Comments about Zildjian High Octave Crotales without Bar:
They are ok compared to advertised. I thought I was getting the crotales shown in the advertisement from Zildjian. These rust easily. They dont have a protective coating for the finish and you can see where they were touched because they rusted. Unless you play with gloves they won't look pretty for long. Overall sound is good but upper octave already went sharp. I've had them 2 weeks now and havent played them with anything heavy to affect tuning. Good starters though. DONT go spending all your money on them if you want someting better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend