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E-crash, splash, or china?

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  • E-crash, splash, or china?

    Why are there different shapes and sizes for these 8" to 14" e-cymbals when they all do the same thing? A larger ride or Hi-Hats....I understand this.

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    If you are talking about Roland cymbals, I think it is product evolution.
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    • #3
      I actually like having different sizes to coincide with what I program for those triggers.
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      • #4
        It would be nice if there were a cy18 or 20 just to complete the look.
        Of course the price would be stupid high but still.
        Just sayin!
        "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

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        • #5
          Different sizes can accommodate the specific physical location needs of the drummer. Look at the various conversations about the Yamaha PCY-60 in here over the years as an example of how many of us like small cymbals that can be squeezed into tight spots. The opposite has been true about rides in that people want a big honkin' ride for the feel. Few of these exist.

          As for shapes, there's no audio reason for different shapes, that's why Yamaha and Roland have never made a china that looks like a china. However, many edrummers have wanted the distinctive shapes for obvious reasons relating to how a kit looks. That's why we've seen chinas that are shaped like chinas from Visulite (Pintech), Hart and Triggera. They do look cool.

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