Rivet Placement

JazzDrumGuy

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I like one. Sometimes but rare, I have two. On my flat ride, I have 3. My "normal" position is 12:00 (assuming you are at 6:00). Put the cymbal on your stand and let it hang. Then I go in 1.5". If I add two, I will go in, and 3" each way. If I go 3, I then go 3:00, 9:00 and 12:00. Rare I do more than that.....and I just hate hate hate the 3 hole rivet clusters......ugh!
 

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I just hate hate hate the 3 hole rivet clusters......ugh!
I wouldn't put in rivets like that myself, but I wonder if I could tell blindfolded.
I imagine wider spacing like the ones you mention sound wider, more stereo or something, but not sure it's really audible.
 

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I like one. Sometimes but rare, I have two. On my flat ride, I have 3. My "normal" position is 12:00 (assuming you are at 6:00). Put the cymbal on your stand and let it hang. Then I go in 1.5". If I add two, I will go in, and 3" each way. If I go 3, I then go 3:00, 9:00 and 12:00. Rare I do more than that.....and I just hate hate hate the 3 hole rivet clusters......ugh!
Funny, I didn't do the cluster not so much for the sound difference, if there is any, but because I was told that many people don't like it and it could affect resale value. So I made the safe play and did 12/4/8

One rivet seemed good for crashing because it rings forever, but not as good for riding because it doesn't have much sizzle. Three seemed better for riding because it sizzled.
 

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I tried some different patterns on some cymbals, but my favourite was kind of a sizzle chain. Just put the chain into a felt washer and that's it.
 

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