I play drums so I can play cymbals - and I've only ever played Zildjian. Drums you can tune, cymbals you can't so they have to be perfect. My Zildjians always are.
My main set up is:
(L to R)
15" Kerope Hi Hats
20" K. Renaissance Ride
22" K. Thin Overhammered Ride (with rivets)
19" K. Special Dry Trash Crash
My Rock Set up:
(L to R)
15" Avedis Hats
I also use about every other cymbal Zildjian makes too. Switching things in and out depending on the gig.
Yamaha Drums are far and away the best sounding and most consistent drums on the market... and their hardware is the greatest. It's simple, compact, light, strong, and lasts forever!
I have 3 Yamaha drum sets
1. Club Custom in Dark Wood Satin
2. Recording Custom in Piano Black
3. Club Custom in Black Wood Satin
I use the new Recording Custom 6.5x14 snare for everything!
What can you say about Remo? it's THE sound. It's certainly my sound. They were the first. They set the tone (and I mean tone!) and they continually set the bar in the industry.
I use all types of Remo heads but I'm partial to:
Smooth White Ambassadors
Fiberskyn 3 Diplomats.