Favorite Cymbal Maker

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What is your favorite cymbal maker?

Sabian
21
30%
Zildjian
17
24%
Paiste
17
24%
Meinl
2
3%
Wuhan
1
1%
Alchemy
1
1%
Istanbul Agop
4
6%
Istanbul Mehmet
2
3%
other (add what I left out in your post)
5
7%
 
Total votes: 70
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Post Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:33 pm

All Sabian Pro's for me :twisted:
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:01 pm

Zildjian. A Customs to be exact, are my favorite cymbals.
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:25 am

All cymbals makers is good! I like Paiste, Sabian, Zildjian, Istanbul etc. ;)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:55 pm

Mefiu wrote:All cymbals makers is good! I like Paiste, Sabian, Zildjian, Istanbul etc. ;)



I also prefer mixing different brands in the search for your own sound
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:28 pm

Sabian Pro's for me also. I've got 16 and 18 inch Rocktagon cymbals that Sabian made in the late 80's.

I still play the 16, the 18 is too loud, had complaints through the years from the bands I've been in.
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:49 pm

TDRUMP wrote:ZILDJIAN BY FAR MAKES THE BEST "COMMERCIAL" CYMBALS, SABIAN CAN'T COMPARE FOR SOUND. AS WELL WUHAN PRODUCES THE BEST CHINA CYMBALS. :D


Zildjian is way to bland. They are big enough to where they don't need to make Top Notch Cymbals anymore. All their cymbals sound similar to me, but they are good for recording.

I voted sabian, their cymbals are definately for players that like to play musically and Sabian makes a good variety.

But those Istanbul's are a close tie, and paiste makes some killer rides.
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:11 pm

I love my Sabian HHX cymbals! But you 4got Italian cymbal maker, UFIP, in your poll! :wink:
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:26 am

sabian. thats the best sound there is in my opinion. then paiste...i like paiste to death but theyre too expensive and, aside from the signature line, nothing just blows me away. zildjian is last...i used to be a big fan but now they just dont do anything for me.

around here i can really only get the big 3, which is ok, but i really want to try some meinls, especially the mb20s and soundcaster customs because i loved some of the sounds i heard on the sound clips.
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:02 pm

Sabian has always been my cymbal of choice 8)
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:01 pm

Paiste and Sabian all the way.

The Paiste New Signature Dark Energy crashes are the most amazing and complex sounding crashes I've ever heard. And the Signature 13" Sound Edge hats are superb. The Sabian Paragon splashes and chinese are fantastic.

I've never heard a Zildjian cymbal I liked, although I'm sure there's one out there somewhere.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:35 am

I like all the brands. I care more for the sound than the brand name. I generally remove brand names anyway. Except for Paiste because of the coating.

My mind set is that I like all the companies to be in competition with each other so that they give me the best product for the cheapest dollar.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:28 am

If I have to name one, it'll be Zildjian but I think the Istanbul's (Sultan series is my favorite) are great too. And they blend in well, alongside my Zildjian cymbals.
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Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:03 pm

I don't care who made it, I only care how it sounds.

My cymbals are a mix of Zildjian A's and K's, Meinl Splashes, crashes and hats, Ufip as aux hats, Sabian Crashes, Wuhan Chinas... a real mutt cymbal mix. As long as they sound good, I'll use 'em.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:43 pm

I use Alchemy's exclusively. Kind of a one trick pony, but its the one trick that works perfect for me. I love having unique equipment, so I definitely didn't want to have one of the big 3, and Alchemy's customer service is amazing, they'll even make custom sizes for you :)
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Post Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:36 am

AdamJosephKiesling wrote:I use Alchemy's exclusively. Kind of a one trick pony, but its the one trick that works perfect for me. I love having unique equipment, so I definitely didn't want to have one of the big 3, and Alchemy's customer service is amazing, they'll even make custom sizes for you :)

Oh yeah, Alchemy and Agop are great custom cymbal makers. I've seen special thin Signature ride, an Alchemy flat ride(Agop Vezir flat ride with a brilliant finish). I'm getting a custom made 20" Agop Sultan China/Pang soon :)
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