Re: About to purchase...thoughts before purchasing?
+ 1 on the bigger crashes. I have an 18/19 a custom combo and the 19 is awesome, but the 18 lacks a little. As an alternative to a china, what about a 20" A Custom EFX- I have one of those too and its a great cymbal. I have an 18" oriental china too and I really like it. It's really difficuklt if you can't try before you buy. Oh, and +1 on the K custom ride front too. Also consider the Z3 medium heavy rides- I have a 22 and it's brilliant and can be crashed (just).
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