Finding a great cymbal to complement your drum kit can be quite difficult. Whether you need a new ride cymbal, crash cymbal, or even a china cymbal, getting a particular tone that stands out takes time and effort. Cymbals are renowned for their durability and great sound quality.How many cymbals do you need?
The number of cymbals you'll need for your drum kit really depends on the style of music you play and on how comfortable you are on the drumset. There are definitely some key aspects of your setup to consider that will help you understand exactly how many cymbals you need.
- Drumset Size: The first thing you'll want to assess is how many pieces your floor kit has. Do you have one snare, three toms, and a hi-hat? Or two snares, more than three toms, and a few accessories like cowbells? The second setup will be more conducive for more cymbals.
- What Sounds You Need: If you play a genre of music that requires variation, like rock or metal, you'll need more cymbals. However, if you play sonically simpler genres like country and pop, you probably will only need two or three.
Kasza cymbals span the entire range of choices. That range includes small or large hi-hats, rides carefully crafted by hand, crash cymbals that provide impact and resonance, and chinas and splash cymbals that give strange, shimmery textures.What cymbals are good for rock?
Picking out the right cymbals for rock can be tricky due to the variation in sounds you'll need for different songs. There's also the different sonic textures necessary for the different subgenres. There are some basic guidelines to follow when picking out cymbals for rock.
- Cymbal Type: What texture are you looking for? For heavy, impactful sounds, you'll need a large crash cymbal. For softer, delicate sounds, a ride cymbal is what you need. For general percussion and rhythm, hi-hats are stellar. For guttural breakdowns, a china is great.
- Sonic Quality: Once you've narrowed down your cymbal type, finding the appropriate sonic quality is important. Larger cymbals will produce deeper sounds when hit hard. They'll also have more pronounced resonance and sustain. If you need heavier sounds for breakdowns, pick a larger cymbal. Likewise, more intricate sounds will need smaller diameter choices.
- Texture: Large and small choices will have different textures. Large diameters will ring out longer, evoking more feeling when left to play alone. Smaller diameters will be more percussive in cluttered mixes, letting the sound ring through.