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5.0 out of 5 stars Your clamps aren't broken; you aren't assembling them correctly!, November 4, 2010
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This review is from: Rock Band 3 PRO-Cymbals Expansion Kit (Video Game)
For everyone on here who can't figure out how to assemble these (which is understandable, because the directions are terrible):

Each clamp comes in two pieces, with a slight space between them. Take them and SQUEEZE THEM TOGETHER as hard as you can until you hear two loud pops, one on each end. Don't worry, you didn't break it. You're just putting it together. If you don't do this, the tightening nuts won't work, no matter how much you try to turn them. Now they don't slide down when you hit them! No tape necessary!

Now. Speaking as an actual drummer, these are the best accessory for Rock Band ever. Quieter and more responsive than the RB2 cymbals. As for the hi-hat clamp length issue, here's what I do. To set up like an actual drummer, you need to connect your crash and your hat on the LEFT side of the kit. Put the green crash on the tall tube. Connect it to the set with a short clamp. Now connect the hat to that tube with the long clamp, putting the hi hat on a short tube to the left of your snare. Now put your ride on the right side. There. May take some adjustment, but you're playing like an actual drummer. HAVE FUN!
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2010 1:16:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2010 1:18:12 PM PST
I also as a drummer agree that these are the best accessory for Rock Band ever. But I take with a grain of salt that its not set up as it is on my own kit, but than again I also have more cymbals and use the hi-hat pedal on my kit.
I put tape on pipe, just to give the clamp something to bite into. I doesnt show up, and I have duct tape on my real kit anyways.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 6:13:15 PM PST
DC says:
I would love to see a couple photos of your setup (with the crash and hat on the left), as it would make it easier to visualize/copy your setup. Thanks for the suggestions!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 4:33:27 PM PST
i would also love to see a photo of the setup i found it hard to understand what colors go where to simulate an actual drum set. maybe you can state colors from left to right?

Posted on Dec 2, 2010 4:01:55 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 2, 2010 4:01:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2010 4:04:39 AM PST
BlueRaja says:
I've followed and elaborated on this advice, and added pictures here:
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/11222/getting-hi-hat-to-the-right-place-in-rb3-pro-drum-kit/11231#11231

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 7:32:48 PM PST
Actually that is still incorrect. We bought the drum kit that came with the cymbals and, one with a piece with a big hole and a small hole and a second piece with two small holes and one large hole (which is between the small holes. Even clamped together the large hole is still to big and the directions were no help.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 10:49:52 PM PDT
My yellow clamp/cap just broke off the top of the hi hat cymbal - It IS broken & I can't find where to buy a replacement- it holds the cymbal in place- I don't want to buy another entire expansion kit for one clamp - Plus, can't go without playing! Any ideas? :((

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 4:02:59 AM PDT
AWG says:
I mount my hi hat to a regular hi hat stand. You could try that. Or maybe try and get a wingnut or something with the same threads and diameter from the hardware store?
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