What are your favorite splash cymbal brands, sizes and types?

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Great reply everyone, thank you for all of your advice.

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I have an 8 inch A that doesn't really project enough and sounds kind of tinny for me. My go to is a 10 inch brass Meinl that I got with a low-end set and just kept the splash after selling the rest. It sounds great.

Spare is a 10 inch Wuhan which sounds bright but not a lot of penetration.
 
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I have a 10" Paiste Signature that sounds great. I like the good old A. Zildjian Splash. I also like the Paiste 2002. They are harder sounding than my Sig.
 

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The only splash I own is a little 10” HHX. Amazon used to sell them for $15-$20 all the time a few years back.

Easily the worst I’ve ever tried was an 8” Bosphorus New Orleans. Even wailing on it, it barely produced a whisper.
 

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The only splash I own is a little 10” HHX. Amazon used to sell them for $15-$20 all the time a few years back.

Easily the worst I’ve ever tried was an 8” Bosphorus New Orleans. Even wailing on it, it barely produced a whisper.
Ha! Came here to post about the same HHX splash and the Amazon deal!
 

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I have an 8" Zildjian that I used for long time in my dixieland days but rarely use it these days. Had it for 30 years .....my only Zildjian cymbal. All the rest are Bosphorus ...
 

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How do you hit that cymbal at 1 o'clock?

"Go go gadget crash"?

:p
Hitting the splashes was the easy part.
Try playing those rides! :tard:
That setup didn't last long, but it's pretty much how the Ludwig kit looked when I first got it.

Elvis
 
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8" & 10" Paiste Sig Dark Energy. For me, they are perfect. Fast, complex, very musical. If I need a different sound I usually use a Paiste PSTX or Rude series.
 

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I will second the love for UFIP Class splashes. I had 8" and 10", and they were wonderful and musical.

My all-time favorite splash was an Istanbul pre-split 8" - just marvelous, glassy, and the best splash-choke I've ever heard.

Years ago I used to have the Istanbul, both UFIP's, a Sabian China Kang, and a Zildjian Oriental Trash Splash - all set up at once. I was in a jazz/funk/blues band, and really liked the variety of sounds. Now I'm down to just one. I'm currently using a Zildjian 11" K Hybrid Splash, which I bought used off a friend of mine. I was very pleasantly surprised, and actually use it all the time.
 

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I’ve got a few that serve slightly different purposes. 12” wuhan has a very short decay and a little trash to it, and is probably the closest to a true old timey splash effect.

12” late 90’s A zildjian splash is very clean sounding and opens up instantly but a has a bit of sustain that puts it on the border of crash and splash

My favorite that gets the most stand time is a 13” Zanchi Vibra that is more complex than the zildjian but not as dirty as the wuhan and hits and dissipates very quickly
 

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UFIP Class 10" and the UFIP Natural Series 10" - the Natural is interesting without being weird , a musical,melodic 'bark' .

I own a Paiste Traditionals 11" , a perfect bridge between a splash and a small thin crash . This is a keeper . I've held onto it since @ 2001 , unusual for me .

At 1:58 ,listen closely, you can hear my 11" Paiste - ( shameless promotion )

 
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