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Old 01-26-2020, 10:20 PM
al9000 al9000 is offline
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Default Re: Flat or Angled?

Angled ... and high. Counterintuitively, it helps MY dynamics: Such a setup means that extra thought goes into a louder crash. Ride is relatively flat, but I'm sitting low and can still get a pretty good crash out of it when needed.

I've been playing them this way since 1980-81, based on Chester Thompson's setup when he played with Genesis and Phil Collins. Off topic, but the cymbals are also loose and have lots of play.

In more than 40 years of playing, I have yet to crack a cymbal.
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Old 01-27-2020, 01:16 PM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is offline
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Angled ... and high. Counterintuitively, it helps MY dynamics: Such a setup means that extra thought goes into a louder crash. Ride is relatively flat, but I'm sitting low and can still get a pretty good crash out of it when needed.

I've been playing them this way since 1980-81, based on Chester Thompson's setup when he played with Genesis and Phil Collins. Off topic, but the cymbals are also loose and have lots of play.

In more than 40 years of playing, I have yet to crack a cymbal.
That's a cool set up. It looks straight up rock and roll! I'm not sure that it would work for me, but maybe I'll give it a go sometime.

Looks like a cool venue by the way...
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low and flat for me
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