So I took this out on a blues gig last night clamped to the batter hoop of my Ludwig Standards (which is an original hoop with a bevel for an inlay) holding a 21" AAX Omni. This isn't the heaviest ride around by any stretch, but it does get crashed like a real crash. I had to ditch the very thick, very hard felt washers that came with it and use thinner, softer ones. Where I clamped it on the hoop was where it seemed like the vertical post could be straightest up-and-down, which felt a little lower than I like, but not by much. I quickly adapted. It also needed to be pulled in quite a bit (I like my ride hanging just a hair over my floor tom for reach's sake), but that meant the L-rod was actually sticking out quite a ways and forced me to move the floor tom back. I found a compromise position finally by turning the top portion around so that the tilter rod was on my side of the gear.. The actual gear is solid - once I got it firmly clamped, it never budged all night. The hoop clamp was surprisingly secure (I've had bad luck with some before), as was the L-rod clamp (which has a memory lock that helps a lot both to hold it steady and to get the position right every time). Best of all, I can fold the whole thing flat against the drum shell and transport it on the drum instead of removing it every time, which is extra cool. So maybe 4 of 5 stars from me.Just pulled the trigger on one of these new Pearl BD hoop mount cymbal holders. Have been meaning to put a ride cymbal mount on my Standards but I really didn't want to drill any more on that poor abused thing. This looks super solid and the toothless tilter was the deciding factor. I'll let you know how it goes. I've really had to re-evaluate my opinion of Pearl's hardware as of late. (also check out their new curved cymbal booms... weird huh?)
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Welp, more money out the door! Snapped up one of those Sabian AAX 17" Concept Crashes for $110 from Sweetwater. They're just now showing as out of stock - I might've got the last one! (I think there's a few more places selling them at this price. The 16" is also on sale for $99.)
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I *almost* got the 16" because I was thinking I could pair it with my A Custom projection crash for 16" hats. But I like the sound of the 17"s I heard. I'm looking forward to playing it out very soon!I bought both the 16 inch and 17 inch, and I use them on the church drum set. They are excellent thin crashes. Peace and goodwill.
Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.Man, I have been SO TEMPTED to grab one of those. Guess I snoozed and I losed.
Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.
Can we get a little love for Sweetwater? They call you to update you on your order. What a great store.
Saw them posted about earlier today on some FB group and thought, aw hell, how can I not? So, yeah, I pulled the trigger about an hour ago.Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.
I've got a double braced yamaha stand that I must have had for about 20 years, and it still functions perfectly. great investment!