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Topic: Cymbal upside down.  (Read 1962 times)

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victor

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Cymbal upside down.
« on: June 30, 2004, 07:30 PM »
This is going to sound stupid, but why do they put the one cymbal turned over, I assume its a China. Help. Thanks, Victor.

MrPainless

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Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2004, 07:41 PM »
who is they, and a china cymbal isnt turned over, its "bent" around the edges.  my uncle told me that some people just turn their crashes/rides ect. upside down just for a different sound.

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Re:Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2004, 09:40 PM »
Generally a china cymbal is mounted in that which is considered an "upside-down" position so that upon crashing, the stick doesn't contact  the sharp, delicate upturned edge when played with a heavy stroke (which seems to be the main way of playing such a cymbal for many drummers).
I'm not a particularly slow player, yet I don't play fast.  I play half-fast.

PEARLSRXDRUMMER

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Re:Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2004, 10:05 PM »
Joe said it best. Also because there is a larger striking point on the backside of the upturned edge.
Ian

victor

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Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004, 10:12 PM »
Thanks Guys for Your Reply. Victor.

JohnD

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Re:Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004, 02:41 AM »
when I was a kid I saw a video on MTV, I think it was The Cure, maybe... I saw the guy had a china and I thought it was just an upside-down crash cymbal, so I turned all mine upside-down that day... I didnt see what all the hype was about. A year later I learned all about the china cymbal and decided to keep my story to myself, until now.

DrummerALimal

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Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2004, 04:22 AM »
Might've been wise.  ;) ;D

Offline Jim Martin (cavanman)

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Cymbal upside down.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2004, 10:49 AM »
Since the china cymbal question has been answered I'll throw this out:

There has also been a somewhat recent practice of putting an upside down splash or small crash on the same cymbal stand as another cymbal. The cymbals share the same post and wingnut.


Jim
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