so which type of cymbals last longer?

Posted: September 12, 2010 05:48 PM

drummer190

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ok, so im lookin at buyin some new cymbals, and I want the new cymbals to last as long as they can.  I know that cast cymbals usually sound better, but will sheet cymbals last longer?

     
Posted: September 14, 2010 01:28 PM

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You’ll probably get a bunch of different opinions on this but mine is that Zildjian have been the best for me- I have been playing fairly loud rock since 1970 and my first Zildjians still sound great and have lasted- (even when I was playing with butt ends in the 80’s!) I have A’s and just got a ResoHat that cuts through amplification well when not miked.

Posted: September 14, 2010 02:05 PM

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Based on my past experience, cymbals made from individually cast blanks tend to last longer than those cut from sheet bronze.

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Posted: September 17, 2010 04:21 AM

drummer190

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Awesome! thanks a lot guys! Really helps a lot!!

Posted: September 20, 2010 10:10 AM

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Larger thinner cymbals last the longest. Anything thick like a Med. or Rock crash will break fast, same goes for small crashes like 14”-18”
I use 20” Med. Thin Crashes and I can get a lot more time out of them.

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