Great sound with most musical styles. Hi-hat delivers a nice, crisp tone with a ring that fades out well. Lighter in weight than other cymbals. Can be transported easily in provided case.
May not be the right cymbals for jazz or blues, which require a deeper sound.
Cymbals create a warm musical sound. Even though designed for beginners, cymbals are crafted with the same care as higher-cost items of this brand. Users are especially excited about the hi-hat and its stellar performance. Complements even older and inexpensive drum kits.
Would not provide the best sound for recordings. Some users feel the crash isn’t nearly as good as the hi-hat.
Cymbals are solidly built and fill out a basic drum kit nicely. Hi-hat provides crisp tone, with many users praising their performance as worthy of more expensive brands. Can be used for multiple styles of music.
Set does not come with a carrying bag or felts. Some users find the sound a bit too metallic.
Crisp, clean sound that can even handle jazz and blues, along with many other musical styles. The crash and ride in particular get extra high marks from some users. Set comes with storage/carrying bag.
Not appropriate for thrashing or an extra-loud sound, as cymbals are a bit on the thinner side.
Made from high-caliber B8 alloy. Provides a bright/mid sound. Great for both practice and playing actual gigs. Crash and hi-hat get high marks among users, as does the overall durability of the set with normal use. Great for playing in smaller venues.
Frequent users – and those who tend to work cymbals extra hard – may need to replace them in about a year.
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Cymbals add spice and consistency to a drum kit. While the snare, bass, and tom drums handle the main rhythms, cymbals accent important beats and keep a steady beat on the hi hat. A set is a great way to get a few cymbals for a new drum kit or drummer. The most basic sets come with the drum kit essentials: a hi hat, ride, and at least one crash cymbal. More expensive options will build upon this with extra crash, splash, or china cymbals for different effects. You will find many price points with professional kits being more expensive. Budget-friendly sets are better suited for smaller kids or beginning drummers.
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