Advice for new china cymbal

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Better Cymbal Zildjian or sabian

Poll ended at Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:24 pm

Zildjian
12
43%
Sabian
16
57%
 
Total votes: 28
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:24 pm

Hey whats up i just cracked my Zildjian ZXT china and i need to buy a new one as soon as possible so any good ones out there :?: :?: :?:
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:13 pm

i have a AA 20' chinese. it cranks. love it muchly
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:15 pm

If you need something fast go with a Wuhan. They range from about $10 to $60. But for a good high end china go with a Sabian AAX or AA.
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:16 pm

PDP9000 wrote:Hey whats up i just cracked my Zildjian ZXT china and i need to buy a new one as soon as possible so any good ones out there :?: :?: :?:


you know my friend, if you are looking for a quick fix chinese cymbal, wuhans are cheap and are pretty good chinas.
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:23 pm

I actually prefer the Sabian XS20...even though it's not a high end sabian it still works very well for me. the only thing about this cymbal is that u have to break it in...once u do it gets a great sound.
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:26 pm

chichi1816 wrote:I actually prefer the Sabian XS20...even though it's not a high end sabian it still works very well for me. the only thing about this cymbal is that u have to break it in...once u do it gets a great sound.


the Xs20 is a hardly good. mi friend has it and he had 2 put something with it to make it sound a little better.
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Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:34 pm

i currently have a 19" sabian paragon china....and that is an absolute beast! im selling it for 180 if you are interested. i also have an 18" zildjian avedis china low.... and that is a good mellow cymbal....i use that more for funk and the paragon for rock. the paragon cuts like no other.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:55 am

I like wuhans because they're cheap and trashy to the core. Hell, you could break three and it still wouldn't cost you as much as most chinas out there. I've never owned any sabian chinas so I can't comment there, but I do like the Zildjian "Oriental" trashy china. It does have more "kaanng" than a trashy sound and some people don't like that. Both my chinas at the moment are Paistes (a prototype that sounds like a cross between the dimensions line and the reflector series; and the OLD swiss made discontinued Alpha line). I like the Paiste signature heavy china in a 20". I don't own it, but I heard it at a show recently and really liked it.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:52 am

Nothing i've tried or heard stands up to the Ziljian 18" Oriental Classic China.

It sounds great as an accent cymbal, on it's own, or with a snare. Can use it in a beat as well. Very versatile.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:24 am

RowanVS wrote:Nothing i've tried or heard stands up to the Ziljian 18" Oriental Classic China.

It sounds great as an accent cymbal, on it's own, or with a snare. Can use it in a beat as well. Very versatile.


ye they are a sweet as china. if i played zildjian i'd deff own 1 of them.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:31 am

I have a 16" Oriental China (Zildjian) that complements my kit very well. It is a bit loud on the kit, but recorded, it sounds like breaking glass when played with the snare. Just beautiful. Played on its own in a ride pattern, it is very trashy with a short decay.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:41 am

Saluda's Voodoo line can go up against any of the "big 4" brands (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl) and more than hold it's own. A lot cheaper, too.

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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:09 am

PDP9000 wrote:Hey whats up i just cracked my Zildjian ZXT china and i need to buy a new one as soon as possible so any good ones out there :?: :?: :?:


Meinl mb20 18" China

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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:25 am

dude, i bought a 20" zildjian K and it freakin rocks, good responce, great for riding heavy when you hit an intense bridge...

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or wuhan, won't last you too long, but it should suffice.
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:40 am

Wuhan - it's gonna sound like crap, anyway, so why pay more? :wink: