Effects Cymbals That You Can't Live Without

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As the topic suggests, name your favorite effects Cymbals that you can't live without.

I have a bunch of crashes and a splash, looking to potentially expand my effects Cymbals.
 

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I was on the hunt for one Kashian china, which I never thought I’d find, and I wind up finding 2 in 2 weeks! So now I have both an 18 and 20” sizzle china, both with rivets. They sound really good, especially the 18”. These are both keepers.

The 18” is the top right in my setup, and the 20” is the second pic -

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I was on the hunt for one Kashian china, which I never thought I’d find, and I wind up finding 2 in 2 weeks! So now I have both an 18 and 20” sizzle china, both with rivets. They sound really good, especially the 18”. These are both keepers.

The 18” is the top right in my setup, and the 20” is the second pic -

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Jimmy who made those Kashians? Were they their own company or made by UFIP or someone else? I remember them in the Slingerland Catalogs I believe. Long ago.
 

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I love a good stack. Very cool to incorporate that sound into a groove. Specially linear drumming and gospel type chop fills.
 

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One of my favourites is a 12 or so inch hand cymbal, one of a pair used in theatre in Myanmar. It has a very large bell & more of a flatish profile than a 'china-type'. It<s subtle and the bell has a cool sound. The other is my 17" Sabian Legacy crash, wish is kind of half between effects cymbal and traditional crash. It's super dark with some white noise like a china, but way subtler. Both are in the same position in pics, to the far right (of drums, not pic).
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Jimmy who made those Kashians? Were they their own company or made by UFIP or someone else? I remember them in the Slingerland Catalogs I believe. Long ago.
Yes, they are UFIP’s, rotocast and all, and they were made for Slingerland. I love the faux Turkish names UFIP used to help sell their cymbals BITD. I guess they were cashing in on the Turkish cymbal craze.

I really kind of fell in love with them and have a nice full set now. I think these old UFIPs are sleepers in the cymbal world.
 

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16" Paiste PSTX Swiss Thin Crash
16/18" Sabian HHX O-Zones

Love these cymbals. I swap these out with my 18" UFIP Tiger China. They cover all the ground I need for those China sounds.


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I have a Sabian 20" HH China that is approx 1470 grams..... Real Dragons Breath sounding China..... Sneaks it's way into every set up
 
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20" China ( swish really) 1610g Bos Trad.
like a handmade version of an old Avedis swish (which I also have)
Glorious.
Hard to find but I found.
 

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20" China ( swish really) 1610g Bos Trad.
like a handmade version of an old Avedis swish (which I also have)
Glorious.
Hard to find but I found.
Sometimes it’s all about the hunt. We need some pics Joe!
 

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Heck, I seldom ever played a gig without my splash & china for two decades - then around 1990 I scaled down, leaving them home on the practice kit where they've remained but I'll always keep them. I've owned at least 20 chinas and 15 or more splashes.

My 17" Meinl Custom Shop China is the versatile favorite, pub to arena, it's suitable for either and not overly trashy.
 

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