Wuhan crash cymbals as hi hats.....?????

johnwesley

Silver Member
I'm using 13" Ks as my main hats right now, but would like to add either 15" or 16" hats in a lighter weight to get a different sound. Found a pair of Wuhan 16" cymbals at a good price. One is a standard crash, the other a "paper thin". Thought they might make a good choice for what I'm doing. Any thoughts on this or Wuhan in general?

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Stroman

Platinum Member
I kinda like the Wuhans. I've got a couple, but no two of the same size. I think the two 16s you have would work nicely for a dirty low-down hat.
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Should make for a very dark and sloshy hat. I'd try it.
 

ineedaclutch

Platinum Member
Should be fine, but if the top is too thin they will have more of a hollow thunk when played with the tip of the stick. If you’re more of a shoulder-of-the-stick whacker, disregard the previous sentence.
 

Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
Heck yeah man. They're relatively cheap. Their higher end lines sound decent (I've only purchased splashes from wuhan and a small china).

Yeah you might have to do some mixing and matching with other crashes. Give it a try
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Any thoughts on this or Wuhan in general?
I love their chinas. I'm curious about their crashes. Have you tried them as such?

I like the big sloshy hats idea. I currently have normal sloshy hats. They feel inadequate sometimes.
 

Nick3641

Junior Member
I've been thinking about pairing a 17" a custom thin crash with a 17" thin Wuhan crash; I'm thinking about using the Wuhan for the bottom.

Also thinking about using an EFX cymbal as a bottom with the 17" a custom. Which option is best?
 

Al Strange

Well-known member
I've been thinking about pairing a 17" a custom thin crash with a 17" thin Wuhan crash; I'm thinking about using the Wuhan for the bottom.

Also thinking about using an EFX cymbal as a bottom with the 17" a custom. Which option is best?
Try it and see what sounds/feels best to you... (y) :cool:
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
I think if you plan on using them as hi hats, it'd be iffy.
I've tried crashes as hats before, but it turned out to be more of a novelty type thing for me.
I found them to be too light, not a good foot chick sound, and lacking in volume unless you whack them with the shank of the stick.

I think Bo here uses crashes as hats regularly and likes them.
 

johnwesley

Silver Member
I think if you plan on using them as hi hats, it'd be iffy.
I've tried crashes as hats before, but it turned out to be more of a novelty type thing for me.
I found them to be too light, not a good foot chick sound, and lacking in volume unless you whack them with the shank of the stick.

I think Bo here uses crashes as hats regularly and likes them.
Yeah he does. I'm not using them with a pedal stand so chick is no big deal. My 13s will remain for chick-ness. I'm just looking for that sloshy wash sound as alternative the 13s.
 
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