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Cymbals when split from Toms
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
I have the Alesis Strike Pro SE kit. I want to add three additional cymbals and split them off three toms. Doing this I know I lose the tom rim sound and only get a single zone cymbal sound - I'm totally good with this. Given this, it seems to make no sense to pay $350 for the 14" Strike Cymbal Pad and instead get the $40 Alesis single zone 10" pad.

Does this thinking make sense?

Offline Chaser

Re: Cymbals when split from Toms
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 09:52:00 PM »
I have the Alesis Strike Pro SE kit. I want to add three additional cymbals and split them off three toms. Doing this I know I lose the tom rim sound and only get a single zone cymbal sound - I'm totally good with this. Given this, it seems to make no sense to pay $350 for the 14" Strike Cymbal Pad and instead get the $40 Alesis single zone 10" pad.

Does this thinking make sense?

They will work fine...good little cymbal and 10" will fit into tight spaces on the rack..

There are 2 of these cymbals...one with choke and one without...
The one with choke can also be used as a dual zone bow/edge (with a TRS cable) later on if you ever need one.The trigger zone for the edge is small...you have to hit on the raised dots (choke)
The image shown on the Sweetwater site shows "with choke"...but I don't see that mentioned in the description so you may want to double check.

Alesis Cymbal Pad 10-inch Features:
10-inch, single-zone cymbal pad

The part # for single zone with choke is 102150143...without choke 102150143-A
It can get a little confusing on the part numbers as quite a few of the kits used the same cymbal...just numbered differently..On Instrumental Parts you can see the different PT #...and how the prices change for the exact same cymbal

Re: Cymbals when split from Toms
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 08:04:22 AM »
Hi this is great info, thanks so much. I was also looking at the Pintech cymbals and might go that route instead with a couple 14" and a 10".

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Re: Cymbals when split from Toms
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 10:36:04 AM »
Hi this is great info, thanks so much. I was also looking at the Pintech cymbals and might go that route instead with a couple 14" and a 10".

Simple single zone cymbals normally have just a Piezo...no choke or edge (switch)
The Pintech will also work..keep in mind the PC/TC series are just a step up from a DIY cymbal..
They are a little flimsy and basically a piece of plastic with a Piezo/trigger box mounted underneath the front.
The Visualites are Acrylic with a trigger box
I see they are now offering the low volume cymbals (metal with a trigger box) which have become popular over the past couple years.