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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Cheap Perfomance Cymbals Reply with quote

Got a line of gigs coming up with some mates, and so far I have had to keep borrowing cymbals, as I dont have my own. Looking for some cheap-ass cymbals, crash hat ride preferably, that I can use. Don't care too much how they sound, although battered and cracked second hand is obviously not great Razz . Around 180 for price range, but I am willing to stretch a bit. Ta for any advice you can give
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sabian B8 series is not bad.
The 20 ride and the hats are good enough to even record, the smaller crashes like 16 inch totally suck but the 18 inch crash only sounds like a pan lid.
If you don't mind the the semi trashy type sound, I have played the Wuhan hats and crashes before with an old Classic Rock band and they work decent.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any thoughts on stagg products? Dirt cheap, so probably sound a bit off, but the less I spend on cymbals, the more I have for a new set of pickups
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They actually make some decent cymbals. They're not consitent in their lines, but they accidently make a great one every now and then, so try as many as you can.

Whuang chinas are all over ebay, and they're actually pretty good.

A bad crash or a especially bad ride can be pretty cruesome, but you can make them into some sizzly cymbals with chains or by taping pennies on them. You can also stack cymbals. I actually do that quite a lot. A light crash over a heavy one of vice versa. Depending on the cymbals this can sound pretty good.

When you go shopping for cymbals, bring a couple of sticks. Especially rides can sound very different depending on the stick you use.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paiste 201 set? If I believe the internet, bronze seems to have slightly more projection
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uneducatedweasel wrote:
Any thoughts on stagg products? Dirt cheap, so probably sound a bit off, but the less I spend on cymbals, the more I have for a new set of pickups


I work in a shop that sells Stagg cymbals. They are dirt cheap, but go try some out and you'll find some really nice ones. Like everything made by Stagg they are made in China, but this is an advantage in this case. The cymbals are all hand made in a small community in China that has been making cymbals for a couple of thousand years.

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