Our band is going to play a lengthy gig in the near future. It is a large hall. We haven't played there before or anything like it since we formed a couple of years ago. We have played 3 to 4 times in smaller venues and there was a backline kit provided all mic'ed up. The last time I played anything large like this was in the late 60's /70's before I ceased playing for 40 years - and I just used the cymbals I had. Anyhow, all that to get to this. The bass and snare drums will be mic'ed. I have 2 sets of cymbals . One is a compilation of Paiste 2002's 21' Ride, 18, 16 crashes and 14 hats. The other is Zildian 21" sweet ride, 18" A Custom crash, 16 " A Avedis crash and 14 Newbeat hats. If there is no overhead mic , which group of cymbals would be best to use, Would the 2002's cut through more? Or doesn't it matter? I would appreciate your thoughts or questions.