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    Some of your favorite "lighter" rides...

    for those of you who think that big z can:t make a truly great cymbal anymore try one of the new sound lab prototype you will be shut up for sure! i was and i play the other brands named here and own only 50:s zildjian metal until now. the paiste masters twenty series might be the best jazz...
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    OT: You ever do something real stupid and almost die?

    hope every one here had fresh draws for after their accident! those are the type that make you push your heart back down your throat and back into your chest cavity!! ben have you talked to any attorney's about this? maybe bankruptcy would be a good idea. good luck with this.
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    Tom Ardolino NRBQ has died

    saw them plenty in the 80's. best bar band period! always had that warm in your living room feel to them. tom was surely an original and a great guy. had the pleasure of talking with him with him back then after the gig was over.
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    New K Cons etc..

    picked up a k sound lab proto type 20 recently that absolutely killed me! sounds much like an istanbul k. paul francis pick of litter pie that's gonna be a lifetime keeper! not a zildjian guy per say but these sound lab cymbals show that zildjian isn't going to let agop bosphorus etc take market...
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    Zildjian~

    their definitely zildjians. matt plays no other.
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    cymbalsonly.com

    tony's a gem!he only carries stuff he likes and those sound files are 100% real no screwing around with the mix. 2 years ago i asked him why he didn't carry spizzichino. rip roberto. tony said he talked to roberto but it didn't seem fair to his customers to charge us an extra 400.00 $ or so for...
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    cymbalsonly.com

    tony's a gem!he only carries stuff he likes and those sound files are 100% real no screwing around with the mix. 2 years ago i asked him why he didn't carry spizzichino. rip roberto. tony said he talked to roberto but it didn't seem fair to his customers to charge us an extra 400.00 $ or so for...
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    Since their aren't many Byzance reviews...

    great cymbals at a great price. the 22" ride reminds me of old eak zildjians. it has the right stuff in the right places. just played one yesterday at a sam ash. almost bought it too. 350.00 for a hi quality ride cymbal is a eat deal and it absolutely smoked the k cons in the...
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    Since their aren't many Byzance reviews...

    great cymbals at a great price. the 22" ride reminds me of old eak zildjians. it has the right stuff in the right places. just played one yesterday at a sam ash. almost bought it too. 350.00 for a hi quality ride cymbal is a eat deal and it absolutely smoked the k cons in the...
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    zildjian or paiste?

    buy used and buy what you like.HEAR THEM FIRST! there are some really well made cymbals out there now. also listen to agops and bosphorus too. they make amazing pies!
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    STOLEN DRUM SET ALERT!!!

    if possible scratch a series of letters or numbers somewhere in the bell of your cymbals or drums. if you find them you can call police and prove their yours. if somebody steals me equipment and i catch them i'm calling my crew over with some ball peen hammers and pliers! gonna be a long time...
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    Driver's Seat View of Rescued Ludwig Standard..,

    nice kit. great wrap as well. you can tell arty has been around awhile with those clamps. smarter hardware means a pain free back!
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    1968 Sears Drum Set

    yeah and f those guys whose folks bought them REAL drumsets! mine were us mercury. and when we WALKED TO SCHOOL 6 MILES and the snow was 3 ft. deep and we were 3ft 6" and the saint bernard DIDN'T come and we all froze to death in freddy krugers basement and we are still here......... and and
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    Billy Martin

    matt wilson as well. although matt plays a HUGE setup of 2 pies and four drums his creativity and attention to the band first are among the greatest. his ears are amazing! great guy too.
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    NIce couple of Craigslist drums

    ditto for the red. they need some elbow grease and the nickel needs a good cleaning.
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    Old badgeless kit with speckled inner shells

    your good! ever think about doing that as a part time thing?
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    Paiste....

    actually the dimensions didn't all disappear. they turned into the 2002 wild line same pies but now coated. i have a medium cool ride 20" which i break out every once in a while. great bell which is a paiste staple and 4 zones to play on. great cymbal especially for latin stuff. have a 16"...
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    Monk - a drummer's musician

    hey maximus thanks a bunch for this! lets not forget that it was monk who invented avant garde and then waited for the world to catch up ! such a singular player in style and composition . jazz owes monk more then almost any other musician. dude worked as a security guard and bagged in a...
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    The Genius of JIM GORDON!

    there are too many labels concerning jim as a drummer and musician . jim played ALL OF IT! its not his fault he became sick. mental illness is a fact of life. calling him a rock drummer is not close to explaining jim's rhythmic genius . on ricky don't lose number the whole rhythm track is...
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    Cracked 18'' 40's zildjian cymbal

    forty lashes to your friend for hitting a cymbal that old hard. if you have a dremel tool drill enough so there is no touching while flexing. drill circle at top of crack to stop it right there and your good to go. if not call willie martinez or nodar. i'd go with nodar. always a great hang as...
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