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Medium Heavy Cymbals

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    Sabian XSR Series Fast Crash Cymbal
    Sabian XSR Series Fast Crash Cymbal
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    Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal
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    Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal
    Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal
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    Sabian B8X Rock Crash Cymbal
    Sabian B8X Rock Crash Cymbal
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    Sabian XSR Complete Set Cymbals
    Sabian XSR Complete Set Cymbals
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    Istanbul Agop Xist Crash Cymbal
    Istanbul Agop Xist Crash Cymbal
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    Sabian SBr Crash Cymbal
    Sabian SBr Crash Cymbal
    Product Price $57.99
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    Paiste Rude Wild Crash Cymbal
    Paiste Rude Wild Crash Cymbal
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    Sabian SBR HI-HAT Pair
    Sabian SBR HI-HAT Pair
    Product Price $67.99
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    Zildjian A Series Ping Ride Cymbal
    Zildjian A Series Ping Ride Cymbal
    Product Price $299.93
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    Paiste 2002 Extreme Crash
    Paiste 2002 Extreme Crash
    Product Price $292.00
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    Sabian 20" AA Rock Crash Cymbal
    Sabian 20" AA Rock Crash Cymbal
    Product Price $264.99
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    Sabian HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Sabian HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Product Price $419.99
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    Sabian Chopper
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    Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Set
    Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Set
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    Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal
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    Sabian AA Rock Crash Cymbal
    Sabian AA Rock Crash Cymbal
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    Paiste Rude Blast China Cymbal
    Paiste Rude Blast China Cymbal
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    Paiste PST 5 Ride/Crash
    Paiste PST 5 Ride/Crash
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    Paiste 2002 Accent Cymbal
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    Paiste PST 3 Crash/Ride
    Paiste PST 3 Crash/Ride
    Product Price $85.00
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    Paiste Formula 602 Medium Crash Cymbal
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    Sabian AAX Freq Hi-Hat Cymbals
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    Product Price $194.99
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    Sabian FRX PrePack Cymbal Set with Free Classic Vintage Cymbal Bag
    Product Price $1,549.99
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    Sabian 21" AAX Freq Ride Cymbal
    Sabian 21" AAX Freq Ride Cymbal
    Product Price $329.99
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    Product Price $440.00
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    Product Price $440.00
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    Scymtek Cymbals Xtreme Power Hi-Hat
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    Sabian HH Mid Max Stax Cymbal Pack
    Product Price $344.99
    Or $15/month for 24 months
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    Sabian HH Low Max Stax Cymbal Pack Brilliant Finish
    Product Price $464.99
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    Sabian HH Remastered X-Celerator Hats Brilliant
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    Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Product Price $459.99
    Or $20/month for 24 months
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    Sabian HH Power Bell Ride Cymbal
    Sabian HH Power Bell Ride Cymbal
    Product Price $494.99
    Or $21/month for 24 months
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    Sabian XSR Performance Set
    Sabian XSR Performance Set
    Product Price $544.99
    Or $12/month for 48 months
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    Sabian HH Series King Cymbal
    Sabian HH Series King Cymbal
    Product Price $494.99
    Or as low as $12/month for 48 months
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It's safe to say that most people know the difference between hi-hat, crash, ride, splash and china cymbals. What's a little less obvious, though, is what separates two of the same kind of cymbal from one another. Most non-drummers wouldn't know the difference if you asked them, but they would probably recognize the difference in the sound. That's why it's so important to get the right weight, and when that means medium heavy cymbals, this is the place to start looking.

If you're new to drumming, you might be wondering what effect a cymbal's weight has on its sound: a splash is a splash, right? The answer comes down to power, volume and cut (meaning the cymbal's ability to "cut" through other elements of the mix and make itself heard). Heavier cymbals produce more volume and greater resonance. They need to be hit harder than thinner ones and their timing is a bit looser, but the result is that they have the acoustic force to fill large venues without being drowned out. They're great for rock and metal, when it's all about playing big and loud.

The drawback to the power of heavy cymbals is that, if it's too strong, it can threaten to overwhelm the other instruments itself. This is where medium heavy cymbals come in. With these, you've got above-average volume and cut, but not so much that it goes over the top. They deliver full-bodied, rich tones that work in harmony with the rest of the band.

Medium cymbals are the most versatile and heavy cymbals are the loudest. When you want something that's the best of both worlds, you want a medium heavy cymbal. The choices here are from a "who's who" list of cymbal manufacturers including Sabian, Zildjian, Paiste and Meinl, so there's definitely no shortage of amazing medium-heavies to choose from.
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