origin of names

kylevater

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ok, theres a high hat, crash, ride, splash, and china, and whatever else if im missing anything
so just how did those cymbals get their names? or are they just randomly named that?
opinions?
 

michiganice91

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kylevater":1xkhgwcu said:
ok, theres a high hat, crash, ride, splash, and china, and whatever else if im missing anything
so just how did those cymbals get their names? or are they just randomly named that?
opinions?
hi-hat cuz they look like hats. Ride..cuz you "ride" it..crash cuz you "crash" it, splash cuz you "splash" tap it, and china cuz the 1st one they came out with sounded so terrible people probably thought it was made in china.

ok..I have no frickin Idea..haha
 

Hack_and_Slash

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michiganice91":mhs0hcnb said:
kylevater":mhs0hcnb said:
ok, theres a high hat, crash, ride, splash, and china, and whatever else if im missing anything
so just how did those cymbals get their names? or are they just randomly named that?
opinions?
hi-hat cuz they look like hats. Ride..cuz you "ride" it..crash cuz you "crash" it, splash cuz you "splash" tap it, and china cuz the 1st one they came out with sounded so terrible people probably thought it was made in china.

ok..I have no frickin Idea..haha
haha the China explanation is so good.
 

NG1284

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No, China cymbals are actually named for the exact reason you'd think - they're Chinese. Traditional Chinese cymbals were always very trashy compared to Turkish cymbals, and that sound eventually evolved into the China.
 

kylevater

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NG1284":f3jjl73x said:
No, China cymbals are actually named for the exact reason you'd think - they're Chinese. Traditional Chinese cymbals were always very trashy compared to Turkish cymbals, and that sound eventually evolved into the China.
wow
so back then, every cymbal was a china?
BROOTAL!
 
NG1284":1hm9e0sy said:
No, China cymbals are actually named for the exact reason you'd think - they're Chinese. Traditional Chinese cymbals were always very trashy compared to Turkish cymbals, and that sound eventually evolved into the China.
Wow didnt know that. :eek:
 

break the prism

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rides were named because their original purpose was to be "ridden," or played as the lead cymbal.
hi-hats were named because they were higher off the ground than the original model. i don't know how the "hat" name came about.
crash and splash cymbals were named after the loud 'crash' sound and the loud but quick decaying 'splash' sound
chinas were made because the original models were manufactured in china.
 

Rem

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kylevater":168yybgu said:
NG1284":168yybgu said:
No, China cymbals are actually named for the exact reason you'd think - they're Chinese. Traditional Chinese cymbals were always very trashy compared to Turkish cymbals, and that sound eventually evolved into the China.
wow
so back then, every cymbal was a china?
BROOTAL!

lol everybody would be deaf!
 

SGarrett

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You guys have obviously never seen a Chinese parade before. :D

That's what China cymbals are for. They clang them together during parades to chase away evil spirits. You know that part on Wuhan Chinas that swallows up felts? That's the handle.
 
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