Random musings - Popularity of the 22 ?

pwc1141

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I like odd ball sizing
21" rides and 6x13 snare drums. 22" ride is as big as I would want.

China- 20" max, crashes 18-19" maybe a 20"

Just no 23" bass drum :happy3:
Interesting as I have long felt that odd sizes (eg. 21") were very different sound-wise from even sized cymbals. I currently play two 21" rides, one a flat ride and I have 19" spare crash/ride. . My snare is 12 x 7 so I have never been that "conventional" in what I like. I have had 22" cymbals in the past but current acoustic jazz trio gigs don't call for that.
 

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Interesting as I have long felt that odd sizes (eg. 21") were very different sound-wise from even sized cymbals.
My standard reply to that kind of musing: just convert to cm, or any other unit, and odd vs. even goes out of the window.

Thinner weights leading to larger sizes are a good point: with a large cymbal, a thinner strength is more rideable. Small sizes go into crash mode more easily. Generalizing here.

Late 80s/ 90s indeed seemed to be about smaller sizes than before. Zildjian in particular, those K crashes, K Customs and K/Z hats.
 


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