Blindfold Test

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Using the mobile phone to listen, but I don't want it to be too easy. :icon_e_biggrin:

1) 24" A
2) 22" Paiste Traditional China
3) 20" sabian relathed
4) 20" paiste 2002 crash
5) 22" Paiste Sound Creation Dark Ride
6) 22" Zildjian overhammered
7) 20" manhattan
8) 20" paiste dark crisp
9) oriental china
10) 22" manhattan
11) paiste prototype
 

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Using the mobile phone to listen, but I don't want it to be too easy. :icon_e_biggrin:

1) 24" A
2) 22" Paiste Traditional China
3) 20" sabian relathed
4) 20" paiste 2002 crash
5) 22" Paiste Sound Creation Dark Ride
6) 22" Zildjian overhammered
7) 20" manhattan
8) 20" paiste dark crisp
9) oriental china
10) 22" manhattan

11) paiste prototype

You might want to try again using earbuds..or better yet a nice computer :cool: ;)

Kidding..you got 4 correct answers
Nice
 
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it;s a drag listening to 11 cymbals/ 4 or five at a time / Is bearable

hell 2 at a time would be fun and fine and challenging enough
 

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The video is only 4:19 !
I used that time to listen to my own cymbals Man are they kicking asz. Let me tell you what's Up.

You got a minute?
Ok 18 Thin Crash far right Bosphorus Traditional.
\ 22" Older Hammer Bosphorus main. Left there's an old K type iv 16". then a 10" Istanbul splash Up way high, then farleft a 19" Antique Thin Ride with two rivets. Ok. The Hi hats. I have a 14" Old K type III 14 on top of


where you going?
 

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Y'all must be seasoned online cymbal listeners, since all I can hear is overtone mush. I'm therefore unqualified to play.

However, to continue with the apples-to-apples comparisons (and in honor of tomorrow's Independence Day in the US) did y'all know that apple pie is only the sanitized version of apple history in the US? A main appeal of apples was the ability to make hard cider out of them. While mom was baking an apple pie, dad was brewing a barrel of hard cider.
 

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I have no idea what's what - I have enough difficulty recognizing my own cymbals in recordings I've made - but my favorites of the bunch were 7, 9, 10, and something tells me I'd like to hear #11 in a musical context.
 

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Wow. This was an epic fail. Ive see a pretty recent one here with 8-10 cymbals and it was challenging and fun.

Oh well here are the answers


1. 20" paiste prototype I got for free with 2 cracks in it which I dremeled out. There is literally a 2 inch long whole the size of a piece of penne pasta

2. 22" paiste traditional china. Huge edge dent..actuall it a huge bend like someone ran over it with a car tire when they were backing out if the driveway

3. 20" paiste masters dark crisp ride in mint..ungigged condition.

4. 22" paiste 2002 CRASH. Brand new

5. 22" paiste sound creation dark ride

6. 20" Sabian re-lathed and re-hammered "jazz" ride

7. 24" vintage A Zildjian

8. 20" sabian manhattan ride

9. 22" zildjian oriental china trash

10. 22" k constantinople overhammered ride

11. 22" Sabian manhattan ride
 

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Sounds more even now, yet still very prominent attack. It also seems that particular stick creates a rather high ride sound, due to high wood pitch - would you agree?
What happened with the ripped head?

On a blindfold test, you're allowed can comment without knowing the "players" right?
1) big sound, 24 A makes sense (only after I read a post mentioning this above)
2) something very trashy in there, not a typical china sound
3) nice
4) something about this says Paiste
5) easiest: 22" Paiste Sound Creation Dark Ride - a favorite, but not sure I would play it on my kind of gigs
6) nice, some high-end that might indicate Paiste
7) broad midrange, no idea
8) ?
9) 22" Paiste Traditional China, or the Z trash, nice low "caw" type sound! My pick if it's not about choosing a main ride (although, I just heard an early 70s record of Stan getz with Tony where he seems to use a china/swish as main)
10) nice, too
11) also nice
 

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Seb answers above.

What do you mean by

"Sounds even more now"

?

It sounds super clear and clean..no comoression issues at all on my end.

Maybe its the device you are playing it back on?

Yeah..the Jimmy Cobb is like a harder higher pitched version of the peter erskine ride stick.
Its probably better on thinner cymbals or on a gig in the mix
 

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I have no idea what's what - I have enough difficulty recognizing my own cymbals in recordings I've made - but my favorites of the bunch were 7, 9, 10, and something tells me I'd like to hear #11 in a musical context.
7. 24" old A
9. 22" Zildjian oriental china trash
10. 22" k constantinople overhammered ride
11. 22" Sabian manhattan ride

Nice choices
 


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