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Old 04-17-2008, 03:46 AM
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I've had my eye on this cymbal for about a month. Every time I was in at Billy Hydes I'd always grab a stick and give it a play. Well, yesterday I finally succumbed to my desire and bought it. RRP was 729 (We're in Australia folks, land of drum rip-offs), but seeing as it had been there for over a year and they wanted to get rid of it they offered me $530 for it. I talked them down to 500 after noticing some scratches on it and happily took it off their hands.

I already own a Paiste Sig. Reflector 20" Dry Ride, but this baby is a whole other thing. The Paiste is quite a bright cymbal with an absolutely killer bell. The HHX has a really nice dark, warm tone, excellent wash and a more integrated, rather than defined, bell. After playing it for a about two hours I can't decide which I like better, so I'm going to grab myself a double cymbal stand and set both of them up.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:20 AM
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Nicee cymbal. I'm looking to upgrade from my xs20 ride and I am interested in this one :D Just have to get the money first :P
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:42 AM
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That are some nice bronze plates you got there. Enjoy them.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:58 AM
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Very nice selection indeed!!
I really like the sound character of the HHX cymbals in general, the Dry Ride seems to be a very heavy HHX Ride but still it has a very warm and dark sound like you said.

How does it react when constantly riding it? Does it overpower or something like that?

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Old 05-25-2008, 11:35 AM
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I love my 20" HHX Stage Ride. It was the most versatile cymbal in my collection, but then I had to go and get a 24" K Light Ride (I highly recommend...the lighter, the better). I still use my HHX for rock and studio gigs when I want more "ping" than "click".
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:50 PM
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Karl - I've noticed that while playing heavily on it the wash does build up, but it never gets to a point where it becomes undefined. It's quite controlled, even when crashing (which is actually less gongy than the paiste dry ride). The only thing that I don't like about the cymbal is the bell could be more defined, like i said earlier.

The dry ride produces a massive crash sound, the bigger bell creates some huge overtones. I've recently set them up together and they compliment each other quite well, the Paiste provides a bright, pingy tone with a great bell, while the HHX has a more warm and washy tone, with a darker, raw bell. The hammering on the HHX is beautiful, every stroke produces a slightly different tone, this is especially apparent on the bell.

I should have some songs up soon with the HXX, it recored beautifully.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:02 PM
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Nice new pie. Though I'm kind of a Paiste guy, Sabian's HHX stuff is just great. For a long time I was going to buy the 21" Groove Ride. Anyway, looks like a great addition to your setup.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:49 PM
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The only thing that I don't like about the cymbal is the bell could be more defined
That's one of my favorite features of the raw HHX series bells...they blend rather than cut. It's a nice change of texture and sound rather than, "HEEEEYYYY!!! LOOK AT MEEEEE!!!! I'M THE BELLLLLLL!!!!!"

But, that's just my 1/12.5th of a quarter...
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:31 PM
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Ive been thinking about getting this cymbal for a while, hopefully ill grab it over summer. My friend has got one and ive played his a few times and i love the sound. good choice :)
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:32 AM
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delicious.

great cymbals, great setup.
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