Introduction: RockBand 3 "Falling Cymbals" Fix
You're playing RockBand 3 on expert pro drums. You choose the song "Break on Through" by the Doors. Two seconds in, your ride cymbal support slides down the drum legs and you fail almost instantly. Everyone has heard of taking duct tape, wrapping it around the support arms and then taping that around the legs. I've tried that and a) after about 30 minutes, it slides down again, and b) it leaves a sticky residue all over when you take it off. I have another idea that works better than that one, that still involves The Handyman's Secret Weapon (if you don't know what that is, you need to watch the Red Green Show).
Step 1: Materials / Remove Cymabal + Bracket
All you need is duct tape and the RockBand 3 Drum Kit (It's the same as the RockBand 2 Kit, but with three cymbals)
The first step is to remove the cymbals from the brackets and slide the brackets down
MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG THE CYMBAL SO YOU DON"T BRAKE ANYTHING!
Step 2: Taping
Now unroll (don't tare off) just enough Duct Tape to grab the area where the bracket grips (the bottom of the drum pad assembly where it attaches to the legs) and line the top of the strip with the top of the grip area. Stick it there and rap the roll around a few times. The looser the bracket was, the more you need to roll. Tear off the piece and where some hangs off the bottom, squeeze it to the leg to make a taper.
Step 3: Reassemble
Slide the bracket back up (you might need to loosen it to get it to fit) and secure it over the tape like you had it before. Now take the cymbal cords and wrap them around the poles to keep you from snagging them while drumming and to make them look neat. Put the cymbals back into the brackets and plug them in to the kit. You are now done!
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