Heartbeat I was not even aware of their existence, they too have many series of cymbals.
that is hilarious..and a great observation.
AND, in a way, you are going to church...the church of music!!
Music is like a religion-we are all true believers-there is heaven and hell in drumming-Hey there's a Drumming Bible even-so its bone fide official for sure. Lots of preachers on here and lots of followers. Course just like religion some preachers can be snake oil salesman and may lead you astray then you find yourself in drummer hell. I think the Drumming Bible says "Test the Spirits" so I'm assuming that means shots-so it's not all anti-alcohol. There is no afterlife cause you can't play drums dead. So the heaven and hell part is while living. Once you drop the sticks the last time no more picking up sticks. So let's make the best of playing while we can-dead men tell no lies nor play drums-oops I corrected a double negative.
Roll the dice, you might win.I am about to do to something crazy! if you want to intervene, now is the time.
The Turkish Cymbal Company replied to me with an offer to ship to me a 19" Turkish crash medium thin in the classic series (I have a 17" of the same model exactly.)
--> I am about to put my confidence in them to pick a 19" for me, that will match my 17" according to my video, a 19" with crash ride capabilities.
This one from youtube, is pretty similar to my 17" in tone.. for somewhat reason my confidence is kind of high.
Hit me with your opinion now.
I think the odds are high, don't know what's happening, my confidence when purchasing things increased lately. I bought a mattress last week and it was an easy task to pick the right one directly, my mattress is exactly perfect for my back.Roll the dice, you might win.
I recently decided to make a big change from one brand to another-- like, sell all the cymbals I've been playing and invest that money into a new (to me) set of sounds. I went with the Paiste Masters series because I love the range of sounds and I know that they'll be consistent. I live about 4 hours from a well-stocked drum shop and the problem of buying cymbals online has been pretty vexing for me. If I ever need something brighter than the Masters-- which I probably won't, tbh-- I'd probably just look at the brighter Paiste lines at this point-- maybe some 2002s or some of the mellower Signature series. The seemingly good thing about the Paiste lines is that they have really designed them to blend well together within the lines. I think the other companies have been doing this, too. Like, Zildjian's new As all work together. So do the K Sweets. The Bosphorus Syncopation Series work really well together. In my middle age I've thought of building sets from within particular cymbal lines and I've not been disappointed.
But, like, check out this video.
YouTube has made it a lot easier to match cymbals, though, as has the proliferation of information about cymbal weights and such. And looking at the cymbal setups of drummers I like can help, too.
BTW, I almost always buy used cymbals, and I wait until I find the price I can stomach.
I followed a very different path, I picked a nice ride first in a store, by the sound, then I found my crash second hand, I loved the sound of both directly, it's my unique authentic sound, this can't be replaced by something else.
But I understand the logic behind consistence and buying a set of the same model, it's a much easier path without a doubt to get high results.
But then again, I am attracted so much by the idea of getting unique and authentic pieces and blend them myself, it's a harder path but it's going to be in tune with what I like exactly without any external influence.
Larrie Londin was using some Dejohnettes in a DVD that sounded sweet!. IMO Sabians formulas just hit the right spot with hi-hat cymbals.My cymbal set-ups are inspired by Jack DeJohnette recordings during the 70s and 80s...
I like brighter sounding crashes with darker rides, a nice whispery flat ride, and larger, obnoxious chinas.
Ok, I suspect it can be related to better finances..Yeah, I absolutely get that. That's how I did it when I was younger and, well, more urban. The older I get, the more "matchy" I want to be. I'm not 100% sure why that is, but it's become true for cymbals, drums, hardware, and even cases.
Quote ["17" K Custom Dark Crash - bright attack with a dark wash; quick to activate * same cymbal comes from the rock set up ** this actually becomes the ride when I have brushes. It sound so perfect wiht brushes for what we do"] QUOTE
When I had to start using brushes, (I'm something of a beginner) I found that they wouldn't actually activate hihats or crashes so I switched to high dynamic thick nylon brushes which do.
So how do you use your brushes? Are you striking the cymbal with the metal butt end rather than with the brush itself?
I like brushes on cymbals, it produces a nice sound for the ear.