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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Great Cymbal! (lengthy review btw)
By Austin Secord
Let me start by saying that, no, I'm not a professional, and no, I'm not the most experienced drummer (and I also apologize for the lengthy review in advance)... But do I care deeply about sound quality, and from a listener's point of view as well as a player's point of view, I feel that Wuhan gets a a bad rap when it comes to crashes...
If it helps, I will also note that I play anything but country. Most of the time it's Rock, Metal, Prog, Jazz/Fusion etc. So I cover a lot of ground... And these are for rehearsing as well as giging: I use these just about every single day.
Sound - This 19" crash in particular (also bought an 18" thin crash) is definitely a loud cymbal. This thing is not messing around lol. Immediately after getting it out of the package, it was a noticeably less pristine and shimmery/rounded out sound than the big boys of the cymbal companies, but that doesn't mean it is any less good sounding. I personally love the way this crash sounds. It's dark, more on the trashy side, has a huge dynamic range, and best of all - it has character. Definitely unique and I love it.
Quality/Durability - I've only had this thing for about a month, so as far as durability is concerned, I'll have to see where that stands in another four or five months at least. I try my best to be concious of stick technique, so I'm hoping I'll have these around for a while. The quality in general is really great. B20 bronze alloy and I'd say this is more in the medium-thin spectrum as far as weight. The hammering looks super cool... No weird hammer marks or dings (have had very small raw cymbal spots/dings on previous Wuhan chinas) but I'm not a fan of the brilliant finish (that's just me being picky). All in all, I think this crash is really great quality as far as I can tell.
Pricepoint - Being broke at the moment is really the biggest reason I grabbed up some Wuhan crashes in all honesty. BUT I knew that the price I was paying for these was better than paying the same or more for some B8/10/12 alloy cymbals. For as cheap as this crash was (I paid about $100 for this one in total) I think I really got more than I bargained for. This is a GREAT value for money.
Overall, I say if you're looking into getting this crash, go for it. If you're a new player and want something nice to play on, or even if you've been playing 20 years and just want something new to try, I say pick one up. I blindly ordered these wuhan crashes off of Amazon and they are great, I didn't need to "go digging in a pile to find a good one" or any of that nonsense I see everywhere, I just got them and I'm a happy camper. The other guys in my bands really dig them too, so nobody is disappointed here. I also have a review of the 18" Thin Crash on here if you're looking into them.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Pretry good sound and it hasn't cracked yet
By Travis L.
I primarily use dream cymbals. I got this and the 18 crash for practice cymbals. The 19 sounds awesome, it's dark and has a hint of trash to it.
The 18 thin crash sounds awful. I wish they made a 20in crash
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By K. B. Mcfarley
Sounds amazing, thin dark/trashy/airy compared it to a Meinl byzance crash very close