I've got 16 and 18 KCD crashes, as well as 16 and 18 A fast crashes. Obviously, the K's are darker and lower pitched.
That might be just what you're looking for. As CC says, you could even use the 18 as a ride if playing very lightly.
The A's give me more of what I think of as a real crash...
I've got a 22" and two 20" KCD rides. They're just about my favorites.
They don't really excel in any one area, but more importantly, they're never offensive or obnoxious in any way.
And that's high praise for them from me.
The 'heavily lathed' cymbal thread got me thinking. Maybe I should post there, but I know things tend to get buried.
Anyways - it's my understanding that lathing produces wash. Hammering breaks up the wash and can result in a trashy sound.
And unlathed cymbals have mostly ping with very...
14's first, 13's next. Anything larger or smaller can be fun to try, but I won't buy them.
Well - there's always an exception, right?
I tried a new pair of 12" New Beats, and was a bit shocked that they actually had a sound similar to the 14 NB's that I know and love.
Just a bit higher...
I've got back to back kits - one facing a wall and the other facing into the room. I can play either kit by rotating the throne.
I get many more reflections from the set facing the wall - especially the bass drum and the left side ride and hats.
Slightly unnatural or enhanced sounding because...
That was my first thought too, but he specified " marketable possessions ",
and I'm thinking most people probably don't put their family and pets up for sale. :p
I have tons of gear, including drums, but it all pales in comparison to what I have stuck
into my house and vehicles over the years.
Session is mahagony/birch, and Tours are maple.
Session has a virgin bass drum and pipe style mounts.
Tours have a bass drum tom mount and yess style mounts.
Lots of other differences as well.
I have a set of the newer style Tours and am happy with them.
I've had a Zildjian 24, a Giant Beat 24, and a couple of Sabian APX 24's. I'm a Zildjian guy, but I liked that one the least.
It was a big old heavy dog that you had to really whack to get anything out of.
The Giant Beat was my favorite. Nice sound and responsive at any volume.
The APX were...
I asked for a discount on a kit because it was displayed on the floor for people to play.
Got a response like 'everything we have is out on the floor, so we'd have to discount everytihng - can't do it'.
I prefer new, in the box. I'd buy a demo/display, but would expect at least some kind of...