Have you seen cymbals, be it at a practice studio or our school, that look dirty, rusty, dented, or in a “bad condition” and thought to yourself – why don’t they change or upgrade their equipment to better new “shiny” ones, are they running out of budget?! Fret not for today; we will let you in on the running trends in the cymbal market and the types of cymbal finishes that you will see out there, along with the type of sound. Once you acquire all this knowledge, you will see these dented, rusty, and dirty cymbals in a new light and might even add them to your collection in the future! You will be surprised that these “dirty” cymbals sometimes cost way more than your regular “shiny” cymbals.
As mentioned in our previous articles, while reading more about drums is helpful for you to gain different perspectives and understanding, be sure to head on down to your local store to try out the cymbals and understand what the terms we mention mean.
If you are in Singapore, or a student with us, be sure to speak to your instructors or our staff to learn more. We are official retailers for all products under Yamaha, Singapore Drum Shop, and Pantheon Percussion. These include brands like DW, Pantheon Percussion, Paiste, PDP, Yamaha, Zildjian, etc.