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    Over the last few years, I have found some really good deals on new cymbals. Here is what I now have, all Sabian.

    18" SR2 Thin (paid $100). This cymbal is a great crash-ride.
    17" AAX Concept Crash (paid $110)
    16" AAX Concept Crash (paid $100)
    14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom; paid $160)

    So I paid $470 for all of these new cymbals. The hats sound great outside and in big rooms, but they do not sound very good in small rooms. So I may have to buy sound different hats. Otherwise I am totally satisfied with this setup. The pitches and blend are nearly perfect. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman - drummer for Jesus; Mapex MPX snare, Mapex Armory Sabre snare, Mapex Saturn bass drum and toms / Sabian AA, AAX, SR2, XS20 / Evans / LA Backbeat

    Church Drummer's Army

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    Good for you! There's nothing like getting quality drum gear at a good price. And there's nothing like playing sweet-sounding cymbals!

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    H*ll yeah, good sounding cymbals and hats for a good chunk cheaper? I'd take that all day long, everyday. Good stuff you picked up on.
    DrumCraft Series 8 satin white
    Ludwig Keystone X blue sparkle
    Ludwig Classic Maple white sparkle
    DW Classics Series emerald onyx
    DW Jazz Series ruby sparkle
    DW, Yamaha, & Gilbraltar hardware
    Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
    Other stuff I forget I even have.

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    All of my cymbals came from theBay except a Paiste 602 crash and some Kruts I got from a pawn shop for $5.00 in 1971.Sounds like you"ve got a good set of cymbals.
    Rick


    Mapex Sabian Ludwig Saluda Assorted Snare Drums

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    Great scores Drumolator!
    Always need to be on the lookout for those great deals!
    Last edited by Olimpass; 12-06-2021 at 09:25 PM.

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    My greatest cymbal score is a 15" Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash I fished out of a pile of crappy cymbals at a pawn shop. I asked the guy working there what the price of it was. He told me $25, I paid him and ran out of the store.

    Acoustic Kits:
    Ludwig Maple 3ply/6ply White Cortex 3 pc
    Rukus Mod Orange Club 4 pc
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland TD-27, Roland PD-85 (x4), PD-125, KD9, CY-8 (x2) VH-10, Lemon 15 and 18 cymbals
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad

    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge
    1972 Ludwig Supraphonic


    Hardware:
    Tama, DW, Yamaha and Sonor

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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