JLH-DC001 Drop Clutch for Roland VH-Series Hi Hats
Very simple to setup and does not require any modifications to the original Roland parts.
The JLH-DC001 Drop Clutch was designed to work with Roland VH-11, VH-12, and VH-13 series of electronic Hi-Hats. It comes complete with lever/latch mechanism and the custom JLH Clutch Holder Guide assembly which is made in the USA. The unique design of the guide assembly allows the lever/latch mechanism to work as intended while also keeping the cymbal from spinning. It is crucial when playing electronic hi-hats that you maintain the position on the striking edge of the cymbal. This is the perfect device for drummers that play double bass.
The first step is to adjust your Roland Hi-Hat clutch the way you would normally set it. Pay particular attention to where the Roland logo is on your cymbal in relation to where you want to normally strike your Hi-Hat cymbal.
Loosen the locking lug bolt on the backside of the Roland Clutch holder and unthread the existing clutch holder from the clutch. Keep the
cymbal and clutch in the same orientation.
The Cymbal and Roland clutch should now look something like this.
Now unscrew the locking thumb screw on your new clutch holder
assembly so that you can screw it onto your existing Roland clutch. Make sure to keep the orientation of the cymbal and clutch intact.
Make sure that the locking thumb screw is either on the left side or right side of Roland logo on the cymbal. This will determine which
side the lever for the drop clutch will be on. Once the assembly is completely threaded onto the Hi-Hat clutch, hand-tighten the
thumbscrew with your fingers. DO NOT USE A LOT OF FORCE. This screw is only to keep the assembly from spinning on the Hi-Hat clutch, which
would change the orientation of the cymbal. It should not be over tightened.
Now install your new drop clutch on the Hi-Hat stand. Make sure the latch portion of the drop
clutch resides at the top of the black channel. It must be inside the groove of the black tube. We suggest that the top of the latch is
even with the top of the black channel like the illustration. Now tighten the large butterfly bolt on the drop clutch to lock it in
position on the Hi-Hat stand.
Now press down firmly on your Hi-Hat pedal and the lever should engage the assembly and latch on. Now you can use your
Hi-Hat normally. When you need to use double bass or just want the Hi-Hat to stay in closed position, press down on the top of the