1 Jimbodiddley 10 months ago Hey all. I picked up a used beginner kit a little while ago, just to beat around on and maybe record demos. Didn't come with cymbals. I bought a hi-hat and I have a stand for another cymbal. Here's my question: If you were to have just one cymbal (aside from hi-hat) what do you get? Do you use a ride cymbal, or do they make hybrid ride/crash cymbals?Incidentally, I saw a band last night, and the drummer had an interesting set-up (see photo). Just one floor tom (no mounted toms), and just one cymbal. He sounded great, which is just further proof that good players don't always need tons of gear. Might be hard to see from the photo, but would that be a ride? Any guess on the size?