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  1. Music Lover

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    Default Made a Trade

    I went to my old church, with the OK from the pastor, and made a big cymbal swap. One of my goals was to get the Sabian AA 16" and SR2 18" thin crashes to use at our current church. Here is what I now have:



    All Sabian​

    21" AA Bash Ride (my favorite of all time)

    18" XS20 Medium-Thin Crash ( sounds like a Sabian AA, really)

    17" AA Medium-Thin Crash

    14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom)



    To Our Current Church (all Sabian except where noted)

    20 HHX Evolution Ride

    18" Zildjian K China

    18" SR2 Thin Crash

    16" AA Thin Crash

    15" SR2 Thin Crash

    13" Paiste Alpha Hats

    10" SR2 Splash



    So I am no longer a small crash guy. This all worked out just as I was hoping. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

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    That is fantastic! I hope you enjoy praising our Lord and Savior making a joyful noise!
    Nous sommes du soleil...
    We love when we play...


    Revelation 7:9

  3. PEARL EXX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumolator View Post
    I went to my old church, with the OK from the pastor, and made a big cymbal swap. One of my goals was to get the Sabian AA 16" and SR2 18" thin crashes to use at our current church. Here is what I now have:



    All Sabian​

    21" AA Bash Ride (my favorite of all time)

    18" XS20 Medium-Thin Crash ( sounds like a Sabian AA, really)

    17" AA Medium-Thin Crash

    14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom)



    To Our Current Church (all Sabian except where noted)

    20 HHX Evolution Ride

    18" Zildjian K China

    18" SR2 Thin Crash

    16" AA Thin Crash

    15" SR2 Thin Crash

    13" Paiste Alpha Hats

    10" SR2 Splash



    So I am no longer a small crash guy. This all worked out just as I was hoping. Peace and goodwill.
    Must be a Pentecostal church

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO DRUMS View Post
    Must be a Pentecostal church
    Yes, both churches are non-denominational but are similar to Assembly of God churches.

    The XS20 and AA crashes blend well and have just the right pitch difference. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

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    This was the actual trade.
    I gave my old church these Sabians: 20" AAX Dry Ride, 16" AA Concept Crash, 17" and 19" AAX X-plosion Crashes.

    I got these Sabians: 21" AA Bash Ride, 18" XS20 Medium-Thin Crash, 18" SR2 Thin Crash, 16" AA Thin Crash.

    The XS20 Crash sounds way better than it is supposed to. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

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    Why did you swap the cymbals, Did the church want a different sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO DRUMS View Post
    Why did you swap the cymbals, Did the church want a different sound.
    I wanted the Bash Ride and XS20 18" crash for me, and our new church is much smaller than the other one. So the thin crashes work better there in the smaller room. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

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    Here is a video of me playing the cymbals and my drums at an outdoor church service. I was also using the church's AA 16" Thin Crash. My son is the bass player. The music stars at about 2:35. Peace and goodwill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSRe...CFUpDfF31JnURI
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

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    Nice service, Peace and Goodwill to you. All Glory goes the GOD

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    Those are decent cymbals for playing in church. I've had several 16" Sabian AA Thin crashes and they are nice sounding cymbal. The others you got are very similar, but louder... but from watching you play it looks like you have pretty good stick control and are able to keep your volume down.

    I have found that for indoor, small room & church playing that my 16" Sabian AA Sound Control crash together with a 16" Sabian AA El Sabor crash (similar, but darker tone) are slightly thinner than my 16" Sabian Thin Crashes and less obnoxious, which keeps the band, worship leaders, and sound guy happier because they don't bleed into adjacent mics as much. Until this summer, I've been using those crash cymbals for almost all my church playing for over 30 years.

    This summer I finally upgraded to the ultimate small-room/church crash cymbals - I bought new 17" and 19" Sabian FRX crashes. Honestly, its the best money I think I have spent on my kit in a very long time. Fantastic for church playing because the obnoxious frequencies that crashes project (and people complain about) are simply not there, and they sound amazing. I can't say enough good things about them, and recommend them to anyone who plays in a typical small-church setting, if they have the budget for them.

    Anyway, glad to see you playing and that your church is able to do outdoor "COVID-compliant" services.
    Pearl MRX (1998) in #110 Sequoia Red
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    Thanks for the replies. I liked playing that Bass Ride so much that I put it on the church drum set and took the HHX Evolution Ride home. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex Saturn (snare, bass drum, and toms); Mapex MPX (snare); Sabian XS20, AA, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

    Church Drummers Army

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