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Emmaticus00 09-09-2013 01:01 AM

Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
What's your favorite cymbal(s)?
Owned:
Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 16"
Dream:
Zildjian New Beat Hi hats 14"
Zildjian Avedis Medium Thin crash 18 and 17
Zildjian Redesigned A Series 24" ride (what a monster!)

porter 09-09-2013 01:09 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My favorite cymbals I've owned are my custom 20" HHX Omni (it does everything!) and my 17" Saluda Tesla crash (absolutely beautiful ride and a great crash too).

I'd really like to get my hands on some Byzance Jazz Thin 13" hats or 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin crash, though I hesitate to call them my favorite since I haven't played either in person...

MrInsanePolack 09-09-2013 01:40 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Had an 18" Sabian AA crash/ride I was particularly fond of, as well as a 19" AAXtreme china that made me grin each time I hit it.

Don't really have any dream cymbals, so to speak. Anything that sounds great and I can't afford it would probably qualify.

I have a feeling that tomorrow I will have new favorites when I pick up my garage sale find.

XplosiveDrummer 09-09-2013 02:30 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Can't really say as of now. Honestly as a broad opinion I'd say a nice simple setup of two crashes, a ride, hats and a few effect cymbals from the top series from one of the cymbal companys of my choice. I'm a big fan of Benny Greb and I too, like Porter, wouldn't mind some of the amazing cymbals from Meinl but possibly not limited to the Byzance series. Although I haven't heard much of Meinl except for Benny's Sand Ride, Filter China and stacks etc so I don't know what would fit in with how or what I play.

I guess to give an answer as of now my eyes are on the 17" Holy China. :)

porter 09-09-2013 04:01 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XplosiveDrummer (Post 1178529)
Can't really say as of now. Honestly as a broad opinion I'd say a nice simple setup of two crashes, a ride, hats and a few effect cymbals from the top series from one of the cymbal companys of my choice. I'm a big fan of Benny Greb and I too, like Porter, wouldn't mind some of the amazing cymbals from Meinl but possibly not limited to the Byzance series. Although I haven't heard much of Meinl except for Benny's Sand Ride, Filter China and stacks etc so I don't know what would fit in with how or what I play.

I guess to give an answer as of now my eyes are on the 17" Holy China. :)

Some Mb20s, maybe a Soundcaster or M-Series could be nice as well :)

Ooh, forgot to mention the 20" Byzance Dark Raw Bell ride :D that one is really quite something.

Emmaticus00 09-09-2013 04:49 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
I have absolutely no experience with any Meinl-related except this one cajon I use a week every year. I prefer Zildjan

alparrott 09-09-2013 05:43 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My Original 20" K Custom, my 80's vintage 13" K/Z Hats, and my one-of-a-kind Ozone made from an 18" Z Custom medium crash.

But I suppose I'd love a set of 14" HHX Evolution hats, a Paiste Stewart Copeland Blue Bell ride, and a Sabian 19" Paragon China too.

Dirtysticks 09-09-2013 06:13 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Owned:
Paiste Signature 17" full and 18" power Crashes
Paiste Twenty Series 21" Light Ride
Paiste 2002 20" ride

Wanted:
14" Paiste Signature hats
14" Paiste Prototype hats
18" Paiste 602 China

Angus Macinnes 09-10-2013 01:50 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Owned: 70's era 22 in A Zildjian Ride.

Wanted: A Custom 20 in Sizzle Ride.

maxhammerstrike 09-10-2013 05:30 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite : Paiste 2002 18'' crash
Dream : 24'' , 20'' 18'' Paiste Giant Beat ;-)

XplosiveDrummer 09-10-2013 09:45 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by porter (Post 1178546)
Some Mb20s, maybe a Soundcaster or M-Series could be nice as well :)

Ooh, forgot to mention the 20" Byzance Dark Raw Bell ride :D that one is really quite something.

LOL! :)

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Midnite Zephyr 09-10-2013 10:07 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Owned: A 20" green Formula 602 Paiste ride from the 80"s (it was the 80's at the time).

Dream: A new 20" green Formula 602 Paiste ride from any era.

Beam Me Up Scotty 09-11-2013 03:59 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
I think my favourite cymbal is my Sabian 18" Artisan Crash. It's just, well... Perfect.
The only other cymbal I own that comes close is my Meinl Byzance 18" Medium-Thin Crash.

As for "dream cymbals", I'd really just like to load up my kit with more Meinl Byzance. Sabian's good, yeah, but they lack... that extra depth that Meinl has perfected.

jornthedrummer 09-11-2013 04:27 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
20" Zildjian K Custom ride. Purchased new around 1988 - 1989 I think. Played 100s of gigs and is just the perfect ride. Coincidentally I also have a new one purchased in 2012. No comparison in sound - the old one is just so much better.

jorn

Skulmoski 09-11-2013 04:58 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My dream ride cymbal is a Turk Spizzichino:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=GRpVS7w4n1E#!

Dream hi hats are a set of 18" Craig Lauritsen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR0mt...feature=relmfu

Favorite owned cymbals are a 20" Spizzichino ride with rivets and a 22" Spizzichino swish.

GJS

daniboun 09-12-2013 08:02 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Hi,

I love the UFIP Class Series (B20, Rotocasting) , absolutely amazing !

Love my Zultan CS Serie in B25 are crazy too :

http://i.imgur.com/DOqsG4E.jpg

Pass.of.E.r.a. 09-13-2013 06:15 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
I really enjoy my Meinl Sand hats and ride! The hats sound so swampy and low its unreal! And if you flip them upside down, you get a great articulate sound with and nice sloshy open hat sound too. I also love my A Custom Medium ride (I've owned that for nearly 10 years!), K hats and Oriental Crash of Doom. (There many others I'd like to add to this list but I'll leave it at just these 5 for now haha)

Dream cymbals? If i could get a version of the sand ride that had the bell of my a custom medium ride and a tiny but more definition (tends to wash out a bit at higher volume settings) that would be awesome! I'd also love a really dry ride for jazz. something dark and very thin but yet still very articulate. And then have a slightly larger version of that with rivets installed. (Maybe a 21" and 22")

-Jonathan

porter 09-13-2013 08:39 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daniboun (Post 1179745)
Hi,

I love the UFIP Class Series (B20, Rotocasting) , absolutely amazing !

Love my Zultan CS Serie in B25 are crazy too :

http://i.imgur.com/DOqsG4E.jpg

Holy crap, those Zultan logos are beautiful. I'll have to check them out :)

xJOHNtheDRUMMERx 09-16-2013 07:33 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
1 Attachment(s)
Favorite cymbal owned:
21" TRX ICON China
Attachment 58588

Dream Cymbals:
It's Hard to choose so here's a few,
19" TRX ICON Medium Crash
13" TRX DRK Hats
15" TRX BRT Hats

drumhedd 09-17-2013 08:53 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorites:
Paiste 2oo2 22" Rock Bell Ride
Zildjian K Con 22" Med Light Ride

Dream: it's so hard to choose!
Paiste Sound Creation 22" Bell Ride
Paiste Signature 22" Bell Ride
Paiste 2oo2 24" Ride, 15" Sound Edge Hats
ANY vintage Zildjian K's, especially 15's and 22's
Istanbul (pre-split) 20" Med-Thin Crash

gretsch-o-rama 09-18-2013 02:59 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
21" K custom dark complex ride...this seems like something new to me. It's thin with a lot of spread but also quite stiff and dry. It has a lot of characteristics I look for in a ride


Wish list is 22" K custom dry light ride and a 20" pre aged dry light ride

GRUNTERSDAD 09-18-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Easy. My favorites were my Masterwork, Jazz series cymbals. Sold them like a fool.

RickVandeven 09-18-2013 03:47 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My 22" Zildjian A ride. I bought it from a local music store that was going out of business 14 years ago. The owner was a little old lady (since deceased) whose son is a regionally popular guitarist. She informed me that he tried to play drums in the early 50's, but went with guitar instead. She had this cymbal sitting around in the back. It was near perfect, and I bought it for $110.

I am also partial to my 18" hollow logo (70's?) Zildjian Med A crash. I found it on eBay for a song because the seller didn't spell "Zildjian" correctly, and I was the only bidder. I think I picked it up for $50.

These are my favorite cymbals not only because they sound fantastic, but also because I only have $160 invested in them.

daniboun 09-19-2013 09:55 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by porter (Post 1179938)
Holy crap, those Zultan logos are beautiful. I'll have to check them out :)


You'll find on You Tube some sound test of Zultan cymbals. They are Turkish hand made cymbals.

Emmaticus00 09-29-2013 07:33 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Keep the info coming guys! I've always wanted a Holy China, 18" I think; even if I am a Zildjian fan

ianjphil 09-29-2013 11:24 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My favorite owned:

Meinl 20 Sand Ride

My dream cymbal(s):

Meinl 22 Jazz Medium Ride
Even though I am normally a Meinl guy, a Paiste 22 Formula 602 Modern Essential Ride!
..and a 24 Giant Beat!

RickP 09-30-2013 03:28 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
I have the cymbals I want now, I have no desire for any others at this time.
I have my main set of cymbals ( reissue 602s) ; louder gig set ( Giant Beats) and my Jazz setup ( Istanbul Agop Sig and Bosphorus Master Vintage).

It took some time, but what I have covers any conceivable gig I would take.

paravil 01-17-2014 02:41 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
I'm resurrecting this thread to brag on my new ride. My favorite cymbal owned has always been my 18" AA Medium Thin. However, it might have just been bumped to #2 by my new 21" AA Bash Ride (in natural finish). This thing is flat out great. I play primarily in church/corporate worship settings, and have been looking for that perfectly versatile Unicorn of a ride with a higher pitched bow and good crashride-ability. The bow on this thing is nice and clean, high-pitched, the bell is sweet, and the crash is low and, for lack of a better term, warm-sounding. Absolutely love it.

Dream cymbal to own: Right now, any one of HHX Groove Hats, HH Medium Hats, or Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hats.

Dirtysticks 01-18-2014 10:44 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
My favorite cymbal would be a tie between two: a 17" Paiste Signature full crash and a 20" Paiste 2002 Black 20" ride... I have the setup that I want, so I don't really have a dream cymbal either, but I do want to add a Paiste Alpha 18" brilliant swiss crash to the lineup eventually!

Altar 01-19-2014 07:07 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Ever owned - My new 19" Byzance jazz ride.

Dream - 13" Byzance traditional hats.

Brian 01-19-2014 07:54 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gretsch-o-rama (Post 1181548)
21" K custom dark complex ride...this seems like something new to me. It's thin with a lot of spread but also quite stiff and dry. It has a lot of characteristics I look for in a ride


Wish list is 22" K custom dry light ride and a 20" pre aged dry light ride

Love my 21" K custom dark complex ride, too. The bell is heaven

Vintage Old School 01-20-2014 12:36 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite Cymbal: a tie between my Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary 15" hi-hats and 23" Matt Chamberlain ride.

Dream Cymbal: any garage sale cymbal for $40 or less that turns out to be the Holy Grail for a collector offering me a blank check so that I can put both of my girls through college.

twelvenotes 01-20-2014 04:21 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
20 Zildjian Constantinople Medium Thin High Ride.

Librarian Drummer 01-20-2014 05:14 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
The favorite cymbal I own :
Sabian Vault Crash 16"

My dream cymbal :
20" or 21" diameter ride cymbal with a solid ping for rock, a beautiful crash sound, a steady bell, and a lot of subtility for jazz... A really irrealistic dream I suppose. I you meet it, please let me know :-)

Tcat69 01-23-2014 03:31 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite cymbal: 20" HHX Legacy ride

Dream: 22" Artisan Light Ride
22" K Light Ride
14.25" K Custom Hybrid Hats

b80 01-29-2014 07:26 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite cymbal: Zildjian 21" Sweet Ride (traditional finish). My 15" A. Sweet Hats are a close 2nd.

Dream cymbal: Zildjian 16" K Light Hats. And it would be nice if zildjian brought back the 22" K or A Crash/Ride.

dwsabianguy 01-29-2014 09:09 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite Cymbal: Probably my 19" Paiste Dark Energy Crash by a hair. Second is my 21" Dark Full Ride.

Dream Cymbal: Probably an original 22" Formula 602 Ride. One of the guys at the local drum shop has one and it's incredible.

BachBeat 06-24-2014 05:09 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Breathing a little life back into this one...

22" Lauritsen Kontroversial 2300g. This cymbal is just money...you know that you really like a cymbal when you're a more creative, musical player when it's in front of you. Excellent, and ageing beautifully. www.cymbalutopia.com if you've never had the pleasure. Craig is excellent to deal with as well.

22" K Con MT Low - another great cymbal. Seems as though with the Cons you either get one that you really love, or come across others that you don't. I've had a 22" MT Low, 20" MT High and 20" MT Low, 18" Crash, and 14" Hats over the years... Hats are amazing (new style), 18" Crash and 22" Ride are as well. Others weren't terrible, but I can't dig the 20" Cons for riding...at least not the MT ones. Jack of all trades...master of none.

20" Johan VDS. Proud to own something by this great cymbal smith. A very sad loss.

22" Kerope. This is the new kid on the block, and it's my 'K Istanbul Intermediate Stamp'. One of those cymbals that you hear and think 'that's what a jazz cymbal is supposed to sound like!' Also have the 19" and a set of 15" hats, with a 20" on order :)

Dream Cymbal:

Not many left on the list, really. I've never heard a Spizz in person, so that would be great. Don't have an overwhelming desire to own any of the usual suspects (Old K, etc), but then again...when you hear something amazing...

Juniper 06-24-2014 08:58 PM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Owned
18" Sabian Hand Hammered Rock Crash
Dream
24" Zildjian K Light Ride

Jeremy Bender 07-06-2014 08:04 AM

Re: Favorite Cymbal Owned and Favorite Dream Cymbal
 
Favorite cymbal: Paiste Dark Energy Mark1 Crash
Dream cymbal: Paiste Signature 20" Thin China


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