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Old 10-08-2007, 10:30 PM
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Greetings Fellow Drummers,

As I grow older, my tastes have changed.., especially with my cymbal sounds. I'm playing lower volume music now and I don't need cymbals that cut too hard or are too bright. I've developed a liking for deeper pitched cymbals that blend well instead of rise above the music. I've retired my A-Zildjians for the below...

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Zildjian 16" A-Custom Fast Crash
Sabian 18" HHX Evolution Crash
Zildjian 16" K Dark Medium-Thin Crash
Sabian 21" HHRBDR
Sabian HHX 18" Stage Crash



Not pictured are the Hi-Hat cymbals I use. I switch between 14" Zildjian New Beats and 14" Zildjian Quick Beats.

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Old 10-08-2007, 10:34 PM
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Great cymbal line up dude. How do you like your 18" HHX evolution? I have a 16 inch evo, and its just fantastic.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:42 PM
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what great cymbals if I do say so myself bro....
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:44 PM
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Very nice, All high end stuff, I love it
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:59 PM
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Great selection. I love HHX crashes, and Zildjian New beats are awesome hats!

(It's funny how I / we don't have to think of what HHRBDR means!)
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:36 PM
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That is beautiful. I had to explain to my non-drummer friend what cymbal porn was so i showed him this thread. :P
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:26 PM
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STUNNING lneup there,

do you polish that a custom at all?
if so, what polish do you use because mine just wont come up like that!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:53 PM
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I have a HHRBDR ride as well and my bell looks completely different. You can see hammer marks in yours and it's polished. Mine is completely, well, raw. What's the age on yours? I am perplexed.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:40 PM
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I have a HHRBDR ride as well and my bell looks completely different. You can see hammer marks in yours and it's polished. Mine is completely, well, raw. What's the age on yours? I am perplexed.
Mine is a 'brillant' finish and always looks new. It is about a year old. The hammer marks are probably just clear in this picture due to the camera angle.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:12 PM
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Hmm, that's interesting. I have the Raw Bell Dry as well with the Brilliant finish and I have a "raw" bell as well. I've never seen that ride with the bell like that before...
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:49 AM
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Do you polish that a custom at all?
Nope. It's not really that clean. I think that the camera's flash added to the brightness of the cymbal.

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:08 AM
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This is like your 50th topic of the same thing.

we know what you have, give it a rest.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:36 AM
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How do you like your 18" HHX evolution?
I like it quite a bit. It has just enough 'cut' without losing tone. Very easy to play as well.., I guess that's because it's so thin. Sounds perfect for slow songs at moderate volume.

Thank you for your courteous reply.

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Old 10-12-2007, 02:29 PM
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This is like your 50th topic of the same thing. we know what you have, give it a rest.
Hey! Thats just plain rude man. I LIKE looking at cool cymbals and drums, that's exactly why I browse this forum. Cymbal porn rules. BTW most cymbals look the same anyway, who cares who posts the pics.
As the saying goes... If you've nothing nice to say...

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:39 PM
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Hey! Thats just plain rude man. I LIKE looking at cool cymbals and drums, that's exactly why I browse this forum.Glasshead
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This is like your 50th topic of the same thing. we know what you have, give it a rest.
I'm new here, but I also like looking at cymbals and drums. I hope everyone isn't as rude as SmoothJazz with their responses. I have a bunch of stuff to show, and I would hate to be chastised if I happen to post the same things a couple of times. Sorry to be so forward with my first post, but that's the way I feel.

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:57 PM
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I'm new here, but I also like looking at cymbals and drums. I hope everyone isn't as rude as SmoothJazz with their responses. I have a bunch of stuff to show, and I would hate to be chastised if I happen to post the same things a couple of times. Sorry to be so forward with my first post, but that's the way I feel.

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These things happen, but it's nothing to worry about. Welcome aboard!

And by the way: great cymbal line-up. Looks nice!
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:58 PM
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wow nice cymbals top of the range gulp
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:12 PM
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This is like your 50th topic of the same thing.

we know what you have, give it a rest.
This is like your 1000000th post on the same insult.

we know what you think, give it a rest.


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Old 10-17-2007, 07:43 PM
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This is like your 1000000th post on the same insult.
we know what you think, give it a rest.(see what it feels like?)
Ahhh, Let it be... It doesn't bother me in the least. Who cares?

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:46 PM
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This is the first time I've seen it.....
Nice cymbals, clear but warm. I'm a fan of a blending sound but still having some clarity. If I could I buy all new Armand Zildjian cymbals. But I'm content with my Zildjian As for now. The 21" Sweet Ride is my friend as is the 22" Swish and the 8" splash. The New Beats are ok, a bit heavy though. I got that box set a while ago that had the 16" med-thin crash and the 14" fast crash. These are probably my least favorite but they work great for a 1940s flavor so I'm keeping them. I've seen an Evolution cymbal before and liked it. At school we have HHX Legacy 20" Ride and 17" Crash and 13" K/Z hats. I'm not a fan of these cymbals at all and miss my As. The ride is just way too washy, the crash is explosive because it's so thin. The hats are heavy but bright and hi-pitched. I like a balanced multi purpose cymbal really, one that crashes, rides, and has bell and edge sounds whether it's supposed to be a crash or ride or whatever. My high school had 20" K Custom medium ride, 14" K Custom dark hats and 16" dark crash. These were about as far from multipurpose as you could get. That crash made one sound no matter what you did with it. The ride went 'ding' and that's all you could play louder and it would still just go 'ding', no crash sound. The hi-hats didn't go 'chick' they went 'pfft'. It looks like you made some good choices in a blending of sounds. Even though you crossed brands (shame on you ;)
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:51 PM
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I've retired my A-Zildjians for the below...
Retired your A-Zildjians!? Can you post a pic of the cymbals you've retired?
Do you mix and match your cymbals as to the job or music your playing? If so, that's pretty cool.

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Old 10-19-2007, 05:07 AM
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i have a 18" K dark crash med thin. They really are nice sounding cymbals, infact i am going to pick up an evolution as my second crash (left side) how would you say the Evos go with say the K dark series? I would be getting an 18"

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:26 PM
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i have a 18" K dark crash med thin. How would you say the Evos go with say the K dark series? I would be getting an 18"-Wes
I like the way mine sound together. I think that it makes a nice contrast and really opens up my ability for different sound expressions.

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:39 PM
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Ahhh, Let it be... It doesn't bother me in the least. Who cares?

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I understand that you want peace - but stuff like what he said gets to me.

Its like what Jason was saying ages ago about the "Holier Than Thou" crew.

What right does anyone on this forum have to go round saying stuff like what smooth said??

(Arty, I like the fact you dont care, it shows a strength in your character, but Im not willing to stand idly by while people say certain things)
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:40 AM
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This is the first time I've seen it.....
Nice cymbals, clear but warm. It looks like you made some good choices in a blending of sounds. Even though you crossed brands (shame on you ;)

So many drummers I've met or read on-line are very brand loyal. I don't mean the drummers who have endorsements.., that's different, that's business. I mean the average working joe who plays one specific brand and puts down whatever they don't use.
That's just nutz. I believe cymbals should be bought with your ears. Ya just need to listen and know what ya want. Heck, I've even had a friend play cymbals for me in the 'cymbal room' while I'm blindfolded so I'm not swayed by the manufacturer.
I use the cymbals seen in this post because of their sound. I don't care who made them. Brand loyalty limits creativity and expression.

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What about your hats? I don't see any of those.
I use either 14" Zildjian Quick Beats or New Beats (not pictured). Both very cool and versatile hi-hats.

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:01 PM
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A fair point about brand loyalty.

However, I deliberately picked out 2 K crashes because they blended nicely and worked well as a pair. And, in turn, they worked well with an Avedis Sweet Ride...followed by a nice set of New Beats. Where possible, I like to pair crashes together and pair a ride with a set of hats beacause IMO they will sound better when played together.

I do believe there is mileage in this approach, especially if you're using a minimal amoung of cymbals (say 2 crashes, ride and hats for arguments sake). As someone who doesn't use 20 cymbals at a time, I think a thoughtfully matched set-up works better than a broader sounding one.

If you're like Portnoy, then a vareity of makes and models won't matter. I suppose it comes down to personal choice...
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:01 PM
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I believe cymbals should be bought with your ears. I use the cymbals seen in this post because of their sound. I don't care who made them. Brand loyalty limits creativity and expression.
Arty Z
I like totally agree!!! Buying stuff because of a name on it is sucessful marketing by the company. I strive not to fall into that trap. I want to buy what sounds good for my drumming needs, not what an advertisment has to say. Sabian,Zildjian, etc. They can all be played together without any weirdness.

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:22 PM
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I use the cymbals seen in this post because of their sound. I don't care who made them. Brand loyalty limits creativity and expression.

Arty Z
Amen to that, brother. Essentially, cymbals are cymbals. Good quality brass will blend with anything. Perhaps different models may sound strange together, but different brands? Nah, don't think so. Hell, I've been mixing them up for years. People who insist on using just one brand 'cause that say they sound better together are (in my opinion) dead wrong.
Drummers, use your ears, not your eyes when it comes to sounds!

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Old 11-01-2007, 10:34 PM
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Beautiful lineup bro! I also believe that sound quality supercedes brand loyalty. I am more partial to traditional finishes as opposed to brilliant, but that is purely an asthetic thing. (IMO, Brilliant finishes get pretty messy, and are a bitch to keep clean...if you like them to stay clean that is!!)
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:57 PM
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(IMO, Brilliant finishes get pretty messy, and are a bitch to keep clean...if you like them to stay clean that is!!)
Agreed. Traditional over brilliant for me as well. Too many finger prints!!

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Nice cymbals! I'm loving that HHX Stage!
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