Thin Splash Cymbals
As you explore these pages, you'll find that thin splash cymbals are made in sizes ranging from 6" to 12". Although their sound is very similar to a crash, their thin design makes them more suitable for experienced players who can play with great restraint and a soft touch - in fact, many drummers play their splash cymbals by hand rather by stick. If you're new to thin splash cymbals and aren't sure where to begin your search, we'll suggest checking out an affordable model like the top-rated Meinl MCS Splash 10". Providing a rich, shimmering sound, fast decay and a brilliant finish for additional sonic clarity, this cymbal is a great way to introduce yourself to these unique accent cymbals.
Paiste is another proud manufacturer of thin splash cymbals and they offer more than a few stunning options here. For example, take a look at the Paiste Alpha Thin Splash Brilliant. Boasting a sizzling decay, bright sound and responsive feel, the Alpha Thin Splash blends exceptionally well with most musical styles. You'll even come across thin splash cymbals in sizes that go beyond 12". Feast your eyes on the Sabian AA El Sabor Splash Cymbal. At 13", this oversized thin splash has a bold and explosive sound thanks to a secret-process bronze that's shaped under 75 tons of pressure. By hand or stick, the AA El Sabor is a real treat to play.
The world's greatest drummers are always searching for new and interesting ways to expand on their repertoire. Of course, in order to do that, you need to go beyond the standard crash, ride and hi-hat setup. That's where effect cymbals come into play, and thin splash cymbals are definitely among the most commonly found. Along with the models mentioned, there are many other thin splash cymbals to consider here, so browse away!