Cymbals
What is a Hi-Hat Cymbal?

Beginner drummers might ask a frequent question: What is a hi-hat cymbal? A hi-hat is a percussion instrument consisting of two cymbals and a pedal, which are placed on a steel stand. It's a component of the standard drum set used by drummers across various styles like pop, rock, blues, and jazz. ...

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What Size Crash Cymbal Should I Get?

One of the common questions beginner drummers ask is, "What size crash cymbal should I get?"  The best size for crash cymbals is between 16 and 18 inches.  The cymbal size will influence the overall sound of your drum set, so you should choose what fits you the most sound-wise. Read on ...

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How to EQ Cymbals? Learn in 5 minutes

If you want to get a proper mix of your drums, you need to learn how to EQ cymbals. The equalizer is the primary tool to get the bright and clean sounds of cymbals in the mix, and you can use it to shape your high-frequency sounds. When recording drums, you will use the overhead mics that will ...

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How to Set up a Ride Cymbal?

When you are putting in the ride cymbals on your drum set, you will have to ensure you have the right stands for cymbals to place them. The majority of cymbal stands function similarly. The unique stand could be the stand that houses the hi-hats. Therefore, you should have your stands set up to ...

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What Metal are Cymbals Made of?

An alloy is the most fundamental meaning, is a combination comprising two or three different metals. Since metals cannot be chemically linked in their natural state, they are bonded--and alloys are made in a hot state through mix and melting. This fundamental process lies at the core of the entire ...

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How to Assemble Hi-Hat Cymbals?

Setting up the hi-hat stand can be a breeze when you understand the functions and what can happen.  If you think it's a simple job, you're wrong, but in this post, we'll go through the process step by step and simplify it. Some Biggest Mistakes There are a few common errors that people make ...

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How to EQ cymbals? Easy approach

Cymbals have a narrow frequency range, so they feel the effects of processing faster than drum hits. As a result, it is easy to get too much saturation, EQ, or compression. Quality recordings are the best way to avoid making this mistake. You won't feel the need for excessive effects.  You ...

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What Cymbals did John Bonham use?

BiographyJohn Henry "Bonzo" Bonham was an English musician famous as the drummer of the English rock group Led Zeppelin.Admired due to his power, strength, and speed, his single-footed kick drumming that is distinctive in its sound, and his sense of the groove, he's considered one of the most ...

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What is a Crash Cymbal?

A crash cymbal can be described as an instrument for percussion that makes the sound of a light, crisp, sharp sound. The crash cymbal is a suspended cymbal mounted on the cymbal stand that is part of a drum set.  Contrary to hi-hat cymbals and ride cymbals, which are typically employed to ...

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Difference Between Crash and Ride Cymbals

First, let's break down the essentials. Crash cymbals are your go-to for accentuating those dramatic moments in a song. On the flip side, ride cymbals maintain the rhythm, keeping the beat steady and your audience nodding along.So what’s my point? By the end of this article, you'll have a clear ...

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Who Invented the Cymbals?

Cymbal HistoryThe urge to strike objects which could produce sound isn't restricted only for drummers, so the first ancestors of the cymbal were likely constructed in the period when bronze became popular approximately 3000 B.C.While contemporary cymbals can be heard in rock, classical, or jazz ...

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How to Store Cymbals if You Want to Save Them?

Here are some suggestions for storing the cymbals. Always carry a cymbal case or bag even if they're not mounted on stands. It's first of all simpler to transport these around. However, more importantly, it will help protect them during storage for long durations and when traveling. If you ...

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