Your BEST Cymbal?

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"Best" to me suggests the one that gets the most use. By default that'd be the 15" 2002 hats, but since that's probably cheating I'll say my 18" Giant Beat multi. My favorite right now is probably my 20" Giant Beat multi.
 

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Not my most valuable. But the one I always love hearing and playing the most. Came out of a 1958 Rogers purple diamond pearl jazz kit listed on here about 2 yrs ago.

21" Zildjian Trans Stamp Type 3 medium thin - ride/crash - buffed top and 6 non-factory rivets (2392 gm).

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I'd like to try a 19. I have 24, 22, 18, 15 but have been on the lookout for a 19 and 20.
The 20 is splendid, I use the 19 as a ride/crash on a smaller set with 2002 thins, getting the 22 as a crash ride on a mid sized set with 17 and 19 2002s. But still, there's something magical about the giant beat 19.
 

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The 20 is splendid, I use the 19 as a ride/crash on a smaller set with 2002 thins, getting the 22 as a crash ride on a mid sized set with 17 and 19 2002s. But still, there's something magical about the giant beat 19.
I haven't figured out my 22" yet. I need to put it back in the rotation to try to work it out. It's a bit higher pitched and ringy for a ride but too big and heavy as a crash for my needs. Hopefully it works with your 2002's.
 

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I haven't figured out my 22" yet. I need to put it back in the rotation to try to work it out. It's a bit higher pitched and ringy for a ride but too big and heavy as a crash for my needs. Hopefully it works with your 2002's.
Yeah, it will be interesting, currently using the 2002 22" ride, but it's too pingy with a loud wash for that set. I hope the 22 gb fits in.
 

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The one that I've built my Paiste cymbal sets around for three decades is a 15" medium thin 60's Zildjian crash. I can ride it or crash it with a brush and it cuts.

The one I love the most is my Paiste Twenty prototype 20" light ride, which seems identical to a Twenty 20" crash. It is the first "crash/ride" I've ever owned that was both a great ride and a great crash. It shimmers like no other cymbal I've owned.
 

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Currently start with either

20" Trad.Thin Ride B. 1934g
22" Hammer B. 2520g

and if anyone get's picky
20" NS OK 2009g
20" IS OK 1987g

and if they start to irritate me
22" NS OK 2877g

and if I see they aren't going to give up
22" AK DM 3013g

and if they're still yacking away
20" AZ 1956g
20" AZ 2067g
I just throw at em

(with a
22" AZ 2580g
in reserve..)
 
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It's going to be my 18" AA Sabian Medium-Thin Crash Brilliant. I am rarely without it in any situation. Great crash, great bell, and I depend on it a lot as a ride in my Beatles band for almost anything post-Please Please Me.



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Best sounds so definitive and permanent. I am generally a big fan of A trans stamps as I see are many others. I also have some late 50’s— early 60’s A’s that I like as much. Life is good!
 
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I got to play the 22" K-Con medium high I bought a couple of months ago from a fellow DFO'er in anger today and yeah, this is just a great cymbal. The setting was a practice session for an upcoming blues gig, and this is not the cymbal for that (I brought more than one ride). I was noodling with it, just ripping off fast paced hard bop jazz stuff i've been woodshedding for the last year and I got to say, this is THE cymbal for me. I dont have 4 figures to spend on a vintage K ride, so this will do just fine. I am going to expand my K-Con holdings.
 


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