A cymbal moment

DavedrumsTX

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I have played Paiste’s for a while, but recently started playing 2002s again after many years playing Signatures and Masters. I played yesterday and our FOH engineer ran up to me and asked, “Man, those are the best sounding cymbals I have heard in a long time. They were so clear in the mix!”

He didn’t know I had new cymbals, but heard the difference.

Has anyone else had a cymbal experience like this with your band, engineer, the audience?
 

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I had a weekly casino gig for 13 years and used to randomly change between all
American K's and all Signatures. No one in the band or audience ever said a word!!
 

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I had a random guy tell me that he couldn’t hear my cymbals at a small club where only kick and snare were mic’d. That was disappointing and has definitely made me reconsider my cymbal choices (and the appropriate volume of guitars). Not quite answering the prompt but maybe still qualifies as a “cymbal moment”
 

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I bought a set of Dream Bliss cymbals to use with my one band and the first night I used them all of the guys were amazed and commented about how awesome they sounded. The set I switched from was mainly smaller Zildjian A cymbals and the Bliss cymbals were all larger and thinner. Going from the brighter sound to the darker wash was very noticeable in the room were were playing in. It was nice that they noticed though and made my purchase feel worthwhile.
 


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