Submitted January 13, 2018 by Darren Griffis in Stockton, MO
"Amazing Cymbal deal for everything you get."
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The cymbals are thin, so they are a little darker than having a medium cymbal. They open up fairly easy, and they sound really good. I was using at home and quickly took to my church. They were using Zildjian ZBTs. I will be looking into other cymbals for church that are bigger, darker, and thinner, but these work amazing for the time being, and these cymbals will come back home for their intended use. I bought these to be a good all around practice cymbal. Younger or less experienced drummers should look into the XSR Rock series. The rock series is brighter, but are medium and will handle torture better. If these cymbals are properly mounted on a stand, and struck correctly, they should last a lifetime.
Bright. The crashes are not as bright as medium cymbals, that said they are in between dark and bright. The ride is a medium ride and is brighter.
The thin crash cymbals open easier and allow good dynamic control. The ride is good. It is probably my least favorite of the whole setup. But that is my personal preference. Not the product itself. I would prefer a little more wash from the ride, and just a darker overall sound. If you are like that as well, you should consider getting a different ride, that said, it would make a good second ride for the more pingy rhythms you may want to do.
Ease of Use
They are B20 cymbals and sound amazing, you just need to listen to sound clips and found out if they fit the sound you want. They would be a great set of cymbals for newer drummers as long as they understand these are not to be abused. The sound will not drive the parents nuts every time they hit a cymbal. For experienced drummers looking for an affordable, but great sounding cymbal, these fit that bill.
These are B20 cymbals, which are what the AA, AAX, HH, and HHX cymbals are made of.
These are great cymbals, and compared to an identical kit in the AA and HH series, are half the price.
The Wow Factor
The price for all the cymbals you get.
Been playing music for 17 years. I play guitar and drums.
Rock, CCM, Gospel, and Country
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