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I just got this. I aquired the 19" version a few weeks ago and just had to have the 21".
They are great, I have the 17" because I wasn't sure if it could work well in our funk/dance cover band but yes, both 19 and 21 are awesome... But they are super loud!!!
 

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They are great, I have the 17" because I wasn't sure if it could work well in our funk/dance cover band but yes, both 19 and 21 are awesome... But they are super loud!!!
I usually start with the larger sizes. My first ever China was a K China Boy 19" and an A 20" China Boy Low soon after. SW didn't have the 21" in stock when I ordered the 19" but had them soon after.

I would love to hear what these cymbals sound like with 1/2 the holes. Having a custom 21" and 19" made with no holes would be nice. They would have have a bit less white noise and more KLANG. The Un-Holy China.
 

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I liked them just because there is less Klang and more noise!!!
 

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How is the pitch separation between the 2? I'm debating adding a 16 or 17 but am afraid the 16 will be a little too "splashy" based off my experience with a 16 V crash.

Currently using a 16 X-plosion that is so low and buttery when hit moderately that there's like a half step between that and the 18 fast.
I'd go with the 17. It's very versatile and sits in between my 18 Fast and 18 regular X-plosion.
 

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Full swap from Sabian to Paiste!

Paiste 2002:
14" Sound edge hats
14" crash
16" power crash
18" crash
19" crash
20" crash
22" ride
20" Novo China

Paiste Colorsound (red):
15" aux heavy hats
10" Splash
12" Splash

Paiste PSTX:
14" Swiss thin crash

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Got these some days ago. 15” Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve hihats. At first I thought they were on the heavy side: 990/1320gr. But they play lighter.

You know the feeling when an instrument inspires you so much you just can’t pull yourself away from it? You just play for hours? The 14” BFR model is great (which I also have) but there is some secret sauce in the 15” model. So rich and complex and their frequency lies in such a beautiful spot that when played with a band it just fills up the gaps and ties everything together. Amazing really. Still they are quick and responsive. Best pair of hats I’ve played to date and I have many amazing hats, a bit of a hihatoholic to be honest.
 
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Got these some days ago. 15” Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve hihats. At first I thought they were on the heavy side: 990/1320gr. But they play lighter.

You know the feeling when an instrument inspires you so much you just can’t pull yourself away from it? You just play for hours? The 14” BFR model is great but there is some secret sauce in the 15” model. So rich and and complex and their frequency lies in such a beautiful spot that when played with a band it just fills up the gaps and ties everything together. Amazing really. Still they are quick and responsive. Best pair of hats I’ve played to date and I have many amazing hats, a bit of a hihatoholic to be honest.
I know that feeling!!!!
 

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Got these some days ago. 15” Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve hihats. At first I thought they were on the heavy side: 990/1320gr. But they play lighter.

You know the feeling when an instrument inspires you so much you just can’t pull yourself away from it? You just play for hours? The 14” BFR model is great (which I also have) but there is some secret sauce in the 15” model. So rich and and complex and their frequency lies in such a beautiful spot that when played with a band it just fills up the gaps and ties everything together. Amazing really. Still they are quick and responsive. Best pair of hats I’ve played to date and I have many amazing hats, a bit of a hihatoholic to be honest.
Nice grab Haldor! :thumbright:
FWIW, your 15" Meinl's are lighter than my 15" Istanbul's. I think mine are like 1140/1420, but like you say, they don't play heavy. Very musical.
Love that overhead kit shot.

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Picked up this thing, wild in both appearance and sounds, based on this video without even knowing who the maker was: http://instagr.am/p/CQjZ-kklsKx/ Turns out his name is Borba and he works just a couple hours south of me here in California. Don’t judge based on this cymbal as it is an outlier of sorts. Most of his work is far more traditional and sounds very fine. This thing sounds like a really good 30th anniversary had an illegitimate love child with a Xist dry dark. I am pretty into it.
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That sounds really cool!!! Nice grab
 

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Got these some days ago. 15” Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve hihats. At first I thought they were on the heavy side: 990/1320gr. But they play lighter.

You know the feeling when an instrument inspires you so much you just can’t pull yourself away from it? You just play for hours? The 14” BFR model is great (which I also have) but there is some secret sauce in the 15” model. So rich and and complex and their frequency lies in such a beautiful spot that when played with a band it just fills up the gaps and ties everything together. Amazing really. Still they are quick and responsive. Best pair of hats I’ve played to date and I have many amazing hats, a bit of a hihatoholic to be honest.
Good for you, I wanted to buy them in 15" at first because my two other pairs,. Meiñl Byzance vintage sand hats and Sabian click hats were in 14" but found a super deal on the 14" Foundry reserve.... Well, maybe next time or with a Paiste Dark Energy 15" hats, I might finally have a 15" hats?
 

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Just picked up a couple of A. Zildjian Rides.

Left is an inked 18in 70s "medium ride" at 1670g.
Right is a 19in late 50s/early 60s ride at 2000g.

One is a gift for a friend so I'm not sure which one I'll be adding to my goto 50s 18in. They both sound great, though quite different.
 

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