There are so many cymbals out there that it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones are right for you. But it can be fun too, because with lots of options, you're able to shape your sound however you like. The first thing is to think about what and how you play - are you a hard-hitting rock drummer? Do you perform in a jazz trio? Or do you jam with some buddies in the garage? For all those playing styles and more, Meinl medium-weight cymbals are a good bet. Created "by drummers, for drummers," this extensive catalogue of crashes, rides and hi-hats offers something for everyone from the student to the professional musician.
If you're shopping for a great general purpose model, the Meinl HCS Ride 20-Inch Cymbal is worth checking out. Suitable for all playing situations and styles of music, it offers clean, warm sound with a defined ping and a nice ding from the bell - especially if you play with sticks that have nylon tips. Whether you're a beginner setting up your first drum kit or a more experienced drummer looking for a replacement ride to add to your collection, here's a durable medium-weight cymbal that offers terrific sound at an affordable price.
For a clean, modern tone, there are Meinl Mb10 Medium Soundwave Hi-Hat Cymbals. They're made of B10 bronze alloy and they feature overlapped hammering, ultra-fine lathing and a highly polished mirror finish. The waved bottom prevents air lock for the best clarity when drumming, while the crispness, warmth and quick attack of these hi-hats makes them ideal for rock, punk, alternative, metal and country.
Building your drum kit gives you a chance to get even more creative with your percussion. The alloy, size, thickness - even the shine of each cymbal will influence the sound. By looking at all these factors, you have the freedom to play around a little and design a setup that's perfect for your approach to drumming. As you develop your personal playing style and experiment with different configurations, these Meinl medium cymbals provide lots of variety and plenty of musical inspiration.