Zildjian Gen16 vs L80's volume/sound

blueshadow

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Minus electronics is there a difference between Gen16's and L80's I seem to remember the Gen's are a little louder? What about quality of sound? Obviously talking for home practice only.
 

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L80s feel quite nice. Quiet obviously. I got the 14/16/18 set, good pitch gradation. See my thread on these, interestingly a little tape makes them sound fuller.
With Gen16 I didn't like the sound of the electronic pickup/interface, didn't really pay attention to the sound of the cymbals on their own.
There is a comparison video of various perforated cymbals on youtube.
 

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No experience with the bronze gen16 but the original nickel ones were brighter and definitely louder than the L80's. The L80's are seem dry to me with less sustain compared to its gen16 siblings. I'm assuming it has something to do with the sandblasted type finish on them.
 

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