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The Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up is far and away the best value at its price point. This affordable set does not skimp on quality. While the majority of less expensive cymbals are made from sheet metal alloys and manufactured craftsmanship, the Wuhan Traditional Cymbals are formed from the quality B20 alloy. They are handcrafted in China using techniques that have been used for 2,000 years. These quality cymbals are buffed to perfection and finished with a Wuhan stamp. Included in this set are a 16 crash, 20 ride, and 14 hi-hats. The crash is a wonderful accent cymbal with a crisp, clear sound. It has a quick response with an equally rapid decay. The hi-hats are a perfect combination of a medium-thin top cymbal with a medium bottom hat. The bottom cymbal offers projection and depth while the top cymbal contributes a quick, bright response. The ride is the perfect cymbal for setting the rhythm. Its full-bodied sound and clear stick response help you keep perfect tempo. This affordable, quality set even includes a cymbal bag with the Wuhan logo. For good quality cymbals at an incredibly affordable value, the Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up cannot be beat.

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

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 27 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (4)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

No 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.

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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

Great pack of starter cymbals

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from Louisville, KY

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Loud Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Begginer
    • School Bands

    Comments about Wuhan Traditional Cymbal Bag Set-up:

    I have used Wuhan cymbals every time I needed a good quality cheap cymbal. Even today that I use mostly Sabian and Ufip, I still use a Wuhan splash.
    This pack is a great starter pack. A set of B20 cymbals at an unvelievable price. You can't compare these cymbals to other B20s, but for sure these are way superior than all B8 cymbals in the market. The school where I teach decided to buy a drumset and I was in charge. With a limited budget I decided for the Wuhans and I made the right decicion.
    The ride is focused, not much wash and the bell is good. The crash is loud, great attack and nice overtones on the medium decay. The hats are crisp and have a great chick. I recommend not to tighten the top too much, it can get choked. I have a strong feeling that these cymbals will sound better the more they get played.
    The cymbals look great and classy.
    They come with a cymbal bag which is good for storage but I wouldn't use it for regular gigging.
    If you are looking at B8, ZBTs, or HCS, stop looking and get these.
    Great deal.

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    5.0

    Amazing cymbals

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    from Finger Lakes

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    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 

      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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      2.0

      not as good as I hoped

      By 

      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 

      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.

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        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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        5.0

        Best cymbals for the price on the planet!

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        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.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Cymbals For The Price

        By 

        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 

        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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        (9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        High Hopes, but no Cigar

        By 

        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.

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