When Mars went out of business I bought a dozen for $5.00 each. I give them out as gifts to other drummers. I kept four that I prefered for my private collection. I use one as a hihat bottom paired with a 10" bell or a splash on a remote pedal hihat. I have even used a pair as a hihat--that was interesting... I used to put four of them from each corner of one of my racks, all mounted overhead, like a circle or box and then just circle crash them for a showy effect, crowds loved it.
I picked one up a while back. I needed to add another $14 to an order to get free shipping so that's what I tacked on. I have several other Wuhans (traditional splashes and chinas) but for some reason the sound of the little 12 incher just annoys me. I love all my other Wuhans, though. Might even get an S series pack for the spare / student kit if I can find one to test drive first.
Yeah, I have one....I went through my first one in about 20 months before it cracked. So I went out and bought a new one. It's lasted about a year. I also have an 18" Wuhan China. Best chinas I've played with.
Yeah, I got 3 of them. at one time guitar center was paying people take them home. The reason - guitar center order like 500,000 of them and though they could sell them real fast, well after 6 months they still had 499.000 left. so they put them on sale for 15 bucks and were giving them away when you got 12 pairs of sticks, I went in one day and got 3 bricks of sticks and got 3 chinas too so not a bad deal. they were free.
ive had one for about 7 months and it has 2 cracks inside the rim right now, but it still sounds great. ive decided that im not going to replace it until its useless. i only got it because i wanted a small china and this one was really cheap. i got my $12 out of it and ill definately get another one when i need it.
I have had one for about a year and like it enough to get another if it ends up breaking on me. The Wuhan's have a great "trash" sound... I am probably going to expand my chinas to include either some larger Wuhan's or Saluda Voodoo's.
I really need to try stacking a china with a splash/crash... if anyone has found a killer stack combo, let me know!