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Old 08-12-2012, 05:46 AM
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I am playing Jazz, mostly brush work. I have a 20" ride and want to add a crash to my kit. What size would be most suitable?
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:30 AM
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the bigger, the more suitable it is to also use as a ride. I love 20" crashes
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:35 AM
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I would recommend getting a 18 inch or 20 inch crash
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:29 PM
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18" is the most versatile. For your jazz work I would go with something thin and responsive. I would also have a rattle chain on hand if you wanted to have a sizzle sound for either.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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Sabian 19" HHXtreme crash!

Very soft, fast response, works as a jazz ride, amazing bell, amazing crash sound.

It's the perfect crash!
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:14 AM
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I would most likely go with either a 15" or a 16" Thin Crash. Those will most likely suite the style you're playing in. The usually are quick and dont carry a ton of over tones.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:19 AM
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Well size doesn't matter as much as thick/thinness when it comes to jazz. Plenty of jazz guys play bigger crashes, plenty play smaller crashes, the common denominator though is that most are thin because for jazz you want something very responsive even to the lightest touch.

Size is a matter of preference. Small crashes are going to be quick, punchy, and have a lower volume cap. Bigger ones will have larger washes, give you a brouder sound potential, and can also be ride-ed.

Just keep it thin!
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for all the advice. I wound up buying a Sabian 18" off Ebay. So I now have Sabian 14" high hats, Sabian 20" ride and now the Sabian 18" crash. I guess now I will have to start thinking of a Splash to add. ;) Nobody told me that adding to my kit was going to be so addictive! Thanks once again for the collective help.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:31 PM
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oh it is VERY VERY addictive lol
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Iíd go with something around a 16. I have a 16 inch Sabian HHX Manhattan thatís excellent for jazz.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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I guess now I will have to start thinking of a Splash to add. ;).
Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Splash!!
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