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Wuhan Crash Cymbal   

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Wuhan "Western-Style" splashes, crashes, hi-hats, and rides are created by Wuhan's cymbal craftsmen and have a distinct, unmistakable character. Gene...Read More

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      Wuhan "Western-Style" splashes, crashes, hi-hats, and rides are created by Wuhan's cymbal craftsmen and have a distinct, unmistakable character. Generally thinner than other cymbals, they produce a breathy wash of overtones and a comfortable cushion of sound that is complex and very musical.

      Hand-cast and hand-hammered quality for an affordable price.


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      4.3

      (based on 12 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      EXCELLENT Value If You Buy AFTER Research!

      Wuhan cymbals vary greatly in tone and character as many of these reviews state. Looking underneath the bell, you can note many bevels and dips in the metal where the casting was done quickly...Read complete review

      Wuhan cymbals vary greatly in tone and character as many of these reviews state. Looking underneath the bell, you can note many bevels and dips in the metal where the casting was done quickly by cheap labour. This can sometimes make the cymbal sound AWESOME and shimmering and sometimes make the cymabal sound similar to the thin, cheaper brass junk sold with $300 starter kits.I purchased the 14" and the 16" cymbals and immediatly loved the 14". It sounded just like my HH Sabians and many K Zildjians I've heard, just as others review. The 16", however, sounded like a china, and decayed to fast with no shimmering overtones- very un cymbal like. I purchased another 16" Wuhan S recently and it sounded high and piercing, PERFECT sound in my opinion. All in all, it's the luck of the draw with these- but even the worst sounding crash you'd get from Wuhan is more substantial than a B8, PST5, or ZBT/ZXT. Just the B20 cast bronze alone makes these cymbals shine... B8 metal just doesn't have that centuries old bell-metal sound to it. Any drummer wanting a nonstandard sound should at least give these cymbals a try. Their used resale value is as high as their new list value, so you can always get your money back if down the road you hate the sound. My only suggestion to the consumer- buy a heavier model if you can find it. For example, the medium or heavy crashes in my opinion sound more solid than the thin crash- even for light jazz and non-rock styles. The thicker the better with Wuhans, the heavy ones still sound light and actually give a more distinct response their their thinly-lathed counterparts.

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      Terrible

      I bought this crash to replace my Zildjian ZBT. The ZBT is cheaper, and sounds 10 times better. This cymbal is like hitting a trash can. Just like the other reviews said it...Read complete review

      I bought this crash to replace my Zildjian ZBT. The ZBT is cheaper, and sounds 10 times better. This cymbal is like hitting a trash can. Just like the other reviews said it has a bright sound, but it's way too bright. I didn't have high expectations for this crash at all. I can't even recommend this to beginners because Zildjian is so much better, even there low end products.

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      2.0

      Terrible

      I can't recommend this to anybody, beginner or a drummer on a budget, get a zildjian zbt or sabian b8 instead, they're both cheaper and sound much better. This is the first time I've ever been disappointed with wuhan, usually there products are great.

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      2.0

      Terrible

      I bought this crash to replace my Zildjian ZBT. The ZBT is cheaper, and sounds 10 times better. This cymbal is like hitting a trash can. Just like the other reviews said it has a bright sound, but it's way too bright. I didn't have high expectations for this crash at all. I can't even recommend this to beginners because Zildjian is so much better, even there low end products.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT Value If You Buy AFTER Research!

      By Barjack

      from Portland, Ore

      Wuhan cymbals vary greatly in tone and character as many of these reviews state. Looking underneath the bell, you can note many bevels and dips in the metal where the casting was done quickly by cheap labour. This can sometimes make the cymbal sound AWESOME and shimmering and sometimes make the cymabal sound similar to the thin, cheaper brass junk sold with $300 starter kits.I purchased the 14" and the 16" cymbals and immediatly loved the 14". It sounded just like my HH Sabians and many K Zildjians I've heard, just as others review. The 16", however, sounded like a china, and decayed to fast with no shimmering overtones- very un cymbal like. I purchased another 16" Wuhan S recently and it sounded high and piercing, PERFECT sound in my opinion. All in all, it's the luck of the draw with these- but even the worst sounding crash you'd get from Wuhan is more substantial than a B8, PST5, or ZBT/ZXT. Just the B20 cast bronze alone makes these cymbals shine... B8 metal just doesn't have that centuries old bell-metal sound to it. Any drummer wanting a nonstandard sound should at least give these cymbals a try. Their used resale value is as high as their new list value, so you can always get your money back if down the road you hate the sound. My only suggestion to the consumer- buy a heavier model if you can find it. For example, the medium or heavy crashes in my opinion sound more solid than the thin crash- even for light jazz and non-rock styles. The thicker the better with Wuhans, the heavy ones still sound light and actually give a more distinct response their their thinly-lathed counterparts.

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      5.0

      Wow

      By CS-9WBbt

      from Tampa, FL

      I must say that I was extremely nervous about what my wuhan 18? crash would sound like. The cymbal was so inexpensive and came with such outstanding reviews that I decided to take a chance knowing I could return it if it wasn?t what I wanted. Let me say that I was pleasantly surprised. I did have to get used to how the cymbal sounded at first just because I was using a zil K 17inch dark crash but after hearing what the cymbal sounded like on a recording any of my fears subsided. I LOVE this cymbal. It reminds me of a crash of doom a little bit. It has a sharp trashy attack with a fast decay. I?ve only played one show with it but that went extremely well too. I wish more wuhans were available here because I am now a convert.

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      5.0

      wuhan!

      By SteveSavage

      from Myrtle Beach, SC

      I used these crashes on a friends kit, I own 2 Wuhan chinas & a splash, but no crashes.. anyway, I figured they would suck, but they kinda kicked my A**! I was very surprised, I have 2 Avedis Zildjian A crashes (16/18) a Z crash (16) and a Sabian AAXplode crash (18), and now i'm thinking bout getin 2 of these and replacing 2 of mine, the sound is great for such a low price cymbal. I would recommend you buy one, or two, or maybe ten right now!!!!

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      5.0

      Great Crashes !!!!!! Great Price!!!!

      By lucky X

      from Odessa, TX

      After having owned many beginer and intermediate cymbals from the major cymbal makers I read good reviews about thiese cymbals and decided to give them a try. Well I was pleasantly surprised . The 16 inch crash sounds nearly as good as my 17 inch AA fast crash that sells for over a hundred dollars more. While it does have a slightly more trashy sound at first it seems to be toning down with use. The 14 inch crash is also a great sounding cymbal. Crisp and shimmering with slight overtones. I had ordered an 18 inch crash and they accidentally sent a crash ride from another online company and the crash ride sounds like a gong I sent it back after hearing it. I would like to try the 17 inch rock crash or the 18 or 19 inch crashes. The only down side is the appearance is a little dull but I might try polishing them after a while and seeing how it affects the sound. The logo is also kind of ugly to me but thats just my opinion. I have heard great things about the splashes and will try one and also maybe try one of their rides later. Overall I have two great cymbals for one heck of a price.

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      5.0

      If Scott recommends them...

      By Shawn D. Ruden

      from Cherokee, Iowa

      I bought some Wuhan cymbals from Scott Rockenfield when he built my set and these cymbals kick major ****!!! They are loud when I need them to be, yet dynamic when the situation calls for it. Just two crashes have offered me a variety of musical tones and colors for my set. WUHANS RULE!!!!!!

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      3.0

      Not so great

      By Quikdrummer

      from Arizona

      I just played these on my friend's set. He had a wuhan 20 ride, wuhan 16 crash, and wuhan 14 hats. I wasn't too impressed. One of my other friends just got those pulse 357 cymbals that are pretty close to the same price and they sound a lot better than these wuhans. Although, the wuhan china cymbals can't be beat!

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      5.0

      I have the 18

      By moldsonic

      from waterloo, IA

      Loud and bright sounding. Sound is very musical with very desirable overtones.

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      5.0

      Great sounding cymbals

      By Klinger

      from Lancaster, PA

      I had the Wuhan china's before and loved them, but let me tell you, these crash cymbals sound incredible. I even did a studio recording with them, and I like the tones better than my Sabian AAX or Zildjians. Sabian could take a lesson on producing a great sounding cymbal for this price.

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