Originally Posted by Sjogras
You can't choose a cymbal based on how it sounds in a live setting, with mics, with equalizing, effects.. bla bla. It probably doesn't sound a thing like that in person. And you certainly won't know how the cymbal feels. In case you really, really are in no position to try cymbals in person, watch videos from mycymbal.com. Those samples are quite accurate, but I personally wouldn't buy a cymbal based on a video.
Buying cymbals shouldn't be a headache, it should be "oh I want that, and that, and that! And that one! :D But I don't have enough money... :( "
Yeah you are right, dunno what I was thinking haha!
Ill compare the two (19" AAXtreme) using mycmbal.com and see which I think is more suitable.
I am already looking at spending close to 2k just on cymbals alone!, after this I think ill be set and will only need to replace them if they crack or something...dont think ill need anything else in the future...the kit will take me to where my skill ends up i think, wont be held back.