Sabian Drumset Cymbals
How to buy a Cymbal
What type of music do you play? What cymbals and sounds you want? The selection can be overwhelming for even experienced drummers - let alone a novice buyer! With so many models and styles available, buying the right cymbal for your playing style is essential.
Drumset cymbals can be purchased in sets or individuals. You can mix and match any series of Sabian cymbals to complete your desire set. For example, a very thin cymbal sounds great when tapped with a finger or played lightly with a stick in-store. Medium thickness models may be a good starting point. From there, you can move up or down in weight until you find a suitable sound. Heavy cymbals are ideal for styles of music requiring a lot of power, rock or heavy metal, for example.
Remember, if you're a heavy hitter and like to play loud, choose bigger, heavier cymbals. Not only do they put out more volume, but they're also more durable and less likely to break. Smaller, thinner models are best for low-to mid-volume playing because thin crashes are not durable or loud enough to play as a primary crash in high-volume situations. Lastly, heavier rides and hi-hats will give you more definite sticking, for cleaner, clearer, penetrating strokes.