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New techniques available with V-Drums . . .

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  • New techniques available with V-Drums . . .

    There's been much talk about traditional or acoustic techniques that cannot be performed on V-drums: I just wondered what techniques you guys have developed with the V-drums, that perhaps can't be taken back to the Acoustics?

    I've found for example it's possible with the new CY-6 to choke either the pad or rim sound using the stick alone . . . no need to grab!

    It's easy - and 100% reliable. Just strike the CY-6 (rim or pad), and on the follow through, just hold the stick against the pad for a fraction of a second . . . (so you're pressing against the rim trigger).

    With a little practice (4 or 5 goes) - this can be done in a single fluid movement, and you can very effectively choke either of the sounds (rim or pad) with the stick on the same stroke as the hit. I like these CY-6's

    When I stumbled accross this last night it made me wonder whether any of you guys had little techniques that you'd developed with the V's?
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    Oz, I have also found you can do this with the PD-9's (probably PD-7's as well though I haven't tried it yet). It takes a little more practice and the stick must be pressed into the rim for long enough not to trigger the rim sound. All good fun. Great topic!

    'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

    , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...


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      when talking about new techniques, you should definitely consider the technique pioneered by feefer called shack adapting. it only costs $1.99 and allows you to have velocity switching on a single pad. Check it out.

      -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,