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Old 04-13-2014, 11:24 PM
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What is your favorite cymbal series?

Personally mine is the Zildjian A line.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:54 PM
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ATM I am a huge fan of the Dream Contact line.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:50 AM
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ATM I am a huge fan of the Dream Contact line.
+1 for the Contacts although I prefer the Energy series for ride cymbals. The Contact crashes are great, I use two in my current setup.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:09 AM
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Mine has always been Paiste 2002's. I do like the Alpha Rock crashes as well.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:15 AM
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Based off what I've played; Zildjian K Custom. What I've heard; Paiste Signature & Meinl Byzance Vintage Sand series.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:16 AM
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Sabian HHX Evolution is mine
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: Favorite Cymbal Series

The ones I've played most, which would be the Paiste Alphas.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:13 AM
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My cymbal set up is virtually all Istanbul Agop, mostly from their Signature Series.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:39 AM
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Paiste Signature. The Twenty series is my other favorite
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:50 AM
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Meinl Byzance and Mb20
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:04 AM
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I currently have more Sabian AA's than anything else.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:03 AM
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Definitely Meinl Byzance. Which subline? Well, that's a damn tough nut. Probably the Darks for the sole reason that they have my favorite cymbals, the Dark Spectrum hats.

I adore HHX Evolutions as well.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:02 AM
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UFiP Natural Series...light weight preferably.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:10 PM
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The majority of my favorite cymbals have been from the Zildjian A line. There's something magical about the HHX Evolutions, though...I've never played one I didn't like.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:04 PM
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I guess I'm a K Custom guy.

I have 2 K Custom rides (KC Dark Ride and KC Medium Ride) as well as K Custom Dark Hats. Hands down my favorite pair of hats that I own.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:52 PM
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Sabian HHX Evolutions. I love them all so much.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Favorite Cymbal Series

Would have to be Meinl's Byzance. I don't think I could pick a sub-line though.. Though the Vintage, Extra Dry, Jazz, Traditional, Dark and Brilliant all stand out to me. Wait a minute..!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:50 PM
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Can't say I have a single favourite line: I've got a mix of Ks, HHs, HHXs, Artisans, Byzance, etc. Anything dark that doesn't sound trashy usually gets my vote.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:09 AM
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For crashes, UFIP Class and Paiste Signatures.
For rides, no favorite series.
Splashes, UFIP Class.
Chinas, no favorites. I like any and all of them.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:10 AM
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I can't afford to play them, but I like the Paiste sigs. All of them.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:44 PM
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Zildjian K's and K Customs.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:26 PM
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at the present time Zildjian Kerope

they are blowing my mind and I have officially fallen in love

so musical , so many different qualities, extremely well made , unbelievably controllable , very pleasing to the touch , a true pleasure to play

stick stays on top, gorgeous wash , excellent crashability, sound unbelievable when played softly as well as when digging in ...... a truly masterful instrument

... and no I do not work for Zildjian :)

if you have not checked them out I highly recommend doing so

contrary to popular belief .... they are not a remake of the K Con series

they may fit into many of the same applications that one may use the K Con for .... but I assure you they a completely different animal
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:39 AM
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at the present time Zildjian Kerope

they are blowing my mind and I have officially fallen in love

so musical , so many different qualities, extremely well made , unbelievably controllable , very pleasing to the touch , a true pleasure to play

stick stays on top, gorgeous wash , excellent crashability, sound unbelievable when played softly as well as when digging in ...... a truly masterful instrument

... and no I do not work for Zildjian :)

if you have not checked them out I highly recommend doing so

contrary to popular belief .... they are not a remake of the K Con series

they may fit into many of the same applications that one may use the K Con for .... but I assure you they a completely different animal
Seems like they might be putting more thought/emphasis on the weight of the cymbals for this line... More than just "light - Medium - heavy" anyway. I think that's a good move.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:57 AM
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Seems like they might be putting more thought/emphasis on the weight of the cymbals for this line... More than just "light - Medium - heavy" anyway. I think that's a good move.
completely ... every cymbal has its weight marked under the bell

and every one ... even two of the same size.... will be very different from each other

old style cymbals..... when cymbals were just cymbals

no "crash" no "ride" none of that nonsense written on them.....

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Old 04-17-2014, 04:28 AM
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I have stuck with Sabian for as long as I could afford good cymbals. Price wise they were a little more economical than Ziljians.

Generic hand me downs -> Cheap Pearl cx-500's,first new around 1992 -> Sabian B8's around 2004 -> Sabian AA/AAX ever since. Been tempted to venture into HH/HHX territory, but my wallet is begging me not to.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:16 PM
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Im an istanbul mehmet guy.... utterly besotted with my sultan ride, radiant splashes and samatya crashes/hi-hats. though i could easily be swayed by a bunch of dream cymbals.... theres just something about those paperthins...
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:48 AM
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Been tempted to venture into HH/HHX territory, but my wallet is begging me not to.
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I mean you will. At first. But then you'll start playing, and that buyer's remorse will slowly start to ebb.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:53 PM
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Meinl Byzance Jazz series. I dig them a lot and I mainly play rock. They are very musical and Turkish made.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:45 PM
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The beautiful sound of Paiste cymbals has kinda ruined other makes/models for me. Currently in love with 2002s and have loved Giant Beats in the recent past... Hoping to branch out into other Paiste cymbals in the near future.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:13 PM
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Masterworks Jazz Series. I had a 21 ride, 16 and 17 crashes, and 14 inch hats and like a fool sold them.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:14 PM
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I love Zildjian A Customs..............to me, they sound perfect...................the cymbal sound I always wanted
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:58 PM
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I like any good "hand-made" cymbals that sounds pleasing to my ears. I don't care what brand or what label they give it-crash, etc. From what I can tell you can play ride, bell, or crash on any cymbal (fact is if you can get all three from one why have more?). Course they do sound differently-but it depends of the room and genre music too. I've often wondered if you were to perform a double-blind cymbal test would people be able to tell their favorite-like the Coke vs Pepsi test.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:07 AM
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I like the A Zildjian line alone with the A customs, especially the A Custom Rezo's and the Paiste 2002's.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:43 AM
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For hi hats - Zildjian A (New Beats).

I like a lot of rides and crashes, but no series stands out so much from the others that I'd call it a favorite.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:27 AM
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Paiste 2002 ;-) , 18,,20,21, 15 SE HATS and 24 ride...... all I need
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:15 AM
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I am a long time Paiste fan, owned cymbals from all of Paiste's professional lines. My favourites are the 602s followed closely by the Dark Energy series and Traditionals.
My reissue 602s can pretty much cover any conceivable gig I am doing these days.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:20 AM
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UFIP. Kind of a toss up between Bionic and Natural depending on the mood.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:07 AM
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So many good cymbal series out there, I'd have to say Zildjian A's though just because I have two on my main cymbal lineup (22" Ping Ride and 14" New Beats), and I've always loved their Medium-Thin crashes. So versatile and so classic...what more can you ask for?
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:30 AM
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Sabian AA. I have owned twelve different models.

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:11 AM
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Zildjian A series. Medium-thin to medium. The older the better.
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