What to do about my rides

dxtr

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So I've ended up in a fairly interesting place.

I've always loved my 20" AA El Sabor ride and have played one on and off for years.

I recently picked up the 21" Memphis Ride and I'm crazy about it.

It's become the ride I use on pretty well every gig. And I find it fits better with most stuff I'm playing right now then my el sabor.

They are different rides but they have all the same characteristics.

Decent stick definition
Crashable
Nice Bell
Versatile

So I'm thinking it may be time to get rid of my El Sabor and get something more rock oriented and pingier. Maybe a AA 21" Rock ride or RBDR or something so I can cover more bases when I gig.

What do you guys think? Do I need a heavy pingy ride or do you think the el sabor with its bright tone would be just as good.

dxtr
 

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Heavier Sabian an Zildjian ride can be had for $100; cheap enough to experiment.
 

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whats this "sell" a cymbal thought...Im not familiar with it.

In seriousness, prowl your local CL for old zildjian A's from the 60s-70s, can be had for cheap and you wont kick yourself down the line for selling your other one.
 

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I just realized I put this in the wrong section.

Sorry Gents.
 

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To me, this would be just a straight up matter of finances. I tend not to sell off stuff that I've "always loved" and "played on and off for years." That is, unless I *really* need the cash for something else. Figure you could net about $150 on eBay after fees? (Just a guess.) You could turn that into something you might like in addition to having the Memphis. But, are you sure you're never going to miss your El Sabor? I know ... you can brain-lock over this stuff. Sorry.
 

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That's a tough one, dxtr. I go through selling-to-buy frenzies about once a year (the last one is just coming to an end, I think). I think if you're just a little patient you can find heavier used rides used for pretty good prices ($100-150 as mentioned above) sometimes in this very forum.

But you'll have to come to grips with the fact you'll probably never be completely satisfied....:)

edit: here's a ride with plenty of ping for what may end being a steal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SABIAN-22-AA-Paragon-Ride-Cymbol-Used-/380582002151?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589c747de7
 

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I've got a heavy 18' with more ping then then it has any right to have.
Interested...cheap!
 

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Everybody is about to think I'm really stupid. I have an old B8 Pro (Power Rock Ride) that has an awesome, pingy sound. It was cheap, and works for me. I love me a thick ride to go with my '83 RoyalStar kit
 

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Everybody is about to think I'm really stupid. I have an old B8 Pro (Power Rock Ride) that has an awesome, pingy sound. It was cheap, and works for me. I love me a thick ride to go with my '83 RoyalStar kit
Not stupid at all.
If YOU like it and it works for you and suits what you play others opinions are just that, opinions.
 

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Everybody is about to think I'm really stupid. I have an old B8 Pro (Power Rock Ride) that has an awesome, pingy sound. It was cheap, and works for me. I love me a thick ride to go with my '83 RoyalStar kit

I've got a few B8 Pro cymbals my daughter is using now. I like the way they sound. I think they defy their price point.
 

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i think the wuhan traditional series crash cymbals sound way better than the b8's or the zbt's for about the same price. they are cast bronze and lathed. i own 3 already and just got 2 in the mail yesterday to have for back ups. they are 16" medium thin and i got them both for $99.50 shipped to my door. i have the wuhans side by side with a zbt and a b8 and they sound so much better than them.
 

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IMHO it makes way more sense to collect a whack o cymbals than a whack o drums

they don't take up much space ,and hold their value well

nice to trade with too

personally i like paiste 2002 ,602's and zildjian vintage assorted rides

i have 1 sabian i like,a 22" china,a ufip 16" w rivets ,a rare bellotti ,and a few other mystery ones
 

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IMHO it makes way more sense to collect a whack o cymbals than a whack o drums

they don't take up much space ,and hold their value well

nice to trade with too

personally i like paiste 2002 ,602's and zildjian vintage assorted rides

i have 1 sabian i like,a 22" china,a ufip 16" w rivets ,a rare bellotti ,and a few other mystery ones


Agree completely about collecting more cymbals than drums.

Cymbals don't have the 'care and feeding' cost that snares have with heads and wires to replace.
A mediocre drum can sound good with heads and tuning; a cymbal sounds how it sounds.
 

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So I'm thinking it may be time to get rid of my El Sabor and get something more rock oriented and pingier. Maybe a AA 21" Rock ride or RBDR or something so I can cover more bases when I gig.

What do you guys think? Do I need a heavy pingy ride or do you think the el sabor with its bright tone would be just as good.

dxtr
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I have a 20" El Sabor and consider a unique and great cymbal. They aren't seen all the time - I would encourage you to keep it. Not sure of the music you play buy I think the Memphis and El Sabor would sound great together - the El Sabor as the "left side crash ride"

The El Sabor is just a little trashy - I have an 18 with rivets - adding a few rivets might create more difference between your two cymbals. I can't speak to heavy pingy ride, I like crashable rides!
 

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Don't sell anything, till you find a great replacement.( & maybe not even then). Guys that sell a great cymbal with the hope that they'll use the money to replace it are nuts, IMHO..marko
 

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Guys that sell a great cymbal with the hope that they'll use the money to replace it are nuts, IMHO..marko

I agree - and Marko has a 22" A I sold him that proves the theory. ;)
 


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