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Crazy Cricketer
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Which Cymbals?!?
      #24042 - Fri Apr 21 2006 01:55 PM (

Hello My learned freinds

Im 15 and have just bought a dragon drumkit, i was just wondering what cymbal set i should get for it. The Kit only has 1 cymbal stand, but i can buy another. I am looking to spend no more than 200 GBP, preferably including stand. I have been looking at the Zildjian ZBT set.


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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: Crazy Cricketer]
      #36148 - Sun Sep 10 2006 02:20 PM (

I think your best bet is to by vintage they have warmer tones to them.But if your in a hurry I would go with the Sabian B8,I have ZBT & B8s and I think the Sabians are your best bang for the buck.

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: jiminy]
      #36240 - Sat Sep 16 2006 07:44 PM (

I agree, If you don't have a lot of money to spend, Don't buy the zbt's. IMO they sound like sh#*.Buy either the b8's or the b8 pro. Don't get me wrong, I love zildjian's, they are all I use. If you are going to buy top of the line, buy Zildjian. If you want more bang for a lesser price, buy Sabian.jmo.

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: Frank]
      #36402 - Tue Oct 03 2006 01:50 AM (

Well, there is a third company out there who make some very fine budget price cymbals. The Alpha series from Paiste are a very fine cymbal and come in starter packs. These cymbals have a professional sound rather than a budget sound, and are extremely easy to keep clean. You won't have to step up to a more expensive cymbal as you progress for quite a few years.

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: Crazy Cricketer]
      #45178 - Tue Jul 21 2009 02:55 PM (

Ever try looking on Craig's list or Ebay? You can get some great deals on used premium cymbals. I have even purchased cracked cymbals and fixed them up if they aren't to damaged, of course.

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: wolvie56]
      #45901 - Mon Dec 28 2009 09:01 AM (

Paiste Alpha or Meinl classics will get you by for some time and sound half decent as well at good prices.

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: Mouse]
      #47501 - Wed Aug 31 2011 04:28 PM (

I'm a Zildjian guy all the way. But I will play on anything ...I'm not a "drum racist" or anything like that. I'm a firm believer in the fact that as long as the product is workable, then it deems merit and has profitable productivity. In layman's terms - if it works, use it. My only true standard is that the cymbals must be cast and not pressed. The sound quality is light years in difference! Pressed are great for beginners learning how to use cymbals but should never be use in performance or recordings. Just my opinion.

The Lazy Drummer

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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: Bam]
      #47684 - Sun Jan 22 2012 11:43 AM (

Truth is, tone is completely up to the listener. It's entirely subjective. What you should play just ends up with what your preference is.

Micah J. Mata


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Re: Which Cymbals?!? [Re: lessonsthatrock]
      #47861 - Mon Aug 06 2012 01:17 AM (

I have a suggestion: Go to any Guitar Center or just get online with GC and see what pops up as far as their used cymbals...as well as their used drums, stands etc. Any of their stores has access to every other stores used gear inventory. You can pick up pro quality cymbals, drums etc at great reduced prices...not to tout any one company but I have ran into some great deals that way as well as a number of my drummer buddies have as well.
Ebay and Craigslist are two other sites worth checking out.

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