K sweet crashes?

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I have 20” that is fantastic - it pairs well with my thin Sabian HH crashes, not something that all K’s do well in my opinion.
 

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I have a 19 and 20 sweet. Had a 19 and 20 dark thin but sold them off. There is plenty of difference between the sweet and the dark thin. Won't be an issue at all.
 

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K Sweet 19” is my current favorite crash for louder stuff. As a dedicated crash, it’s pretty versatile.
If you’re trying to ride them, play them in person first.
 

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I have 17" and 19" K Sweet crashes. The 19" is easily my favorite.

I'll probably get an 18" as well because I think it'd be a better compliment to the 19" than the 17" is. The 17" isn't bad by any means, I just wish it was slightly bigger and fuller sounding.

@aparker2005, are you sure the K Sweets are higher pitched than the normal Ks? I think the K Sweets are actually thinner than almost everything except the K Clusters, which would make them lower pitched? I dunno, I could be wrong.
 

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I have 17" and 19" K Sweet crashes. The 19" is easily my favorite.

I'll probably get an 18" as well because I think it'd be a better compliment to the 19" than the 17" is. The 17" isn't bad by any means, I just wish it was slightly bigger and fuller sounding.

@aparker2005, are you sure the K Sweets are higher pitched than the normal Ks? I think the K Sweets are actually thinner than almost everything except the K Clusters, which would make them lower pitched? I dunno, I could be wrong.

Yeah they're definitely thinner and should be darker, but I think the raw bells make them higher pitched. I could also be wrong.
 

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I tried a 17,19,21 K Sweet set at home. I really liked the 19. But as a set, I didn't feel they offered me anything I wasn't already getting with
trans stamps, old K's, or even lighter EAK's in similar sizes. If I never had those other cymbals, the K Sweets would have worked. But K's "should" be more raw and organic....less sweet....more filling.
 

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I tried a 17,19,21 K Sweet set at home. I really liked the 19. But as a set, I didn't feel they offered me anything I wasn't already getting with
trans stamps, old K's, or even lighter EAK's in similar sizes. If I never had those other cymbals, the K Sweets would have worked. But K's "should" be more raw and organic....less sweet....more filling.


At this point the K line are like lower pitched As.
 

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I used my 20" K sweet on an acoustic type coffee shop gig last night. Used rods and brushes. It worked perfectly for a do it all cymbal. Ride and crash both!

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On a different note…attended a funeral and they had a band play at the church. Crashes sounded terrible and stuck out like a sore thumb. I realized how much I appreciate the k crashes. I don’t know what they were, but it was distracting. The cymbals sounded cheap.
 


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