The cymbals in your drum kit shouldn't make sounds as delicate of china. Contrary to the name, Paiste china cymbals deliver the explosive sound you want. Your standard drum kit has at least five cymbals; the last of which is the china cymbal, also called the "trash cymbal" in some circles due to the sound produced. Paiste china cymbals are like any others, including being inverted to create the unique sound they're noted for. Some music experts compare the sound to a gong, but the sound varies depending on how you play it. Harder musicians can make a china cymbal crash, while a softer hand yields a more mellow sound. Even when played down, these cymbals are aggressive and louder than other cymbals. The Paiste 18-inch china cymbal is the smallest, though some are as large as 22 inches. When shopping for any cymbals, consider the model as well as the style. Paiste's 2002 china cymbal uses B8 bronze instead of brass alloy, creating a different sort of sound. Sellers on eBay have both new and well-loved cymbals for sale. Rock out on the next level and add a hard, complex cymbal to your drum kit.Shop the extensive inventory of percussion items and Paiste cymbals!