Yes sorry. That was my brother since we just share the same account. I live in Los Angeles so finding cymbals shouldn’t be too difficult. However, getting good ones is pricey!Just curious, where do you live? You asked about cymbals in the pedal thread. The consensus is buy good used cymbals. Pawn shops in my area are loaded with them. Y'all got pawn shops where you live?
As far as the cymbals you asked about, as a general rule B8 cymbals are cheap beginner cymbals. B20 bronze is what you are after for sound.
My feeling is that:For a new drummer. How do you feel about Sabians B8X cymbal pack?
Cool!, i was looking at some Paiste pst5 or pst7 as well as, meinl HCS or MCS. I really like the paiste but it’s a little pricey, worth the invest i suppose.MNo B8 anything. No ZBT anything.
You can skimp on the drums themselves, believe it or not. But you can't skimp on the heads, and you can't skimp on the cymbals. Gotta buy legit B20 cymbals, or some low end Paistes.
Paiste / Meinl make a lot of sense if you live in the EU and want to avoid VAT. A few years ago, I was in Kuşadası on holiday and am still kicking myself for not going cymbal shopping.Cool!, i was looking at some Paiste pst5 or pst7 as well as, meinl HCS or MCS. I really like the paiste but it’s a little pricey, worth the invest i suppose.
I’ve got about $1800 worth of B8 Paiste 2002 big beat “free” cymbals. But yeah I get that most budget buyers aren’t gonna buy those...My feeling is that:
B8's are the cymbal parents purchase children when giving their kids a shiny new drum set as a gift. They are pretty undesirable musically, but have their place as emergency-backup cymbals, loaners, house-kit-pies, etc. Half the forum members likely have a B8 or two in one of their closet/attic.