Most unique/awesome cymbal you own?

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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:24 pm

i have the zil-bel and its really neat
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Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:33 pm

i think i would have to say my zildjian Z custom dynoi beat hats and my zildjian Z custom megabell ride. those are the two best cymbals i have ever boughten.

the dyno hats are some of the heaviest hats i have heard in a while, very heavy but have a really high/light tone to them. love'em,
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Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:57 am

My most unique cymbal is my 1963 Zildjian 20" A Ride. Unreal sounding, and I've been offered $2500 cash for it and will not part with it for anything.

I'm also quite partial to my Saluda 20" Mist-X Heavy Ride. It was custom made to my specs for my playing in my rock band, and is louder than any other ride that I've ever heard, including Z Customs, Rudes, MB20s and MB10s.
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Post Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:57 pm

I have a 20" Wuhan Ride that's really thick and heavy and it pings like crazy, plus it has 4 aluminum rivets in it. It's really great with a lot of character. I'll never sell it.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:41 am

it's has got to be a toss up between my old 22" paiste cry heavy ride and 20" paiste visions china. i think most days i would say the raw power of the china would dominate.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:03 am

I took a cracked 8 in sabian AAX splash and put it on top of an old beaten and nameless crash from a 1960's sears and robuck drum set. The two of them together sound inredible, like a complex china with lots of sustain and overtone. Very unique
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:05 am

Any pics of those unique babies? :)
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:23 am

I have a Sabian AAX 8' splash with a inverted B8 8' splash on top of it. It gives you the same sound as Portnoys signature stacks, but about 1/3 of the price. Course the B8 gets beaten and breaks often, but I still save alot of money.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:32 am

Well I have been blessed with a whole bunch!

15" Brilliant quick beat hi hats, 17" K Dark Crash 14" K Dark crash and finally my 14" Meinl China...All owned By Jonathon Moffet & Barry Chenault!

The hats are funky!
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:18 am

I love the Dark Crash.

It doesn't sound special, but I just love it.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:55 am

Hell,...I've got:5" Paiste cup chime,10" Sabian cymbal disk,9" LP ice bell.

But,I'd have to say it's my 21" Sabian AA Rock Ride w/a Hand Hammered bell. :shock:
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Post Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:51 pm

I got a 20" Meinl 'One of a Kind' Ride Cymbal.

I think it's the Business, i compared it with a 21" HHX Groove ride (ZORO)

The bell was brighter, the bow was nice and pingy and if you strike the Edge it'd be a great Wave of Sound.

Unfortunatly i haven't been able to Record it yet! :evil:
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Post Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:33 pm

My 15 inch zildjian New beats from 1966 and a 18,zildjian constanople ping ride also from the 60's maybe early seventies but i have had them all since at least 1970 and they still own..for me.
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Post Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:48 am

Unique? not as of yet. Awesome? I like my 19" A Custom Crash. It embodies awesome. :twisted:
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Post Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:56 am

Best cymbal ever made: 20" Zildjian A custom Medium crash.