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Old 07-19-2017, 10:04 PM
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Default How Many Cymbals do You Own?

What's the total of cymbals in your inventory?

Hi-hats count as one

I have 6

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1 gong - can't forget that! :-)
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:07 PM
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Waiting for Bermuda to answer...

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:09 PM
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He'll probably crash the site. :-0
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:45 PM
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9 total

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:46 PM
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I have 5 pair of hats, 5 rides, 2 chinas, and about 10 or so crashes. I used to have a lot more, but I sold off anything I hadn't used in a couple of years.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:49 AM
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I have 3 crashes, 1 china, 1 splash, 1 ride and a set of hi-hats.

My collection of lids for my pots is HUGH, though!
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:53 AM
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Maybe 50 or so. I dont even bother counting any more.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:56 AM
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:57 AM
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Default Re: How Many Cymbals do You Own?

Per cymbal company descriptions, hi-hats are actually two cymbals. That's what a 'pair' of hi-hat cymbals means.

Based on that, I have 939 cymbals.

If you want to count hats as a single cymbal, the number is 766.

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Old 07-20-2017, 03:13 AM
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Let me see....

3 pairs of hats; 2 Sabian, 1 Zildjian
2 splashes; both Sabian
7 crashes; 3 Sabian, 3 Zildjian, 1 Diril
3 rides; 1 Sabian, 2 Zildjian
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:18 AM
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:45 AM
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Will pedals be next? Just in case, I have 3. 2 singles, one double, so maybe 4.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:48 AM
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I'm finding that I'm quite average here. Cool. With the obvious exception of Bermuda of course...

I have 22...
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:53 AM
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I dunno-- 2 sets of hihats, 4 crashes, 10 rides, and a China? My collection got decimated in a lean period some years ago, and I'm building it back up.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:01 AM
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I have 15 cymbals..........

*edit*
I think I have 18 cymbals, now that I remember the little splash and the China in the box, and that other weird one.

Does it count if you count cracked cymbals?
Maybe I have 15 then.

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Old 07-20-2017, 04:24 AM
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Gee, never really counted 20 plus I am sure.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:46 AM
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19, but I have lent 5 to some students, so 14 I guess.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:45 AM
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Six, if you count hi-hats as individual cymbals.
I recently shed a bunch of gear, mostly cymbals. I'm saving around a grand and am going for a new sound starting this fall. I tend to have a cymbal fallout every few years, and am not a hoarding type.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:49 AM
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All Zildjians
3 sets of hats
2 splashes
7 crashes
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:18 AM
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Two of them I'm planning on selling, and if you count hi-hats as one, then 12 fully intact cymbals, one slightly broken but still playable, and 3 broken and unusable cymbals in my 'graveyard.'
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:11 AM
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Last week I had 201. But after cataloging my stuff gave away 8 that didn't fit in. So 193 now. Hihats counting as 1.
Im not into vintage stuff. Most of what I have is less than 7 years old and almost all high end stuff.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:32 AM
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Right now: 2 pairs of hi-hats, 3 splashes, 2 fx/holed cymbals, 2 chinas, 5 crash/rides (2 are jazz rides), and 1 ride (that could still be crashed if you want). So, 17 individual cymbals, 15 minus pairs. 2 to sell, but... 2 to buy too T-T
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:41 AM
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I probably have around 30-35 ? I guess some just accumulate but I figure ' why sell these, they might come in useful one day'. Hell, one of the cymbals I am currently using as a main crash, is an 18" Avedis zildjian, everything has been washed from it, I have no idea how old it is. My buddy found it in a scrap yard.. I always discarded it as being "that cymbal", and one day was covering some jazz songs and realised 'this thing sounds damn good as an alternate ride/crash'.

You never know what will become useful later on ...


p.s Does anyone want to fill me in on why Bermuda has so many cymbals ?
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:28 AM
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Per cymbal company descriptions, hi-hats are actually two cymbals. That's what a 'pair' of hi-hat cymbals means.

Based on that, I have 939 cymbals.

If you want to count hats as a single cymbal, the number is 766.

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Old 07-20-2017, 02:34 PM
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Per cymbal company descriptions, hi-hats are actually two cymbals. That's what a 'pair' of hi-hat cymbals means.

Based on that, I have 939 cymbals.

If you want to count hats as a single cymbal, the number is 766.

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Old 07-20-2017, 03:24 PM
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More than my OH thinks I should own ;-)

A girl can never have too many cymbals!!!!!
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:46 PM
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12.

All of them are at least of Zildjian Avedis or Sabian AA quality, and only one is cracked.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:31 PM
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26 total:

3 sets of Hi-hats
9 Crashes
5 Rides
5 Chinas
4 Special Effects

I have four more specific cymbals on my radar if I can find I can locate the sound I'm after for each one.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:43 PM
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30ish...more than I need but having storage encourage hoarding.

Still want more :)
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:47 PM
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66. 5 sets of hats, 5 rides, 7 Chinas, 14 crashes, 19 splashes, 2 bells, and other assorted effects cymbals, hybrids, and hard to classify or distinguish cymbals. I know I'm a hoarder, but I feel better seeing Bermuda's numbers. I just want to know if he hand-counted them again to double check. :)

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Old 07-20-2017, 06:49 PM
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Set up:
1 pair of hihats,
2 crashes,
1 ride,
1 splash,
1 splash/splash stack,
1 splash/china stack,
1 china.

In storage:
1 pair of hihats ('beginner' cymbals),
1 crash (cracked 'beginner' cymbal),
2 rides ('beginner' cymbals),
1 splash (will be using when I get another stand).

Have also sold 1 china
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:07 PM
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3 pair hats
2 rides
4 crashes
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:34 PM
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Ip.s Does anyone want to fill me in on why Bermuda has so many cymbals ?
I may be able to shed some light on this.

Unlike other elements of the drum set, cymbals have a specific sound that's not alterable in the way that a drum can possess various sounds with tuning, head, and damping options. So, getting a different cymbal sound requires having a different cymbal. Since I require a lot of different sounds on my primary gig with Al, I collect a lot of different cymbals. Over time, Sabian became the company with widest variety of sounds, and I get everything I need under the brand. I'm 100% Sabian all the time. All the rest of the Z, P and I brands will help towards my retirement one of these days. :)

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Wow.... That must be one of the biggest cymbal collections on earth. :-)
There's supposedly a guy in New York with way more than I have, including a healthy selection of old Ks. When I heard about him several years ago, he had 1,200 cymbals!

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No, and no.

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Old 07-20-2017, 08:03 PM
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I just sold off 25+ cymbals, so I'm quite a bit lighter than I used to be.
5 Hi-Hats
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:41 PM
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There was a legitimate study done awhile back that purported that the amount of copper in Bermuda's cymbal collection would have been sufficient to equip 1/4 of the workers of The Great Pyramid with copper chisels.

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About 60.

Meinl, Zildjian, Sabian, Crescent, Istanbul, Paiste.

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Again, not much.

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8", 10", 12" splashes
15", 17", 19" crashes
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:50 PM
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I have seven cymbals:

Sabian
2 rides
2 crashes
1 splash
1 pair of hats (counted as one)

1 Rancan China

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Old 07-20-2017, 10:55 PM
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50 range maybe.
Been a while since I counted.
But here's 16 rides that I know for sure
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