My Cymbal collection..what's yours?

Bonzo442

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Not sure about my crashes but I do know they’re all even sizes no 17” or 19” I am a Paiste holic all my cymbals are newer mostly
Not too much vintage
for rides;
602 med 20”, 22, 24
602 ME 22
2002 black stamp 22
2002 24
Sig 20 full
GB 22
Hats
Sig 14 med
2002 15 SE
602 14 & 15 med
602 15 SE
602 ME 15
 

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I mix and match my hi hats. Right now I hav

14” Sabian AA flat hats top, Zildjian quick beat top (I use as a bottom), Zildjian new beat top from the 80s, and an older Zildjian from 50s or 60s. I’m not good at identifying stamps but it’s my favorite.

16” Saluda (no idea the series but I think it’s Mist-X)
18” Sabian Vault
20” Sabian AAX stage ride (used as a crash)
20” Paiste 505 heavy ride (trying to sell it, who wants it?!)
20” Paiste Signature Full ride
22” Zildjian K light ride
22” Zildjian K custom ride (that’s what I was told. The logos have been removed. The lathing is really wide and goes all the way up to the bell and the serial # says it’s from 98...but K customs I’ve looked at from that year don’t look like this)
 

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Not sure about my crashes but I do know they’re all even sizes no 17” or 19” I am a Paiste holic all my cymbals are newer mostly
Not too much vintage
for rides;
602 med 20”, 22, 24
602 ME 22
2002 black stamp 22
2002 24
Sig 20 full
GB 22
Hats
Sig 14 med
2002 15 SE
602 14 & 15 med
602 15 SE
602 ME 15
I was a Paisteholic until I became a Mehmetaholic until I get bored and become Aholic to another brand! Lol!
It never ends man!
And on a side note, I've also become a snareaholic!
 

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Holy S***!!! That is too F'n cool!!
George Hurley is a monster! Minutemen & fIREHOSE were great bands.
I think George is working for the Longshoreman's union in San Pedro, CA now & occasionally plays with Mike Watt.
Steve
It was purchased at their merch table after an east coast gig. Trying to get ahold of Hurley now. I asked watt about it and its potential of being used on an album. He was unsure, but mentioned "
it was prolly used for everything georgie did 'til it got broke!"
 

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I was a Paisteholic until I became a Mehmetaholic until I get bored and become Aholic to another brand! Lol!
It never ends man!
And on a side note, I've also become a snareaholic!
I play three different instruments! I'm a multiple a-holic, but ride cymbals and fuzz boxes are the pinnacle of music gear obsession, because each one has its own unique flavor that washes over everything. I got rid of all my cymbals the last time I quit playing drums (which is also the last time I quit playing any instrument before I'm physically or mentally incapacited - I won't make that mistake again. Currently I have some hand-me-downs, and some stuff I got to get started again. Next up is a hand-hammered crash ride.

Zildjian 60s 14" A Hats (medium-light)
Sabian 18" Monarch Crash/Ride

Meinl HCS hats, Sabian B8 crash-ride, hand-hammered (by me) B8 crash-ride.
 

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I play three different instruments! I'm a multiple a-holic, but ride cymbals and fuzz boxes are the pinnacle of music gear obsession, because each one has its own unique flavor that washes over everything. I got rid of all my cymbals the last time I quit playing drums (which is also the last time I quit playing any instrument before I'm physically or mentally incapacited - I won't make that mistake again. Currently I have some hand-me-downs, and some stuff I got to get started again. Next up is a hand-hammered crash ride.

Zildjian 60s 14" A Hats (medium-light)
Sabian 18" Monarch Crash/Ride

Meinl HCS hats, Sabian B8 crash-ride, hand-hammered (by me) B8 crash-ride.
Soon enough you will have another collection! Have fun.
 

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Now there’s 602 14” blue label heavies on eBay someone please stop me, a little pricey I’m tapping out
 

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Nice stables, guys.

I have slimmed the herd considerably over the years and have barely more than I can play on one kit.

12" Sabian SR2 thin

13" Sabian HH medium thin crash (used as hi-hat top)
13" Sabian HH medium hi-hat bottom

14" A Zildjian hi-hats (60s over 70s).

16" Sabian HH dark crash
18" Sabian HH thin crash
18" Sabian AAX freq crash

20" Sabian HH medium-heavy ride
21" Sabian HH ride (not sure of model)
 

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It was purchased at their merch table after an east coast gig. Trying to get ahold of Hurley now. I asked watt about it and its potential of being used on an album. He was unsure, but mentioned "
it was prolly used for everything georgie did 'til it got broke!"
I like international "NO" over the Paiste logo, and what was written below.
If you ever feel like parting with that, let me know.....
Steve
 

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So is anyone else thinking Rock Roll and Bandit need to have their own stickies in the Cymbal and Drums sub-forums?

You know, so if someone starts feeling guilty about how much gear they have they have somewhere to go to get perspective......
Mike Currotto posted pictures of his house one time showing off just some of his snare collection...I used to show it to my wife when she asked if I had enough snares :)
 

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I play three different instruments! I'm a multiple a-holic, but ride cymbals and fuzz boxes are the pinnacle of music gear obsession, because each one has its own unique flavor that washes over everything. I got rid of all my cymbals the last time I quit playing drums (which is also the last time I quit playing any instrument before I'm physically or mentally incapacited - I won't make that mistake again. Currently I have some hand-me-downs, and some stuff I got to get started again. Next up is a hand-hammered crash ride.

Zildjian 60s 14" A Hats (medium-light)
Sabian 18" Monarch Crash/Ride

Meinl HCS hats, Sabian B8 crash-ride, hand-hammered (by me) B8 crash-ride.
I also play multiple instruments tho mostly bass and drums with guitar coming in 3rd.
I traded some cool basses for drum gear years ago.about half of my basses.
I still am happy with those trades.
An 8 string aluminum neck Yamaha. A steinberg like bass made from a California company..32 frets..

I'm going to start a "best low budget" thread..maybe it will be helpful, I always look for good sounding low budget cymbal.
 

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I also play multiple instruments tho mostly bass and drums with guitar coming in 3rd.
I traded some cool basses for drum gear years ago.about half of my basses.
I still am happy with those trades.
An 8 string aluminum neck Yamaha. A steinberg like bass made from a California company..32 frets..

I'm going to start a "best low budget" thread..maybe it will be helpful, I always look for good sounding low budget cymbal.
For years, I played guitar almost exclusively, but when I go to a show, I pay attention to the drums and bass over the guitar 90% of the time.

Now bass is #1. I can't play drums at the level of the other instruments, but I get a lot out of it when I do it. I've got pretty cheap, but decent, instruments for everything. #1 guitar is a Yamaha baritone, #1 bass is a Squier Mustang, etc. Drums for now are giant 70s Pearls, but they'll be replaced with a Breakbeats or Club Jam type thing soon because my jam room is also my living room and the drums are an imposition.

Cheapo cymbals: Sabian XS20s! They cost about as much as Scimitars and they sound great.

Cheapo snares: those chrome-over-steel Slingerlands!
 
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For years, I played guitar almost exclusively, but when I go to a show, I pay attention to the drums and bass over the guitar 90% of the time.

Now bass is #1. I can't play drums at the level of the other instruments, but I get a lot out of it when I do it. I've got pretty cheap, but decent, instruments for everything. #1 guitar is a Yamaha baritone, #1 bass is a Squier Mustang, etc. Drums for now are giant 70s Pearls, but they'll be replaced with a Breakbeats or Club Jam type thing soon because my jam room is also my living room and the drums are an imposition.

Cheapo cymbals: Sabian XS20s! They cost about as much as Scimitars and they sound great.

Cheapo snares: those chrome-over-steel Slingerlands!
The scimitars were terrible. The bronze scimitars were much better.
But look for sabian pro cymbals.
I've got 6 pro rides and all are good....look for the hammering , the older ones are hand directed still machine hammered but there is a difference.
The last one I got was a sabian pro dry ride.all machine hammered. It doesn't sound as good as the older ones but still good sounding.with a decent bell.....high pitch with good stick.
I used to get these rides for 50 dollars shipped, but they've gone up in price to around 70-90 dollarsebay.
I see much cheaper at gc. If it's near you.
Splashes I like 10" n 12" also 14" crash I liked. The 16" is different I liked most of em ( I have 6) 4 I liked but there like heavy rock crashes to me anyway.
Each cymbal sounds different , so if you can get a stick on any , try em out. Let me know what you think.
Snares... Mostly I have premier snares , lots of the cheaper cos.
I've got a premier 2000 cos parrallel throw which is very nice.
Also an Orange County silver sparkle with the big holes in the side.loud.
A few mij stencils.
A 60's Ajax parrallel which is also nice.
A Kent us 60's snare
Maybe a few more but I think that's most of em.
Not a great snare collection.
 

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All over got right now is an Acrolite and a Slingerland, but I used to have one of those Pearl Piccolos. That was really fun and really, really cheap.
 

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My first snare was a Ludwig acrolight. It's a great snare.
 

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Hmm, lets see... I've got a few. I think this is everything?
One of the great things about playing a lot of theatre shows it is offers a fantastic excuse to have many sounds as part of your palette. :) (And in all seriousness, I've had people tell me that's one of the reasons they hire me - "You're stuff always sounds great and it always sounds right for the music!") Almost everything here has been used on a gig at least once.

splashes:
8" Dream splashes (older model) x3
8" Dream Contact
8" Sabian AA
10" Dream Splash (older model)
10" Sabian B8Pro (one of my first ever cymbals)
10" Sabian HHX
10" Sabian HHX Brilliant
10" Meinl (Byzance?)
10" Zildjian (1960's?)
12" Paiste Sig (cracked)

Hihats
12" Ufip (super thin - these actually just might be two splashes)
12" Zildjian (can't remember the series, sort of look like my Breakbeat ride)
12" Dream Dark Matter
13" Sabian HHX Groove Hats
14" Sabian AA
14" Sabian HHX
14" Sabian SR2 Thin/Medium
14" Sabian XSR Monarch
14" Paiste Masters Twenty
14" Paiste PSTX Swiss cheese hats (these are super cool)
14" Istanbul Mehmet Sahra
14" Dream Dark Matter
14" Dream Contact/Energy
15" Dream Bliss
13" Sabian HH single
14" Sabian HH single bottom
14" Sabian VFX Distorion Hat tops (x2)

Crashes
14" Dream Contact
15" Zildjian Azuka
16" Zildjian A Medium Thin
16" Dream Bliss
16" Sabian Protoype (heavily hammered, sort of trashy)
16" Sabian El Sabor
16" Sabian Artisan
16" Sabian HHX Evolution
16" Sabian Hand Hammered Suspended
16" No name chinese from Revival Drum shop
16" Istanbul Mehmet Medium Thin
17" Sabian AAXplosion
18" Sabian HHX Evolution
18" Sabian Jack Dejohnette
18" Sabian Hand Hammered Extra Thin
18" Dream Contact (x2)
18" Ufip Class Series (or Experience series, I can never remember)
18" Zildjian vintage - six rivet holes, medium thin ish
18" Zildjian vintage - medium/medium heavy?
19" Dream Vintage Bliss (so gorgeous)
19" Istanbul Mehmet crash ride
22" Dream Vintage Bliss

Trashy/Chinese/speciality Cymbals
12" Dream Lion (China)
14" Dream Lion (China)
14" Sabian Roctagon
16" Sabian SR2 (HH) China
16" Sabian AA China
16" Sabian Prototype (HHX) Ozone
16" Sabian Prototype (HHX) Ozone w/ riviets
16" Dream Lion (China)
16" Zildjian Oriental (Crash of Doom) - (x2)
16" Zildjian Oriental crash (squarish bell)
18" Dream Lion (China)
18" No name China
18" Sabian HHX Ozone
18" Zildjian Oriental (crash of doom) (x2)
19" Sabian SR2 China
20" No name china
20" Soultone Natural EVO 6
20" Sabian Jack DeJohnette China
22" Sabian AA Chinese (80s)

Rides
18" Zildjian Breakbeat
20" Sabian HH Medium Heavy (80's?)
20" Sabian Duo Ride (first cymbal I ever bought with my own money)
20" Sabian HH Remastered Medium Ride
20" Sabian HHX Evolution Ride
20" "Manny's Music" (Zildjian?) with rivets
20" Zildjian trans stamp (I think) with rivets
20" Zildjian K Heavy (an EAK I think based on K logo and stamp, used to belong to a teacher of mine)
20" Zildjian A (vintage)
20" Zildjian Constantinople Bounce Ride
20" Paiste Masters Dark Crisp
21" Murat Diril "Eleven" with rivets
21" Istanbul Mehmet Legend Dark
21" Hammerax ride (can't remember the series, but sort of sounds like it has riverts - but doesn't)
21" Sabian HH Remastered Raw Bell Dry Ride
21" Sabian HH Soul Side ride
22" Ufip Experience/Class ride (heavy!)
22" Sabian SR2 (HH?) ride - says medium but feels like a heavy
22" Sabian SR2 (HH?) ride - has a cool sort of "roar" to it, a bit trashy
22" Sabian Prototype - sort of like a crescent ride maybe?
22" Sabian Prototype - looks like a Liquid ride but darker and way less pingy, one of my favourite cymbals)
22" Sabian Ed Thigpen Crystal Bell Ride
22" Istanbul Mehmet Sahra Ride (one of my favourite cymbals)
22" Dream Contact (also one of my favourite cymbals)
22" Dream Dark Matter
22" Zildjian Dark Medium Ride
24" Dream Small Bell Flat Ride

Plus a few weird trashy old brass cymbals, two pairs of crash cymbals (17" Dream Energy and 19" Zildjian Medium Light), and lots of gongs, cup cymbals, cymbal bells, etc.

... And yet I'm always on the lookout for more. ;) Not ashamed to say it, I love cymbals. (Actually I love any metallic resonating instrument...)
 

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I really enjoy reading all of the wide variety a lot of you have. It validates my own weakness for cymbals. I can tune a drum, change heads and even cut new bearing edges, but a cymbal is the sound it was born with. You can coax out variations on that sound with technique, different sticks and mallets... but the fundamental tone is the same. Something about that defined consistency draws me in and holds my attention.
 

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I like international "NO" over the Paiste logo, and what was written below.
If you ever feel like parting with that, let me know.....
Steve
the thought of this possibly being used on 'Double Nickels...' is enough to keep me awake at night!
 
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