Too many cymbals?

Christopher

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For years, I’ve had a standard recipe of one pair of hi-hats, two crashes, one ride, one splash, and one china. With that config, I could cover just about any rock, prog, funk, etc. thrown at me from the various cover bands I’ve been in. I will add another crash and splash just for fun.

Too many to some, I’m sure, but not to me!
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Currently mounting more cymbals than drums. Taking the monster kit down to sell. Still have the bass,snare, hats, crash, ride, and a splash up. The splash is just because it was a gift from my wife/son. It must always remain on the kit, whether it gets hit or not.
 

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It’s easy to get carried away with cymbals, even with only one brand. I have cymbals lined up all over the wall, and it’s basically just Zildjian (vintage and current). But I have my options that I’m happy with. So I’m fine with it.

I think where you get into trouble is the having a bunch of “sets.” Like this is my Paiste ME set, this is my….

So I basically stick with Zildjians and will mix and match old and new, A, K, whatever. They all work together like a big family. My theory is, stay in the family. I can use vintage A hi hats, a K dark medium ride, and old K sizzle crash ride, and a Kerope crash. Throw in the A swish. And that’s a fine family.
 
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NOT AT ALL!!!
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And there is still one waiting for its remote stand, a third Hihat, on the right side of the red cow bell, for the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve Hat. 30 on the kit in total, I own 34. So, now, as I cannot put a single one, I will stop, I might sell the AVEDIS 70's as they are too heavy for my taste!!!
 
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guess there's too many cymbals and too many cymbals set up.
Too many cymbals set up is not the same as too many cymbals.

No wait. It probably is.. nevermind
 

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On this one, I'm on the small side, one rack, front only and 3 stands, and done.
 

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when i had band practices at my home...I had cymbals on stackers...so maybe 6 and hats.

but now both bands I play with....I'm using someone else's kit and hardware at the practice space...so no stackers/2nd tier of cymbals. One one kit I added a timbale and cowbell flown off another cymbal stand...so that kit has 3 crashes...but now I'm mostly 1 ride/two crashes/hats.
 

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NOT AT ALL!!!
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And there is still one waiting it's the remote stand, a third Hihat, on the right side of the red cow bell, for the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve Hat. 30 on the kit in total, I own 34. So, now, as I cannot put a single one, I will stop, I might sell the AVEDIS 70's as they are too heavy for my taste!!!
I hope you dont play in a modern band where the songs have no cymbals. :blink:
 

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The days of taking out large cymbal setups for me are done now . Depending on the genre , I take three cymbals and hihats out now .
For small group Jazz or Big Band I take two rides and a crash (usually a 19” Artisan Crash) that also works as a light ride .

For my Rock/Pop gigs I take a ride , two crashes and hihats . If the room is small I take a 20” 602 Medium ride (because it works well as a crash) and an 18” thin 602 crash with 15” 602 ME hats . I don’t miss the second crash with this set up .
 

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So here's where I'm at right now. Just loving the palette but still feeling like it's a bit too much. In the end, it doesn't matter because it's just me and my friends in the basement. Share your pics and breakdown.
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21" Sabian AA Dry Ride (main ride)
20" UFIP Bounce Ride
20" UFIP Natural Ride/Crash
16" UFIP Natural Crash
18" Zildjian Hollow Logo Crash
16" Zildjian Paper Thin Crash
10" Zildjian S Splash
14" UFIP Natural Medium Hats
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Similar setup....I like to be able to easily hit a cymbal from wherever I might be
 

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If it's just you and your friends having fun in the basement, then there are no rules or limitations.

It's like buying a second car to enjoy and have fun with. No, there is no such thing as too much horsepower (or kilowatts for those of you who don't still use the English measurements.).
 

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I have lots of cymbals, and 5 drums sets all set up with them. One set each for the style of music/ sound I want to hear.
 


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