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Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal   

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      OVERVIEW

      This hand-hammered crash features a raw bell and a sound that is fast, shimmering, and slightly exotic.

      Stagg cymbals from the DH, or Dual-Hammered, series are all about highly versatile professional cymbals for the most demanding players. Every Stagg DH crash cymbal undergoes complex and rigorous hand-hammering methods in order to forge cymbals packed with dynamic overtones calculated for projection and character. The Stagg DH crash cymbal also offers the player a comprehensive range of tonal colors for maximum performance options.

      FEATURES
      • Dual-hammered
      • Medium-thin weight
      • Exotic finish: brilliant body and raw bell

      Don't let the price fool you, these Stagg cymbals are hand-hammered and have a great reputation. Try one out today.

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      StaggDH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal
       
      4.1

      (based on 9 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Explosive attack (4)
      • Focused crash (4)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
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      4.0

      Great cymbal

      By 

      from Longmont, Colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I didn't really have high expectations for this cymbal but I was wrong. It looks great out of the box and sounds awesome also. Comparable to my Zildjian A custom crash for half the cost. Will definitely be buying Stagg again in the near future.

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          5.0

          Amazing Cymbal

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          from Phoeix, AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Explosive Attack
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I got a smoking deal on the 17" crash. Been playing since 1972 and have top line equipment. Wasn't sure how this would fit with my 18" MT Zildjian and 16" Paper Thin Zildjian crashes. Played it at a recent gig and I was stunned by the sound of this cymbal. The attack is immense, and the decay "shimmers". The bell sound was perfect for when I played Badfinger's - No Matter What. Kinda makes me wonder what the 21" DH Ride sounds like......

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              4.0

              "Surprisingly beautiful"

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              from Houston, TX

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              Pros

              • Dark
              • Explosive Attack
              • Focused Crash
              • Full Crash

              Cons

              • Imperfections

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                I have had this crash for at least three months now and I have to say i'm impressed with how it has held up. It worried me whenever I examined the edge of it to find there were imperfections in the lathing that would make cracking a lot easier but, it's still roaring. Note to buyers that stagg cybmals run a bit thin so I would get the DH medium or rock if youre a heavy hitter. I sort of am a heavy hitter so I will update the review and note how long it has lasted.

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                5.0

                Very versatile crash

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                from Columbus, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Explosive Attack
                • Focused Crash
                • Great Quality
                • Inexpensive
                • Responsive Feel
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everything Imaginable

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  This has become my favorite crash cymbal. It opens up great but retains a lot of musicality. Play it soft, and it will whisper sweet notes. Bash it, and it will explode with an explosive crash sound. The overall sound is darker and a tad bit more shy compared to the DH Medium crash but still provides enough "umph" for rock and metal. I have used this at a few shows. One of the drummers for a band that we have opened for asked about it and was amazed by it's sonic qualities. He just so happens to be endorsed by Sabian.

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                  4.0

                  Better than I thought

                  By 

                  from Pittsburgh, Pa

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                  Pros

                  • Cast
                  • Cheap
                  • Nice Wash
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                  • Minor Imperfections

                  Best Uses

                  • Slower Music

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  Only bought because of coupon code, but I'd probably buy at full price. Better than I thought, more washy than I thought (17")

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                  4.0

                  Why Not Buy It?

                  By 

                  from Indianapolis, Indiana

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Focused Crash

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Not As A Main
                  • Side Cymbal
                  • Small Venues
                  • Symphonies

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  This is a great crash. If you like a full bodied, semi-dark, but bright, not to long of a sustained crash then get this. If you like short attack get a 16" or under. I wish i would have gotten a 17" because its just a bit to short for me. Great cymbal though. Way worth the money

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                  1.0

                  Excellent Sound for the Price

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                  from Vancouver, BC

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  Excellent so far. See above. Will update if cracks appear.
                  I got a 14" and an 18", and they compliment each other well. However I don't know how to rate the "features" of cymbals.
                  These really are beautifully crafted cymbals. The hammering is distinct, and I personally like the rougher metal that the bells are composed of. Gives it a bit of an exotic look, if that makes sense. They sound awesome. My 14" is fast, bright, and even, if a little quiet. That also may just be in contrast to the 18", which is boomy and low, but almost aggressively so. It's loud, but not in the super-annoying-piercing-cymbal way. It sounds a little bit like your nicer dark crashes of the Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian, etc. persuasion. Overall, the 14" and 18" compliment each other well in terms of volume and dynamics. If you play steadier, less proggy stuff, a 16" and 17" or 16" and 18" combo would probably be a better combo.
                  The value is, obviously, unquestionable...So far. I fully intend to update this review when/if (ooh I hope "if"!) the cymbals crack or break. I don't play like a gorilla, and my stuff is in good condition. That said, I know what using cheaper cymbals is like and even with my less-aggressive playing style my Wuhan cymbals still crack too quickly. I've accepted that this is just a symptom of using cymbals from a manufacturer whose production process is less quality and consistency oriented. Don't get me wrong, it's what makes those cymbals sound so trashy and awesome, but it just doesn't work when you need a good crash sound. These Stagg cymbals I have hope for; they seem very well machined and with any luck they'll last me a long time.

                  Bottom line: cymbals that sound as good as any of the Big Brands for half (or less, depending on where you live) the price.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Music to my ears ( and everyone else's).

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  I am in love with these babies. Not only are they stunning to look at, but they sound like a dream come true to me. I love all of my cymbals, from Sabian to Zildjian, Mienl to Saluda. I have stacks of the damn things and they all have a place in my musical world.
                  That being said, I have found my new favorites in Stagg exo's. It's hard to explain, but I'll try.
                  They have a wonderful shimmer, and in my opinion, perfect tone and decay. They do not overtake the rest of the sounds you create on a drumset. They also don't cause everyone you might be playing music with to grimmace and add volume to their instruments until everyone's ears bleed. They are not as loud as most other cymbals. To me, well, that's what I have been looking for forever. Just the right volume, attack, and decay. It's a hell of a good "feel". I said I can't describe it, and it's hard. But smack one of these with a kick of the bass drum or a snare rimshot and you will know what I mean. I have had that feeling millions of times with other cymbals, but not like this. It just feels, and sounds perfect to me.
                  Nice, hand hammered, physically beautiful cymbals.
                  I rate 8 because I don't bash cymbals like a gorilla so I don't know how durable they are. Some people are heavy handed, they might know this.
                  For the price of student line cymbals you get this!

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                  (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Mind is Blown!

                  By 

                  from Portland, Ore

                  Comments about Stagg DH Dual-Hammered Exo Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  I rarely give 5 stars on things, as there's always room for improvement. In Stagg's case, they've already made that improvement in 2009 when they upgraded their Chinese cymbal tooling facilities and began churning out SWEET cymbals under the SH and DH labels. I own 17" and 18" DH Exo Medium Thin crashes and they're amazing. There are NO Chinese-sounding or trashy undertones, they sound like A Customs with high pitched, brilliant, and shimmering crashes. The finish is smooth and professional, the model logos are cleanly stamped, the raw bell gives is a Turkish look and produces a great tone when hit. I buy cymbals that sound great to my ear, regardless of price and own many Istanbul, HHX, and other higher dollar items. The Stagg DH line is sonically good enough to mix in with any of my $200+ cymbals and looks equally pricey. If you're a gigging or recording musician, you're going to be blown away by these on stage or in studio. If you're a student or just getting started, these cymbals will make you rush home every day to play your drums for the price of B8 or brass junk. Seriously.

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