Best China?

Rob the Drummer

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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?
 

loop

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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)
 

millsybaby

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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
 

anavrinIV

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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.
 

screamkevin

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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.

http://www.drumgearonline.com

Tell Jamie I sent you.
 

Qbs

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Istanbul Agop Traditional Swish 20" with rivets
it has that lovely oriental dark sizzly swishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sound :)
 

Rob the Drummer

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screamkevin":b7udrx1x said:
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.

http://www.drumgearonline.com

Tell Jamie I sent you.
Actually, it's totally different. You put it next to the Wuhan and it blows it away. :D
 

Animal

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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.
 

NWCrusher

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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)
 

wg93081

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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!!!
 

mattkinel

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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.
 

Scott_Hurford

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anavrinIV":1bm4f4cd said:
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:
 

Johnny Cat

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I own the Paragon 19" and I'm head over heels in love with it. Probably not good cause I can't stop hitting the damn thing. :p My guitar player is getting sick of it. Hahaha.

I would not say it's the best because there is no best other than what's best FOR YOU, but it's definitely my favorite.
 

will1

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i have a 20' paiste 2002 china... this thing is a monster... it's so loud...and very awesome... i only paid 80 bux for it used.. sweetness.. i also have a 18' and 12' wuhan chinas on my kit..there ok...but the 20 blows them out the way...woot woot for PAISTE!!! :p
 
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