New video just dropped on 10 of our current favorite china cymbals, which one is your favorite?
Can’t say W***n C***a or you’re a xenophobe, so not included!"10 China Cymbals We Love From Only Our Preferred Brands".
I like these videos, but they never include Dream, Wuhan, Amedia or other brands. Seriously, how can you have a China Cymbal comparison video without a Wuhan? They are pretty much the gold standard for china cymbals.
I like the Holy China too, but I prefer the larger one. Too bad the Paiste 602 was the 22" model. Would have preferred to hear a smaller one.Hmmmm.......I kinda have a thing for the 17" Sabian AA Holy China.
It's not overbearing but it's trashy, explosive and crisp. It's a good balanced volume that sits well with my other cymbals.
I didn’t think that I would ever buy a China but I bought a 20” 70’s swish on a whim a while back because it sounded different and was a good deal. I didn’t know what to do with it for the longest time but I now have it mounted right side up, below and to the right of a Mehmet 22” light ride. I have 3 or 4 rivets in it and primarily use it as a “crash” or effects crash. It took me a while to adjust my touch to be able to crash the turned up edge light enough to avoid destroying it while getting a good sound. I like how it sounds from my position sitting on the throne, but it really shines when recording. A very tasty sound. I almost never use it as a ride.So far I've found only one line of cymbals that sometimes deliver on these attributes - the Zildjian Swish. (NOT the Swish Knocker!!!) Being even move specific, Zildjian Swishes in the 18" size seem to be the sweet spot. In over fifty years I've managed to run across a few that I would call "acceptable," and only one that I would call perfect. That one, in particular, sounded like the sweetest light ride that you've ever encountered, and was spiced with just a hint of Chinese. Four rivets made it perfect for riding and accenting.