B20 or bust

Zaster

Well-known member
Yes, "cast" really comes down to semantics, with Zildjian and Paiste subscribing to departing definitions.
Whatever it is, there’s some fundamental difference in how these two brands of cymbals seem to respond (regardless of the particular line), enough so that I feel the need to have some of each on hand, like Fender and Gibson.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Whatever it is, there’s some fundamental difference in how these two brands of cymbals seem to respond (regardless of the particular line), enough so that I feel the need to have some of each on hand, like Fender and Gibson.
There's no doubt that key differences exist between Zildjian and Paiste. Debating one's superiority over the other is pointless. It's not a matter of which is better but a question of which you like more.
 

belairien

Silver Member
One of the best sounding hats I've owned was a Sabian B8 14" thin crash as the top, and the original B8 top as the bottom. It was surprisingly dark when partially open, at least for a very bright super pack of cymbals they came in.

I prefer a slightly darker cymbal that still cuts, so I stick with thin AAX fast crashes as they work. But if I could find a B8 pair like my old hats set up, I would snatch them up in a heartbeat. But they changed their line a bit since I had them.
 
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