Author Topic: DM10 crash cymbals ugly hack  (Read 187 times)

Offline Dobly

DM10 crash cymbals ugly hack
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:11:40 AM »
I call this an ugly hack as you'll see below.

At my last gig I was getting this issue where when I played the one of the crashes it was like I was instantly grabing the choke strip. This happened a few times.

I figured that as I've had these crashes for a few years, and have be thrashing them with a good run up,  perhaps I have destroyed the fragile choke strip.

For those curious about what the inside of these look like...



The black rectangles are just weights.  I took one off for a look .



Down at the electronics I identified the piezo and it's ribbon cable. Therefore the other ribbon cable must be for the choke. So I disabled it.



Choking cymbals is not a regular part of my playing anyway. I'll get around to fixing this one or making my own more robust crash cymbal some day soon.