By skrutop 26 Comments
I traded in a few PS2 games that were lying around today, along with some DS games that my wife no longer wanted. I pre-ordered RB3 and picked up the Pro Cymbals that are running $40. I've been using the RB2 cymbals for about a year now, and I really liked them. However, one broke, so I figured that I might as well get the updated set. After playing for a bit, I can tell you that the new cymbals are awesome! First off, they are ridiculously quiet. They make practically no noise at all, which is a welcome change from the plastic-y thump that the old ones had. Also, the 30 degree tilt on them definitely helps keep me from accidentally getting caught up underneath them (a particular problem that I have on fast songs). So far, I haven't noticed any cross talk or dropped notes. I'm definitely looking forward to trying Pro Mode with these.
Speaking of which, I'm interested to see how the hi-hat rolls will be charted for RB3. I suspect that they'll just stick with the standard red as hi-hat, yellow as snare that they've done in the past. However, I'd like to see if they chart Pro Mode as yellow hi-hat roll, with the snare being the yellow pad. Guess we'll see in a week!