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Medium Heavy Effect Cymbals

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There's a lot to be said for choice in the world of cymbals, even when it comes to the more exotic varieties. Effect cymbals might be specialized, and often totally unique, but that doesn't mean they can't still offer a range of weights to help you blend them more naturally into your overall setup. So if you like your cymbals with a good amount of heft to them, you might find a few good ideas in this lineup of medium-heavy effect cymbals. They're not the absolute heaviest cymbals out there, and that's just fine - sometimes it's important to hold onto a bit of a lighter cymbal's control, especially when you're dealing with the often unique sounds of effect cymbals.

Choosing the right fit from cymbals like these takes a little bit more research than your average crash, ride or hi-hat. Because effect cymbals are so specialized and some have really unusual voices, it's worth looking into exactly what they sound like to understand how they'll fit in with your other cymbals. Check out the Sabian HH Radia Cup Chimes for instance: these are pitched bells, originally designed for Terry Bozzio, that can give your percussion sound a melodic touch. Another interesting one from Sabian is the Chopper, which looks simple on the surface but delivers a white noise effect that's surprisingly complex.

Of course, that may not be much of a surprise after all, since the entire point of effect cymbals is to add accent and complexity to the rhythm. With so many other varieties of cymbals being effectively standardized, it could take a couple of these on your kit to develop a signature sound that's all your own. And if you want a healthy dose of power, volume and sustain to go hand-in-hand with that sound, there's no doubt that these medium-heavy effect cymbals have the weight needed to deliver them.
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