Drummers add texture to the rhythm with cymbals, so that explains why there are so many variations to consider when outfitting your setup. Your choice will depend on things like your approach to playing, music genre and the different effects that you want to achieve. A major factor that you need to decide on is the thickness of the disc—it influences the sound you get when you strike it. If you're looking for medium-weight cymbals, there's a huge assortment here from well-known cymbalsmiths and in a wide range of prices. In this weight class, each crash, ride, hi-hat, china, splash and effect cymbal that you add to your drum kit will contribute to its unique percussion voice.
Do you play many styles of music? The Zildjian ZHT Medium Ride Cymbal is a terrific all-purpose model that produces a strong, clean mid-range to give you lots of musical versatility. Very responsive, this ride plays at all volumes and cuts through. Whether you're just setting up your first drums or you're on a tight budget, it's a great example of a top-selling cymbal that gives you a good bang for your buck!
If you drum for a rock or metal band, the Meinl Byzance Brilliant Medium Crash Cymbal could be up your alley: it's nice and loud with clear, warm sound, bright overtones and medium sustain. Actually, it's a great crash for any musical style thanks to its mature, dark tone. Made of B20 bronze alloy, this beauty is handmade in Turkey and has a high-polish finish that looks pretty impressive when you're performing under the lights.
With such a varied selection of medium cymbals, you'll have no problem finding the one - or a complete cymbal setup - that best suits your musical needs and personal sound. Do you want an explosive attack and full crash or trash with balanced wash? Are you a hard hitter? It depends on the individual, so simply focus on how you play percussion as you browse through the many great options available in this catalogue and you'll be ready to roll.
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