Brilliant or Trad finish?

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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:36 pm

what do you prefer?
also, on a side note, is it true that cymbals with the brill finish crack quicker than trad?

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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:11 am

anyone know?
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:12 am

Brilliant finished cymbals tend to be brighter sounding. I don't know anything about durability though.
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:42 am

I prefer Brilliant finish. I have never had any durability issues with either finish. It is just personal preference. Yes, lack of durability could be a manufacturing issue, but more than likely it is a bad technique issue. A glancing blow will coax the sound out of a cymbal. I see a good deal of drummers trying to play through the cymbal or a direct hit in line with the stand. Think of the sound wave traveling from the edge directly to the bell/stand and straight back to the edge. I have seen more cymbals cracked this way. Experiment with glancing blows to keep you cymbals around longer.
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:37 pm

Brilliant finish cymbals produce a glassy/brighter pitch.

NO!!!

Neither one out lasts the other....it IS all in the way you play the cymbals.I too(in my youth)tried to kill the cymbals(direct hits/on the edge/ect...)but,no longer do I use that"technique".It's always a glancing/twist of the wrist blow.

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