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    John
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    Is this a decent ride I really don’t like the sound of it myself. What’s the best way to change the sound of it?

     

     

    #37885
    Grant
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    Hey John!

    The XS line of Sabian Cymbals is what you could call an “intermediate” level cymbal. Definitely not a beginer cymbal, but also not in their HHX or Artisan line of cymbals. If you want to dry the cymbal up, you can throw some gaff tape on the bottom of the cymbal!

    I’ve attached a video HERE that Stephen made about different ways to change the sound of a cymbal. Let me know if you have any questions John!

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    John
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    Thanks brother

    #37893
    Grant
    Keymaster

    You got it!

    #37895
    John
    Participant

    Great I’ll try that

    #38181
    Paul
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    I have a set of XS20’s that i use for band rehearsals. The rideĀ  its quite a mellow sound and the bell is very small and weak sounding. It would I think be a great ride for jazz.

    The XS20’s are a bit of a mixed bag with the hi hats and splash being very good, but the crashes a bit brash. You could definitely gig with them.

    #38188
    Grant
    Keymaster

    I have to agree with Paul. I would say the hats and ride are the best part of that line of cymbals. The crashes can sound a bit too metallic for my taste.

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    John
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    Is this a decent ride I really don’t like the sound of it myself. What’s the best way to change the sound of it?

     

     

    #37885

    Grant
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    Hey John!

    The XS line of Sabian Cymbals is what you could call an “intermediate” level cymbal. Definitely not a beginer cymbal, but also not in their HHX or Artisan line of cymbals. If you want to dry the cymbal up, you can throw some gaff tape on the bottom of the cymbal!

    I’ve attached a video HERE that Stephen made about different ways to change the sound of a cymbal. Let me know if you have any questions John!

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    John
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    Thanks brother

    #37893

    Grant
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    You got it!

    #37895

    John
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    Great I’ll try that

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    Paul
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    I have a set of XS20’s that i use for band rehearsals. The rideĀ  its quite a mellow sound and the bell is very small and weak sounding. It would I think be a great ride for jazz.

    The XS20’s are a bit of a mixed bag with the hi hats and splash being very good, but the crashes a bit brash. You could definitely gig with them.

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    Grant
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    I have to agree with Paul. I would say the hats and ride are the best part of that line of cymbals. The crashes can sound a bit too metallic for my taste.

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