Re: Derek Roddy here!
Well, I'm a fan of gear. So, I have all types of cymbals.
Meinl is the first "real endorsement" I've had with a cymbal company. I love their product and if I the luxury of picking any brand...it would be Meinl anyway.
That said, I own a set of Paiste, Zildjian and Sabian.
The Zildjian's....I bought 15 years ago when I was working at a local music store. Employee discount baby!!!!
I had a friend at Paiste that gave me "artist discount" while I was with Hate Eternal. He was fired (there went my discount)..... and another friend had just gotten a gig with Sabian.....so he gave me an "artist discount" while he was there.
All who you know I guess! Haha.