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I continue to see drummers with their crash cymbals with the tilt away from them. Is this a fad or is there a sensible reason for this.
Yea, it has to do with angles of attack. Since crashes are typically used as edge-only for the one sound, it's common to tilt them so that you automatically hit the edge only like that. For rides or things you need to articulate some bell or bow work, things are different. Other times it has more to do with how the drummer sits or sometimes they lean forward. If the arc of your swing puts the most power up a little bit then these weird angles can work.Annika's ride is tilted towards her. It's only the crashes.
That's how I feel . I've always tilted mine towards me slightly because I feel they're less likely to crack. Nobody's actually told me that but that's just what I thinkThey do it because they enjoy buying new cymbals.
If I did this with the back-line kit I provide for the open mic jam I host, I'd be buying new cymbals every few weeks.
Me too - I use a few sounds from each cymbal, including playing on top of crashes, playing the bell of crashes and crashing the ride, so I have my ride and crash(es) both at chest height, tilting towards me.I tend to use my crashes for some light riding so I use a slight tilt towards me- flat is too difficult to ride. And my ride is comfortably angled towards me to allow both riding and crashing.