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Best Ride and cymbals

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  • Best Ride and cymbals

    I have a TD-12.

    Price aside what are the best (in your opinion) cymbals and ride money can buy.

    I just bought the VH-12 and I like the feel of that over my old hi-hat (Hart Ecymbal II)

    I have heard good things about the CY15-R, and Roland CY12's.

    I will be playing out with this kit, it is not just a practice kit.

  • #2
    I would agree - 12's, 14's and 15/R's. I also use 8's
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    • #3
      As a Hart guy, I must say that I am partial to the ECII ride. It is my favorite cymbal.
      Hawk snare, toms, and bass; Hart ECII crashes & ride; VH-10 Hihat; Iron Cobra double-bass.
      "I never play the same thing twice...sometimes because I simply can't remember it." - John Paul Jones


      • #4
        I use 2 CY-14s and 2 CY-15 (one as ride) and find that they just work and feel much better than the CY-6 cymbals I had originally.


        • #5
          Don't overlook the Yamaha cymbals. They have every bit the same feel and responsiveness of the Roland CY 12/14s and cost a helluva lot less.

          TD-12, DTX502, SD1000, EZDrummer, Diamond Drum 12" snare, S1000 toms/cymbals/kick, PCY10/100/135/155, CY-5/14, Hart Ride, Hart Acupad 8" kick, Epedal Pro II, Concept 1 pads/cymbals, SD1000 & Roland V Sessions racks, PD-7, Kit Toy 10" splash, DMPad ride, SamplePad, PerformancePad Pro


          • #6
            I recently upgraded to a TD-12 and went with Pintech cymbals. The 18" Visulite 3 way triggering ride is very good.

            TD-12/Gibraltar rack/Pintech Concertcast drums 12" snare, 1 12" tom, 2 10" toms, 8" mesh kick, Visulite cymbals, 14" dual zone crash, 13" hi-hat, 18" 3 zone ride and 2 Dingbats, Roland PM-10, iPod, Zildjian anti-vibe sticks, Roc-N-Soc throne with backrest, Yamaha snare stand, Tama Iron Cobra pedal and HH75W hi-hat stand, Sennheiser HDR 110 wireless headphones. V-expressions 80's and 90's Giggin' Kits and Both Top 50 drummers (hopefully functional soon)


            • #7
              I second the rec for the Pintech visulite. I have the Hart also and prefer the Pintech. The Pintech has 3-zone plus choke to the Hart's 2 zone.



              • #8
                For crashes, I love my Kit Toys. We'll see if Mike gets a ride out anytime soon.


                • #9
                  I do love my Roland's. I pretty much have at least one of each of the current lineup and they all have their strengths. If I had to go out with just two crashes and a ride, I would take two CY-14s and a CY-15. That would be the most versatile.


                  • #10
                    The best I've tried and own are the Rolands. I have not tried the Hart eII. I use 2 CY12 for crash and HH, a CY14 for crash and a CY15 for ride. I have heard that the Roland moduals work better on Roland cymbals, That has been true for me. Also the cy8 was good but the more expensive SY12, 14 15 all work better than the CY8. For single zone, the round Alesis cymbal sold as an add on for $49 (I don't know the model #) works great and is overlooked.