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    I seem to favor my ride a LOT more, what's everyone elses go to?

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    Hats for me. It's easier to be more dynamic for some reason.
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    • #3
      depends what the music calls for.

      when I'm just practicing I'm all over both though.

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      • #4
        it's about 50/50 with me
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        • #5
          Hats are way more articulate and expressive. The rides only make long tones so I use them for those and contrast.
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          • #6
            Varies greatly with me, which is dependent on the music. If I do favor the ride for a song, I'll typically play the bell a good bit to add some dynamics.

            Likewise, if I'm using the hats, it'll be open, closed, open (with tips), closed (with tips), open/closed, and playing the GH-inspired bells above w/the hats.

            And I never limit myself to only using hats on verse, ride on chorus. threw that rule out about 10 years ago...
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            • #7
              depends what the music calls for.

              when I'm just practicing I'm all over both though.


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              • #8
                I tend towards ride, but do accents on the hats.
                I think it's from all the jazz I used to play
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                • #9
                  Although I drool over rides and think they're essential to jazz drumming, I'd rather have a set of hats to chick as I'm swishing/swinging with brushes. My bluegrass busking setup has neither, just suitcase, snare, and two heavy shakers from slap happy set on the edge of the snare for hat/washboard type contrast. Btw, shakers on the snare is awesome because you can get both sounds depending on dynamics and pick them up too.

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                  • #10
                    It depends on the song, But I do love it when you bury that stick right in that sweet spot where the bell of the ride begins when it calls for it, playing quarter notes right in the pocket offsetting the thump of the bass and crack of the snare, kinda like the start of "Susie Q" by CCR.
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                    • #11
                      Many people think the voice is the most expressive instrument. Others think it's the violin. I know better; it's the hi-hat.

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                      • #12
                        I'm a hi-hat man, mahsel'.

                        I'm going to say probably an 85-15 split. Possibly 80-20 on a good day.



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                        • #13
                          I don't use hats or a ride. I just bash the china mercilessly on every song.

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                          • #14
                            If I HAD to choose, Id pick ride I suppose. There are times live, when I dont lay into hats much as I notice that unless they are mic'd, they dont cut through the sound enough like the A Cust Ride can.
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                            • #15
                              HiHat to ride ratio is about 70/30% for me. When in doubt, I go to the HiHat.

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