Using a ride cymbal as a crash.

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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:28 am

Recently started using a Zildjian Armand series 20's ride as a crash. Sounds wonderfully different. Anyone else out there used a ride as a crash. Any thoughts pro or con???
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:40 am

so what do you use as a ride?
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:05 am

I used to use a 20 inch Zildjian K pre-aged dry light ride as a crash, sounded good.
I think Chad Sexton uses or used the same thing as a main crash.
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:15 am

I do, and also crashes as rides. If it fits what you're doing, use it as such and don't worry about the factory classification.
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:41 am

kylevater wrote:so what do you use as a ride?


Gong as a ride!! ( ?I wonder what he uses as a gong?.)
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:15 pm

for me it's something usual to use ride as crash, it's great, because it gives more sounds opportunities. anyway, when i'm using ride as a crash, i'm still using it as a ride, and it works with crash - i use it as a ride cymbal and as a crash ;]
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:51 pm

Ive always used my A Zildjian ride as a crash, I crash alot on my 21" Meinl Mb10 too.
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Post Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:07 am

I play with two cymbals, a 17 in z custom crash and a 20 inch ride. I crash on both and ride on the 20 when needed. Its nice because I can limit the number of cymbals and stands I need. Cymbals are versatile and you don't need more than two crashes, any more makes you a cymbalist, not a drummer.
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Post Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:28 am

whiskeydick wrote:Cymbals are versatile and you don't need more than two crashes, any more makes you a cymbalist, not a drummer.


imo, that's a very generalized and narrow minded comment. you may not need more than 2 crashes, but how can you say that I don't? what if the music I play calls for crashes with different sound colors, and just 2 can't deliver the variety I need? am I also limited to 1 ride and 1 set of hihats?
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Post Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:07 pm

Raging Moon wrote:Recently started using a Zildjian Armand series 20's ride as a crash. Sounds wonderfully different. Anyone else out there used a ride as a crash. Any thoughts pro or con???


ok, i have a sabian B8 crash/ride so i sorta lucked out there since its pretty much a two in one. i dont think i could come up with any cons, but as a pro you have another crash cymbal without having to pay for one :D
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Post Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:11 pm

atom willard uses a 20" crash as a ride.
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Post Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:39 pm

^^^^

and a bunch a 24" rides.
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Post Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:51 pm

I use Crashes as Rides not Rides as Crashes. My ride is a B8 so I am really gentle when playing it. Anyways, it doesnt sound good when crashes. I have a Crash/Ride anyways.
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:16 am

personally I dont like to 'crash' a ride cymbal (Im not saying its bad to do so). However, the Zildjian (Avedis series) 18inch Medium Thin crash works perfectly for a 'swimming' cymbal. I have that cymbal specifically for that purpose only, I very rarely use it for a str8 crash. its my only cymbal that is not an 'A Custom'. I think of it as I would a splash, a bell, percussion or a china cymbal - a 'specialty' cymbal.
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Post Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:24 am

whiskeydick wrote:I play with two cymbals, a 17 in z custom crash and a 20 inch ride. I crash on both and ride on the 20 when needed. Its nice because I can limit the number of cymbals and stands I need. Cymbals are versatile and you don't need more than two crashes, any more makes you a cymbalist, not a drummer.


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