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Home practice space 9-08-22. Left to right: 14" A. Zildjian & Cie "Vintage" hats, 21" K Sweet Ride, 19" Soultone flat ride & 20" IAK Jazz ride.

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Nice. I was looking at the 23" K Sweet a little while ago. I've never seen you post that 21". What do you think of it?
It arrived today. I previously owned an A series Sweet. This one is brighter and less versatile, which is weird when comparing an A-series to a K-series. But it certainly has its place. I am playing more 50s/60sw rock, blues and country and it seems to be ideally suited for that. I was going to bring it to a rehearsal tomorrow, but since I recently swapped out cymbals there I am going to wait. I would be more inclined to bring the A-series Sweet to a piano jazz trio gig than this one, but since I am not doing that sort of thing these days I am happy with it.
 

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It arrived today. I previously owned an A series Sweet. This one is brighter and less versatile, which is weird when comparing an A-series to a K-series. But it certainly has its place. I am playing more 50s/60sw rock, blues and country and it seems to be ideally suited for that. I was going to bring it to a rehearsal tomorrow, but since I recently swapped out cymbals there I am going to wait. I would be more inclined to bring the A-series Sweet to a piano jazz trio gig than this one, but since I am not doing that sort of thing these days I am happy with it.

Cool. That's interesting to hear. Your description does seem contradictory to my ideas of both of those lines.
Do you know how much it weighs?
 

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Cool. That's interesting to hear. Your description does seem contradictory to my ideas of both of those lines.
Do you know how much it weighs?
No idea as to the weight. My scale is messed up. I purchased it because it was from the K Sweet line. Like I said I am not disappointed in the least. Its sonic characteristics were the opposite of what I was expecting though.
 

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No idea as to the weight. My scale is messed up. I purchased it because it was from the K Sweet line. Like I said I am not disappointed in the least. Its sonic characteristics were the opposite of what I was expecting though.
Yeah. That's crazy. Makes me a bit skeptical. Thanks for the review!
 

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Yeah. That's crazy. Makes me a bit skeptical. Thanks for the review!
Bear in mind that there is a lot of variation between and among Zildjians in the same model line size-wise. Also, the day before I put the Ks up I had large and small stamp 50s cymbals mounted and the significant contrast may account for how I perceived the brightness. I am going to use these for a few weeks to get to know them. It's not a matter of liking them or not - if they were on my rehearsal kit where I am playing with other musicians I would not have noticed much if any difference. Since they were mounted on my practice kit where I do exercises and woodshedding in isolation I am definitely going to hear everything. Plus the room they are in right now is a constant. If I were using them live it would be a variable.
 

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Trying a new low volume setup for acoustic gigs. Really need a proper set of small hats instead of splashes:

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For my low volume I use regular hats (14 or 13), open snare drum and no BD, although a BD is possible, and when I have the stage room I use the 7x18 BD from my Tama jam kit. Here is what I would normally use - in this case it's a crowded living room:


What I do have room for a BD, here is what I scale up to:

 

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Might be my last GAS(p) but, got a few scores in the last 6 months. Have never owned or even played Paiste, now I realize what I’ve missed. These Hybrid Maples are a different level of drum, really nice!
 

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From last night casual with my acoustic driven trio....

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15” HH Remastered Hi-Hats (1126/ 1432 g)
18” HH Vanguard Crash (1222 g)
22” Crescent Element Ride (2610 g)
20” HH Vanguard Thin Crash (1570 g)
16” HH Sound Control Crash, First Generation (948 g)

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22" Istanbul Mehmet Turk Swish
20" Pasha by Grand Master Paper Thin Ride
24" Turkish Lale Kardes Signature Ride
18" Bosphorus Thin Crash
16" Turkish Thin Crash
14" mixed hats: Istanbul Mehmet Legend top over a blue label Paiste Formula 602 top

Slingerland kit with a Tama Artwood snare
 

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Friday it was the mix of various HH Sabian's (15" hats, 16", 18", 20" crashes and 22" ride).....

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Saturday it was my Istanbul Mehmet Nostalgia's along with a Turkish from the same foundry (15" hats, 16", 17", 18" crashes and a 22" ride)....

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