Crash of Doom Experiences?

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  1. dustjacket

    dustjacket Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of adding one to finish a 4 cymbal set up (far right). From the videos I've seen it seems like it has a good bell, can be used as secondary ride and of course a big crash sound. Tried it? Have it? Impractical?
     
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    They wash fast... as a ride one would have to have a delicate touch
     
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    I had one for a year and loved it. Good bell and was a great ride, filled a great spot in my setup.
     
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    I use one regularly in my cover band (pop and rock). I dont like it as a ride unless Crash riding. Its really an accent cymbal in my opinion. Trashy but less harsh than a china and a bit mellower than an EFX.
     
  5. JazzDrumGuy

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    Had a 20.....nice bell, very trashy crash. You could ride it but it was very loud. I taped it and it helped but deadened the crash. I ended up selling it.......
     
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    I had one and loved the sound, but it was noticeably quieter than any other cymbal in that particular set (old A's). It just couldn't compete, and I'm not a basher by any means. Ended up getting rid of it only because of the quiet factor.
     
  7. aparker2005

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    I agree they're quiet. If you're micd it should be fine. There's no cymbal I've heard like it. I sold one because of how quiet it was, but quickly got another. That sound is just awesome imo
     
  8. AtlantaDrumGuy

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    I have both a COD and an EFX. The EFX is more aggressive and I think has more sustain. The COD seems to be more restrained. They both sound funky on their own, but in my view both shine in the right context.
     
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    Ill add...I feel both the COD and EFX thrive better in a full sounding band. In other words, a band that has too much space (like a trio or perhaps quieter setting?), might be more out of place. Just my opinion only. Ive used them both in church settings with great results, where the music was more on the rocking side.
     
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    aparker2005 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is also my main crash on my small kit
     
  11. AaronLatos

    AaronLatos spang spang a lang

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    I've played and really like the crash of doom model.

    In this general category, I gotta recommend the Amedia Aura EFX in 21". It's a truly great cymbal: I fell in love and had to impulse buy mine the moment I heard it. Zero regrets, and if I could only save one cymbal of mine from a natural disaster, this'd be it!



    Mine is a hair thinner and nastier than this one, but you get the idea. Incredible. Totally clean stick and played conservatively, it just sounds like a wide, washy jazz ride with a good spread. Crash it and it's monster... but you never loose the stick, even when it's roaring underneath. I put a couple rivets in mine.
     
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    +1 on the quiet factor... I ended up trading mine along with a couple other pies towards a set of K Con hats
     
  13. & You Dont Stop

    & You Dont Stop Drumming Since '85

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    just out of curiosity I took my 20" CoD to a low volume acoustic gig today to see how it plays as a ride....and, man....I really enjoyed it! The bell is great, the stick sound on the body of the cymbal stays above the wash, fun to crash the edge for accents. Also striking the edge with your stick perpendicular (is there a name for this move?)

    I really enjoyed my experience today.

    The sound overall kind of gave me a Paiste vibe....almost like a heavily hammered 2oo2
     

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