Post your cymbal set up

Where to buy, how to cleaning etc...

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Post Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:05 am

I can't remember if I posted in this thread and I am too lazy to check it so here goes
I think it is kinda boring to name all of the cymbals so I will just post some pics of the point where it was getting way out of hand
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Post Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:30 pm

24'' Paiste 2002 Ride
20", 18", 16" Paiste 2002 Crashes
18" Wuhan China w\rivets
12" Paiste Alpha Metal Splash
15" Paiste 2002 SE Hi-hats

Home kit:
24" Paiste Giant Beat Ride
20", 18" Paiste Giant Beat Multi-Function
18" Paiste Twenty Crash
18" Istanbul Agop Trash Hit
10" Dream Contact Splash
14" Paiste Dimensions Thin Hats

Rehearsal kit:
21" Paiste Alpha Groove Ride
20" 50's A. Zildjian Crash
18" Paiste RUDE Crash/Ride
14" Paiste RUDE Hi-hats
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:59 pm

from left to right...

Sabian AAX-celerator hats(14)-love em!!!

Zildjian a series thin crash(16)-love it!!!

Zildjian ZXT trashformer(10)-good for a thin china sound

Sabian HHX groove ride(21)-taking it to the grave

Zildjian a custom projection crash(16) taking it to the grave
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Ddrum s2 maple snare(black fade)
Remo Coated Emperor snare head
Remo Pinstripes
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Zildjian crashes
Sabian high hat and ride
PDP/Pearl hardware
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:18 am

14" Zildjian A Mastersound Hats
16" Zildjian A Fast Crash
17" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash
20" Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride
Yamaha drums
Yamaha & Mapex hardware
Zildjian A & K cymbals
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:28 pm

cymbals that I currently use

21" Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis Ride (2 rivets)
18" Meinl Laser Crash (from the 80's)
14" Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis Hats

cymbals I have but they are sitting around for now

18" Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash
10" Zildjian A custom Splash
13" Zildjian New Beats
21"(?) Zildjian Z custom Mega Bell ride (for sale)
Check out my new tunes!

Ludwig classic maple drums
Supraphonic Snare
Regal Tip and Vic Firth Sticks
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:47 pm

6" Zil-Bel
8" A Zildjian Splash
10" A Zildjian Splash
13" ZBT Hi-Hats (mounted)
14" A Custom Mastersound Hi-Hats (main)
18" K Custom Fast Crash[cracked, replacing soon]
19" A Zildjian Rock Crash [cracked, replacing soon]
19" Z Custom Rock Crash [cracked, replacing soon]
20" A Zildjian China Low [cracked, replacing soon]
22" A Custom Ping Ride


All those cracked cymbals were the result of going from 2-3 days a week of drumming at most when I wasn't in a band to 5-7 days a week of drumming and for longer periods. Not to mention, they are YEARS old. All four of them are at least 3 years old. I do play with proper technique just time wore out on 'em really. But the wife gave me the approval to start looking for new cymbals :)
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:53 pm

i like to keep it simple
14" Rock Hi-Hats Paiste PST5
16" Rock Crash Paiste PST5
18" Rock Crash Paiste PST5
22" Rock Ride Paiste PST5.

and that's it
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:39 pm

In my signature... All A customs
DW Collector's
Ludwig Classic Maple
Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau
Meinl Byzance, Zildjian A Custom, Zildjian Platinum Cymbals
DW 5k & 9k Hardware
Evans and Remo Heads
Vic Firth
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:25 am

Current live Setup:

13" aax fusion hats
16" A custom Projection
17" A custom Projection
20" A custom (sweet cymbal!!!)
21" paiste signature mellow ride (wish i could endorse Zildjian and get something else)

others (off the top of my head):
6" zilbel
8" paiste splash (2002?)
10" paiste splash (808?)
10" a custom splash
12" paiste rude splash
15" a custom (cracked)
16" k custom fast
16" sabian aax crash
17" k custom dark (cracked)
18" K custom dark (cracked)
18" Sabian aax china
22" Paiste 2002 ride

the live setup, not the best picture for cymbals, but a cracking shot overall!
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:09 pm

I cant remember if i posted before but its been updated anyway:

Meinl 14" Byzance Hihats (Trad Finish)
Meinl 16" 17" Amun Medium Crashes
Meinl 18" Amun Thin Crash
Meinl 12" 18" Classics Chinas
Meinl 8" Classics Powerful Bell
Meinl 8" Amun Splash
Meinl 10" Classics Splash
Meinl 22" Classics Medium Ride
Meinl 24" Mb20 Pure Metal Ride (My favourite of course :twisted: )
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:36 pm

14" HH- New Beat bottom on top/ Paiste Rude on bottom
Zildjian 17" A Rock Crash
Saluda Mist-X 16" Medium Crash
18" Zildjian Custom Z Rock Crash
20 " Wuhan China
22" Zildjian Rock ride (bought used 25 years ago)
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:25 pm

sabian pro performance b8
14inch hats
16inch crash
18 inch crash
20inch ride

gonna go out and get an aax splash when i get some more money
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Post Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:51 pm

Switched To Zildjian

14in. A custom projection hihats
22in. A custom ping ride
18in. Z custom medium crash
18in. A custom Projection crash
18in. Z custom Rock Crash
10in. A custom splash
9.5in. Zil-bel
11in. K Custom Hybrid splash
12in. A splash
13in. Pitch black splash
20in. Oriental Trash Chinas(x2)
14. ZXT trashformer
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Post Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:41 am

Tama 14" hi hats
Tama 20" ride
Sabian B8 18" crash

whack or what?? jaja :oops:
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Post Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:49 am

All Sabian:

B8Pro: 14" Medium Hats
B8Pro: 18" Rock Crash (favorite cymbal)
B8Pro: 20" Medium Ride
B8Pro: 16" Medium Crash *cracked :(
B8Pro: 12" China Splash
AAX: 14" Medium Crash

Saving up for more AAX's or a full set of Mienl MB20's ($$$)