I like the sound of my brushes on my 2 cybals and hi-hat.. perhaps I was lucky.. (or I don't know shit) They don't "open" very much with brushes.. but I don't hit very hard either.yep...but it has to be the right cymbal for the musical setting...it took me years to firn the rihght brush/cymbal combo
and I was making the mistake of going bigger and thinner for the cymbal...it took me trying the 17 K Dark Custom Crash on accident to have the "ah-ha" moment...
when I play I have my Vic Firth headphones with the right side slightly off from my ear to let a small amount of sound in, I found a pleasent sweet spot to appreciate the sound quality of my cymbals (and drum)
I actully think that my Catalina Club jazz has nothing less then an awesome sound.
@CommanderRoss that was my initial goal to bring my crashes but it's taking a special turn now.. I am really going to import a Turkish cymbal directly from Turkey, it's a roll of dice but I have no fear whatsoever.