I play it bells-down, but just wondering what you think on the subject. I see many jazz drummers playing chinas bells-up. How do you hang your china?
wolfsburg6674":2owblhdi said:i havent had a china for bout a year now cause my wuhan cracked but i did play it bell down....i tried the other way but found my sticks breaking more frequently and the sound didnt seem to project as well
You should really invest in some cymbal springs and stop cranking the chinas down. They need room to move with the striking action of you hitting the cymbal, or you'll crack it. One of the disadvantages of Wuhan and Saluda is that the cymbal bell is a cylinder, so you really can't put a cymbal spring on it.druminzeetobaccofade":1vt0dk2q said:I have two chinas in my set up and both of them are placed upside down, or bell side down and cranked down tight with some extra felts. I think that by doing this, it gives the cymbals a crushing attack with quicker shut off, and exposes the cymbal edge to get a better sticking approach to the cymbal, hope that helped.