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Aussie metal head

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  • Aussie metal head

    Hey guys recently purchased a TD11KV kit. One of the best things I ever did, I really love playing it.

    I am interested in making my own cymbals and learning from others who have.

    I do have a question and I am not sure in what part of this forum I should ask it and I will assume somebody will let me know after I ask.

    Why can't I use my CY13R cymbal input cables in 2 separate cymbals, the 3 zone thing does not appeal to me and I would rather assign the extra input to a separate cymbal.Is there some mod I can do to the wiring to get around this?

    I am also awaiting a shipment of china cymbals that I am going to have a crack at changing from A to E, I have seen some stuff on You Tube that demonstrates "how to" on standard cymbals. I am not sure if the same principles apply to china cymbals. I got some ideas of my own (I have a manufacturing background) that may work, happy to share if its a success. Any links to current or past threads would very appreciated.


  • #2
    Welcome. I'm no where near technical enough to answer your questions. Gratz on the TD11. I hear it's a fine kit. Good luck on the cymbal conversion. Will be interesting to see how it goes. If you can, do either a video of the conversion or perhaps pix along the way. Good luck.
    Roland TDW-20 Frankenstein kit: TDW-20 Module, TD-12 Rack. 1 PD-125 Snare, 4 PD-105 Toms, 1 KD-120 Kick, 1 CY-12 Cymbals, 3 CY-8 Cymbals, 1 VH-12 Hi-Hat, DW-9000 Remote Hi-Hat Controller, DW-5002AD3 Double Bass Pedal, Roc N Soc Nitro Rider Throne, Homemade Drumstick Holder.


    • #3
      Welcome!!!! Your questions are better suited to the Tech or DIY threads, this is just for intros, no one will read this and know you need help. Watch for duplicate posts tho.

      If it's two regular TS cables you can run them into most anything. It all depends on whether the jacks on said cymbals are TS or TRS. Otherwise you might need some drumsplitter cables or if you run TRS, fiddle with the module settings because if it's a 2 zone cymbals, you'll need to figure out which is the rim and which is the bow. Some simple settings adjustment is easy.

      We have some local experts here on the Forums that have converted regular A cymbals, talk to Daniel or JMan.

      Welcome and post some pics!

      K ;-)
      My bands: Alter Ego, Arcanum
      E Kit = Roland TDW-20s kit // Roland SPD-S// Pearl Demon Drives//
      A Kit = Tama Swingstar 5 pc (1981) w/roto toms (orig owner!) //Zildjians
      A Kit = Natal 6 pc with Paiste 2000 & Zildjian/MidiKNights/DrumSplitters


      • #4
        Welcome to the forum, Catman! Congrats on your new TD kit. Rock on!

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