Spit and Polish?


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I recently picked up an 18" Dream Contact Crash/Ride. It sounded decent in the store, and it was $70.00 used.

Sometimes I play really lightly, (and/or with rods) and I've discovered that it has a good enough ride sound at low volume to have advantages over practicing with the trusty 20" K.

Being well used, the cymbal bears a heavy patina and no shine at all. I just read in another thread that a polished cymbal would sound brighter.

What might I expect from this treatment on the cymbal? I mean soundwise; the cymbal's appearance is not my concern.