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Help! Hi Hat stand (Remote type) for VH11 is there a better option?

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  • Help! Hi Hat stand (Remote type) for VH11 is there a better option?

    After trying several combinations with my TD12 w VH11 and Steven Slate drums I have come to the conclusion that the VH11 top hat + FD8 is the BEST of all combinations for accurate HH control. This has created a problem with my HH stand. I simply need a remote HH stand (or something similar) that will clamp to the Roland Rack. I don't need the cable assembly as its unnecessary. I really don't want to spend 300+ bux on a Remote HH stand and only use the non mechanical parts. Huge waste of money. Do any of you Vdrum drummers have an easy and obvious solution? I am a studio owner and a bass player.....and NOT a drummer. So don't assume I know the obvious answer. Any detailed answers would be GREATLY appreciated and needed.
    Keep in mind I am using the VH11 top part so the top of the stand must have the narrow pole that the Hat hardware will attach to. Is there a combination of clamps and stands that will solve my needs and wont cost me a fortune?

  • #2
    If you are in Europe you can try Thomann remote stand. Mechanism is an absolute garbage but to use only as stand is really cheap. I make the mistake to buy one and is now dismantled in a spare parts box.


    • #3
      Thanks. I think I have stumbled into the answer for my own question. I was searching the wrong key words. I am pretty sure a combo of the Roland MDY12 and this guy will work fine.


      • #4
        The item you were originally looking for is called an "X-hat" - a remote Hi-hat without cable assembly. It is used by drummers to have permanently open/closed hi hats on their kits. Seems you found a boom arm version - there's nothing else more suitable for what you need than this (unless you are happy using an AX-20 clamp holding directly onto an X-hat, which may be slightly cheaper but won't give you the maneuverability that the boom version you found would).


        • #5
          Why can't you just use a normal hihat stand with the VH-11, with the clutch lowered and put the FD-8 to the left (or right) to the hihat foot pedal? Or just use the top half of your hihat stand and mount it on the rack?
          E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpx92wez8v...3558.jpg?raw=1
          A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?raw=1
          TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY14/15/5, PM-30, HD-280 Pro


          • #6
            Cheaper djska, but not better than the x-hat option (which would be cleaner looking).


            • #7
              If it doesn't have to move (physically be pedal controlled) why not just use a cymbal (boom) arm either with a rack clamp or on a cymbal stand? Readily available everywhere, as cheap or expensive as you allow it to be and very flexible in setup.
              E-kit:TD-30, 13"drum-tec Diabolo, 2xPD-105, 2xPD-125, KD-120, VH-11, CY-14/15-MG's + Gibraltar pedals & throne, ATH-M50x. A-kit:Pearl BLX piano black - 10"-12"-13"-16"-22"-14"steelFF - lots of Zildjian, Paiste, Ufip, Amedia, Istanbul cyms - InEar