ChronicBeatMaster wrote: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.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
if it's what works for his particular expression, it's not stupid.
by the same token, if having a lot of cymbals works for what someone else is doing, I think it's equally valid.
people get so narrow-minded about equipment choices. I recently went from a crash, ride and hihat back to a larger setup like I had used in the past. Now I'm also using an additional crash, a bell cymbal, splash, and either a 14" or a 19" china. I don't feel like using more cymbals has turned me into a "cymbalist". What's so wrong about someone wanting more colors on their palette? What's so wrong about someone wanting to use a minimal amount of equipment?