I'm a bit of a one-note samba on this, but when the subject of a 21" comes up, I have to chime in with the Paiste 21" Masters Medium Ride.Also open to other suggestions, but I really do prefer the 21" size.
I appreciate the suggestion. I've owned a few Paistes. I liked them. They have they're own flavor for sure. It's just never been my favorite.I'm a bit of a one-note samba on this, but when the subject of a 21" comes up, I have to chime in with the Paiste 21" Masters Medium Ride.
It's a marvelous cymbal that does the old-school, handmade, ancient-sounding, ride thing better than any cymbal I've played in years. The ride sound and the bell ... perfect. The crash, while seemingly heavy and clangy on its own, fits right inside the music in context.
OK - now back to your regularly scheduled Zildjian programming.
Should buy a used one. And just Trust...you will get to know it...and after you've fully explored it then decide if you made a good decision . Indecision sucks. You never know beforehand you must thrust yourself into the future.Exhaustively.
Videos and sound files only show so much.
I just need to pick one and go with it, I'm just so tired of the shipping process! Haha.
I'm starting to lean heavily towards the K Custom Dark Complex. Wondering about which weight to look for. I've seen them as with a 300+ gram weight differential.
I'm thinking one around 2500g would be a good fit for me. I'm just worried about the heavier ones being a bit clangy.
Oh, I know. Been on there so much lately!
Thanks for the thought. I think my closest options for trying some pies are in Chicago. And there's not way I'm going there, right now!I was trying to think where you could go to hear a few of these, or if someone reading this is close by with some options.. I have a bunch of sheeet you could hear, but I'm in Austin. Not to sell you, but so you could hear it...
We're all bored, just post some mycymbal links maybe, of what you're considering.Thanks for the thought. I think my closest options for trying some pies are in Chicago. And there's not way I'm going there, right now!
Sorry to be annoying. Just bored at home these days.
Ok.We're all bored, just post some mycymbal links maybe, of what you're considering.
I use a 3120 gram 22" SCDR for my restaurant gigs. Works greatIt's just my opinon. I don't know what he's looking for.. explanation of styles doesn't really help me. A video of how a guy plays does, how he holds the sticks. How hard he plays, his technique. That's what I would really need to make a good recommendation. If He plays lighter with small tips it might work, if he uses a 5B, even playing lightly it might not.
I've been doing this too long to have any idea of what someone wants. I barely know what I want. Everyone wants light jazz cymbals around here anyway for their resteraunt gigs. Ha ha