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Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up  

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  • 16" medium-thin crash
  • 20" medium ride
  • 14" hi-hat pair
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    $499.50
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      An affordable cymbal pack made from the same B20 alloy as many high-end cymbals.

      This Wuhan cymbal set comes with a 16" crash, a 20" ride, a pair of 14' hi-hats, and a cymbal bag with the Wuhan logo.

      16" crash cymbal
      The small size and medium-thin weight of this Wuhan 16" 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.

      20" medium ride cymbal
      Many drummers consider a 20" medium ride to be the all-purpose size and weight. This Wuhan 20" ride adds a full-bodied musical character and clean, clear stick response to the mix. It's ready to lay down the rhythm in any musical application.

      14" hi-hat cymbal pair
      This 14" Wuhan hi-hat cymbal pair features a medium-thin top cymbal for quick, expressive stick response, paired with a medium bottom hat that provides definition and projection for the closed-cymbal sound. It's a great sonic combination.

      Are these the best cymbals money can buy? No.
      Are they the best 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.

      Every cymbal in this Wuhan cymbal pack are made of high-quality, cast B20 alloy. Handcrafted in China according to two-thousand-year-old traditional methods, they're buffed to a brilliant finish, and stamped with an unobtrusive but attractive logo.

      Features Cymbal Pack includes:
      • 16" medium-thin crash
      • 20" medium ride
      • 14" hi-hat pair
       
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      WuhanTraditional Cymbal Bag Set-up
       
      4.7

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small venues (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Best cymbals for the price on the planet!

        I use these in my 60's band and they sound brilliant for that purpose. The hats are "trashy" but bright enough, and sound quite good for this style. You can...Read complete review

        I use these in my 60's band and they sound brilliant for that purpose. The hats are "trashy" but bright enough, and sound quite good for this style. You can get plenty of "chk" and clear rhythm from them. The crash has a good sound... it isn't my favourite, but i've heard a lot worse. The ride is my favourite piece, as it has a bit of a Zildjian K dark sound, but a bit brighter, with a nice wash. It isn't very pingy, but it has enough clarity to hear the individual stick strokes. It can also be crashed, and sounds quite good.

        If you are looking for a set of cymbals for a beginner, buy these. If you are looking for a versatile set of cymbals to mix with your existing set, buy these. They are fairly thin (but solid), full of life, and feel like a much more expensive set of cymbals. Perfect for my 60's band!
        These cymbals do an excellent job for the price range. Compare them to ANYTHING else you can get for the price, and they blitz. They are not good for every style of music though, but what cymbals are?
        The quality is a lot better than any other cymbal in this price range. They have a hand-hammered look and feel, and generally have a lot of life and colour.
        Unbelievable value for money, when considering their competition and the sound they produce.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        High Hopes, but no Cigar

        I had read the reviews of this cymbal package. I purchased the package more because so many reviews reflected on the qiality and unique tones / pitch of the cymbals. I am always willing...Read complete review

        I had read the reviews of this cymbal package. I purchased the package more because so many reviews reflected on the qiality and unique tones / pitch of the cymbals. I am always willing to try new sounds and equipment. I am always in hopes of discovering the "next best thing". However, upon recieving and using these cymbals it is quickly apparent that they do not live up to most of the positive reviews given.

        The ride cymbal is the closest to "passable" in the set. The ride sounds consistent and is just heavy enough to have that natural feel you need to balance the rhythm of most any music style. The crash sounds too predictable. It is not unique and I would never use it on a recording. It responds ok when struck, but the responsive tone sounds too mechanical and machined. It is dark and flat in tone and gives no versatility. There is no life or luster in the crash. The high-hats were what I was disappointed with most. They sound somewhat clean and tight, however, they do not have that unique tone and tight "chick" I was hoping for. The sound stays "inside" of the hats, and that is not a good sign. You want the sound to jump out of the hats, and to be able to control more of the tone and pitch via your stick attack as well as the tightness of the foot-clasp of the high hat. This was truly disappointing.

        These cymbals lack luster overall. They do not "shine through" the mix. And, they do not have that unique sound, as several have described. These cymbals are similar to the lowest line / cheapest of Sabian to me. I was not impressed. Do yourself a favor and save up for better quality cymbals. Better quality is worth the wait.

        Personally, I have been a Zildjian cymbal fan my whole career. The high to mid-grades are the best cymbals available IMHO. My second choice would be Paiste (high end series) and my third, Meinl, High end to mid grade. These three cymbal companies have it right. The tones are distinctive and give alot of tonal experiences per cymbal. This takes years of work to perfect. Metal alloy blends, as well as machine precision and hand-made cymbals are adjusted over time to culminate the perfect cymbal. "Cookie cutter" / machine stamped cymbals are ruining this industry. Drummers / percussionists should demand a higher standard.

        In defense of Wuhan, their former China cymbals set a nice industry standard in that sound / specialty cymbal category for many years. Back when their cymbals were hand-made / hammered and the right metal blends were used, their China cymbals were second to none. I wish Wuhan was smart enough to take their knowledge of cymbal making and direct it toward a higher expectation / standard. They would probably appeal much more to industry professionals.
        Extremely average low-mid grade cymbals. They have the right idea with the packaging w/cymbal bag. The cymbal bag is not padded.
        These cymbals are machine "cookie-cutter" assembly line standard. The cymbals sound true to their sizes / thickness. However, they sound comparable to the low line Sabian B 8's.and beginner cymbals. Whiles these cymbals might withstand a good beating from a hard rock player, they are really not a semi-porfessionl - professional grade cymbal whatsoever.
        The value is there if you are a beginner and you are trying to decide if drumming is right for you. As a skilled professional, I am hesitant to have people "learn" drumming on poor quality tools / instruments. In doing so, you set a standard for yourself that causes you to "feel" and expect these types of responses in future professional equipment. Therefore, you naturally gravitate away from quality built instruments toward equipment that does not represent industry standards.

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        5.0

        Amazing cymbals

        By Mje1996

        from Rochester, New York

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound

        Cons

        • Loud

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

          I love these cymbals. They sound really good, and look great. I've drummed on many cymbals and these set themselves apart from the rest. Warning: they are very loud. Wear hearing protection.

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          4.0

          great bargain, not so great drawbacks

          By Art Vandelay

          from PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Cast Bronze
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

          • Washy

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

          i had purchased this particular cymbal pack probably around 2009. for the price you cant possibly go wrong with b20 cast bronze.

          these cymbals have served me well and i continue to use them to this day which serves as a testament to their play-ability and longevity.

          the hats are washy and have some bite to them when hats are opened up very quickly

          crash is dark and almost trashy sounding which proves for interesting tonalities with brighter cymbals

          the ride is a toss up. the bell offers little ping and anything outside of that immediate area provides wash. this ride would be perfect for a more jazz oriented player but ive gotten by with it just fine playing everything from jazz to metal.

          overall these cymbals are an incredible bargain seeing as money doesnt stretch as far as it used to in the world of cymbals.

          the construction of these cymbals are sturdy, theyre reliable and i cant stress enough how great it is to have cast cymbals.

          if you're looking for something brighter with more bite i would suggest zildjian sabian or paiste but for those that are daring; why not take the chance?

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          not as good as I hoped

          By TPS Report

          from Cola, SC

          Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

          disappointed in the hi hats

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          5.0

          Great low priced cymbals

          By Mace

          from Minot, ND

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Cant Beat This Set
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Classic Rock
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            This is everything the reviews say it is. Great set low price with a full complement of cymbals. These sound great and were a great addition to the D-Drum kit that I purchased.

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            4.0

            Good Over All, Especially For the Price.

            By Luigianator0007

            from Statesville, NC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Great Crash
            • Quick Responce

            Cons

            • Bad Stick Definition-ride

            Best Uses

            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            This is a great set of cymbals for the price. The crash is my fasvorite. It has a great, bright sound and quick responce. The ride doesn't have very good stick definition and the bell has a very high, shallow sound. The hi-hats are thin(like the rest of the cymbals) but sound just fine and have a nice foot chick.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best cymbals for the price on the planet!

            By Daniel Graver

            from Australia

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            I use these in my 60's band and they sound brilliant for that purpose. The hats are "trashy" but bright enough, and sound quite good for this style. You can get plenty of "chk" and clear rhythm from them. The crash has a good sound... it isn't my favourite, but i've heard a lot worse. The ride is my favourite piece, as it has a bit of a Zildjian K dark sound, but a bit brighter, with a nice wash. It isn't very pingy, but it has enough clarity to hear the individual stick strokes. It can also be crashed, and sounds quite good.

            If you are looking for a set of cymbals for a beginner, buy these. If you are looking for a versatile set of cymbals to mix with your existing set, buy these. They are fairly thin (but solid), full of life, and feel like a much more expensive set of cymbals. Perfect for my 60's band!
            These cymbals do an excellent job for the price range. Compare them to ANYTHING else you can get for the price, and they blitz. They are not good for every style of music though, but what cymbals are?
            The quality is a lot better than any other cymbal in this price range. They have a hand-hammered look and feel, and generally have a lot of life and colour.
            Unbelievable value for money, when considering their competition and the sound they produce.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Cymbals For The Price

            By Zachary Hinkofer

            from Central Florida

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            All in all, I would reccomend these to anyone looking for quality cymbals at a reasonable price or if you're looking for some truly unique sounding hardware. One caveat though: they do get incredibly loud compared to other cymbals I've played.
            I really love the tones that these produce. They sound very much like a cheaper version of Zildjian's K cymbals with a very distinct Chinese sound.
            As far as sound goes, the quality is amazing, however every single cymbal I have purchased came with an astonishing amount of tarnish, and they seem to suck the grease off of your fingers. As long as you don't mind polishing them every other week, or having dirty cymbals, I don't see it as an issue. I picked up brass cleaner from the grocery store and it has brought them to a better shine than when they came out of the box.
            I've played on a lot of cheap and low end cymbals, and nothing even compares to these. I added the 18" crash/ride and the 10" splash to my setup for the cost of the basic Sabian B8 pack.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice!

            By JDTotten68

            from Harker Heights, TX

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            I bought this set because I had already purchased the crash/ride and 8" splash and love them. Overall, I am very pleased with them, but there are a couple of things that I feel need improvement.

            The 16" crash is awesome. No complaints.
            The ride I got sounded very metallic and generic at first. After several gigs, it's breaking in nicely. Good combination of definition and wash. I also like the fact that I can crash on it.
            The hi-hats are really thin. So thin that I can't hear a chick when played with my foot during gigs. Luckily, I bought an original set of Wuhans several years ago, which were much heavier. I paired the old hi-hat bottom and the new hi-hat bottom, and created a nice combination.
            The bag the cymbals come in reminds me of a reusable shopping bag. Very flimsy. Nothing compared to what they offered 8 years ago. But maybe that's how they kept the price low for so long.

            I did like the cymbals and the price well enough that I've since bought the 14" crash, and the 10 and 12" splashes, all of which I use regularly and really like.

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            (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            High Hopes, but no Cigar

            By William Flint

            from Florida

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            I had read the reviews of this cymbal package. I purchased the package more because so many reviews reflected on the qiality and unique tones / pitch of the cymbals. I am always willing to try new sounds and equipment. I am always in hopes of discovering the "next best thing". However, upon recieving and using these cymbals it is quickly apparent that they do not live up to most of the positive reviews given.

            The ride cymbal is the closest to "passable" in the set. The ride sounds consistent and is just heavy enough to have that natural feel you need to balance the rhythm of most any music style. The crash sounds too predictable. It is not unique and I would never use it on a recording. It responds ok when struck, but the responsive tone sounds too mechanical and machined. It is dark and flat in tone and gives no versatility. There is no life or luster in the crash. The high-hats were what I was disappointed with most. They sound somewhat clean and tight, however, they do not have that unique tone and tight "chick" I was hoping for. The sound stays "inside" of the hats, and that is not a good sign. You want the sound to jump out of the hats, and to be able to control more of the tone and pitch via your stick attack as well as the tightness of the foot-clasp of the high hat. This was truly disappointing.

            These cymbals lack luster overall. They do not "shine through" the mix. And, they do not have that unique sound, as several have described. These cymbals are similar to the lowest line / cheapest of Sabian to me. I was not impressed. Do yourself a favor and save up for better quality cymbals. Better quality is worth the wait.

            Personally, I have been a Zildjian cymbal fan my whole career. The high to mid-grades are the best cymbals available IMHO. My second choice would be Paiste (high end series) and my third, Meinl, High end to mid grade. These three cymbal companies have it right. The tones are distinctive and give alot of tonal experiences per cymbal. This takes years of work to perfect. Metal alloy blends, as well as machine precision and hand-made cymbals are adjusted over time to culminate the perfect cymbal. "Cookie cutter" / machine stamped cymbals are ruining this industry. Drummers / percussionists should demand a higher standard.

            In defense of Wuhan, their former China cymbals set a nice industry standard in that sound / specialty cymbal category for many years. Back when their cymbals were hand-made / hammered and the right metal blends were used, their China cymbals were second to none. I wish Wuhan was smart enough to take their knowledge of cymbal making and direct it toward a higher expectation / standard. They would probably appeal much more to industry professionals.
            Extremely average low-mid grade cymbals. They have the right idea with the packaging w/cymbal bag. The cymbal bag is not padded.
            These cymbals are machine "cookie-cutter" assembly line standard. The cymbals sound true to their sizes / thickness. However, they sound comparable to the low line Sabian B 8's.and beginner cymbals. Whiles these cymbals might withstand a good beating from a hard rock player, they are really not a semi-porfessionl - professional grade cymbal whatsoever.
            The value is there if you are a beginner and you are trying to decide if drumming is right for you. As a skilled professional, I am hesitant to have people "learn" drumming on poor quality tools / instruments. In doing so, you set a standard for yourself that causes you to "feel" and expect these types of responses in future professional equipment. Therefore, you naturally gravitate away from quality built instruments toward equipment that does not represent industry standards.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding

            Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

            I bought these to replace my stock TAMA cymbals and I'm more than pleased. I can't believe the sound of these bargain cymbals. You can see the quality out of the box. I got a drummer neighbor that has medium-end Paiste on his set and after hearing my Wuhan, he's selling his expensive cymbals to buy these. Unless you're a pro and make your living out your music, don't waste thousands on Zildjians or Paiste. You won't regret the Wuhan. I also bought the 18"crash and its fantastic!

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