I'm buying a cymbal pack and I'm trying to choose from the Z sweets in 15 in hats, 17,19,21, and the HHX complex cymbal pack..
I use a 21 K Sweet Ride as a crash. I'm a bit of a basher, but even so I confidently say that 21 K Sweet Rides have less ride to them than most crash-rides. I really couldn't imagine using it as a ride unless I was using brushes tiny, tiny sticks.
I currently play a Zildjian 24 A medium, which is pretty great. I’m also a fan of 22 K Heavy rides, which play much lighter than the name implies. I’d really like to check out the new 24 Orchestral Ride for something a little lighter than my medium. I’ve heard great things about them on this forum.What do you normally use as a ride?
A good friend of mine picked up a Sabian HHX Complex pack & I played [email protected]#$%ing stunning! A perfectly balanced kit..Needless to say I got instant GAS.The Sabian HHX complex are some of the best cymbals they’ve created in the past 20 years. Controllable and yet full sounding. No clankers in the bunch.
There are some really great packs with 15 K Lights, 17 K Dark Thin, 19 K Dark Thin, and a 22 K Light Ride. I would choose that over the Sweets. The Sweets are so bright and small sounding, IMO.
But above all, I would vote for the the HHX Complexes. A little more bite and more dynamic. Highs, lows, complexity, sweetness. I would say these are geared more for a slightly louder situation.
You can obviously get some good listens on YT, which is more important than anything I'm saying. But I definitely want to pitch the other pack if you go with Zildjian.
Zildjian K series box set contains 1pr 15" K light hi hats, 1-17" K dark thin crash, 1-19" K dark thin crash, 22" K light ride and a free 22" gig bag.reverb.com
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