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I'm a jazz drummer who lives in upstate NY and I love talking jazz and cymbals.
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Rochester, NY
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Football, baseball, fishing, exercising and reading
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Jimmy Cobb's K

by Hardbopper on 01-27-2018 at 10:48 PM
Quote Originally Posted by OZjazzer View Post
I've heard many times that Cobb's cymbals were stolen.

It remind me I must get the Live at the Blackhawk CD's out again.

Must say that none of Jimmy's later recordings have ever had a cymbal sound anywhere near as good as those Davis, Wes Montgomery, or Wynyon Kelly etc recordings. I'm biased though.
You are right. I can't think Jimmy would be happy with those newer cymbals. My brother is friends with Jimmy and he had an 18" of Jimmy's an Istanbul that he

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What Sticks are you using these days?

by Hardbopper on 01-15-2018 at 11:45 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Tom Killian View Post
I find regal tips inconsistent weight wise. I have 3 pairs of jazz plastic tip. The oldest pair are lightest and sound great and you do hear a difference.
I just got 4 pairs of the MJC3. They are All consistent in weight. 44 grams. The Old RT weighs 43 grams. Pitch wise the MJC3 is an A and the RT is Ab..its only 1/2 step difference. You might want to check them out. The tip is great. If you play it flat it gives more wash. If you tip it, it really dries out cymbal and is very woody

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