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LOUNGE => Gear / Equipment / Instruments => Topic started by: victor on June 30, 2004, 07:30 PM

Title: Cymbal upside down.
Post by: victor 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.
Title: Cymbal upside down.
Post by: MrPainless 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.
Title: Re:Cymbal upside down.
Post by: Joe 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).
Title: Re:Cymbal upside down.
Post by: PEARLSRXDRUMMER 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
Title: Cymbal upside down.
Post by: victor on June 30, 2004, 10:12 PM
Thanks Guys for Your Reply. Victor.
Title: Re:Cymbal upside down.
Post by: JohnD 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.
Title: Cymbal upside down.
Post by: DrummerALimal on July 01, 2004, 04:22 AM
Might've been wise.  ;) ;D
Title: Cymbal upside down.
Post by: Jim Martin (cavanman) 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