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  • THinking about buying a VH-11, HH stand advice

    My teacher has me doing big-band and some jazzy stuff, the FD-8 isn't cutting it.
    He has a VH-12 with his TD-20 and doing foot chicks work a lot better.
    The momentum of a downward moving mass makes the chicks controllable and much less fatiguing
    than on an FD-8.

    I had a little sticker shock when I priced one though, maybe RMC or ebay to the rescue.

    I have never played acoustics, so I don't know anything about HH stands.

    Do I need a high-end HH stand? (about $300 from what I could see at GC)
    Or will one of the $129 jobbers do?

    Seems like there are a zillion options like direct drive, liquid drive, remote cable,
    I just want it to feel good and be lightweight if possible. Simple is better.
    SInce my platform wiggles I do think a tripod rather than a bipod would be better.

    Edit: reading some GC reviews the DW CP-7500 seems close to what I am looking for.

    Edit2: stopped by GC and played on the Zildian Gen16's, I might want that hat over the VH-11,
    price is nearly the same too.
    Last edited by kurth83; 02-01-14, 05:01 PM.
    Mini-kit: TD-9 + Alesis Control Pad + Alesis Sample Pad + PDX-6 snare
    Micro-kit: Handsonic HPD-20 + an old pair of hands.
    Speakers: QSC-K10 "thumper", DBR-10 "little thumper"

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    I have one of these and its fine and enough to pay IMO
    Get the guaranteed lowest price on the Mapex H700 Hi-Hat Cymbal Stand at GuitarCenter. Nobody has more new and used music instruments and gear.
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    • #3
      I just set up the below VH-11 with Gibraltar combo, and so far its most excellent. Got it from musicians friend.com for $125 including shipping; got here in three days.
      TD-30++ (TD-30, Diamond Electronic Drums 14x5 snare+Ludwig Atlas Pro II, 2xPDX-8, 2xPDX-6, VH-11+Gibraltar 9607DL-LD, 2xCY-12C, CY-13R, KT-10) + DA200S, almost all on an MDS-4 and a bit on the floor.

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      • #4
        I also have the DW7500 and I am very happy with it. It might be an issue if you go to double kick pedals where the 2 legged model might be more appropriate.
        Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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        • #5
          Get on line and research the prices for each model you are looking at. There is a lot of price variation.
          Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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          • #6
            I ordered the VH-11 from Sweetwater and the DW CP-7500 stand from Guitar Center. If I don't like the stand I can buy another one thanks to GC's return policy. I am hoping it arrives tonight - in time for the long weekend. :-)
            Mini-kit: TD-9 + Alesis Control Pad + Alesis Sample Pad + PDX-6 snare
            Micro-kit: Handsonic HPD-20 + an old pair of hands.
            Speakers: QSC-K10 "thumper", DBR-10 "little thumper"

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            • #7
              Have fun exploring them ...and please report back!



              "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
                It came in yesterday, I never had a real HH stand before, luckily I am mechanically inclined, lots of adjustments and fiddling to get it right, and once adjusted, it played exactly like I hoped for. Although I basically just followed the instructions to get it right.

                The mechanical adjust knob for the open/closed sensor allowed me to dial it in perfectly. There is a nice sweet spot where it is very controllable.

                It is an expensive piece of kit IMHO, but I didn't have any other options that were cheaper.

                The DW CP-7500 is supposed to be light weight - which is why I bought it - and while it may be lighter than its double-braced brethren, it isn't exactly light either.
                Mini-kit: TD-9 + Alesis Control Pad + Alesis Sample Pad + PDX-6 snare
                Micro-kit: Handsonic HPD-20 + an old pair of hands.
                Speakers: QSC-K10 "thumper", DBR-10 "little thumper"

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