foosnark wrote:goldenhelix wrote:Lol, yeah bowing one piece of metal is a "far cry" from bowing... a piece of metal.
Sure, bowing a cymbal is exactly like bowing a violin string, or a piece of aluminum foil, or a bar from a glockenspiel, or the edge of a french horn, or the wing of a 747. It's all just metal. The size, shape, thickness, residual stresses, and even which metal are simply decorative. This is why violins sound exactly like cymbals.
All those things you mentioned don't have anything in common except being made out of metal, while when you cut oil can and make a fake cymbal and that way giving it a similar attributes of a real cymbal it can give similar results when you bow both of them. The sound may differ, but it surely won't be a night and day difference like Wagtunes was implying, the same way a guitar sounds like guitar with both nylon and metal strings.
Being less narrow minded and understanding the context in which something was posted and not taking everything literally won't hurt you.