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.
Anatomy of a Drumset Cymbal
Cymbals with larger bells generally produce more overtones and greater volume than cymbals with smaller bells.
Weight greatly affects the volume, articulation, and overall sound and power of a cymbal. Thinner models respond fastest (vibrations move through the metal faster) and produce fuller sounds. Thinner crashes are explosive and full sounding. The sound of thinner rides is more tone than stick articulation. Thinner models are best suited for light to moderate volumes. Heavier models respond with bigger, louder sounds. Crashes have more attack and penetration, while hi-hats and rides have increased stick articulation, so the strokes you play are clearer. Medium weight models offer the most versatility, though mixing weights may be your answer to a great sounding set-up.
If you are playing hard and loud, medium to heavyweights are recommended. These are thicker, more durable cymbals designed to perform in louder situations. Heavier Cymbals = Increased Volume, Longer Sustain, and Higher Pitch.
As the profile becomes higher, so does the pitch. Low pitch sounds blend with the music. High pitch sounds are more cutting and better for louder playing. Higher Profile = Higher Pitch, Brighter Response, and Increased Cut.
Larger cymbals generally have more volume, longer sustain and slower response than smaller cymbals. Bigger Cymbals = Increased Volume, Longer Sustain, and Bigger Sound.
B8X cymbals are a professional choice and the most cost-effective way to get real cymbals at an affordable price. They have a focused and bright sound. Made out of B8 metal with a mid to high pitch with a natural finish. The B8X series has Crashes, Rides, Hats, Splashes, Chinese, Effects, and complete sets for you to choose from.Check out the B8X
HHX Evolution Cymbals
HHX Evolution Cymbals A very high fidelity cymbal with a pleasing sound that invites you to play. These cymbals produce a clean sound that is easy to hear. The HHX series are known to produce a darker warmer sound ideal for modern music. Some of the artist playing HHX cymbals are Dave Wackle, Brian Frasier-Moore (Cristiana Aguilera), Jojo Meyer and more. Check out the HHX series for an incredible experience.