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Cymbal Set Proposals




Starter

The beginning drummer usually starts with cymbals that are sold with a drum kit and ranges from 101Brass to 201Bronze or PST 3 (Brass). Such cymbals are universal with no particular model description other than a basic Crash, Ride and Hi-Hat that are either sold in pre-packs from 2 to 3 piece sets, or separately. The playing style of the starter is usually in the genre of “light pop” rhythm basics, requiring a focused and giving sound.


Advanced Starter

The advanced starter has already noticed fundamental differences in cymbals and aims for enhanced and varying sound, but still budget plays a major role.

Set 1 (light)
PST 5 14“ Medium Hats
PST 5 16“ Thin Crash
PST 5 10“ Splash
PST 5 20“ Medium Ride

Set 2 (rock)
PST 8 14“ Rock Hats
PST 8 16“ Rock Crash
PST 8 17“ Rock Crash
PST 8 18“ Rock Crash
PST 8 18“ Rock China
PST 8 20“ or 22“ Rock Ride

  Ambitious
Semi-/Professional Drummers


Allround
Alpha 14“ Medium Hats
Alpha 16“ Thin or Medium Crash
Alpha 18“ Thin or Medium Crash
Alpha 20“ Full Ride
Alpha 18“ Thin Swiss Crash

Rock
Alpha 14“ Rock Hats
Alpha 16“ Rock Crash
Alpha 18“ Rock Crash
Alpha 22“ Rock Ride
Alpha 18“ Rock China
Alpha 18“ Medium Swiss Crash

Metal
Alpha 14“ Metal Edge Hats
Alpha 10“ Metal Splash
Alpha 17“ Metal Crash
Alpha 18“ Metal Crash
Alpha 20“ Metal Ride
Alpha 18“ Rock China
Alpha 18“ Medium Swiss Crash

Pop/Soul/R&B
Twenty Custom Collection 14“ Full Hats
Twenty Custom Collection 10“ Thin Splash
Twenty Custom Collection 16“ Full Crash
Twenty Custom Collection 18“ Full Crash
Twenty Custom Collection 22“ Full Ride

Blues/Country
2002 14“ Medium Hi-Hat
2002 18“ Thin Crash
2002 20“ Crash
2002 20“ Ride

Metal/Hardcore
RUDE 14“ Sound Edge Hi-Hat
RUDE 10“ Splash
RUDE 17“ Wild Crash
RUDE 18“ Wild Crash
RUDE 19“ Wild Crash
RUDE 20“ Wild Crash
RUDE 20“ Power Ride
RUDE 18“ Wild China

Studio
Signature Precision 14“ Sound Edge Hi-Hat
Signature Precision 16“ Crash
Signature Precision 18“ Thin Crash
Signature Precision 18“ Crash
Signature Precision 20“ Ride
Signature Precision 10“ Splash

Classic Rock
2002 15“ Sound Edge Hi-Hat
2002 20“ Crash
2002 10“ Splash
2002 22“ Crash
2002 24“ Ride
2002 18“ China Type
  Professional Drummer

Fusion/Dance/R&B
Signature Dark Energy 14“ Hats MK I
Signature Dark Energy 8“ Splash MK I
Signature Dark Energy 16“ Crash MK I
Signature Dark Energy 18“ Crash MK I
Signature Dark Energy 20“ Ride MK I
Twenty Masters Collection 21“ Dark Dry Ride

Traditional Blues/Roots Music
Signature Traditionals 14“ Medium Light Hi-Hat
Signature Traditionals 16“ Thin Crash
Signature Traditionals 18“ Thin Crash
Signature Traditionals 22“ Light Ride
Twenty Masters Collection 20“ Medium Ride

Modern Country
Signature 14“ Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
Signature 10“ Splash
Signature 16“ Full Crash
Signature 18“ Full Crash
Signature 19“ Full Crash
Signature 20“ Full Ride
Signature 18“ Thin China

Brit-Rock/Indie-Pop/Alternative
Giant Beat 15“ Hi-Hat
Giant Beat 18“ Multi
Giant Beat 20“ Multi
Giant Beat 24“ Multi

Jazz
Formula 602 14“ Medium Hi-Hat
Signature Traditionals 18“ Thin Crash
Twenty Masters Collection 20“ Sweet Ride
Twenty Masters Collection 20“ Dark Crash Ride
Twenty Masters Collection 22“ Dark Ride

Big Band/Swing
Signature Dark Energy 14“ Hi-Hat
Signature Dark Energy 17“ Crash MK I
Signature Traditionals 18“ Thin Crash
Formula 602 20“ Medium Flatride
Twenty Masters Collection 22“ Dark Crisp Ride
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 22“ China

Metal/Crossover
Twenty Custom Collection 15“ Metal Hats
Twenty Custom Collection 18“ Metal Crash
Twenty Custom Collection 19“ Metal Crash
Twenty Custom Collection 20“ Metal Crash
Twenty Custom Collection 18“ Metal China
Twenty Custom Collection 22“ Metal Ride

Funk/Pop/Studio
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 14“ Hi-Hat
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 8“ Splash
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 16“ Crash
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 18“ Crash
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 20“ Ride

Classic Heavy Rock/Heavy Metal
Signature Reflector 14“ Heavy Full Hats
Signature Reflector 17“ Heavy Full Crash
Signature Reflector 18“ Heavy Full Crash
Signature Reflector 19“ Heavy Full Crash
Signature Reflector 10“ Splash
Signature Reflector 22“ Bell Ride

Power Metal
RUDE 14“ Wild Hats
RUDE 18“ Thin Crash
RUDE 19“ Thin Crash
RUDE 20“ Thin Crash
2002 22“ Power Ride
2002 19“ Wild China

Drum&Bass/Ambient
2002 13“ Sound Edge Hi-Hat
Signature Dark Energy 8“ Splash MK I
Alpha 18“ Thin Swiss Crash
Signature 18“ Thin China
Signature Dark Energy 21“ Ride MK I
Signature 8“ Cool Bell
PST 5 14“ Mini China

Hip-Hop
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 15“ Hi-Hat
Formula 602 Modern Essentials 20“ Crash
Twenty Masters Collection 20“ Dark Crash Ride
Alpha 18“ Thin Swiss Crash

Acoustic
14“ Formula 602 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18“ Formula 602 Thin Crash
20“ Formula 602 Thin Crash
20“ Formula 602 Medium Ride
20“ Formula 602 Medium Flatride
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