bad cymbals

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:29 pm

hey guys i know its my fault for buying ZBT's but you know how it is first kit, not alot a cash ect, anyway whats the best way to get a better sound from my cymbals and stop them beings so pingy?
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:34 pm

Bad drums can be tuned to decency, bad cymbals are just bad.

You could try throwing moongels on your ride, or taping it.

Taping near the edge of your ride takes out low freq's, and taping near the bell takes out high freq's.

You'll have to decide which is best.

If that doesn't help, which I don't think it really will too much unfortunately, then you're gonna have to look into new cymbals.

I vote for Saluda, pro-level cymbals at a beginner pricepoint. It's amazing.

Imagine getting Zildjan A Customs, Sabian AAXs or Paiste 2002's for a fraction of the price.

Yeah, that's what Saluda does.

Well, whatever happens, g'luck! :) :wink:
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:37 pm

ACE 07 wrote:hey guys i know its my fault for buying ZBT's but you know how it is first kit, not alot a cash ect, anyway whats the best way to get a better sound from my cymbals and stop them beings so pingy?


Buy better ones.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:49 pm

It could be helped if you post in the right section :D
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:00 pm

Lol, I just noticed that a thread about bad cymbals is in the drum set section...
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:37 pm

Mitchell? wrote:Bad drums can be tuned to decency, bad cymbals are just bad.

You could try throwing moongels on your ride, or taping it.

Taping near the edge of your ride takes out low freq's, and taping near the bell takes out high freq's.

You'll have to decide which is best.

If that doesn't help, which I don't think it really will too much unfortunately, then you're gonna have to look into new cymbals.

I vote for Saluda, pro-level cymbals at a beginner pricepoint. It's amazing.

Imagine getting Zildjan A Customs, Sabian AAXs or Paiste 2002's for a fraction of the price.

Yeah, that's what Saluda does.

Well, whatever happens, g'luck! :) :wink:


I have a ZBT ride and after taping mine... dont even bother... they are a lost cause me and you both need to buy new cymbal/s Ace...

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:48 pm

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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:39 am

Turn your ride into a crash......
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:58 pm

MasterShake89 wrote:Turn your ride into a crash......
I wouldnt!!! the worst sound about that ride cymbal is trying to crash on it and i feel cutting it or whatever you are planning to do to it could only add to its horrible ness as a crash! a better idea could be hammering it into a china... or cutting then hammering other than a china or bell i think that ride is a no hoper
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:49 am

i wasnt planning on having him cut it or anything, just tilt it more flat and raise it up and crash it. with propper sticking it can last a while.
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:54 am

A ZBT will make a horrible crash. It's too thick. (Well I'm assuming it's thick, most beginner cymbals are.)

You need a thin ride to make a good crash.
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:49 am

^^^^

no, you need a good crash to make a good crash. 8)
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:38 am

Save up some money bills, then trade them in for Saludas.
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:52 am

MasterShake89 wrote:i wasnt planning on having him cut it or anything, just tilt it more flat and raise it up and crash it. with propper sticking it can last a while.


Yeh, but it already sound horrible to crash on and i think unless you had it lathed thinner (which would be a ridiculous length to go to for a cymbal of this price) nothing you do to it will make it sound good unless you turn it into an effects cymbal.

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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:18 pm

I've heard of people burying their cymbals. Apparently it makes them drier, i guess the dirt sucks out the moisture in the cymbals. If you hate the cymbals, it may be worth a shot, but i've personally never tried it. If you find a nice cymbal set and enough cash to afford it, you may want to try it just to see what happens. If you try it, tell me what happens.
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