Your BEST Cymbal?

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Zen Koan 31: Everything is Best

When Banzan was walking through a market he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer.

"Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer.

"Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. "You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best."

At these words Banzan became enlightened.
 

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I never tend to play the "best" game because what ever the topic, it's completely subjective. So while my "best" cymbal would be impossible to pick out of all the ones I own ( after all, I like them all or I would not own them) I will admit this 20" Sabian HH Vanguard (right crash) never fails to capture my attention... and ear!

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just one? Do hihats count as one??!!
sorry i'm going to have to go with three
 

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I really dig the tune Tom, the progression was interesting and flowed.

Nice cymbal too!

My "best" cymbal (favorite)?

Hard to pick one - either one of my 22" Trans Stamps (2600 g gets the most play, the 2400 g is legendary though) or one of my 22" Spizzichinos (thin 2200 g TW types, fairly early turkish alloy or 2300 g Ka from one of the last batches).





What is your BEST cymbal?


Mine?

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22" Matt Nolan Ride. Just a joy to play.

Here's a track I recorded outside a few months back with my group using this ride.
https://soundcloud.com/tpc-soundcloud%2Fathens-jerusalem
 

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um - not to be rude, but by some chance if you ever get bored with this one, keep my handle on file and send me a pm... :)

Would love to hear this.

Best? That's a tough one. Favorite? That's easy. Right now it's this guy:

19" trans T3 1501 grams.

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Yes Tom the cymbal really holds that tune together
 
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um - not to be rude, but by some chance if you ever get bored with this one, keep my handle on file and send me a pm... :)

Would love to hear this.
No problem at all. On the day I decide to let it go, I'll drop you a PM.
I really want to record my cymbals, but all I have is an iphone. The recordings don't sound good at all.
 

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My current favorite is my K Con 22" Bounce. I just got it in December so the two of us are still getting acquainted, but so far my love-at-first-sound for it has only grown:

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My "first love" for the past 35 years is my 22" K Heavy. Till death do us part:

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Not necessarily the Best, but a current favorite, I have the 24, 18, 20, 15" hats and a 22" coming, but there's something special about the 19" Giant Beat Multi
I'd like to try a 19. I have 24, 22, 18, 15 but have been on the lookout for a 19 and 20.
 

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I think I have to stick with my Bosphorus 20” New Orleans at 1868g. I recently put it back on the stand after playing around with a bunch of new acquisitions. It’s “just right” in terms of note, complexity, wash, dryness, stick. I hope I never make the mistake of letting it go. A close second is my K Rarities 19” Dark Thin crash ride.
 


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