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  • Paiste Signature Dark Crash/Ride 20''

    Paiste Signature Dark Crash/Ride 20'' - sanjuro's review

    10/07/09

    The Paiste Signature Dark Crash Ride is a very cool and useful cymbal.  Few crash rides can cut it amongst high end cymbals, because usually rides are better at riding and crashes are better at crashing.  Crash rides are the awkward fusion of the two…

  • Paiste Signature Power Crash 16''

    Paiste Signature Power Crash 16'' - sanjuro's review

    10/07/09

    The Paiste 16'' Power Crash was the first high end cymbal I ever bought.  My drum teacher recommended it, because it was used at the drum store I played at for a cheap price.  I couldn't believe it when I first heard it, it was unlike anything I had …

  • Sabian HHX Groove Hats 14"

    Sabian HHX Groove Hats 14" - sanjuro's review

    10/07/09

    I am a huge advocate of the HHX line, and one of my favorite examples of why this line kills are the Groove Hats.  Funk and groovy rock/jazz are my favorite styles to play, and that is what these cymbals are marketed for.  They certainly deliver on a…

  • Sabian Xs20 Performance Set

    Sabian Xs20 Performance Set - sanjuro's review

    10/07/09

    The Xs20 is a really good entry level/intermediate cymbal pack.  Make no mistake, they are for beginners, but are waaaay better than most of the entry level cymbals for only a slight price increase.  Like most situations, it is probably better to dis…

  • Istanbul Agop Sultan Hi-Hats 13"

    Istanbul Agop Sultan Hi-Hats 13" - sanjuro's review

    09/25/09

    The Istanbul cymbals are all great.  I have played agops for years and loved every one.  However, the only piece that has earned a permanent spot in my setup are these Mehmet Sultans.  Usually the agop signatures are considered to be top of the line,…

  • Sabian AA Raw Ride 20"

    Sabian AA Raw Ride 20" - sanjuro's review

    09/24/09

    I was first introduced to the Sabian AA raw ride when I was looking through lots of Zildjian k and Sabian hh jazz rides. I always thought that the best jazz sounds come from these higher end lines. I was amazed at how stunning the sound of the raw …

  • Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14"

    Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14" - sanjuro's review

    09/24/09

    The Zildjian A New Beat hi hats are an impressive pair of cymbals.  While they have a very chunky, heavy sound, they are surprisingly versatile.  I think I have seen these hats more than any other in professional environments, such as in recording st…

  • Ludwig Drums Chrome Steel Shell

    Ludwig Drums Chrome Steel Shell - moosers's review

    09/07/09

    The Ludwig Drums Chrome Steel Shell is a snare drum made by one of the best classic drum manufacturers around.  I've used this snare drum numerous times for recording even though I am not a drummer myself.  I has a pretty deep sound and definitley pr…

  • Sabian AA Metal X Hats 14"

    Sabian AA Metal X Hats 14" - moosers's review

    07/26/09

    The Sabian AA China 18'' is a unique sounding cymbal brought to you by the fine makers of cymbals over at Sabian, one of the world's leaders in cymbal making.  For those of you who don't know exactly what a china cymbal sounds like, I would definitel…

  • Gretsch Renown Maple

    Gretsch Renown Maple - "Grestch Renown Maple"

    07/08/09

    My drum set color is called "cherry burst". It's just a classic. I've been playing instruments for 25+ years. I play drums, guitar and bass mainly. I'm mainly into rock and jazz. Some of my major influences are Led Zepplin, Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles…