About Cymbal Sets
Picture this: Brad Wilk ripping through a drum solo on his trap set, sticks thrashing, snare drum hits coming faster than you can catch them, but your eardrums groove to it all the same. You can’t have a full drum kit without a cymbal set. Whether it’s a standalone crash or a hi-hat, reliable sellers on eBay have plenty of listings through which you can pick up a used cymbal set. While they’ve always been a part of our modern drum kit, this simple instrument has a centuries-old history; for thousands of years we’ve been training our ears to recognize the whisper and clash offered by a sturdy cymbal set and, in spite of its evolution, it remains easy to identify. A cymbal set is an excellent introduction to percussion for the amateur musician, or a great gift for your dearest trap set prodigy. It’s in a drum set’s nature to take a heavy beating, and the importance of having a backup cymbal stand set shouldn’t be underestimated. The trademark brush of metal, the ferocious clash that glues together the best bands’ music, belongs to this prominent piece of percussion.