Get Aquarian cymbal springs, that should stop the cracking unless it's just bad techniquefullmetaldrummer87":2dxk4ut6 said:I've had nothing but bad luck with Wuhan chinas. I'd destroy one at least every 8 months, not that I'm a hard basher or anything.
I got a discontinued 16" LP Rancan china from Ebay last Christmas 2007 for like 30 bucks. That thing sounded killer and cut through clear as a bell! Loud! It cracked about 4 months ago and I ended up losing a chunk out of the edge. I think it got stepped on in my cymbal bag or something landed on it. Bummed me out.
After I decommissioned my Rancan, I found a Zildjian Oriental Trash 16" for $75. Not even kidding! It was used, but nothing more than some finger prints on it. It's in great, almost new condition. And it's what I still use currently. Sounds great and cuts through!
I dread the day that thing cracks.
Oh, and the point of Wuhans is that they're cheap and they will crack. Traditional chinas sound better with cracks in them anyway