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screamkevin

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Saluda, by far. There's no other of the "Big 4" that offers more lines. And, Saluda will hand-make your cymbal to your specs. Try doing that with one of the "Big 4" companies. (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl)

Saluda offers custom choices in 11 different lines: Mist-X, Glory, Black Mist, Diamond, Earthworks, Hybrid-X, Mist Brilliant, Voodoo, Expressions, Voodoo Brilliant, and the upcoming re-release of Mist Traditional. Any one of these can be hand-made to the customer's exact specifications for weight, finish, features, color, and sound. Their customer service is light-years beyond anyone else, prices tend to run less than others (especially Paiste!), and the quality can be put up against any other company out there.

Saluda, by FAR.
 

Eiren

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Saluda looks great, but I haven't been able to email them successfully yet. Keeps bouncing back to me.
 

screamkevin

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Try this address:

info @ saludacymbals.com

If that doesn't work, try this one: ufsports @ hotmail.com

Just take the spaces between the address parts out.
 

m

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I haven't heard Saluda's yet, but they sure look interesting~

I'm working with Turk Masterspresently, they'll make anything I ask them.
They're just getting up and running, so I'm sure not many folks are familiar with the name, but I'm really digging these.
It's been quite an education too, going through hundreds of cymbals and figuring out what produces the characteristics you're looking for.

I think the little guys are really starting to give the Big Names a run for their money. Definitely worth shopping around and seeing what's out there.
 

screamkevin

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michiganice91":2ey44dxw said:
dont know..but unless your a pro..it doesnt really matter..
That is a completely misinformed and incorrect statement, my friend.

Your cymbals, more than anything else, are your independent voice in your drumming. I don't want Virgil Donati's cymbal sound, or Thomas Lang's cymbal sound, or Neil Peart's cymbal sound, I want my own sound, and that's why I got my cymbals custom-made, made to my specifications. They are mine, and nobody else's sound like them. I'm not a pro, I play 2-3 times a month, make good money, and go back to my regular life. I'm a "weekend warrior", and f*cking proud of it.

If you think that your cymbal sound does not matter because you're not a touring or studio professional, then you just need to walk away and not play anymore. Drumming matters, and your own sound matters. Period.
 

michiganice91

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maybe you misunderstood...what i mean is that you dont need a custom cymbal sound unless your a pro...because there are so many cymbal lines and companies out there...that almost any range of sound is avaliable..
 

skitch

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screamkevin":135ykz91 said:
Saluda, by far. There's no other of the "Big 4" that offers more lines. And, Saluda will hand-make your cymbal to your specs. Try doing that with one of the "Big 4" companies. (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl)
Actually, Sabian WILL take custom work, hand-making a cymbal to your specs....all it takes is asking and some $.


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Eiren

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screamkevin":3nm2c8rs said:
Try this address:

info @ saludacymbals.com

If that doesn't work, try this one: ufsports @ hotmail.com

Just take the spaces between the address parts out.
Thanks! Worked a treat and got the response I was after.
 

screamkevin

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skitch":26otug0c said:
screamkevin":26otug0c said:
Saluda, by far. There's no other of the "Big 4" that offers more lines. And, Saluda will hand-make your cymbal to your specs. Try doing that with one of the "Big 4" companies. (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl)

Actually, Sabian WILL take custom work, hand-making a cymbal to your specs....all it takes is asking and some $.
But it doesn't cost any extra with Saluda, and it's standard practice. :wink:

maybe you misunderstood...what i mean is that you dont need a custom cymbal sound unless your a pro...because there are so many cymbal lines and companies out there...that almost any range of sound is avaliable..
I didn't misunderstand. I need and want a custom cymbal sound that is mine, not Neil Peart's Paragons, or Virgil Donati's Saturations, or Dave Weckl's Evolutions, or Akira Jimbo's K Custom Hybrids. My Saludas were made for me, to my specs, and nobody else has that sound. It's mine. Not you, not Lars, Thomas Lang, Joey Kramer, or anyone. And they can't get my sound. By purchasing custom made cymbals, you guarantee that nobody else will sound like you. By purchasing standard signature lines, you're going to have the same cymbal sound as the artist who's cymbals you're purchasing.

It's not rocket science, dude. I wanna sound like me, and my Saludas allow me to do that. If you want to sound like everyone else, that's your call. I'd rather sound like me.
 

Jay Brearley

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earldrum

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skitch":3s2n2sit said:
Who do you feel is leading the way in making more choices for cymbals?
Paiste cymbals is my vote. I think their New Signature Line is great and I can't wait to try out the Paiste Twenty line. This company makes some great cymbals.

Since the late 80's I have been buying Sabian cymbals. Sabian does make custom cymbals for you on request. You will wait 8 -12 weeks and if you hate the cymbal when you get it, well you are out of luck. I had Sabian make me a 22" HHX Evolution Ride and a 19" AAX Studio crash. I love the crash, but now I know why Dave Weckl didn't use the 22" it sounds too big and washy, but it was my choice to get it made so it mostly sits on my shelf waiting for the perfect gig to use it on. So all that to say that Sabian is a great company as well.

I also have nothing but great thinks to say about Zildijan as well - I just didn't have the cash to keep buying Zildjians in the 80's so I started buy Sabians that used to be about $15 - $20 cheaper per cymbal. My first cymbals were Zildjian ... I wish I had kept most of them today.
 

screamkevin

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AngryGandhi":1hfilznc said:
what kind of price do you pay for custom made saludas?
My prices are lower, because I'm a Saluda endorser. But anyone can get custom-made cymbals for the prices that are listed on their website. The prices are a little less expensive than Zildjian or Sabian, and with a phone call or two, you can get them custom made to your specs.

www.saludacymbals.com

They do custom drums, too.
 

RSmith

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yep, I wish I could have kept my old Zildjians of the early 80s myself. They sure took a lotta beating and in the end still standing.

Plus they sounded the best.
 

zerodogma

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Guys and gals... I have to stand with screamkevin on this one. I will never buy another cymbal line other than Saluda as long as they are in business (and keep up the great customer support).
They offer --- bar none --- the best bang for your buck!
And don't take me the wrong way... I have found many Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, etc. cymbals that I loved, but wasn't willing to shell out $$$ for. I can have Saluda pretty much match what I want for a lot less than the others.
 

skitch

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earldrum":3w0ygh48 said:
skitch":3w0ygh48 said:
Who do you feel is leading the way in making more choices for cymbals?
Paiste cymbals is my vote. I think their New Signature Line is great and I can't wait to try out the Paiste Twenty line. This company makes some great cymbals.
The signature line was pretty revolutionary when it came out. Paiste created the patented "Paiste Sound Alloy" and I believe that the newer Sound Formula line was also made from this new alloy.

Mike

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