An affordable crash/ride made from the same B20 alloy as many high-end cymbals.
This medium-weight Wuhan 18" Crash/Ride Cymbal is happy to perform double duty for you. As a crash, this cymbal has the size and weight to speak out over loud music, with a clear, bright tone and full sustain. As a ride, it has the clarity and articulation to serve well in small-group acoustic situations or in the studio.
The best crash ride cymbals money can buy? No.
The best crash ride cymbals so little money can buy? Absolutely.
Wuhan cymbals don't presume to challenge the sound quality, variety, or reputations of the fine professional-level cymbals on today's market. But when it comes to being affordable, that's another story.
Generally, "affordable" cymbals are made of less-expensive sheet alloys, using shortcut manufacturing methods and finishing steps in order to keep the cost down. With the resulting cymbals, you pretty much get what you pay for.
Wuhan cymbals are made of high-quality, cast B20 alloy. Handcrafted in China according to two-thousand-year-old traditional methods, this Wuhan crash/ride cymbal is buffed to a brilliant finish, and stamped with an unobtrusive but attractive logo.
Reviewed by 1 customer
Displaying review 1
- Bright Sound
- Explosive Attack
- Focused Crash
- Full Crash
- Responsive Feel
Comments about Wuhan Crash/Ride Cymbal:
I've been playing drums for 18 years but I've never been able to afford the nicer things for my personal kit. I play in the gospel world and I've been guest drummer to several very large congregations whose drummers are used to DWs and Zildjian's. Or top of the line Sonar coupled with Sabian AAX/HHX. I know what quality sounds and feels like. But when it came to my set at home I stuck with the entry level B8, B8pro, Meinl HCS, Zildjian ZBT....so on. I'd heard of Wuahn's legendary china's and thought to myself, "If I get a chance to pick up one of these babies, I'm gonna." Well I had that chance and I picked up one of the 14". I also picked up a set of these amazing Hi-hats. These beat out my Sabian B8 and B8 pro, my Zildjian ZBT and Semitars, and my Meinl HCS. The superior B20 bronze instantly shines out and cuts through! Even though I play in churches and with gospel musicians I myself would be classified as straight-up Rock n' Roll!!! I enjoy learning everything from All American Rejects and Paramore, to Coldplay and Counting Crows, and Flying Colors and Dave Matthews Band note-for-note. This crash is superior! It looks and feels like a solid work or metallurgy and sounds like a Paiste giant beats. It has a very washy "old school" sound that explodes the second you strike it and gets out of the way so you can carry on without lingering in the mix so long that strikes from other cymbals/drums can be heard too. I'm going to have these cymbals until they fall apart. Then I'll probably buy more of its kind to replace it. If you have the cash of a beginner but the level of talent and experience of intermediate/semi-pro you will not go wrong with these imported works of musical art.