pwc wrote:It could be related to sticks being affected more than the cymbals and that would affect the sound they produce on cymbals. Not sure but that was my immediate thought. Of course, nylon tipped sticks would not be affected .... I really do feel that it would need extreme temperature change to affect cymbals themselves.
Thank you Peter. Thatís certainly an interesting thought. Like you, I find counter-intuitive that a few degrees might make the cymbal change sound very much. The sticks happen to be wood-tipped, so I wonder. I'll have a tinkle with nylon of the same size and weight when it's warm again (it's evening here right now) and see what it suggests.