Recent content by tbird8450

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    New Ride With This Sound?

    Yeah, that crash ride is definitely in the ballpark. I had them on the short list but the current samples that are up on Memphis are less close to the mark. The 20" Avedis isn't bad, either, but it just doesn't have enough of a similar feel / sparkle to my ears. The closest match to me remains a...
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    What ride do you think this is?

    It probably is. Also, I'm not sure why I typed in 18" - I have a 20" 602 ride. Posted edited.
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    New Ride With This Sound?

    Don't try to bring logic, reason, and responsibility into this now. Yes, I know it's strange...call it OCD if you must, but I'm that way with just about everything. Furniture, cars, hobbies...it's expensive and wasteful, yes. But such is my curse!
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    New Ride With This Sound?

    Oh, I just listened to three new Take Five replicas that are currently available. First two...hmm, getting there, but not quite. Third one, ohhhh! It's not exact, but it's by FAR the closest I've found. I may have to snag it. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    New Ride With This Sound?

    Very true! I think I've been spoiled some by Paiste. They are typically dead-nuts consistent, at least when comparing the same era. Out of the 12 or so I've bought, only one varied significantly from sound files / videos. Oh well, searching for the "one" is half the fun anyway....well, sometimes.
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    New Ride With This Sound?

    The 20" K Con Bounce and Thin High seem to be the closest - some more than others - but I don't know that I'd want to roll the dice on one since they seem to vary quite a bit. Maybe I'll see what Memphis has in stock. I may ultimately end up shooting you a PM if all else fails.
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    New Ride With This Sound?

    Hi, I'm very nearly almost content and finished with ride cymbals (famous last words). There's one sound left that I'm on the hunt for, and the first cymbal in this video has it: Evidently it's an old 20" A Hollow Block Stamp. I don't need quite that much sizzle, so it may or may not be a...
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    What ride do you think this is?

    I pulled the song up on Amazon music, which is a little cleaner sounding. It does have a very similar tone / ping to my 20" 602 Medium Ride, however, the wash on the 602 is glassy smooth and the ride in this song has just a slight amount of sizzle, so unless it's a 602 with a rivet, likely it's...
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    New Istanbul Agop Traditional Jazz (Memphis Drum Shop Demos)

    I've been on the hunt for a dark ride to fit a certain tonal range and which offers just the right amount of wash. I stumbled onto the new 22" traditional jazzes and listened to a few that came really close to what I'm after. Then earlier today this one popped up on my feed, and yep, that's the...
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    Who plays/played K custom dark rides?

    I think most of this ti I'd like to revisit and revise these comments. I spent a few hours with the cymbal today and...there's really nothing wrong with the wash on this. It ate my lunch, not the other way around. I'm not accustomed to cymbals that lean in any way towards the trashy side (I...
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    How reliable are cymbal sound files/ video files?

    I think a lot of this topic has to do with expectations. No matter how true to life a soundfile may be, there are always going to be subtleties and nuances that will be lost over a recording mechanism and speakers / headphones. However, if you're experienced enough to know what to listen for...
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    Dark Paiste vs. Dark Zildjian vs. Istanbul Agop

    I've always liked Agops for the most part, but I've never really heard any that I felt I needed to have until the new jazz traditionals. I just snagged this from Memphis, as it is absolutely spot on to what I've been looking for in terms of a darker ride than what I currently use: They may be...
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    Who plays/played K custom dark rides?

    I just received a 20" K custom dark ride as well as a 22" K medium dark yesterday. The medium dark is perfect and has the tone and characteristics I was hoping for. The custom dark has a nice tone and great stick definition, but the wash on this particular cymbal is a bit of a mess. It's oddly...
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    What Are Your Most Helpful Independence Exercises / Videos?

    Yeah, this is similar to what I've been doing. I'll keep at it. But I just brought up that one particular song as an example, I need to work on redeveloping my skills in this area generally. I did order Ted Reed's book on syncopation as well. That looks like it will be a help.
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    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    Nice, I'll have to keep an eye on that vendor. I agree that the 20" GB sees more use as a crash, but for lower volume, more laid back playing it sounds great as a ride as well. I have a 20" 2002 Medium also and in my case it sounds very different from the GB. The standard 2002 20" crash is much...
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