Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:39 PM
Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:31 AM
I use a 17" Trad Thin crash as my top hat in a Steve Jordan copycat hi-hat setup. I also had a 20" Trad Thin crash that I really liked, but ended up trading it for a 20" Masters Thin, which I like even more. I've found throughout the Traditional line that they are better at blending in with, rather than cutting through the sound of a band. Not sure what your musical situation is, but anything much heavier than classic rock would probably bury the Trads in a stage mix. I've also loved the soft feel of every Trad cymbal I've owned. They give quite nicely when struck.
Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:47 AM
I bought mine from DCP and they had a few and this one I bought was really the special one. I was surprised at the differences between them. Nothing like a Zildjian or Sabian but still more than say between two 2002 crashes.
Edited by RickP, 20 August 2018 - 03:59 PM.
Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:20 AM
having trouble getting used to them.
I love my Traditionals, including a 16" "thin crash" and 17" "thin." They see use on my kit, and sometimes I'll use the crashes as suspended cymbals on my symphony gigs.
What cymbals are you comparing these to, to make it tough to get use to the Trads?
Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:46 AM
So I'm comparing them to Zildjian A series fast crashes and Paiste Giant Beats. I realize that they are for completely different purposes, but to my ears the Traditionals don't sounds that "gentle" if that makes sense. Again, this is all personal opinion on my part. While the A's and GBs are more classic rock sounding to me, they have this gentle quality that I can't find in the traditionals. Anyway, thanks for the opinions.
Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:58 PM
Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:59 PM
Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:24 AM
I have a set of Traditionals and like them a lot together but to my ears they don´t play too well with others. Their slightly harsh and trashy quality puts them apart from more middle-of-the-road cymbals and doesn´t make them ideal allround crashes IMHO. For that purpose I have A Fast crashes and Giant Beats, among others.
The Trads are mighty fine instruments, mind, but definitely an aquired taste.
Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:40 PM
Very musical and complex cymbals which I've gotten a lot of compliments for through the years.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:08 AM
Not to hijack, I'm looking for a used 18" thin crash, if anyone wants to part with theirs.
Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:10 PM
Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:09 PM
My only challenge has been getting a good spread in pitches.
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