They seem to allow the cymbal to sound-out its own sustain and tonal voice - whatever that might be.
I like to let the cymbal ring and wobble as it needs to. I usually don't inhibit it. I do choke the cymbals from time to time - rarely,actually - without trying to follow Carmine Appice's patented cymbal gymnastics.
Copying your Mod but gluing my 'cymbal accentuators' there might be a way to work both angles.
OldFart edited on Mar 20, 2013 5:39 PM
Mapex Saturn * Paiste Terry Bozzio Single-Ply Coated
Joined: Jan 23, 2005
Location: Lewisville, Texas, USA
I don't tighten my cymbals down, but do restrict the motion of rides and splashes. It feels like smaller felts give me a little more control. I'd like to try a couple of those rubber sleeves on crashes sometime.
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