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Wuhan Crash Cymbal  16 in.

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The small sizes and medium-thin weight of these Wuhan crash provide an excellent balance of quick, explosive response and rapid decay. This balance o...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      An affordable crash made from the same B20 alloy as many high-end cymbals.

      The small sizes and medium-thin weight of these Wuhan crash provide an excellent balance of quick, explosive response and rapid decay. This balance of characteristics makes them perfect for adding crisp accents to musical passages.

      The best crash cymbals money can buy? No.
      The best crash 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 crash cymbal is buffed to a brilliant finish, and stamped with an unobtrusive but attractive logo.

      FEATURES

      An affordable, good-sounding alternative crash.

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      WuhanCrash Cymbal
       
      4.4

      (based on 56 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (36)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Responsive feel (16)
      • Bright sound (12)
      • Explosive attack (12)
      • Full crash (9)
      • Focused crash (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (5)
      • Accompaniment (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Technique Required

      I play in a metal band and I bought these cymbals for their dark signature sound. They are not by any means bright-sounding, but rather dark and explosive. If you are a hard...Read complete review

      I play in a metal band and I bought these cymbals for their dark signature sound. They are not by any means bright-sounding, but rather dark and explosive. If you are a hard hitter, think twice before buying these cymbals. They are medium cymbals, not heavy cymbals. I bought mine 5 months ago and they have severely cracked beyond repair and don't sound nearly as good as they did before (obviously). While I know how to play them without breaking them, one of my bands guitar players got on my kit a few times and completely destroyed them, leaving large cracks over just a few hours total of playing. Be careful with these, and use proper technique. They are not incredibly loud or piercing, so it may be tempting to hit them pretty hard - don't! The bright side is that they're very affordable to replace.

      I own both the 16" crash and the 18" crash/ride. Interestingly enough, the 18" has a higher tone than the 16." I typically used the 18" crash/ride for heavier riffs coming off the hi-hat, used my 18" Wuhan china for most heavy breakdowns, and switched to the 16" for the really slow and nasty breakdowns because the 16" has the lowest, darkest, and meanest sound. They're great cymbals, but fragile. Use some love and care.
      Dark, gloomy sound.
      Brilliant finish, good metal and sound.
      These are the best bang-for-your-buck cymbals you can get today. If you're on a budget, these cymbals are for you. High quality B20 bronze cymbals cannot be found anywhere else at this price.

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      Typical China

      Where to begin. Lets start with pro and cons.Pros: B20 alloy, loud, decent sound, and inexpensive.
      Cons: ( with mine ) Out of round. 3 rust spots from the lathing...Read complete review

      Where to begin. Lets start with pro and cons.Pros: B20 alloy, loud, decent sound, and inexpensive.
      Cons: ( with mine ) Out of round. 3 rust spots from the lathing clamp that won't come out. The weight is very lopsided, you can feel when you hold it. 2 small cracks on the edge from flattening the cast. I also don't think it was rounded or edged. Very poorly lathed.
      Bottom line: I wouldn't purchase onother one. Typical product from China. Poorly made.
      If you're looking for cheap disposable entry level cymbals I'm sure these should hold you over for a year or so. If you're a pro or heavy hitter these won't last. Because of all the positive reviews I thought I would go ahead and take a chance. I'm going to keep mine as a back up. It's not worth the hassle to return. You always get what you pay for. Go Sabian or Paiste.

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      4.0

      Great sound, better price

      By 

      from Nebraska

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Heavier than expected

      Best Uses

      • Live Gigs

      Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

      I already had a Wuhan 10" splash that I use as a crash for small venues playing Bluegrass and Folk. I loved the full crash sound of the splash at low volume...but I wanted just a touch more volume and power. I decided to try a 14" Wuhan crash. I could not find the actual "thin" crash in stock anywhere, so I decided to try the "medium thin" version. I was hoping for a larger version of the splash, but despite it's rather thin design, the "medium thin" is still more of a crash than a splash. I tried it out at practice and took it off after only one song. It has way more of a trashy China sound from the throne than than I wanted. I intended to return it for a refund the following week. Before I got around to sending it back, we played a large outdoor festival. Other drummers would be playing my kit, so I figured "why not throw the cheap Wuhan on the kit and let other people beat on it". Beat on it they did, and it gave me a valuable chance to listen to my own kit from the audience perspective. I was shocked at not only how GOOD the 14" medium thin Wuhan sounded from out front, but also how well it cut through the mix! It was nearly indistinguishable from my 16" Paiste Signature crash. In fact, I actually thought it sounded better within the context of a live band. To get that type of sound for this price is a rediculous bargain. I still plan on buying a 14" thin crash for low volume gigs and lighter music, but I'm keeping the medium thin for everything else.

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      5.0

      Great sounding cymbal!

      By 

      from Leavenworth, KS

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Little Big Sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rock Music

        Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

        I have bought many wuhan crashes and my absolute favorite is my 18" crash/ride. It sounds amazing and has taken quite a beating for several years now. It has a very explosive, full, loud crash sound. I don't use it as a ride. I have paired it on my kit with zildians and it is louder and the tone quality is very comparable. The price is between 1/2 and 1/3 of what a good paiste or zildian would be. For the sound and price, this cymbal cannot be beat!

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        2.0

        Cheap but break Easily

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        from san jose ca

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

        Dont expect them to last more than 12 months unless your using them for jazz. The Crash cymbals sound very average at best, and i would be surprised if they really are B20 bronze as stated. as they sound more like B8's. If you have little money i would steer clear of these cymbals and either buy second-hand or B8's as they will pretty much sound the same and last much longer.

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        5.0

        16" crash... worth the money!

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        from Isabela, PR

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

          When I first saw this I thought it would be a poor sounding cymbal because of the price and i was on a budget so I bought it. But good thing I did because this cymbal sounds beautiful. I play in a my school's band and on a side project I'm working on, and this cymbals out stands it's self from the guitars and other instruments/ vocalist. I was amazed on how loud and explosive this cymbal is for the price. It's really worth the money

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          5.0

          expanding the horizons

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          from Pueblo. CO

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Dark Overtone
          • Explosive Attack
          • Full Crash
          • Great Bell
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

          • Need To Sand The Edges

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Rock Band
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

          I just got this crash today. I love it. The bell on it is great even though its a 16 inch. the crash has a great wash. It feels like a medium thin rather then a medium. Upon hitting it it responds with a beautiful shimmery wobble The only negative is that when you get any cymbal you need to inspect the edge of the cymbal and sand away the nicks, of which this crash had a few. I am getting the medium heavy ride and several other cymbals from this brand. I cant wait to here what they sound like together.

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          5.0

          Opened me up

          By 

          from Oceanside, California

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Focused Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

            I started my set with a Sabian B8 pack set with 20 in Element ride, these I love, very durable and accurate deliberate sounding. This crash gave me the missing link. My novice musical exploration has been expanded. I would like to add at least 2 more crash versions and a bell, though at this time my imagination has fit a bell in yet, I feel this crash opens up my horizon. Thank you guys.

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            4.0

            Great cymbal!

            By 

            from Virginia

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            Pros

            • Amazing sound
            • Bright Sound
            • Explosive Attack
            • Focused Crash
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

            • Cracks Easily

            Best Uses

            • Anything Really
            • Live performance

            Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

            This is honestly one of the best buys you can make for your drum set. I use this cymbal at our church as kind of a filler cymbal with my aax xplosion crashs, ride, splash, and hats. The Wuhan costs less than half the cost of any of my other cymbals and it delivers a very good quality sound. The only downside is that it won't last as long as the expensive cymbals. This is definitely a great buy for someone with a low budget and that doesn't hit hard. I highly recommend it.

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            5.0

            Worth the money.

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Explosive Attack
            • Full Crash
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gigs
              • Performances
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

              I received one of these for my birthday and it has blown me away. I play anything from classic rock to metal, and this cymbal gets it all. It has the nice crash-y sound everyone looks for but is hard to come by in cheaper cymbals. The quality is amazing and you get a lot of amazing sound for such a low price. Generally speaking, cheaper crashes aren't the greatest, you usually end up playing them and they almost sound like a very large splash cymbal, but not this. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, novice or experienced alike! The only con i could find is that if you would like to play the bell for an effect type of sound, it lacks there. But leave that for your effect cymbals, not your crash.

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              5.0

              Good buy!

              By 

              from Louisiana

              About Me Novice

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

                    Great value for the money - the sound is totally acceptable and I was pleased with the condition upon receipt!

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                    1.0

                    Not great.

                    By 

                    from Athens, Ohio

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • A Trash Can Lid

                        Comments about Wuhan Crash Cymbal:

                        Wuhan makes some nice cymbals but their crashes are lacking. I own a 16 inch. It's pretty bright and has very annoying overtones. Piercing, unpleasant, unmusical overtones. The general tone of the cymbal is just unpleasant. It's made of B20, but in certain spaces, I could easily confuse it for an entry level, generic brass cymbal.

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