Mixed setup w/ different alloys (i.e. Zildjian and Paiste)?

markkarj

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I'd determine it on a case-by-case basis. Right now, my current setup is a bit brighter. The drums are 14x20 bass; 8x8, 8x10 and 14x14 toms; a 3x13 piccolo snare and a 4x10 popcorn snare.

The cymbals are 13.25 K hybrid hats; 6 and 10 A splashes, a 12 A Custom splash, a 14" AAXplosion fast crash, a 14" AAX studio crash, a 16" A thin crash (Canadian, an 18" Paiste Giant beat (re-issue), a 16" Istanbul Agop China and a 20" A Ping ride. In theory, the Giant Beat might be a bit more of the clanger due to the B8 alloy. But the relatively light weight plays well with the other cymbals.
 

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Looking at old 80s Modern Drummer issues, big name drummers (Phil Collins, Roger Taylor, Kenny Jones, Alan Gratzer to name a few) mixed brands all the time. For no name drummers like myself, it was a big deal to have a Paiste. It was rare to see a local drummer with a full set of Paiste cymbals. After Sabian came out, I would frequently see drummers with all three brands. I think with putting such prominent logos on the cymbals, the marketing is in drummer's heads these days.
 

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This is my exact experience with my 18" Giant Beat..! Maybe more sterile than cutting, but still.
You used "sterile" and that's the word I wanted but couldn't find it. I've experimented over the years but put a Paiste in the mix with Sabs or Zildjians, it's like the ugly duckling waddled into the room. Abrasively sterile. Every time.
 

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Years ago when I was gigging regularly my set up was
14" Sabian Sizzle Hats
15" 80's A paper thin crash used as a splash
16/18" A Custom crashes
18" K dark crash ( found out later it's an EAK)
17" K China
20" Paiste Sound Formula dry ride
Sometimes 13" K/ Z hats and sometimes a 20" K Heavy ride would be swapped in and out... This set up worked great.
 

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I loved using Paiste crashes in the 90's(3000s and Sigs) to cut through the rest of the overamplified din. Hats and ride were Zildjian. I still like mixing it up, though my default is Sabian these days. Thank heaven no one demands that I stick with one brand of anything; there's too much good stuff out there!



Dan
 


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