Your latest cymbal purchase.....

Markkuliini

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22" Funch Tony Williams tribute, 2506 gr.
Not technically a purchase, but it came to my possession through a trade. Anyways...

Rarely you hear a cymbal so dynamic as this. With dynamic I mean how keeps it's character similar, no matter if you play it loud or really soft. Sure, it starts to wash little bit more when hit harder, but still it stays remarkably well in control.
Of course this is very common with heavier cymbals, BUT they often sound cold and brittle. Whereas this one sounds more like a lighter cymbal, with low pitch and warm sound, but keeps in check when hit harder AND has excellent and clear stick definition of a heavier cymbal.

2 different sticks, first Regal Tip 8A with barrel tip, then Regal Tip Jazz with oval tip.

 

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After a rough week personally, it was good to sit down and get into it with a new cymbal and hats.

Mike Mongiello custom 21” tracing paper thin Turk crash/ride sitting at 1681g to go along with a 24” Masterwork extra thin Turk ride. Mike knocked it out of the park with this one. Somehow managed to sonically align this without having never heard my 24”. I don’t know how he did it, but it’s amazing. Sooooooo thin...yet still retains stick. Crazy!!! Massive dark n moody crash with incredible wash...

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Some lovely 15” Masterwork thin jazzmaster hats(874/1045g)arrived from Gerry at Hazelshould and wouldn’t you know it, they blend perfectly with the Turk rides...couldn’t be happier.

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Peace and moments of zen to everyone...
 
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Hooray! I get to post now!

In mid-March, I got a fantastic deal on a Tama Imperialstar set. My ONLY gripe was the Meinl HCS cymbals that come with that particular line. So after careful deliberation, I decided to pull the trigger on a set of Paiste PST7s. 2002s would have been fabulous, but my wallet said "No!".

So, here they are: They are FANTASTIC! It's one thing to hear about the "musicality" of cymbals, it's another to experience it for myself.

A package from FedEx full of Paiste Goodness:
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Oooooh!
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Welcome to Florida, my Swiss beauties!
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There is a PST7 10" Splash on its way to replace the HCS China in the picture. It should arrive tomorrow!
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These things are awesome! Thanks for reading/looking.
How do you like them? I haven't really spent any time with those, but I did tap on a few at the music store and was pretty impressed.
 
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Ufip experience series, collector ride 21". Very thin, sounds nice, strong bell. Never tried Ufip before, I also purchased hats to match, Ufip Natural series 14" light hats, looking forward to build a complete Ufip set. I have cymbals sets from Meinl and Istanbul Mehmet, it's interesting to try something different. The build quality is fantastic.
 

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Business has been good. Instead of buying more Apple stock with some of my Q1 bonus money, I bought an 18" K Con crash, a 20" K Sweet Crash and a set of 14" K Con High Hats and another cymbal bag. All great cymbals, but I am sorry I didn't get the 20" K Cluster Crash instead. I'll guess i'll wait for the Q2 bonus.
 

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New 22" Sabian AAX Thin Ride arrived today.....

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The cymbal's about 2500 grams, has a nice light feel, balances a bit to the washy side, but then its a Thin Ride, so its not too surprising.
But its controllable, crashes nicely, has a pretty fair bell and answers the cupped hand trick pretty vociferously.
Extremely happy with this one, so I think I'm finally done searching for a ride......(r-r-ri-i-i-i-ght) ;)


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P.S. Kudos to Chicago Music Exchange for their help in my acquiring this cymbal. Thanks guys, really happy with this one. :thumbup:
 
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Business has been good. Instead of buying more Apple stock with some of my Q1 bonus money, I bought an 18" K Con crash, a 20" K Sweet Crash and a set of 14" K Con High Hats and another cymbal bag. All great cymbals, but I am sorry I didn't get the 20" K Cluster Crash instead. I'll guess i'll wait for the Q2 bonus.
The Cluster crashes are pretty damn nice...
 

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I agree, I'll get it soon enough. I will probably keep the Sweet Crash too. The bell on it is really good and it's right where I need it sound wise for the blues band. Works well with my 22" vintage Avedis ride.
 

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Picked up a (what I think is a 60s) Zildjian bottom high hat cymbal, using it as a top with a Quick Beats top as the bottom... It's odd but has a great defined sound.
 

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Just did a swap with a local shop for this 20" Bosphorus Master Vintage series ride for a couple of Meinl 20" cymbals.....it will match and blend well with my 21" Turk series flat ride .....
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Nice! Have a weight? Just curious as I just picked up a regular Bosphorus Master 20" ride and it weighs 1600 grams even.
 

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Just scored a really nice 20” Paiste signature Dry ride . This will be a real blast from the past for me . The very first Paiste ride cymbal I ever owned was a 20” Signature Dry ride. I sold my original to help finance the purchase of a Dark Energy Mk1 when they first came out . This was a mistake as I really did not like the Dark Energy Mk1 ride .
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Have a 22 Lauritsen on the way. It's a mini bell. Craig doesn't make them often.
I didn't order it with specific requirements. In fact it's one he had already made. Hope I'm not asking too much here. Much of the sound in the video file was in the ballpark, but it was just a sound file. Here's what I'm hoping.

1) a clear focused stick sound with some high end so it's audible above the wash even when I lay into it. Mini bells are known for this.
2) a stick sound that is separated from the wash like you'd get with a flat. This separation is another strength of a mini bell. More frequencies than a flat to give the wash more overall character.
3) a low dark wash that responds quickly to an edge crash and then shuts down. It's in the 2100g range and for a 22 should be thin enough to be low pitched and somewhat dark. The mini bell will control the wash some and hopefully at that weight, the edge crash should be short and controlled.

These are high expectations for sure, and one reason I don't often buy new cymbals, but I'm excited to see how close Craig gets without even knowing what I'm after here.
 

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I just added another china to my Paiste 2002 Novo collection lol. It‘s a 22” Paiste 2002 Novo. It was a little expensive because it was a custom order, but it goes perfectly with my 20” and 24” Novos. These are my favorite china cymbals that I’ve ever owned. Especially for rock and metal music. They are exactly what I hear in my head when I think china cymbal. I’m now stuck on whether or not to get a custom ordered 16” Novo that is also up for sale.

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20”, 22”, & 24”
 
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