Your latest cymbal purchase.....

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Picked this up on Reverb recently. I am no flat ride jock, but these KCFTR 22s have always been ones that have caught my ear. Big and thin enough that they carry a subtle dark wash and arent too piercing. Unfortunately don't have a real musical application for this sound at the moment, just too quiet for use with the band, but it is fun to play and different enough from anything else I have that I think it is worth keeping around in the "toolbox".
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You are a blessed person. Those are not easy to find. Good onya!
I just got a refund from the seller, some things were stolen from a studio and this cymbal was among the items taken. Onward.
 

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i got a 22" from classic vintage drums. I went on a bit of a G.A.S. rampage.. got the 20" K @1767g, a 22" trans @ 2270g, a 20" A @1965g supposedly owned by Barrett Deems, and the one below. I can pic and choose which ones I will keep and sell one or two most likely... they are all winners though!!

WOWWWW this thing looks and sounds GLORIOUS. And that bell!!!
 

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Big green ping monster of death:


It's not green but has some green tints to it. I've had 2 of these along the way, my favorite power ride so far. I have a 20in K ride that I'm thinking of selling, new basically, I didn't care for it.

I also took a chance on a couple of Wuhan cymbals, 12in splash and 16in thin crash and for the price, they're... ok. I got those with an 18in Wuhan china trash which is all it's garbage can lid glory.
 

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Big green ping monster of death:


It's not green but has some green tints to it. I've had 2 of these along the way, my favorite power ride so far. I have a 20in K ride that I'm thinking of selling, new basically, I didn't care for it.

I also took a chance on a couple of Wuhan cymbals, 12in splash and 16in thin crash and for the price, they're... ok. I got those with an 18in Wuhan china trash which is all it's garbage can lid glory.
Later Rude cymbals didn’t get as greened out like the original ones. I wonder if it was a change in the composition of the coating. Though I do wonder if it may not green out over time. Love the Rude series, and will likely order a couple with Colorsound coating in black. I need to go to the Sound Room on their site and listen to a few.
 

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Later Rude cymbals didn’t get as greened out like the original ones. I wonder if it was a change in the composition of the coating. Though I do wonder if it may not green out over time. Love the Rude series, and will likely order a couple with Colorsound coating in black. I need to go to the Sound Room on their site and listen to a few.
I wondered the same thing, the ones I had 20 or 30 years ago seemed greener. It sounds great, I'm happy with it though.

I think of all the stuff I got rid of because I figured my playing days were over and I want to pound my head against the wall.
 

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I wondered the same thing, the ones I had 20 or 30 years ago seemed greener. It sounds great, I'm happy with it though.

I think of all the stuff I got rid of because I figured my playing days were over and I want to pound my head against the wall.
Me too!

I actually had gotten rid of a great set of original Joey Jordison Alphas as well as a great collection of Colorsounds to play blues music and get cymbals for that sound. That is what I regret. I had the elusive and rare 19” ride/crash Rude (yes- there IS a difference). Of course I had TWO Stewart Copeland blue bell rides over the years that it was actually hard to get that signature Police ride sound from (?!?). Great cymbal aesthetics wise, but I couldn’t get along with it.
 

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After a long search and listening to countless examples, I finally took delivery of a gorgeous Monophonic Ride.

I'm not a Jazz player, but I fell in love when Meinl showed these cymbals at NAMM 2018. There's just something about them that, despite my best efforts, I simply could not ignore, and this one was absolutely worth the wait.

Welcome to the Meinl club. I have a Monophonic and it’s a gorgeous cymbal. Meinl are still highly overlooked which I find strange since all the high end cymbals are extremely high quality Turkish made cymbals.

I was offered to check out a set of Zildjians a few weeks back (I always have a weak spot for Z’s) and received a few rides, a few crashes and a couple of hats, both A and K. Actually all of them were quite nice but felt stiffer and muted compared to the Meinl Byzance cymbals I have. There’s a lot of magic going on there.

However I do have a few Z’s from the 60’s which are absolutely gorgeous sounding.
 

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Received this as a gift a couple days ago: 60’s A hihat 850gr over 850gr. Yes, both are the same weight. Matches my 50’s 22” A perfectly and sounds and plays like butter. Chick sound is especially sweet; strong, thick and articulate.

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Just picked up a dirty old 14" - ex Hi Hat off Ebay. No stamp apparently. But, it appeared to be 50's Zildjian. 3 bell hole cracks. At $32 shipped what's to lose?

Turns out it was a Trans Stamp.....600 gm paper thin as well. The stamp was thinly impressed and well hidden in the "dirt." Cymbal bends under its own weight. Just so happened I had a single 760 gm Trans stamp to pair it up with. Same patina too. Pretty strong foot "chick" despite the light weights. The irony is this is that last year I had a single trans stamp 14 ex-hat at 565 gms with some edge tattering. I'd have loved to try out a 565/600 gm trans stamp pair. But I gave that one away for $65 figuring I'd never run across a "tattered" paper thin mate at similar money. Never say never. What you're looking for...........always seen to eventually show up.

Also picked up an odd, 60's to 70's - 20" Pasha at a thin 1783 gm...and stamped "Medium." Square "made in Italy" ink stamp on reverse. Has a "bit" of that old K or Trans A type feel and tone to it with a very dry and articulate stick, very low and fast crash, nice mellow bell.......overall quite soft and mellow for trio type use......very controlled....not trashy. Very deeply toned. I like this one...for now.

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One door closes, another one opens. Just bought the one on Reverb. It's earlier, Serial # 349918 (1983) and it looks like this is the one I was supposed to get. 3250 grams. And no international shipping or duty charges. Guten Abend Fräulein. @Dumpy @tkillian @D. B. Cooper @Tama CW

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The cymbal arrived today and it is OUTSTANDING. Dark, mysterious, chimey, and gong-like but not at all hard or harsh sounding and extremely playable. I thought my first session was going to be sobering as the SCDR can be punishing to an unsure hand, but all the practicing I’ve been doing has paid off and I was not spanked. Quite the contrary. And very controllable volume. My jaw has hit the floor.
 

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Just picked up a dirty old 14" - ex Hi Hat off Ebay. No stamp apparently. But, it appeared to be 50's Zildjian. 3 bell hole cracks. At $32 shipped what's to lose?

Turns out it was a Trans Stamp.....600 gm paper thin as well. The stamp was thinly impressed and well hidden in the "dirt." Cymbal bends under its own weight. Just so happened I had a single 760 gm Trans stamp to pair it up with. Same patina too. Pretty strong foot "chick" despite the light weights. The irony is this is that last year I had a single trans stamp 14 ex-hat at 565 gms with some edge tattering. I'd have loved to try out a 565/600 gm trans stamp pair. But I gave that one away for $65 figuring I'd never run across a "tattered" paper thin mate at similar money. Never say never. What you're looking for...........always seen to eventually show up.

Also picked up an odd, 60's to 70's - 20" Pasha at a thin 1783 gm...and stamped "Medium." Square "made in Italy" ink stamp on reverse. Has a "bit" of that old K or Trans A type feel and tone to it with a very dry and articulate stick, very low and fast crash, nice mellow bell.......overall quite soft and mellow for trio type use......very controlled....not trashy. Very deeply toned. I like this one...for now.

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Wow. That sounds awesome. Relative to their weight, would you say they are thin or thick at the edges?
 

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