Cymbals angled away?

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Cymbals angled away?

Postby Andrew<3'sVinnie » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:32 am

I've noticed some guys, such as Chris Coleman, are slanting their cymbals away from them. Seems somewhat of a new phenomenon. What's the purpose of this? To ensure you get a strong crash?



Edit: Sidenote - I think it's ridiculous how absurdly talented Chris Coleman is. So much control over all aspects of his playing. And that technique and those chops... my god.
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Re: Cymbals angled away

Postby langmick » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:33 am

To break as many cymbals as possible?
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Re: Cymbals angled away

Postby Rodge » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:35 am

langmick wrote:To break as many cymbals as possible?


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Re: Cymbals angled away

Postby Riddim » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:37 am

It may make sense if you strike a glancing blow and swing down from above.
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby Kurtis » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:58 pm

Tried the angled away thing today during my shed session. It was a no go after 30 seconds.
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby langmick » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:18 pm

Chris needs to play in a Mahavishnu tribute. I want to see that.
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby samnmax203 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:58 am

I sit kind of high and I've noticed when I get up that the cymbal look like they're angled away. However when I sit down they look normal from my perspective. I guess it's the combination of the arm and tilter when I'm setting them up. No averse issues or differences to me.
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby ChrisCawthray » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:59 am

Charley Drayton has had a cymbal set like that for a while. I think it must be to access the underside of the cymbal OR to get an almost perpendicular strike against the edge for a loud washy crash/ride sound?

I think it is definitely a "third cymbal" situation, where one already has a couple of cymbals set up conventionally...
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby drumdawg » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:42 pm

Maybe Chris is so damn talented that he's trying to level the playing field by making it more difficult for himself :)
I personally think it's a fad/attitude that some of these guys are going for. plus some of these players strike the cymbal from the under/upward and over/downward swiping motion (Denis Chambers thing).
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Re: Cymbals angled away?

Postby Jim Richman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:04 pm

It makes it easier to go around the kit in a blur because the crash cymbals are not on top of things like the mini hats. The hihats and ride are normal because you use the tips of the sticks on them. I have not tried doing this. I imagine it would make it easier to break the cymbals this way. But if you have a deal like CC, it does not matter. :lol:
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