What's your latest purchase?

C.M. Jones

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My latest isn't purchased yet. I'm waiting for Tony to text me when the shipment of Istanbul agope traditional rides arrive. I'd love some help with something...get on YouTube and listen to the 20 agope played by Ben from my cymbal.com. also listen to some 24"paiste 2002 rides. I'm so on the fence here. Some opinions may help push me towards one over the other...ive never been this stuck for a decision. I greatly appreciate anyone's thoughts.

If I've found the right demo, the Agop 20" is darker and more diffused than the Paiste 24", which is clean and focused with an assertive bell but still quite receptive to subtle playing. Which sound do you want? That's the only question you need to answer.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
I got 3 Pearl suspension feets for my 14" DW floor tom that I never got around to installing because I wasn't gigging the 14. Also, I'm getting 2 chrome 13" 6 hole TF hoops for my 13" Guru rack tom. They were supposed to be here Friday.

I'm using metal hoops on the racks for now. They are less warm...but more aggressive with the metal hoops. For the smaller drums, I decided I want them as aggressive sounding as I can get it, for projection mainly, because no mics. They are too small to warm up with wood hoops. It does look interesting to me to have the wood hoops on the floors and the metal hoops on the racks. The 13 sounds great with the maple hoops. I'm just doing the 13 so it matches the 12. It would bother me to have different hoops on the racks. I'm keeping the wood hoops on the floor toms, they are big enough to be warmed up.
 

Auspicious

Well-known member
My latest isn't purchased yet. I'm waiting for Tony to text me when the shipment of Istanbul agope traditional rides arrive. I'd love some help with something...get on YouTube and listen to the 20 agope played by Ben from my cymbal.com. also listen to some 24"paiste 2002 rides. I'm so on the fence here. Some opinions may help push me towards one over the other...ive never been this stuck for a decision. I greatly appreciate anyone's thoughts.

The Agop 20" traditional they have quite a few models available which one is in their order? :) Some of them would be glorious for jazz. I would think about 2002 for other kind of music, all this is very subjective.

Agop 20" traditional:
Traditional jazz ride
Traditional Dark ride
Traditional original ride
Traditional medium ride
Traditional Heavy ride
Traditional Flat ride
Traditional Crash ride
Traditional Thin crash
Traditional Medium crash
Traditional Heavy crash
Traditional Dark crash
 

Bozozoid

Well-known member
If I've found the right demo, the Agop 20" is darker and more diffused than the Paiste 24", which is clean and focused with an assertive bell but still quite receptive to subtle playing. Which sound do you want? That's the only question you need to answer.
Man!..what sound do I want????God help me...i like the wash of the agope traditional original ride as well as the stick sound. I love the stick sound of the paiste 24 as well as the wash but the istanbul wash opens up quicker which I like!. I don't think the bell sound on either is of significance here but important. I know myself and may regret the Istanbul but if it's like the one Ben played I'm cool. Regret comes only because of the differences from cymbal to cymbal due to the hand made subtleties. Thank you and everyone for your thoughts on this. I appreciate it more than you know.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I've needed a new cymbal bag for a while, and I'll be off to the studio for a recording project in a few weeks (my first in over a year), so I ordered a premium Zildjian bag this morning. The front compartment holds hi-hats up to 16", and the main section accommodates cymbals up to 22". Internal dividers isolate each cymbal, eliminating bronze-on-bronze contact. My Zildjian A Avedis pies will be nice and cozy in this receptacle.


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SomeBadDrummer

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The Agop 20" traditional they have quite a few models available which one is in their order? :) Some of them would be glorious for jazz. I would think about 2002 for other kind of music, all this is very subjective.

Agop 20" traditional:
Traditional jazz ride
Traditional Dark ride
Traditional original ride
Traditional medium ride
Traditional Heavy ride
Traditional Flat ride
Traditional Crash ride
Traditional Thin crash
Traditional Medium crash
Traditional Heavy crash
Traditional Dark crash
I'll take the Traditional one...with a small logo please
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Finally I can also post over here!

My first professional cymbal (new to me, quite a good deal given the - I think - very good state of it):
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There is a bit of greenish patina on the bottom, what would you say? Clean it or remove it?

I'm all for leaving patina untouched on some cymbals, but I'm not sure I'd do it with a Paiste 2002. It's meant to sound (and look) bright and clean. Bringing out its sparkle makes sense to me.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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Finally I can also post over here!

My first professional cymbal (new to me, quite a good deal given the - I think - very good state of it):
View attachment 101802

There is a bit of greenish patina on the bottom, what would you say? Clean it or remove it?
That's not patina, it's grime...someone else's grime. Clean it and be proud of the shininess. ?? I'd suggest using some lightweight oil like WD40 and a clean cotton cloth.
 

wraub

Well-known member
I recently cleaned off the grime from an old cymbal in a sink of warm water and Dawn, using a cotton washcloth. The color and patina are untouched, it's clean, and sounds wonderful. :)
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
latest purchase was some fresh resonant heads for my toms. went for the classic clears from aquarian to compliment the response 2s that i have on the batter sides :)



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