- May 7, 2020
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Which one do you guys like best?
I’m kinda more looking for a crash. I’ve never owned a big thin beautiful sounding crash. If I do get something, I want it to go well with two Paiste Modern Essentials cymbals I have (14” hihats and 20” ride).Of those, or generally?
Of those, GB.
Those are all more “crashy” than “ridey”, IMO. I’d opt for (if 19” is a must) a 19” Dark Energy. It’s drier than any of those and therefore makes a better light ride.
More generally ...
If a 20” is on the table, Masters Dark Crash-Ride.
I have a 18” signature fast crash that I’ve used a lot and a 16” full crash that I’ve been using recently with the ME’s and sounds great. I love hearing John JR Robinson play those 19” and 20” full crashes in the Memphis drum shop vids on YouTube. They sound great but he’s a big strong guy, they may be too much cymbal for me. I’m probably set when it comes to cymbals, too, now that I think about it. Unless a cymbal comes along that really blows my mind.Paiste Sig Fulls are amazing. That’s what I would do if I were doing a full on Paiste setup.
Yeah I like the formula 602’s but they’re too pricey. Especially the paperthin 20. I just bought a masters prototype from Memphis drum shop. Nice cymbal and over $200 less.If you're looking for a true crash/ride go with a 19" 602 MEDIUM.
However if you want a crash my favorites would be a regular 19" 2oo2 or 19" signature Reflector heavy full. The dark energy and modern essentials are also fantastic choices. Masters too if you want a darker smokey sound.
Yeah I love that bright beautiful shimmery sound of that 2002 and it looks like you can ride on it but I’m also looking for a very sensitive responsive cymbal too. I’m not a rocker.I have 2002s, GBs, 602s, and a PST 7 Heavy Crash. If you're after a bright, loud, classic / hard rock sound, 2002s are tough to beat, with the PST 7 a nice, much less expensive option that will get you a lot of the way there. The GBs are a little less bright and in your face, but are more shimmery / magical, and would be happier crossing over to other musical styles. It just depends on what you're after.
I just bought this one. The drummer demonstrating the cymbal doesn’t hit all parts of the cymbal so you can’t really hear all aspects of the cymbal but I think it might be pretty good. It was cheaper and lighter than all the other cymbals we’re talking about.In that case I'd lean Giant Beat. They open up easier than the 2002s and tend more towards the shimmery side. The 2002s are more glassy.
Yeah a lot pros play those and from video clips I’ve watched they sound good. I had a pair of 15” k light hihats once and put them up against my Paiste hihats and liked the Paistes better so I sold the zildjians.Not a Paiste , but you may like the Zildjian 22" K light ride. I have both a 22" and 24", love them. Very open and full truly sensitive and expressive cymbals.
If you want to go Paiste, then the Prototypes are a great deal. They mimic the uber expensive Paiste lines really well for a fraction of the price. I haven't come across a bad one yet.Yeah I like the formula 602’s but they’re too pricey. Especially the paperthin 20. I just bought a masters prototype from Memphis drum shop. Nice cymbal and over $200 less.
Yeah I’ve been trying to make a decision all week and you were in the back of my mind telling me what a great bargain the prototypes were. I can’t wait to get my new cymbal!If you want to go Paiste, then the Prototypes are a great deal. They mimic the uber expensive Paiste lines really well for a fraction of the price. I haven't come across a bad one yet.