Best China?

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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:57 am

I dunno about all of you guys, but the Sabian Paragon China is quite possibly the best sounding China I have ever heard. I'm gonna get one asap! :D Thoughts?
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:22 am

I currently use Stagg DH china 18 and I really love it! Definitely worth its price :)

PS - I also use wuhan 12 but it's a bit too agressive sounding for me(but I still like it)
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:19 pm

I'm a big lover of chinas so it depends what i'm using it for.

A big shattering in your face ARRRRGGHHH Paiste Signature 18" Heavy China. More of a "dark crash" 18" Rude Novo, but if its a typical china smash - like a beefy snare accent then the 18" Rude (standard).

I'm also after a nice 14" one for different "lighter" snare accents, so you can gve it a quick crack with the snare and its ike a rimshot but even bigger as you'd get more of a "wires" sound aswell :D Like the ULTIMATE in huge snare sound haha
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:01 pm

i have a 12" wuhan and an 18" zbt but i really want an 18" hhx chinese. i love the dark, trashy, yet more refined than wuhan sound.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:27 pm

Saluda 17" SEX China (SEX= Saluda EXpressions). Better than a friggin' Wuhan.

BTW, Rob, the Paragon china is nothing more than Sabian's version of a Wuhan. That's what Peart used for years until he signed with Sabian. Get the original Wuhan if you want the true "Peart" sound. He used a 19" and a 20". They're a hell of a lot cheaper than Sabian, too.

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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:20 am

Istanbul Agop Traditional Swish 20" with rivets
it has that lovely oriental dark sizzly swishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sound :)
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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:03 pm

I don't know what it sounds like yet. But I won a free Wuhan China Cymbal.
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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:43 pm

screamkevin wrote:Saluda 17" SEX China (SEX= Saluda EXpressions). Better than a friggin' Wuhan.

BTW, Rob, the Paragon china is nothing more than Sabian's version of a Wuhan. That's what Peart used for years until he signed with Sabian. Get the original Wuhan if you want the true "Peart" sound. He used a 19" and a 20". They're a hell of a lot cheaper than Sabian, too.

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Actually, it's totally different. You put it next to the Wuhan and it blows it away. :D
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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:43 am

Best China?
Depends on what you are after.
Personally, I have 4 Chinas (Zildjian of course), and they are in different sizes and (obviously) different tone-colors, and sustains.

I have a FXT 12" China, witch is great for fast attack,
a 16" China" for more noisy rythms (as a substitute for the ride cymbal)
a 20" China Boy High pitch and a 22" China Boy Low Pitch, both great for adding more color with a deep, warm, almost "Gong-like" sound.

If I was to keep only one, I would definately say the 22" China Boy Low pitch.
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:54 am

No way
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:00 pm

I use the Sabian, Carmine Appice model (Devastation china), which are nice for durability, but a 20 inch Wuhan has a nice sound to my ears 8)
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:04 pm

I used to exclusivley play 18' Wuhan China's. They were great but in more recent times I have fallen in love with my pAisTe 502 and Signature China's!!!
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:29 pm

I've got to say i've really am attached to the 18" wuhan with rivets.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:55 pm

Paiste 2002's Signatures and Sabians Paragon

Unless you can go to china and have custom made cymbals for you, thats what Peart used to use mixed in with his zildjians and sabians.
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:58 am

anavrinIV wrote:i have a 12" wuhan and an 18" zbt but i really want an 18" hhx chinese. i love the dark, trashy, yet more refined than wuhan sound.


i love tht 18" zbt china :) its like a mini explosion :) :lol:
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