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      Closer to a real cymbal than you thought possible.

      The Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger has swinging motion with great response. Separate bow/edge triggering and choke capabilities, plus a fresh new look that more closely resembles a real cymbal. Cable included.

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      Great product for the price

      By crossdrummer

      from Fair Bluff, NC

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality


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          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          I bought this cymbal pad a little over a year ago and it's still going strong. I play metal and have given this thing a beating, yet it never double triggers or misses a trigger. It easily detects the difference between an edge hit and a hit on top. My only complaint is the position of the input jack. It's set up in a way that forces you to remove the pad from it's stand in order to remove the jack.

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          Worn out

          By Living for Jesus

          from Virginia

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          I wouldn't recommend this pad to anyone. I will try the higher end Roland cymbals pads, but I will also try other brands...maybe someone else figured out how to make a reliable cymbal pad.
          I've been playing the CY-8 cymbal pads that came with my TD-4 kit for 8 months now. The mounting is nice in that the cymbal swings like a physical cymbal. They can sense a stick hit from a edge hit, but they are wearing out. I play in a church worship band and we rehearse once a week, and play once on Sundays. My CY-8 configured for the Crash Cymbal is very intermittent now with a bow strike.
          These pads were great when new, but they wore out after 8 months of twice a week usage. They will completely miss a bow hit about 1 out of every 3 hits now, which makes them almost unplayable. I've tried adjusting the pad sensitivity, and it just makes the CY-8 feel less and less real. They were great when they were new, but they are worn out. It is the only pad in the entire kit that I have any complaints about.
          It doesn't matter how inexpensive these pads are, when they wear out after 8 months of twice a week usage, they don't belong bearing the Roland name.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


          Good starter cymbals

          By Bernie Tiano

          from San Diego, CA

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          This came stock (plus I added another as a second crash) w/ my TD9SX kit. Although, it sounds great and has good response, after a year of beating them they don't seem to respond as accurately anymore (and the rubber is fraying a bit on the outer edges). You can definitely whale on them and hit them as hard a 'regular' cymbal -- they'll take the abuse. I'll probably upgrade them to the triple zone CY-12R/C versions.

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          Good, but...

          By DaveH003

          from Portland, OR

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          The Roland CY cymbals are HANDS DOWN better than anything else on the market. However, the quality of the CY-8's leaves a lot to be desired. A couple of years ago I extended my kit to include two of these. I already had two CY-14C's, a CY-12R/C and a CY-15R/C. I figured I would save a few bucks and go with a couple CY-8's instead of buying another CY-12 and CY-14. I should have just gone with a couple more CY-12's and paid the extra money, because now I'm going to do that anyway. The CY-8's worked great for the first couple of years, and then they both started to mis-trigger. The choke feature went intermittent on one of them, and doesn't always trigger when struck. On the other one I am experiencing zone issues where both zones will trigger when one zone is struck. I have never had such problems with my other Roland cymbals, but they are more heavy duty and are obviously higher quality. It's not like I am a super-heavy handed drummer either. I hit a few blogs and found that others had the same issues, so it appears that the CY-8's just don't have the same ruggedness that their more expensive brethren do. My recommendation is to save up and go with the CY-12 or CY-14 and you will make the investment once.

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          Electronic cymbal that feels like a cymbal!

          By Winzlo

          from MN

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          I got two of these cymbals with the TD-9SX kit I purchased. I'm about to buy a third, and am amazed at how well these cymbals play. It does take some module tweaking to adjust their sensitivity and crosstalk parameters (mostly due to stand vibration), but once that's done, these cymbals play flawlessly. I've been doing swells, chokes and hammering on these for weeks now with no fear of them failing on me. For the price, you can even afford to keep a spare on hand, unlike the PD-series pads.

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          Great but has design flaws...

          By knAve

          from MN

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          Overall, great concept and for the money, you can't get anything else better. The flaw that I found most annoying is that the drum key adjuster screw sticks out too far and contacts the bottom of the trigger to cause a double-hit when you strike the trigger from certain angles. If they just would have made it a little longer there would be no problem.

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          Why go acoustic?

          By ElectroTechDrum22

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Dual-Trigger Crash:

          The first drumset I bought was the Roland TD-KV which came with 2 CY-8 symbols, and now I'm buying my third. I started out on electronic drums because I live in an apartment and wanted to be able to play without disturbing others. What I got was that and more. The drums sound absolutely fantastic and the feel is phenomenal. These cymbals especially amazed me with the feel and the swinging motion. The dual trigger also opens up a world of different sounds you can use. It's a fantastic product. These features leave me with one last question, why go acoustic when you have electronic?

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