The hypothetical one cymbal question ? I'd bring my 21 in Zildjian K Con Actually I'd bag any cymbal and opt for my trusty hi hats LOL. So new question-Which would you bring to a gig if only one choice-a good ride or hi hats??
It's not hypothetical this week. To answer your question, I'd say hi-hats, but a good set that sounds good open too.The hypothetical one cymbal question ? I'd bring my 21 in Zildjian K Con Actually I'd bag any cymbal and opt for my trusty hi hats LOL. So new question-Which would you bring to a gig if only one choice-a good ride or hi hats??
That's really interesting. Makes me think I should mess about with my 18 that I usually put on my left as the "main" crash.My "one-cymbal" cymbal is a particularly magic 18" AA Medium Crash, which is a great ride when played with a lighter touch, and a great crash when laying into the edge. I think 18-19" is a good range for a crash ride, not too heavy for a crash, and not too light for a ride. I find that a larger crash may make a nice ride, but it can be overpowering (crash-wise) for the kind of gigs that benefit from a compact set-up. I have a 20" Vault Crash like that, but it only works well on slightly louder gigs.
Interesting choice. Must be a better ride than the Sabian that I got. Mine is a 21" AA Dry ride. Definitely not my first choice for a multi-functional cymbal, but I like it, it's a good ride. I'm still getting used to it.The OP already said that hats were a given! I would bring my 20" AA medium ride---everything you need from a ride, and a very good crash on top of it!
I love my Omni's, but they absolutely do not cut it in my doom/sludge band. I'm not sure if it's the sustain or the timbre, but they just get buried. I'm not complaining because they've been usable for everything else, and would certainly fit the bill for small combo work.I ONLY play Zildjians, always did, but I'm gonna have to say the Sabian Omni ride - it's hard to beat, it can do anything in any style.