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MF MD HG01 Memorial Day Deals 05-20-18

Medium Heavy Cymbals

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  1. Top Rated
    Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal
    Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal
    Starting at $334.00
  2. Top Rated
    Istanbul Agop Xist Crash Cymbal
    Istanbul Agop Xist Crash Cymbal
    $186.45
  3. Top Rated
    Sabian Chopper
    Sabian Chopper
    Starting at $139.99
  4. Top Rated
    Sabian SBr Crash Cymbal
    Sabian SBr Crash Cymbal
    $49.99
  5. Sabian AAX Freq Hi-Hats
    Sabian AAX Freq Hi-Hats
    $354.99
  6. Sabian B8X Rock Crash Cymbal
    Sabian B8X Rock Crash Cymbal
    Starting at $82.99
  7. Sabian SBR HI-HAT Pair
    Sabian SBR HI-HAT Pair
    $69.99
  8. Top Rated
    Sabian XSR Series Fast Crash Cymbal
    Sabian XSR Series Fast Crash Cymbal
    $144.99
  9. Top Rated
    Zildjian A Series Special Recording Hi-Hat Pair
    $279.95
  10. Top Rated
    Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal
    Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal
    Starting at $219.95
  11. Sabian AAX Aero Crash Brilliant
    Sabian AAX Aero Crash Brilliant
    Starting at $224.99
  12. Top Rated
    Paiste Rude Wild Crash Cymbal
    Paiste Rude Wild Crash Cymbal
    Starting at $264.00
  13. Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Crash
    Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Crash
    $134.00
  14. Sabian AAX Stadium Ride Cymbal
    Sabian AAX Stadium Ride Cymbal
    $294.99
  15. Top Rated
    Sabian AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Sabian AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    $319.99
  16. Sabian AA Metal Crash Cymbal
    Sabian AA Metal Crash Cymbal
    Starting at $184.99
  17. Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Set
    Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Set
    $479.00
  18. Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Effects Set
    $189.00
  19. Stagg Black Metal Rock Hi-Hat
    Stagg Black Metal Rock Hi-Hat
    Starting at $129.99
  20. Top Rated
    Zildjian K Custom Ride Cymbal
    Zildjian K Custom Ride Cymbal
    $379.95
  21. Sabian AAX Stadium Ride Cymbal Brilliant Finish
    $294.99
  22. Top Rated
    Zildjian A Series Ping Ride Cymbal
    Zildjian A Series Ping Ride Cymbal
    $294.95
  23. Top Rated
    Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
    $279.99
  24. Paiste PST 7 Ride
    Paiste PST 7 Ride
    $149.00
  25. Paiste PST 5 China
    Paiste PST 5 China
    $109.00
  26. Top Rated
    Paiste 2002 Accent Cymbal
    Paiste 2002 Accent Cymbal
    Starting at $35.50
  27. Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Ride
    Paiste PST 8 Reflector Rock Ride
    $149.00
  28. Price Drop
    Paiste PST 5 Ride/Crash
    Paiste PST 5 Ride/Crash
    $109.00 Was:  $116.00
  29. Top Rated
    Paiste PST 3 Ride
    Paiste PST 3 Ride
    $92.95
  30. Paiste PST 3 China
    Paiste PST 3 China
    $80.00
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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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