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Comments about Zildjian Classic Orchestral Selection Suspended Cymbal:
I bought two 16's and an 18 Classic Orchestral(s). The factory would not match the two 16's. I sold one and shouldn't have sold it. The 18 sounds like the crash cymbal on Wilson Picket's "Midnight Hour"; incredibly smooth with trumpets and saxes at rock funk sound pressrue levels. The 16 has a very wonderful sounding crash, sounds like the crash cymbal at the end of The Rolling Stones "Midnight Rambler" and within "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Both 16 & 18 sound unsurpassed for two handed swells with sticks, and of course that is what they were picked to do, but with mallets. If you play hard don't buy these because they are medium thin and can't take hard playing for extended periods of time. I cracked the 18 by the bell and the 16 in the middle using 7A sticks. The factory replaced the 18 under the one year warranty. These cymbals sound so very fine. I am purchasing medium 16's from now on and taking it easier on the replacement 18. I used these on Bourbon St in New Orleans for a year, and for recordings as well. You want a good sound? Classic Orchestral's are the way to go! I rated them 9 overall because of breakability. It is so sad to loose that great sound upon cracking.
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