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How Long Do Cymbals Last?

How Long Do Cymbals Last?

Several factors determine how long a cymbal can last. These include the build material, thickness, wear and tear, your technique, and the type of drumsticks you’re using. With proper maintenance, they can easily last more than 20 years. All drummers wish their cymbals were indestructible. But treat them right and ...

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What Size Cymbals Should I Get?

What Size Cymbals Should I Get?

Cymbals come in many different sizes and forms. Choosing the right ones is a tough decision. The most popular cymbal sizes are 14”, 16”, and 18”, and in order to pick what works the best for you, you have to try or at least hear the differences between different cymbals. When you're a beginner drummer, choosing ...

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How Much Do Cymbals Cost?

How Much Do Cymbals Cost?

A beginner cymbal set can cost you anywhere from $100 to $400. Intermediate cymbals sets can go from $400 to $700/800. Professional cymbal sets can cost up to $2000. While buying an individual cymbal might fill the need for most, getting a whole set is way more cost-effective. There are several factors like ...

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The 6 Best Crash Ride Cymbals (2024)

The 6 Best Crash Ride Cymbals (2024)

Crash ride cymbals are unique in the sense that you get the explosion of a crash and the sweetness of a ride in one cymbal. They can be a great way to minimize your drum kit size and still retain its sound. For touring drummers, one of the biggest headaches comes in the form of packing and setting up their gear. ...

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The 5 Best China Cymbals (2024)

The 5 Best China Cymbals (2024)

China cymbals are somewhat unique. They’re built upside down and have a trashy, washy sound. China cymbals are mostly played in hard rock and metal music, with the occasional jazz use. They work really well as effects and even in grooves.  However, if you’re new to these cymbals, it’s a tough ask to buy the right ...

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The 5 Best Splash Cymbals (2024) – Beginner and Pro Options

The 5 Best Splash Cymbals (2024) – Beginner and Pro Options

You’ve probably got the hi-hats, ride, and a couple of crashes. If you’re looking to add a little more spice to your drum kit, then it's worth adding a splash cymbal or two.  Like crash cymbals, a splash is also used to accent certain notes. However, the sound is much more compact and with a faster decay. Splash ...

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The 7 Best Crash Cymbals (2024)

The 7 Best Crash Cymbals (2024)

A crash cymbal is an integral part of a drum set. No kit is complete without one. The signature sound is noticeable even to non-musical people, therefore, having a bad crash cymbal can break your performance. Luckily, the market is filled with great options. What’s a drum kit without quality crash cymbals? Even ...

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The 5 Best Cymbals for Metal (2024)

The 5 Best Cymbals for Metal (2024)

Cymbals help create energy, break any built-up tension, and bring aggression into metal music. Here are some of the best cymbals for metal available. My top recommended cymbals for metal are the Sabian AAX Promo Cymbal Set. The one linked here is a four-cymbal pack of Sabian’s classic dark cymbals which work ...

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The 7 Best Cymbals for Jazz (2024)

The 7 Best Cymbals for Jazz (2024)

The foundation of jazz is built upon groove and a groove doesn't feel right without great-sounding cymbals. Every jazz drummer knows just how important cymbals are in adding an extra flair to their music. Jazz music requires knowing your sound and choosing the right cymbals. My top pick is the Zildjian K Custom ...

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The 7 Best Hi-Hat Cymbals (2024)

The 7 Best Hi-Hat Cymbals (2024)

A set of hi-hats are the most important cymbals in your drum set. The trademark sound that a hi-hat produces is heavily embedded into the modern music sound that we are all familiar with. I’m here to guide you in your quest to find the right pair of hi-hats for you. We all know a drum set isn't complete without a ...

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The 7 Best Ride Cymbals (2024)

The 7 Best Ride Cymbals (2024)

A great ride cymbal is a must if you want to have a professional-sounding drum set. While choosing a ride cymbal is a personal matter for any drummer, there are some that stand out from the herd and are battle-tested. I’m here to help you get an idea of what’s out there so that you spend less time browsing and ...

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