Consider this little passage on the orchestral bass drum (time is 4/4), where bars 62 and 63 are meant to be played identically:
I want to indicate clearly that the third note (second 8th) is meant to ring on through the last two beats of the bar. I can think of two ways to write this: using a tied note (bar 62), or using an LV tie[*] (bar 63).
My two-part question: A) Which is more appropriate to use here? B) Is there a rule, guideline or other way of determining when to use a tied note vs. when to use an LV tie?
(To clarify: The assumption here is that the next bar – such as bar 64 in the screencap above – has notes in it, as I know you do use LV ties to indicate an instrument should ring on across empty bars.)
[*] I’m not sure whether there’s a more proper name for it; I get the name from Sibelius, which calls it an “l.v.” tie (for “laissez vibrer”, or let ring).