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Cymbals listed from left to right
22" Signature Dark Metal Ride
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials China
18" Signature Reflector Full Crash (discontinued)
16" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (discontinued)
17" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (discontinued)
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
14" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
14" PST 5 Mini China (discontinued)
16" Signature Thin China
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
8" Signature Splash
8" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
6" 2002 Bell Chime (discontinued)
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
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Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.
Sizes: 18", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.
Sizes: 10", 8"
Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.
Sizes: 10", 8"
Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”
Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.