And ..... now explaining the back story to the price ..... we're getting close to what those cymbals actually "cost" the retailer. I doubt they sold you the cymbals below cost, you got something like 17% off.You got it right Harry...that's what I bought and where I got it...only thing is I called them and showed them that I buy from them at least 3 times a month for the past 6 months so they tried to get me a good deal, because I asked and reminded them I buy tons of stuff monthly from them. With tax I paid $663, "free" shipping - this set is listed for $743 on most sites, including theirs
thanks for all the replies - very hepful and reassuring.
I thought so too. But I met a student at the drum store, and we ended up with an HHX Evo pack. The cymbals in the pack sounded very, very legit. We set them up next to a less expensive pack of A's, and even the novice drummer could hear the difference, describing them as "sophisticated". Even by themselves, each one had a nice even decay, and no strange, unbalanced overtones. The ride and hi-hats were particularly nice. The Ozone crash probably saves Sabian a little bit, since they can re-use the cut-out metal. But it's the packaging and handling savings -- the path from factory to customer is just shorter and faster.
Hope my reply wasn’t seen as an attack either. Sometimes, maybe too often my cut to the chase tech nerd replies can come off that way.Just for clarity, there is no factual or even anecdotal basis to my statement about the borderline rejects going to cymbal packs. I shouldn't have even said it. It was an unresearched assumption on my part so I retract it and I apologize for saying it.
Not at all. It just made me realize that this is how misinformation starts on the webs and felt I had a responsibility to retract. But, the damage is probably already done, and another bad rumor is born..I hope you didn’t interpret my c
Hope my reply wasn’t seen as an attack either. Sometimes, maybe too often my cut to the chase tech nerd replies can come off that way.
I guess they figure if you're buying a cymbal individually, you really need that cymbal, so they're going to raise the price. As for the lower priced box sets, the savings REALLY add up if you buy during sales (Captain Obvious here).all this is good news then, but I wonder how they sell for so cheap, or is the right question, why are individual cymbals SO expensive?
Personally. I don't go for cymbal packs because I want to be unique with my cymbal setup that's not always in a typical pack. While buying a pack is ideal for a one and done scenario like buying for a church which I've done recently with the Sabian XSR pack. For my personally kit, I have different cymbals that work best for me. Like having a Zildjian K Sweet Crash with a K Cluster Crash and maybe an Organic Ride.Just bought a NEW Sabian HHX Evolution 5-Cymbal Pack - arrive this week - $615 plus tax...seems to save hundreds(?) over buying separately.
So are these b-stocks or second rate versions that manufacturers throw together, or somehow inferior to buying separate cymbals? Cant believe how much different the price is - like getting 5 for price of 2 really.
I’d like to change my comment about the medium thin A crashes:As long as the pack has cymbals you want then its excellent value. I’d like the Zildjian pack with the Sweet Ride and New Beats, but it has two medium thin crashes, which I find too heavy and harsh.
Yes they are, most of them anyway. The line was redesigned in 2013.I don’t know if the latest A Zildjians are officially lighter than before