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||Posted - 13/05/2012 : 12:30:44
Just a quick thread to recommend Cympads to everyone.
I used them last night at a gig and can't believe what a difference they made.
My cymbals sounded better than they ever have especially my Hi Hats and Ride Cymbal.
I really am surprised at the difference in using foam instead of felt.I thought they may be a gimmick but have been proved wrong.
Just looked at the website and Steve Smith is an endorsee.
Highly recommended.Give them a try.
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||Posted - 19/05/2012 : 08:27:45
Leave the top felt/pad off and you'll notice a heck of a difference in your cymbal sound.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 08:03:49
I use a grommet in each cymbal's hole, and that sits on a stack of two grommet's on the cymbal stand's spigot. Minimal contact, maximum isolation, probably at least as good as Cympads, plus cheaper and more readily available.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 00:03:16
Was it a venue you hadn't played before?
||Posted - 14/05/2012 : 23:58:03
The hi hats sounded a lot brighter and clearer, the crashes were definitely more explosive and the ride sounded more defined.Even the guitarist in the band commented on the sound and I hadn't even said I was using anything new!
I was really impressed but obviously some people will like them, others won't!
The cymbals I was using were:
Sabian 14" Groove Hats
Sabian 16" Virgil Donati Saturation Crash
Sabian 18" El Sabor Crash
Paiste 2002 24" Ride
These always sound great but I have been gigging with them a lot over the past 5 years so I know them really well and there was a definite improvement in projection and sound.
||Posted - 14/05/2012 : 19:48:41
I must be deaf, couldn't tell any difference with the standard cympads, trying the larger cympads just killed any bell dead. Not impressed.
||Posted - 14/05/2012 : 14:24:34
What exactly was the net effect of the cympads?