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How do i differentiate a crash cymbal from a ride cymbal which looks so similar

Ride is usually bigger. But, really, hit them and listen! If it sounds like a crash, it's a crash. If it sounds like a ride it's a ride.
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How do i differentiate a crash cymbal from a ride cymbal which looks so similar

To crash a cymbal usually needs it to be hit on its edge, with the whole stick. Any cymbal will respond to this, but to facilitate it, that cymbal needs to be higher, so its edge is more easily ...
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How do i differentiate a crash cymbal from a ride cymbal which looks so similar

I'd say the sound. Ride cymbals would have a more classic ping sound. It's meant to keep time like the hi-hats. They're typically used in the chorus whereas the hats are used during verses. Crashes ...
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