I'm having trouble shopping for cymbals because all the local stores here in and around my area seem to not have much in the way of variety.
I jammed on some Zildjian Z3's and Sabian AAX crashes that I thought were good, but I have a friend who can order Paiste at cost with no tax somehow. (in other words, great deal) Unfortunately, I can only find Alpha's in the store, and I'm not digging them. Too trashy imo.
On Paiste's website however, I was liking the 2002 Power Crash quite a bit. Any have any experiences they can share? I'm afraid to just go off the sound bites on their site because it might sound different in person. I'm looking for a thicker cymbal for durability, and for playing really loud live shows (metal band). But I don't like trashy or gongy sounds.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!