China cymbals have been playfully nicknamed "trash cymbals" over the years, but don't let that fool you; they are a high quality and important addition to any drum kit. This nickname actually comes from the dark, trashy, explosive tone these cymbals emit when struck. By adding a China cymbal to your kit, you're adding an expressive element that will help your drumming stand out on any stage and in every studio. A China cymbal's unique voice makes it great for accent playing, or as a substitution for a crash cymbal at the end of a fill. In this section you will find a wide variety of these cymbals, each suited to different playing styles and skill levels. Because there are so many options available to you, it is important to have an idea of what it is you're looking for in a China cymbal. This will make your selection process much easier. Say, for example, you're building your first kit and are looking for a great entry level China. If this is the case, you're going to love what the Wuhan China Cymbal has to offer. Hand crafted, this cymbal is the real deal at a very affordable price. With incredible responsiveness and penetration, your first kit deserves a trash cymbal of this quality.
On the other hand, if you're looking to upgrade your current China cymbal, you'll want to have a look at something like the AA Holy China Brilliant from Sabian. What sets this cymbal apart is its drilled design, which produces a distinct high-volume cut. With a higher profile and an unfinished bell, this is the kind of cymbal that will help your playing thrive when you're up on the stage. Of course, if you're looking for only the best, then you'll want to add the Formula 602 Modern Essentials China 22 Inch cymbal from Paiste to your kit. This medium weight cymbal is highlighted by a complex sound that is dark and smooth overall, but also very explosive when needed. This cymbal offers the adaptability that professional drummers crave. A China cymbal is a great addition to any kit. Whether you're performing in a live environment, or spending most of your days working in the studio, this cymbal is sure to add incredible character to your playing.
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