This is my latest collection of cymbals that I currently use when performing at gigs. These cymbals are especially suited for jazz drumming, a bit expensive and a definite musical investment in quality of sound (though not as expensive as these cymbals!).
I just finished cleaning and polishing them, so I thought I’d take a photo of them in their newly polished state. They may never look this polished ever again, so….
[ Left to Right: 16″ Zildjian K Constantinople Crash, an old 10″ Sabian splash, 20″ K Constantinople Hi-Bell Thin Ride, a pair of Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hats. ]
Below is a photo of my Zildjian K Constantinople 20″ Ride Cymbal. It has a bit of “wash”, meaning it has sustained tones as opposed to “dry” tones that quickly die out. But I like this cymbal for its complex textures and slightly “trashy” sound. Great for jazz.
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And below (along with my K Constaninople ride) is my Zildjian K Constantinople 16″ Crash Cymbal. This one has a great crash sound with a lot of textures. Reminiscent of very old Turkish orchestra cymbals. As a matter of fact the K Constantinoples are hand hammered to achieve the old world sound of Turkish cymbals. Each one, because they are individually hand hammered all have their unique sound.
And these are pretty much the cymbals I currently use with my jazz drum setup.