I've had two 20" RR's - one from '94 - it was NOS still had the price sticker under the bell. That cymbal was clangy and metallic. The one I still have is an earlier one from '91 - much nicer sounding.Ill tell you.
Ive ownedsome "horrible " rough rides and scdr...
Paiste consistency is not
Wouldn't say it's due to the alloy though, other Sigs are very present in that respect.when I hear the bells of the two, I think along the lines of what Seb was saying - the B20 cymbal will project better than B15. I've A/B'd my 22 SCDR to my RR and it's really evident in the sound of the bells - the B20 rings out more.
Im a mess.Great video Tom.
If the shirt fits, wear it.
Might not be the sexiest choice but after dancing with many partners from a few different manufacturers for the past few years I returned home to rest in the comfy bosom of my 50s A Zildjians and haven't looked back. They are perfect in every situation and represent the sound I hear in my head when I think of what a cymbal should sound like.I often wonder what it feels like to just gig..
You know what I'm going to say, but I'll still say it.Im a mess.
I must say as much as I enjoy talking, analyzing, looking at, buying, trading and selling cymbals.
There is at my core a desire to just stay with one set of cymbals and be done.
I know two local (up state, ny) drummers who have played the same set of cymbals for 25+ years.
They are great drummers and have thousands of gigs under their belt.
I often wonder what it feels like to just gig..
Yeah but....but.....You know what I'm going to say, but I'll still say it.
One set in the bag ready to go out the door to work, one set that is set up at home for teaching-practicing. When you get tired of one, swap the sets (from bag to stand and from stand to bag.) When you want to "experiment" mix the sets. Even with two sets of three cymbals you will have MANY options (I'm sure there is a mathematician out there that could tell us exactly how many options.) Make the choice, pick two sets, keep them forever, and play the hell out of them!!!!!
Make sure the sets are DIFFERENT, not better or worse, just DIFFERENT! Stop thinking so "fundamentalist" (All or Nothing, Black, White, Best, Worst.....) Embrace the "and" ditch the "or."
It is possible to like Vernell Fournier AND Terry Bozzio, vanilla AND chocolate, hot dogs AND hamburgers, tea AND coffee, Lester Young AND Archie Shepp.... dig?