Beautiful setup! Do you actually play with that setup? It seems like too many choices, too hard to remember what they all sound like.View attachment 438646
From left to right:
17" K Zildjian Med-Thin Crash
14" A Zildjian New-Beat Hi-Hats
17" K Zildjian Thin Crash
6" & 8" A Zildjian Splashes (stacked)
15" A Zildjian Paper-Thin Crash
16" A Zildjian Thin Crash
22" K Zildjian K Ride
22" A Zildjian Swish Knocker
17" A Zildjian Thin Crash
17" K Zildjian China Boy Low
Vintage of the cymbals shown ranges from between 1974 and 2019.
That's awesome man! Sounds like fun to me.
13" K Custom Dark hats, 18" K Constantinople crash, 10" K Custom Dark splash, 20" K Constantinople Light ride with 3 rivets, 17" K Custom Dark crash, and a 20" K Constantinople Medium ride. Drums are Tama Starclassic Maple. Snare is a Tama Starphonic Bubinga. Photo was taken from the balcony of a music school in a shopping center with several restaurants where we did a free live music event last Saturday and live-streamed it on Facebook. Had about 50 to 60 people in the parking lot (properly socially distanced) and almost 4,000 views on Facebook by the time the performance was over!
Thanks! I really like the combination I have now. To my ear, it all goes great together! It's taken me some time to find what I think is the best combo of cymbals for my purposes. I play a combination of jazz, classic soul, blues, latin, funk, etc. Those cymbals work great for all of it. The most recent change I made was replacing a K Custom Dark 20" ride with the K Con 20" medium ride. The K Custom Dark ride was a great cymbal, but it just didn't pair well with the other K Con ride. Never sounded natural switching between the two during a song. I did a lot of listening to Memphis Drum Shop videos to find the cymbal I thought would pair best with that 20" K Con light ride with the rivets. The K Con Medium won that contest. I was able to order the one that I thought sounded best from Memphis Drum Shop, and I've been super happy with it. I can't see making any changes in the foreseeable future. I'm sure at some point I might get tired and want to try something different. But right now I feel like I've found the holy grail in terms of my sound.That's awesome man! Sounds like fun to me.
Beautiful drums and cymbals, too.
How are those K Customs with the K Cons?
They aren't a factory set, but they play very well together. The top is a thin crash (900-something grams), and the bottom is most likely a band cymbal (very heavy, around 1500g., iirc) with 4 rivets added to it.Are those 16"s factory hats? Weights?