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Malc

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I use Sabian aax stage hats,14. aax splash,8. aax stage crash,16. Zildjian avedis splash,10.Zildjian Scimitar 16 ( everyone online seems to hate this cymbal but I've been clobbering it for years at gigs and no-one has ever mentioned it). Aax ride,20.
I'm toying with adding an aax freq crash,18 into the mix at some point too.
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All Zildjian: 13" K Custom Dark hats; 19" K Constantinople crash/ride; 10" K Custom Dark splash; 20" K Constantinople Light ride with 3 rivets; 17" K Custom Dark crash; 20" K Constantinople Medium ride

Oh, and since we're talking cymbal setup... I just recently replaced a K Constantinople 18" crash with that K Con 19" crash/ride. The 18" K Con crash is a beauty but I wanted some ride capability on that side. Anyway, I've got that 18" K Con crash listed for sale on Reverb and I posted it in the Cymbals For Sale section. It's a really good one!
 
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Just like drums, I have too many cymbals but I always seem to fall back on the same combo

14 2002 black label sound edge
18 Dream Bliss crash left
20 Zildjian medium ride
18 Dream Bliss crash/ride right
 

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REALLY ENJOYING your pics folks, I will give this one a shot as well....

My current rigs....All descriptions are left to right

UFIP
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16” Extatic Series Hats
18” Class Series Fast Crash
17” Class Series Fast Crash
20” Class Series Crash, Light
22” Natural Series Crash / Ride, Red Label
20” Class Series China

Not shown - 10” Class Series Splash, Light and 16” Class Series Fast Crash

BOSPHORUS
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15” Master Vintage Hats
18” Black Pearl Crash
22” Master Vintage Ride (1993)
20” Black Pearl Crash / Ride

ISTANBUL AGOP
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AGOP 15” Signature Series Hi Hats
AGOP 20” Signature Series Crash
AGOP 22” Signature Series Medium Ride
Istanbul AGOP 20” Signature Series Ride (paper thin)

Not Shown - Istanbul AGOP 22” Signature Series China

SABIAN
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15” HH Remastered Hi-Hats
18” HH Vanguard Crash
22” HHX Legacy Heavy Ride
20” HH Vanguard Thin Crash

Not shown - 10” HH Splash, First Generation circa 1989 and First Gen 16” HH Sound Control Crash, circa 1988

ISTANBUL MEHMET
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Istanbul Mehmet 15” Nostalgia Hi Hats
Istanbul Mehmet 18” Nostalgia Crash
Istanbul Mehmet 22” Nostalgia 70’s Series Ride
Istanbul Mehmet 20” Nostalgia 70’s Series Ride

Not Shown - Mehmet 9" Traditional Splash and Mehmet 16" Nostalgia crash

ZILDJIAN
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Standard set of Zildjian L80 Low Volume cymbals with 14" Hats, 16 & 18" crash and 20" ride
 

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hats usually 14" NB circa79
ride an old A Zildjian 22 from the 70s
2 crashes 16 18 sabians..... although i may have an old zildjian in the case..
 

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22 " K custom dark (w/ a tiny square of tape)
19 " Kerope
14 " K Con hats (heavy on top)

other hats that get mixed in: old Ks and As from the eighties
 

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I know it's nerdy/fussy of me, but I really only play these as sets.

ZILDJIANS

Zildjian K Constantinoples

22” Overhammered Bounce (2019 ) 2422g
19" Crash/Ride (2016) 1568g
14" Hi Hats (2015) 906g/1222g
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Zildjian Redesigned As: (all 2016)
23" Sweet Ride 3074g
20" Thin Crash 1778g
18" Thin Crash 1354g
15" New Beats 1182/1604g
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Extras:
22” Oriental China Trash
8” A Splash

BOSPHORUS
Bosphorus Syncopation Series

22” Syncopation SW Ride
20” Syncopation Ride
19” Syncopation SW Crash
18” Syncopation Crash
14” Syncopation SW Hi Hats
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Bosphorus Traditional Series
22” Traditional Ride 2630g
19” Traditional Crash
13” Traditional Bright Hi Hats.

Extras:
16” Traditional Effects (18 holes)
12” Turk Splash

I'd admit that I really don't NEED that set of Bosphorus Traditionals, but they're cool and they do something none of the other cymbal sets I have quite do. And they were cheap to boot.
 
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I know it's nerdy/fussy of me, but I really only play these as sets.
How do you like that 19" K Con crash/ride? I just got one (1614g) and so far really like it. I've only played one gig so far with it, but it did really well as a crash and for adding some little touches here and there. Didn't get a situation in that gig where I wanted to ride on it, but it sounds pretty good at home, and the bell sounds good too.
 

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How do you like that 19" K Con crash/ride? I just got one (1614g) and so far really like it. I've only played one gig so far with it, but it did really well as a crash and for adding some little touches here and there. Didn't get a situation in that gig where I wanted to ride on it, but it sounds pretty good at home, and the bell sounds good too.
Oh, I completely love that thing. I think it's a perfect left side ride for jazz gigs and a perfect drier crash for everything. Great bell, too. This is my second one, and it sounds pretty much exactly like the last one I had, which I sold. Here's the video I made of the first one.

 

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My old K's:

Left to Right on the wall:

20" Old Stamp IIb
18" Old Stamp III
18" Old Stamp IIIc
20" Old Stamp IIIc
22" New Stamp
20" Old Stamp IIIb
22" Intermediate Stamp
20" Old Stamp IIIb
20" Old Stamp III
22" Old Stamp IIIb
18" Old Stamp IIb

On the carpet, from left to right (upper row 15" lower row 14"):

15" Old Stamp IIb
15" Old Stamp IIIc
15" Old Stamp IIa
14" Old Stamp IIIc
14" Old Stamp IVb
14" Intermediate Stamp

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I don’t have regular setups. I have a bunch of different model Paiste’s and I use whatever combination I feel like at that moment.
 

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I've really enjoyed this thread. Thank you to everyone who played along so far, showing off your cymbals! I just had all of my cymbals re-buffed and polished, and added a few gems. Here is my current collection. I need two posts, because it's more than 10 pics. Let me know what you think. Describing all photos from LEFT to RIGHT

Hihats:

Sabian 13" HH Fusion Hats, Zildjian 12" A Custom Mastersound Hats
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Zildjian 13" A Custom/Z Combo Hats, Zildjian 13" K/Z Combo Hats (K made brilliant)
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Zildjian 13" A Custom Mastersound Hats
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Chinas:

Zildjian 20" A Custom China, Zildjian 18" A Custom China, Sabian 19" Paragon China
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Zildjian 20" Oriental China Trash, Zildjian 18" Oriental China Trash, both custom vented!
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Rides:

Zildjian 20" A Custom Ping Ride
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Zildjian 20" K Custom Session Ride, Zildjian 20" K Custom Ride
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Splashes:

Zildjian 12" Z Custom Splash, Zildjian 10" K Splash, Zildjian 8" K Splash, Sabian 10" Paragon Splash, Sabian 8" Paragon Splash
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Stacks:

Sabian 12"/14" Signature Max Stax (Low)
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Sabian 10"/10" Signature Max Stax (Mid), Sabian 8"/8" Signature Max Stax (High)
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Crashes:

Zildjian 18" Z Custom Crash, Zildjian 18" K Custom Fast Crash (#1)
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Zildjian 18" K Custom Fast Crash (#2), Zildjian 17" K Custom Fast Crash, Zildjian 16" K Custom Fast Crash (#1)
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Zildjian 16" K Custom Fast Crash (#2), Zildjian 15" K Custom Fast Crash, Zildjian 14" K Custom Fast Crash
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Zildjian 17" K Dark Thin Crash, Zildjian 16" K Custom Dark Crash, both made brilliant!
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My main set of cymbals are made by Impression Cymbals
15" Traditional Series Thin Hi-hats
18" Traditional Series Thin Crash
19" Traditional Series Thin Crash
22" Mixed Series Ride

I own these as well and used them for years at gigs and sessions before using the Impression Cymbals.
Zildjian:
10" Avedis Zildjian Flash Splash
12" Zilco (Sabian/Zildjian) Crash (vintage 1950's)
14" Hi-Hats: K. Dark Custom (Top) / Avedis Zildjian Mastersound (Bottom)
14" Kerope Hi-Hats (Pair)
14" Zildjian Scimitar Hi-Hats (Pair)
15" Avedis Zildjian Thin Crash
18" Avedis Zildjian Medium Crash
18" K Constantinople Crash
19" A Custom Crash
19" K. Dark Thin Crash
20" Avedis Zildjian Medium Ride
21" K Custom Organic Ride
22" K. Constantinople Medium Ride
Earth Plate - High

Paiste 20" Color Sound 5 Ride (Blue)
Agazarian 10" Splash
Factory Metal Cross Crasherz 10"
Wuhan 12" China
Unknown Brand (stamped Japan under the bell) 20" Ride
 

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Alright here we are:



Pretty simple setup:

- 13" Bosphorus New Orleans hats
- 16" Bosphorus Samba Crash
- 20" Bosphorus New Orleans ride w/ 3 rivets installed

Here's another version:



- 13" Istanbul Agop Xist hats
- Same 16" crash
- 21" Meinl Classics Custom Ghost Ride
 


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