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SURGE Cymbal Pack w/Choke

Traditional Cymbal Set With Modern Technology
 
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THE NEXT LOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE CYMBAL.

SURGE Cymbal Pack with Choke contains a full setup of SURGE Cymbals, the world's first cymbals with built-in electronic triggers. Made from genuine cymbal brass-alloy, SURGE Cymbals have centuries of cymbal craftsmanship in their DNA, cross-bred with Alesis' decades of experience in electronic triggering technology.

SURGE Cymbals are the world's most realistic-looking, accurately responding, and most importantly, natural-feeling cymbal triggers in the world. Not pads in any way, SURGE Cymbals are true brass cymbals at their core with exclusive clear sound dampening to cut the cymbals' acoustic sound.

By employing industry-standard piezo triggers SURGE Cymbals are easy to use with any existing electronic drumset, replacing those uninspiring hard black cymbal pads. Because they are cymbals, they mount on any cymbal stand so they are easy to integrate into both electronic and acoustic drum setups using any sound module or trigger-to-MIDI converter.

SURGE Cymbal Pack with Choke contains a 12" Hi-Hat, a 13" Crash with choke capability, and a 16" dual-zone Ride with choke capability. A large choke strip on the underside of the Crash and Ride cymbals sends a message to the sound module to choke the cymbal sound when activated - just like choking any other cymbal!

SURGE Cymbals are the only cymbals that integrate built-in electronic triggers with a custom brass alloy. They are the only choice for drummers who are serious about feel.

Also available:

SURGE Cymbal Pack
-includes 12" Hi-Hat, 13" Crash, and 16" dual-zone Ride

SURGE cymbals are available individually in each of the five models, so it's easy to add on to existing setups and create a complete, personalized kit.

SURGE 12" Hi-Hat Cymbal
SURGE 13" Crash Cymbal
SURGE 13" Crash Cymbal with choke
SURGE 16" Ride Cymbal
SURGE 16" Ride Cymbal with choke

*Manufactured under license from U.S. patent 7,323,632. Other patents pending.
  • Genuine lathed, brass-alloy cymbals
  • Unique, patented design for maximum performance and acoustical sound reduction
  • Built-in piezo triggers for industry-wide compatibility
  • Incomparably realistic cymbal feel
  • Traditional cymbal design
  • Large choke strip on underside of Crash and Ride cymbals sends choke message to module
  • True cymbal appearance
  • Mountable on standard cymbal stands
  • Compatible with most drum modules. See compatibility guide for details.
  • Ride can function as a three-zone cymbal with Roland® drum modules
SURGE 12” HI-HAT
  • Outputs: 1 TS, 1/4”
  • Zones: one (“open” and “closed” sounds are controlled by separately sold footswitch)

SURGE 13” CRASH WITH CHOKE

  • Outputs: 1 TRS, 1/4”
  • Zones: crash and choke (“note off”)
  • Choke Trigger: plastic membrane on underside of cymbal

SURGE 16” RIDE WITH CHOKE

  • Outputs: 1 TRS and 1 TRS, both 1/4”
  • Zones: ride (bow), bell, and choke (“note off”)
  • Choke Trigger: plastic membrane on underside of cymbal (sent through TRS jack)
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  • Which modules can I use with SURGE Cymbals?

    SURGE Cymbals are compatible with many drum modules including those manufactured by Roland™, Yamaha™, Ddrum™, and, of course, Alesis. Refer to the Compatibility Guide under the “Docs & Downloads” tab of the SURGE Cymbals product page.
  • Can I use SURGE Cymbals to trigger other sounds?

    Yes. SURGE Cymbals can trigger sounds on any MIDI instrument using a “Trigger to MIDI” interface (such as the Alesis Trigger|iO module). Refer to your module’s or instrument’s documentation.
  • How do I mount the SURGE Cymbals?

    SURGE Cymbals are designed to be mounted on any standard cymbal stand or mounting arm.

    Note: When using a SURGE Ride Cymbal, you can NOT use a cymbal sleeve (an optional plastic sleeve around the mounting rod to prevent the cymbal from rubbing against it). The SURGE Ride Cymbal already has a built-in sleeve. Be sure to use felt washers when mounting it, though.

    Note: The SURGE Hi-Hat Cymbal is designed to be mounted on a fixed hi-hat arm stand – not a standard hi-hat stand with a pedal and clutch. These are manufactured by most drum hardware companies and are available from your favorite drum shop.
  • How do I open and close the SURGE Hi-Hat, since it is only one cymbal?

    The SURGE Hi-Hat cymbal is only the trigger. The foot controller is actually responsible for the difference between “open” and “closed” hi-hat sounds. We recommend the Alesis DM5 Pro Kit Expansion Hi-Hat Pedal. You can also use the Roland FD-7 or FD-8.
  • How do I set up my module for use with SURGE Cymbals?

    Refer to the Compatibility Guide under the “Docs & Downloads” tab of the SURGE Cymbals product page. You should also consult your module’s manual.
  • How do I use SURGE Cymbals’ dual-zone or triple-zone triggering?

    Not all SURGE Cymbals feature dual-zone triggering. The only ones that have dual-zone capability are:

    1) SURGE 13” Crash (only with certain modules)
    2) SURGE 13” Crash with Choke
    3) SURGE 16” Ride
    4) SURGE 16” Ride with Choke

    To use SURGE Cymbals as dual-zone triggers, you will have to set them up properly. This will involve using either a Y-cable or two standard TS cables, depending on whether the cymbal’s trigger housing has one or two jacks.

    With certain modules, the SURGE 16” Ride with Choke is triple-zone compatible.

    Please refer to the Compatibility Guide under the “Docs & Downloads” tab of the SURGE Cymbals product page.
  • How should I transport SURGE Cymbals?

    You should transport your cymbals in protected and padded cases. The use of hard, plastic “cymbal-safe” cases isn’t recommended, though, because you can not fasten more than a few SURGE Cymbals in the case before you run out of room (due to the trigger housing on the cymbals’ undersides).
  • How should I clean SURGE Cymbals?

    Use a damp wet cloth or a non-abrasive cymbal cleaner or cymbal polish on the top surface of the cymbal only.

    DO NOT USE CYMBAL CLEANER ON THE BOTTOM SURFACE. Instead, dampen a cloth with water to clean the surface or, in extreme cases, use a specialty plastics cleaner (such as the kind used for cleaning the glass on a boat.
  • My drum module isn’t listed on your Compatibility Guide on the “Docs & Downloads” page. Can I request it?

    If your module isn’t listed and you’d like to report the settings that work best for you, e-mail us at support@alesis.com and we’ll try to include it in the next version of the manual.

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