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  • Alternative to VH-11's?

    Hi all,

    Have been / am selling all sorts of V drum stuff (mainly TD12 related) and decided to sell my VH11's.....not sure why as it'll leave me without any hats until I replace them!

    I had 2 pairs for sale which went very quickly and then listed mine, not 100% sure why but I'd like to try some alternatives.

    Yamaha / Alesis / Hart ???

    Any suggestions? Am familiar with the 'lesser' Roland ones which I may also try with my TD-12 brain.

    Cheers, Si

  • #2
    Yammy wont work out of the box Im sure I read. The Alesis might work. I dony have any knowlesge of the Harts. How about a CY5? Simple but effective.

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    • #3
      How 'bout upgrading to a two-part hihat - VH-12, for example?


      HTH
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      Greetings from Switzerland,
      - Dänoh



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

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      • #4
        Ta both.....I had VH12's and didnt like em so sold them on. I've had a CY5 which I liked but am looking for a pad + controller to use on a hi hats stand. Interesting about the Yamaha....wonder why they wouldnt work???

        May try the Alesis.....

        any other alternatives??

        Ta guys

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        • #5
          Well I'm pretty sure the pad itself would work, but (as with all the hihats, through all the different manufacturers) its the controller part i.e. controller pedal OR 'sensor' part (on a stand-mounted hihat), that causes problems.

          Apparently, somebody took a RHH-130 and made it work by sticking a cork in it! - RHH130 and Roland

          I can't still give a definitive Yes/No answer about the RHH-135's compatibility (...let's be honest here), even after siffing through nearly two dozen archive-threads. Sorry!



          HTH
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          Greetings from Switzerland,
          - Dänoh



          "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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          • #6
            Theres a Millenium here;

            http://www.thomann.de/gb/millenium_h...oller_mine.htm

            Looks interesting!

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            • #7
              PersonalIy, I can't comment on the durability of the controller. Millenium is just another OEM from Medeli. You won't get variable hihat control with all the in-between steps, just basic 'open' and 'closed' positions, so take it with a grain of salt.
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              Greetings from Switzerland,
              - Dänoh



              "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
                Having recently upgraded to a vh11 hi hat, I've got to ask why you're getting rid of it. Have I made an expensive mistake by changing my cy5 in favour of the vh 11?

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                • #9
                  I had 3 last week!......sold the one I use and not entirely sure why....fancied a change anyways methinks. Always interested in alternative ideas I guess..

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                  • #10
                    Fair enough, but would it not have been wise to hold one back just in case......

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                    • #11
                      Probably but I dont use the kit much.....need it once a week to teach and I can use real hats for that in the meantime or a CY14 I have as a spare....

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                      • #12
                        Since you didn't like the VH-12 and have listed your VH-11 for sale, the most sensible move would be to go back to a CY-5/FD-8 combination. From reading, it appears it was the one you liked best!

                        You also mentioned you would like to have everything on a dedicated hihat-stand. So the most obvious choice would be to mod an FD-8 into an actual hihat stand - effectively replacing the footboard of a regular hihat stand with the FD-8 controller - and then mount the CY-5 on the hihat rod. This has been done before ('Stealth' hihat) and somewhere we have a step-by-step build-thread!


                        HTH
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                        Greetings from Switzerland,
                        - Dänoh



                        "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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                        • #13
                          Yes good call.

                          I never felt the 12's (or 11's) were as natural as they should be and a more simple set up would be better....seems I'm not the only one then if someones already done the mod!

                          Cheers.

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                          • #14
                            ...now wheres the step by step guide?!?!?

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                            • #15
                              Here it is: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum/ad...ing-compatible

                              There's another link in there (by Jman) that takes you to a build-thread with attached pictures (...the 'Roliminator'-thread!)


                              HTH
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                              Greetings from Switzerland,
                              - Dänoh



                              "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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