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  • Looking for updated opinions on e-cymbals

    I know there are many posts already about the e-cymbals wars. I am about to purchase a set of e-cymbals. Yes, I have read the earlier posts (and, by the way, they are very helpful).

    Nevertheless, now that some time has passed, and given the fact that the verdicts were pretty split as to which way to go, are there any further bits of info that would help me decide?

    I read the posts about how the v-cymbals are awesome and have tremendous transitional capabilities, then read from another post that they suck. Boy, this makes it difficult for a CPA (especially in the middle of tax season...when my brain is already fried!!)to know what to do.

    Anyway, if you have some good info for me, especially you guys out there who have been playing them for quite a while now (and, hence, should have a lot of PRO and CON issues, please let me know.

    I am tossed between the Harts and the Roland V-Cymbals.

    I have a V-Pro kit now with the V-Cymbal enhanced TDW-1 card (which I will install in a few days).

    By the way, just for info, I called Roland and asked if I could buy a TDW-1 with the V-Cymbal enhancement already installed. They said my dealer would have to order it and it would be a crap shoot whether I got one or not since there is a lot of inventory and some of it IS with the enhancement and some in NOT. My dealer (a local store) ordered it from Roland and was told we would NOT be getting one of the enhanced ones, but I could send it back to them for the enhancement (GEEEEEEZ!). When it actually arrived, it WAS one of the enhanced ones (you can tell by the red sticker). Pretty goofy.

    Even though you don't hear from me much, I follow this site every week...learn a lot from it. Keep up the good work, guys!

    Michael Gordon, CPA (fried brains and all)

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    I can highly recomend the CY-6's.
    I got two of them a week ago, $80.00 each
    from Guitar Center.... Sorry Sepdrums, your next.

    They Rock, as far as Roland cymbals go.
    It took about 5 seconds to set up and they work great. No complaints at all, I'll be buying more soon.

    I am still debating if I need the V-Ride.
    Its so pricy... you know ?
    Maby I'll win the lottery.

    ( If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be the "Pink Pony" here in Atlanta...some of you may know what I'm talking about :-), but then I'd buy a silver Ferrari !!
    http://www.ferrari.it/cgi-bin/fworld...PIDER&carIdx=3

    Steve.

    [This message has been edited by suuntov (edited February 23, 2002).]

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    • #3
      So, Steve...

      Do the CY-6's have a bell? Also, what do you do for a hi-hat? Have you played the new Roland hi-hats?

      Has anyone heard/read about using one of the 8 inch mesh pads for a hi-hat? Think it would work? Anyone doing it?

      Mike

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MAGCPA:
        So, Steve...

        Do the CY-6's have a bell? Also, what do you do for a hi-hat? Have you played the new Roland hi-hats?

        Has anyone heard/read about using one of the 8 inch mesh pads for a hi-hat? Think it would work? Anyone doing it?

        Mike
        As a matter of fact... I have been using a
        PD-80 for a Hi-Hat for almost two years now.
        Up until a week ago when I bought those
        CY-6's, I only had my hi-hat to "ride" on...
        So the aditional bell sound from A TRUE RIDE CYMBAL was a breath of fresh air... man it's nice !!!

        The CY-6's are dual zone, I have my two set as cy-#1 =
        mellow crash #812 "swing crash" at center
        bright crash #811 "hd14edg." at rim.

        Cy-#2= #852 "fusnbell" at center
        and #826 "fusnsplash" at rim.

        I don't think that I would trade the mesh head PD-80 for the new Hi-Hat... It just feels better to my wrist and triggers great, cheaper too !! I have not had a single problem using it as a hi-hat trigger at all.

        Whatever works for you, you know ?

        I have played the new hi-hats at the shops, there nice but...the PD-80's work fine for me so...Gotta save $$$ for the ladies !!

        WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE FERRARI ??

        YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANT ONE...

        sTEVE.

        [This message has been edited by suuntov (edited February 23, 2002).]

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