that is making me drool....Wow, so many rides. There must be something wrong with me. I really like my ride and have never felt the urge to get a second one. But I've never felt passionate about it for some reason.
MY FAVORITE CYMBAL IS what I call my accent cymbal, a 1958 14inch A. Zildjian paper thin crash weighing in at 660g. I have cymbals that were way more expensive and would make other drummers salivate BUT this one just always seems to be there come game day while I'll mix and match all the other ones.
The closest thing on the market like it is probably a Zildjian K 14in. fast crash. Mine doesn't decay quite that fast and the tone is just a bit darker and I'm sure it was made for period jazz players. Bottom line is that I can constantly change all the cymbals around it but this one just always seems to fit in.
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that would be cool!! I already have a set of 1948 Zildjians, and the 55's that were my dads, so I hear ya about the rarity, and being lucky to have one!I wish I could send you an Amazon link so you could get one. But that’s the downside of Vintage cymbals, the really good ones can be super hard to find.
Nice looking set up!!!Can't say much else than my beloved 22" Paiste 2002 Rock Bell Ride. Only in production for a few years in the mid 2000's (when they incorporated the Dimension Power cymbals into the 2002 line). It's the oldest cymbal I have on my kit at the moment. Many drummers offered me a high price for that ride, but I don't want to sell it, ever I think. Close to unwashable though, just pure ping and an awesome piercing bell.
Runner-ups would be my 15" 2002 Sound Edge Hats and 18" Rude Thin Crash.
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Not to hijack the thread, thought you may like this piece of trivia, This bass drum was Matt Chamberlains I believe and could be the first 26" Johnny built....Istanbul Agop Matt Chamberlain Signature 23" Ride.
It has the sound I've been chasing in my head for a ride cymbal for five decades. This is more then just the brand/model/size. I was looking at a number of Matt Chamberlain 23" Rides for several years but was never quite content with their sound until I located this exact cymbal on a video demo featuring four MC Signature Rides. I thought this one might be it. I set up an appointment with Memphis Drum Shop to audition it. It literally exceeded my expectations. It was like finding the Holy Grail I've been searching for all these years. Snagged it!View attachment 90053
Cymbal and Gong are great, I played a selection at a drum show and was blown away. Lovely cymbals.Hooray, another opportunity to recommend the fantastic Cymbal & Gong Holy Grail cymbals: http://www.cymbalistic.com/
As soon as I got the first one, my previous favorites (K Con and Istanbul Mehmet) were out the door. If you're looking for a great sounding cymbal for Jazz or similar styles, I can't recommend them enough!