My 70s New Beats are about the same age. Wasn’t looking to replace it. But I saw a used pair of sound edge 2002s at a giveaway price. They are like night and day. If you’re looking for a counterpoint to your new beats, get the Paiste’s.
My cymbal collection has different brands and types of cymbals. I feel each cymbal in a setup should be unique. For example, my current home setup has:
10” Armand splash
14” 70s New Beats
16” Turkish dark crash
16” Stagg Traditionals China
18” 2013 A Zildjian thin crash
18” Silken Trois crash...
I have an old Pearl Competition mahogany 8-lug 14x10 snare as a snom. It took me a year of experimenting to get it right. Right now it has an Evans hydraulic red batter and Remo ambassador snare side with everything tensioned low, and the 20-strand snares at medium tightness. Lastly, I stuck a...
Yes. I’ve seen the rings‘ order changed in YouTube , but haven’t tried it yet. I’m having too much fun with its stock setup.
i want to try making a piccolo by using only one of the rings and 3.5” free floating lugs. I found a store selling a set of 10 for only usd45.
I played a 5-piece throughout the 70s to the 80s, then stoped playing in the 90s. When I went back to playing in the 2000s, I had a 4-piece. Aside from the ride being in a more reachable place, it felt uncomfortable. Fills became almost non-existent, and mostly played just snare and kick. It was...