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DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: real feel cymbals anyone?
October 30, 2018, 08:31:01 PM
thank you jman and thank all of you guys.

i have a last question. perhaps you can help. as i said before, i have the first edition of the hihat box that makes me use a roland cy-5 as a 2box hi hat.

so, my question is this.
if i am to build a hi hat, that will work the same way as a cy-5, how should i wire it? how does a cy-5 work? obviously it has an edge switch. but how many piezos does it have? only one on the bow? because if it only has one, would that be the same as a 2box hi hat? the bow that i got, wouldnt be needed. or should i place 2 piezos and a switch? and if i have to use 2 piezos, one must be in bow and the other on edge? and how are they connected?? any help? otherwise perhaps i should get rid of my box, get a switch and a piezo to the bow and just use this like the original 2box hi hat? i am a bit confused....
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: real feel cymbals anyone?
October 30, 2018, 10:39:40 AM
hey guys thank you all for your suggestions and input. i really appreciate it.
Jman, you are my god. you were actually the first one that came to my mind. i cant think of a viable way though, to buy from you. customs have been real strickt in the last year, i will need to pay double of what your triggers actually cost.... ouch... i will pm you later on, but... bloody customs...

so. for starters let me say that i have the diy box a great guy from this forum made (dont remember the name, sorry). so right now i am using a cy-5 as hi hat. so there will be no problem.
i am concerned though about what you say guys, about triggers and piezos. and i am also a bit confused.

concerning the ride.
i was thinking to add a switch on bell, a switch on edge and a piezo on bow. But if i understand correctly, this wouldnt work on 2box brain? i would need the Zourman Ride conversion module? (will have to check how much this costs).
in order to avoid this, i would need to simply add a piezo on bow and switch on edge and i am set? is this the correct way, to be compatible with our brain?

because i am using a  cy5 hi hat, i think hi hat would be easier to do right?  i simply add a switch on edge and piezo on bow and i am set?
thank you for your inputs beforehand, guys.

Jman thank you also for teh cymbals from aliexpress you suggested. they are indeed supercheap. BUUUUT. the shipping costs are as high as the cymbals themselves. plus taxes..... i am sad.

since most of you guys may have used some low volume cymbals, anyone has any opinions on them?
i read that l80 are better than sabian quiet tone. in my mind i am thinking about millenium still cymbals. there is also a chinese brand named chang that might be another good option, but i am towards millenium. unless i decide to go for 2 l80 cymbals. and pay a bit more.

regarding the plastic rim i have seen in some pictures. is cymgard the best option, or there could be others that might do the job? ebay may be a good place for me to check...

and lastly, from your experience, when tightening the ride, butting around a guard etc, it is low volume right?
cheers guys

ps. jman you have a pm
ps2. guys, how big piezo do you use? 12mm 15mm18mm?
thank you

ps3. a more serious question that came to my mind.
right now with the classic mod many of us have, i am using a roland cy-5 as hi hat. a single one.
so, for hi hat should i place the edge trigger on the bottom of the top cymbal or on the top, of the top cymbal. because if i place it in the bottom of the top cymbal, wouldnt that mean that the sound would choke when closing the hi hat with my foot? but if i place it on top, it may break? (would a cymguard protect it? cheers
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: real feel cymbals anyone?
October 29, 2018, 01:00:34 AM
Quote from: Stoked2 on October 28, 2018, 10:01:09 PM
Burning when you mentioned the Zildjian low volumes with a separate brain. I have them with Jeans triggers and they are plug and play with 2 box drumit 3 and drumit 5  . You use an adapter supplied by Jman. I only use the cymgard on my top hi hat cymbal. The cymbals are already super quiet for metal
when you say jeans triggers, i suspect it is a typo and you mean jmans triggers. well this was my first thought. my only concern is that they will be shipped from usa to greece. this means i will have to pay a lot of customs taxes (unfortynately the post offices have become real strict with this...) and also the shipping will most probably be a lot. the cost would skyrocket. that is my concern and that is why i am thinking and asking about alternate scenarios.
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: real feel cymbals anyone?
October 26, 2018, 11:57:12 AM
and last but not least, where can i find that rubber round thing that you can put on the edge of real feel cymbals to make them more silent? any ideas? cheers guys
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: real feel cymbals anyone?
October 26, 2018, 11:50:45 AM
something else. could i just find 2 cheap real feel cymbals (cymbals with holes) (without triggers), and fit in them jman triggers to make hats and ride? would that be easier? anyone can suggest any real feel cymbals (just them no triggers), that are cheap?
DrumIt 5 Hardware / real feel cymbals anyone?
October 26, 2018, 11:44:06 AM
hello after long time.
2box has been awesome all these years. 7 years going strong!!!
but when i want swing fast or play fast in the hats, the plastic cymbals really reduce my speed (and alter my feel). i think it is time i purchased a real feel hi hat and ride (dont care about crashes to be honest)

what optons do i have?
zildjan low volume cymbals will need also a new brain which i dont like.
other options are goedrum new real feel cymbals and jobeky.
is there any other option? that is also compatible with drummit 5?
i know jman makes cymbals but they are not real feel (i mean they dont have the small holes to really reduce noise. i would really like a reduced noise for sure.
so is there goedrum and jobeky my only real options? or is there something else i should consider?
all suggestions are appreciated
thank you

ps. jobeky are way expensive and they are not available to purchase from europe, right? that would skyrocket their cost....
nevermind just merged the 2 catalogs. cheers to all
thank you so much my friend

if anyone else could help me save time and tell me which kits were really awesome in drumit3 (or perhaps if he found some few real nice sounds, id go straight for that. anotherwise, no real problem, ill try it the hard way. thank you all. keep drumming. cheers
hi guys. long time no see. hope you are all great.
quick questions.
in the new site, only the simon philips dsnds are new? all the others were available in the old site? (so i dont need to download them? (one dsnd from simon doesnt work (link not available) as far as i know...)

should i download the drumit 3 card files? are there any sounds not being included with the drumit 5?
cheers guys. take care

ps. this is the dsnd with no download link
ahhh ok thank you. that clarifies it. i thought that i could use it but i cant. i have a cy-5 and i use a regular hh stand. so this isnt for me. cheers
one question. do we have to mount a magnet underneath the foot plate? also, any ideas on a retail price?
Other e-drum systems / Re: New Alesis drum kit
January 23, 2016, 07:45:58 PM
thank you very much jman
excellent infos.
so, from what i understand, with these 8gb, we could have 2 excellent kits in module memory. and then you could on the fly add some more from the sd, but that would take time. not fond of that approach. but it is a step forward. in my mind 2box is still king soundwise. but any competition is good! cheers
ps. i was practising a bit today. closed my eyes, felt like playing an acoustic kit. oh i love my 2box.
Other e-drum systems / Re: New Alesis drum kit
January 23, 2016, 07:05:53 PM
jman is on the spot as always.
i would like to ask this. is the module capable of having an sd card? because if there is no expansion slot of some kind, then conversation is over. there wont be the possibillity to add many kits that are of some good quality, like in 2box. for my all the rest are not as significant as the sound.
lets wait and see.
the thing that i suspect (and of course i could be very very wrong) is that roland will soo announce a new edrum to reply to this kit. and if it is also in the right direction, new drum it five couldnt be far behind. i smell a new era of e drums soon
Other e-drum systems / Re: New Alesis drum kit
January 22, 2016, 12:39:55 PM
have to be honest, it is the first time i have been tempted by another drum kit, after i bought 2box, which i adore. this looks amazing. it has everything you might need. 3 crashes, big ride cymbal, 2 piece hi hat, big dimensions. but what matters the most is the sound. if the sound is inferior to 2box, then all the rest doesnt mean a thing. now if the sound is great, if the triggering is great, if it is silent then we might have a winner here. but these are too many ifs. sticking to 2box hehe
e-drum DIY / modifications / Re: laptop stand for 2box
October 14, 2015, 10:53:27 PM
thank you both for the answers so much. cheers guys