stand & FD controller pedal & controller box - all in one!)

                      No need for a new rack, of course, if the MDS-9 works well for you!



                      HTH


                      "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                      http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                      • #12
                        Hey great find. Dang - I don't know if straight connectors will work on the CY cymbals. I can sometimes barely get the angled connectors to fit. But that's only a couple of connectors. The pads and pedals will take the straight connectors.
                        TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by billgtx View Post
                          Dang - I don't know if straight connectors will work on the CY cymbals.
                          True that! ...should have kept that in mind. Apologies!


                          "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                          http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                          • #14
                            No problem. Looks like to ship from Thomann to the US is 30 Euros. Yikes. I'm sure I can find something in the US.
                            TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                            • #15
                              I use 1/4" right angle adapters for cymbals that straight plugs wont work with.

                              http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...-angle-adapter
                              8 piece DIY Acrylic, 2x2Box DrumIt5, Gen16 4xDCP, DIY Acrylic&Gen16 Conversions, Sleishman Twin-QuadSteele hybrid, Gibraltar&DrumFrame rack, DW9502LB, Midi Knights Pro Lighting
                              http://www.airbrushartists.org/DreamscapeAirbrushRealm

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