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26" - Unbelievable

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I just can't justify the expense (500$) BUT, this thing is INCREDIBLE!

I had a 26" medium heavy ping back in the 70s. This Gian Beat is just glorious. Listen to this guy (Ben White?) mess around with it.

 

I've never been one for B8 alloy for a ride but this cymbal breaks that mold for me. Strange color for B8, as well. Looks like brass.

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That is a giant chunk of bronze.  I wouldn't mind having one, even though it's a bit gongy as a crash.  I couldn't justify $500 though.  That's LeMons car money.

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I think what impresses me the most about the cymbal is the maintaining of the distinct tip sound not shadowed by wash which one would expect on such a large unit, yet the cymbal is not "dry" or dark sounding. And it seems to respond even with a light touch which is also unusual. I like the bell, too. I actually think the crash is pretty good for a 26. Everything is lower pitched but, it has some big character. I am really intrigued by it. I will definitely watch out for used ones. 

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