I have been playing a traditional Cajun triangle in my act for many years. Recently decided to add an orchestral triangle to my set-up. Until I started looking into it, I wasn't even aware that Sabian has a line of quality B8 bronze triangles. Their hand-hammered models cost about twice as much as the non-hammered versions; I read some exceptional reviews on the internet, so I went for the 6" hammered model (about $75).
We have been rehearsing our catalog of bluegrassified holiday tunes, for some upcoming jobs.
New triangle is working out great, for festive accents. Of course it sounds best and brightest, when struck with metal triangle beater. Sometimes I will have the capacity to quickly swap out implements, but in other places I need to strike it with the wood handle of my drum brush.. it responds pretty well to that. Consider me thumbs-up for Sabian triangles.
I was wondering if anyone else here is dabbling in the lucrative <?> business of music placement. Our bass player (who is retired, and apparently has some time on his hands), has hooked our band's music up with an outfit called Jingle Punks (and a couple of other similar agencies), to get our recordings used in movies, TV shows, commercials, etc. A 30-second instrumental segment from our song 'Judgement Day' has been used in episodes of two cable TV shows: Restoration Wild on the Animal Planet channel, and United Stuff of America, on the History Channel. Here is our latest accounting of our royalties ... getting close to the $14 mark! Who hoo.
Suffice to say, those of us in the band who are not retired, won't be giving up our day jobs ! Hey, we tease him about this, but we do honestly appreciate his efforts, and he is apparently having fun with his venture.
On a related note, he also placed our last CD with Pandora. Has anyone else started a Pandora channel on your own band ? It's a trip to see what other artists come up.... as a matter of fact, it's quite flattering.
I might expect a pair of hi-hats to cost slightly less than the combined cost of buying each cymbal individually. But I wouldn't expect a pair to be priced for less than just the single top cymbal. Maybe this is just a mistake on the part of the seller. Or maybe, there is truthfully no rhyme or reason to cymbal pricing.