What size splash cymbal should I get?
What splash size should I get? The bigger the splash, the longer the sustain of the cymbal. The smaller the splash, the shorter the sustain. So, a 12” splash cymbal is going to ring for a lot longer than an 8” splash cymbal.
What is the smallest splash cymbal?
And with fair reasoning – the splash is the smallest in the cymbal family, usually around 8-10 inches, sometimes shrinking all the way down to four, and generally much thinner too.
Why do drummers stack cymbals?
Stacking cymbals became popular in the last couple of years, mainly because drummers searched for new sounds. While you pick your cymbals to match your sound, it is also great to be creative and go for stacks – they usually allow you to stand out with the unique sound and are typically affordable.
How does a cymbal stacker work?
Cymbal stacks are exactly what they sound like – two or more cymbals stacked on top of each other. They hit each other when you hit them, which completely changes their sound and gives you a unique, often (but not always) gritty/trashy, sound.
How do you set up a splash cymbal?
The best way to set up a splash cymbal is to place it on a stand with a mini-boom attached to it – this creates enough space for both cymbals.
Are splash cymbals necessary?
These cymbals may not be essential, but it’s a great thing to have. The best way to set up a splash cymbal is to place it on a stand with a mini-boom attached to it – this creates enough space for both cymbals.
What cymbal should I put between hi hat and crash?
My recommendation is to place a splash cymbal between hi-hat and crash, it’s easily approachable, and you will be able to make those fabulous accents while you’re playing – a great way to add some flavor to a song. China is usually placed on the right side of the drum kit, right next to the ride.
How to set up a ride cymbal?
When setting up the ride cymbal, make sure that it’s not too high, as you would want to avoid getting discomfort and fatigue while playing. The steps to go through setting up the ride cymbal are: Place the ride on the bottom felt of the stand on the right side of the bass drum in a position where you can easily reach it.