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Dirk Diggler
02-20-2003, 11:45 AM
Hey guys,

I have several different sabian cymbals and am now looking for a Chinese. Any suggestions for an all round Sabian Chinese (Resonablly priced)?. I generally play rock.

Thanks
D

drewdrums
02-20-2003, 11:54 AM
The Sabian AAXtreme chinese cymbals rock.. Although they are not the thickest cymbals, the last long, and sound great. Other than that, I love the regular AAX china cymbals. I have an 18" one my self.

Beattimyer
02-20-2003, 02:35 PM
HHX chinese...absolutely explosive.

Dirk Diggler
02-21-2003, 12:45 PM
Has anyone used the sabian or LP ice bells? How do they sound.

Vivi22
02-21-2003, 07:40 PM
My personal fave is the 20" AAX Chinese. It's a really good china for rock if you ask me. Sounds great and is loud. Other than that, I'd say an 18" B8Pro china. It's got a great trashy sound to it, and since it's B8Pro it's a good price.

OWIMdrummer
02-22-2003, 12:24 AM
I like my 18" Hand Hammered Thin Chinese but i don't think they make them any more so try a HHX chinese or HH chinese. If they are too expensive, the PRO chinese sounds pretty nice.

fred
02-22-2003, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Vivi22
My personal fave is the 20" AAX Chinese. It's a really good china for rock if you ask me. Sounds great and is loud. Other than that, I'd say an 18" B8Pro china. It's got a great trashy sound to it, and since it's B8Pro it's a good price.

Was wondering if there was a big difference in that 18" B8 compared to the Zildjian classic Chinese? Had a chance to pick one up but to pricey at the time

Vivi22
02-22-2003, 08:32 AM
I couldn't tell you. My experience with Zildjian cymbals is too limited to give you an opinion. Can anyone else help him out?

Beattimyer
02-22-2003, 04:39 PM
There is a big difference between the Oriental Classic China and an Sabian B8 Pro china. First they are made out of different metals, the B8 Pro being B8 Bronze, and the Oriental Classic being B20 bronze. But besides that the B8 is high pitched, really quite high pitched in comparison to the Oriental Classic, which is explosive but not as high pitched.

On a side note you can still order a 18" HH Thin Chinese from Sabian.

blinkfan141
02-22-2003, 08:29 PM
Sabian 18" AA Chinese

closure
02-22-2003, 08:34 PM
Another china you might want to consider is an 18" Wuhan China.
I just bought one today and I think it's the sweetest china I've ever played, its very explosive fast and cuts well.

Linksys
02-23-2003, 11:58 AM
I've got an 18 inch Pro china. I think its great. But then again, its the only china I
have. So not much to compare to huh?

Ferret
02-24-2003, 07:19 AM
Gotta cast another vote for the 20" AAX China. I think it has a wonderful tone without too much "kang" sound.
Ever log onto sabian.com? In the "Catalogue" section, they have sound clips of all their cymbals. You can hear even the subtle differences between the AA and AAX chinas.

'Stumpy' Pepys
02-24-2003, 06:04 PM
I'm also a huge fan of the AAX Chinas but I like the smaller ones. I own the 16" and 14". I want a fast attack and rapid decay from a China and the smaller China's have all those attributres with out getting 'gong-ie' like I find the 18"+ become.

xXx
02-25-2003, 11:13 PM
Go for the AAXtreme chinese... Raw, biting and trashy!