Love mine. Two K con 16" for hats...but I also loved the one as a crash. So, I recently bought a 16" K con suspended to throw into that mix. I'll get to use the hats and get a crash.
The only way to know is to try it. Weights don't matter. You might even find a nice Camber to put underneath. You...
LOL. I started with some bronze crap that came with my Royce drums. I then upgraded to Cambers, 14 hihats, 16 crash, 18 crash ride. I always look for my originals...I'll buy them back. I thought that they were really cool, at the time.
I love these K cons:
12" Splash...rare and not a prototype
2 x 16" Crash, sometimes used as hihats
20" Flat ride
22" Thin Overhammered
17" Bought as crash, but turned out to be 1/2 of an orchestral pair, sounded awful so I holed it out to make...
I think that there were only three K con 12" splashes ever made...and I jumped at the one that I got, had to pay $180 for it, but I love it- And it's NOT a prototype!
The 15" Prototype K con hats that I've seen listed have aren't really K cons. I've been trying to find two 15" crashes to match...
I always loved these things, took me years to find some. I found two nice ones in a parts drawer at a music store, the old sticker said $2 each. Put them on eBay, and two people started bidding crazy: Went up to $160 if I remember correctly. I know, whipdeedoo.
That's NOT the rare one. Those are actually quite common. The "Rare" one has the groove near the tool end to fit the ball bearing in the snare-key holder. Whoever listed this doesn't know the difference, and will never get that much for the non-rare version.
I was looking for this sound:
Did it just like Gcort49 said. 1.5" from the edge and 3/16" bit.Put four at 12-3-6-9 o'clock. I picked my K con 19" crash/ride. This guy has four rivets in a 22" Istanbul Agop, but my 20" K con rides didn't sound as bright as his. So I went for it with the 19"...