Hey all. I am looking to get a new 8" splash. I am looking at A Custom, Wuhan etc. What is your opinion of a good splash for rock music?
Thanks! If I am in a band is that splash loud enough to be heard over guitars?I will get the Paiste 2002 8" Splash, Ian Paice (Deep Purple) use one of those.
Paiste 2002 Splash
Sizes: 8" 10" 11" 12"
Volume: soft to medium
Stick Sound: washy
Bell Character: integrated
Sound Character: Warm, full, bright. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Responsive, explosive, full sounding splash. The definitive, classic rock splash sound.
Note: I hope, it helps you...
Yeah I already have a 10" that can be heard ok but i am thinking of the 8" for just small accents so I guess it doesnt need to be as loud.8" Splash is good for making a break or parenthesis, while keeping the time. My suggestion go with either the 11" or 12", if you want it to be heard over the guitars.
Thanks I have to keep all my options open I guess as I really wasnt looking to Sabian but if they sound ok... I guess will just have to go test some outalso the Sabian Signature Max Splashes are all increadible sounding splashes, cut thru very nicely. i think there in wacky sizes though, such as 7",9",11"
still my all time favourite splashes
I tried out every 8" splash they had on the tree in the store I bought from and tried an AAX and A custom back to back and settled with the AAX. To me the AAX just sounded crisper and more lively...the A custom sounded like, well, like it wanted to be the AAX...no offense to A customs because I rock a set of their 13" hats that in my opinion can't be beat but for the splash, the AAX just seemed to sound a little better. It also depends what you want it to sound like in the context of the rest of your cymbals. If you can, bring your other cymbals into the shop you are going to buy your cymbals at and ask if you can try the splash out with them...best way to make a judgement imo.Thanks I have to keep all my options open I guess as I really wasnt looking to Sabian but if they sound ok... I guess will just have to go test some out