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Rating and Reviews: Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal

Bring the feel of real cymbals to your electronic kit with the CY8 VCymbal from Roland, which features separate bow/edge triggering and choke capabilities.

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Roland CY-8 V-Cymbal Customer Review submitted April 30, 2008

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Musical Background: Recording Engineer, Hobbyist
Music Style: Rocl
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Sound: It is quiet, just like other roland CY cymbals when struck Feature: "natural swing" should be more like natural bounce. I have 5 cy-14C's and 1 cy - 15R. These do not swing like the CY-14 c's do, even though they have the same description as the cy-14 with the natural swing. The cymbal does work, but if you want your Roland V drums to feel as close to playing acoustic drums as possible, buy cy-12, 14, 15 cymbals instead. Ease of Use: as good as the other Roland V drum products. Quality: The CY-8 does not seem to be constructed as well as the CY 12, 14 & 15. Value: Yes, its worth the price; especially if you are on a budget. If you have extra money laying around, but the cy 12, 14 or 15 cymbals. As for me, i was looking to add a splash type cymbal to my set and decided for the price, the cy-8 looked good. At some point, i will probably replace this with a CY - 12 R/C Manufacturer Support: I have not needed any service so i rated rolands support at a 5.
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"No-brainer for the price!!" submitted August 15, 2005

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Musical Background: Gigging Musician/Composer/Recordist
Music Style: Gothic/Neo-Classical/Metal
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Sound: Sound is not really applicable here unless you're talking about the amount of sound striking the cymbal produces, which is minimal. Feature: For this price, the features are great!! (Dual triggering) Quality: Could be a little better quality, but you won't find this level of quality at this price-point anywhere else. Manufacturer Support: Never needed Roland support. Their products are great.
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"Run away from this one! Short lifespan." submitted February 24, 2005

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Music Style: Rock
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Sound: Worked okay for awhile, then started false triggering shortly after getting it...all 3 on my V-Tour kit, just not built to last. Feature: Good features, horrible reliability. Quality: Roland should be ashamed of themselves, these things are not suitable for much more than 10 uses, and I'm not a heavy hitter. Value: Buy the PD-8 instead, it doesn't "swing" but it's built to outlast this thing 10 fold. Manufacturer Support: Big company, hard to get ahold of support. The Wow Factor: Read above. Overall: Avoid this one, the crap out quickly.
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