I perfer Wuhan cymbals S series the most.. I recently bought sabian AXX crash and ride and Zildian A costum HH but the hh's have cracked litterally in 8 places since October. Zildjian 18" oriental china and 11" oriental splash ROCK.....
I started on Zildijans (I wish I still had those cymbals :-( ),
I have been playing Sabians since 1987. I really like Sabians because they are like Zildjians but cheaper.
Since 1979 I have always had at least one Paiste in my setup, but the last three years I have been buying a lot of Paiste cymbals when Guitar Center during their Memorial Day gear blow outs and I have gotten some great cymbals (i.e., discontinued models, etc.). For the last three weeks I have been using only my Paiste's at my weekly gig and they sound great.
I am look forward to playing the new Paiste "Twenty" cymbals that are suppose to be very Zildjian like. I guess we will see, but if you have the money buy Paiste.
going around the set from the left
14" Istanbul Anatolian Series HiHats
19" Paiste PST 5 Crash
17" Paiste PST 5 Crash
uhm noname 18" China looks like a Wuhan., but it isn't but has this nice bashy sound
LP Icebell upsidedown
20" Istanbul Anatolian Raw Ride
I want to have additional 2 or 3 Splashes and another crash on the right of the ride. My local dealer has a very cheap 15" China I will buy too, I think. Problem is I would need to buy some more hardware ... ahh again this money thing ... I once owned a 22" China which broke into unplayable pieces .. too bad, but that cymbal played with mallets ...