The first thing you need to do is find hi hats you like then a ride that goes with it. then start looking at crashes and other cymbals. Money shouldn't be a concern when you are finding cymbals you like. It can be like a goal to shoot for. If you focus to much on the money you might buy something you dont like and then that is truly a waste of money.i have zildjian A custom hi hat but it kinda sounds bad lol.
Wow either ur stick is really sharp or ur an extremely hard hitter.i have quite a few cymbals but most of them are cracked. ill list them off here.
Zildjian A custom 14 inch hihat
sabian AA 16 inch medium crash (small chip out of it)
sabian B8 pro 16 inch medium crash
Zildjian A custom 15 inch crash (an inch and a half long crack coming in from the edge)
Sabian AA 12 inch splash (1 inch crack coming in from the side)
Sabian 10 inch splash (very old and has no label on it)
Sabian AA 20 inch rock ride (some damage around the hole that goes on the stand)
Sabian B8 20 inch ride
I am currently using the A custom hi hats, Sabian aa crash and sabian B8 ride.
does anyone know how to fix cracks?